BBC news for Lancashire

Manchester attack: Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos among 22 victims

An eight-year-old and a 15-year-old girl are among five victims of the suicide bombing to be named.

Council boss Ged Fitzgerald steps aside amid fraud probe

Liverpool chief executive Ged Fitzgerald was among four held over alleged financial irregularities.

Lancashire v Yorkshire: Peter Handscomb hits 76-ball century as Roses rivals draw

Peter Handscomb's 76-ball century for Yorkshire is the highlight on day four as their Roses match with Lancashire is drawn.

Teen held after Blackpool attack leaves man critically injured

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after a man was attacked outside a shop in Blackpool.

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Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

The two leaders greeted each other cordially, after clashing on issues from migration to climate change.

Mindanao martial law could last a year, warns Philippine president

President Duterte's warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

The decision paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriages.

Moody's downgrades China's credit rating

China dismisses the one-notch cut by Moody's, accusing it of using "inappropriate methodology".