BBC news for Lancashire

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

Footballer and broadcaster Jimmy Armfield, who captained England 15 times, has died from cancer.

Joey Barton claims 50% of professional footballers bet on matches

Joey Barton claims "50%" of professional footballers bet on matches, and says gambling is "culturally engrained" in the sport.

Blackburn: A town still divided?

Has anything changed in Blackburn 10 years after BBC Panorama found the Muslim Asian and white communities were living worlds apart?

Lancashire man campaigns for disabled toilet changes

A campaigner tests how disability friendly motorway service station toilets are.

Live BBC World News

'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

Tariffs of up to 50% on imported goods will affect the two countries more than any other.

US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

Alaska tsunami fears prompt evacuation

A magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompted a tsunami alert, which was lifted hours later.

UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says.

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