BBC news for Lancashire

Blackpool president 'inciting trouble', chairman claims

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston tells a court president Valeri Belokon has been "instrumental" in inciting fans.

Blackburn's 500-year-old ex-private school 'must improve'

Ofsted says some pupils' progress at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Blackburn has been poor.

Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system

Universities are now ranked bronze, silver or gold for their standard of undergraduate teaching.

Lancashire v Hampshire: James Anderson takes 4-20 as Red Rose win by innings

England seamer James Anderson finishes with figures of 4-20 as Lancashire beat Hampshire by an innings and 30 runs.

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China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

A frantic rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

The foreign minister rejects a list of conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions.

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after conflicting reports about their fate.

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.