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Bottlefeeding mothers 'feel judged'

This Is Lancashire: Mothers who bottlefeed their babies say they are feeling under pressure because of the rise in breastfeeding selfies

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

A craze for breastfeeding selfies is fuelling an atmosphere which makes mothers who bottlefeed feel "judged at every turn", campaigners have warned.

Thrones star's 'no' to Fifty Shades

This Is Lancashire: Emilia Clarke says she turned down the chance to play Anastasia Steele

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke says she turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in the film version of Fifty Shades Of Grey because of the "huge amount of nudity" in the big screen version of the erotic tale.

Raven conjures up BGT final place

This Is Lancashire: Jamie Raven during the live semi-final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent (PA/ITV)

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

A magician and a dance troupe from Siberia have become the latest acts added to the line-up of the Britain's Got Talent grand final.

Pussy Galore! Bond must be dreaming

This Is Lancashire: Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore alongside Sean Connery's James Bond

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

James Bond and Pussy Galore are to be reunited in the latest novel based on Ian Fleming's creation.

New Android on Google's agenda

This Is Lancashire: Google is holding the conference in San Francisco

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

Google is expected to unveil the new version of its Android operating system as well as discuss driverless cars and virtual reality when its annual I/O developer conference begins today.

New chicken bug details published

This Is Lancashire: The last results released by the Food Standards Agency revealed that 73% of fresh shop-bought chickens are contaminated

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

The latest rates of campylobacter contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens will be published today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

David Miliband's warning to Labour

This Is Lancashire: David Miliband said he was part of a Labour team that won elections rather than lost them

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

David Miliband has warned the Labour Party has been sent "back to the classroom for the second time in five years" after their crushing defeat in the general election.

EU referendum question revealed

This Is Lancashire: The in/out EU referendum will see voters asked: 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?'

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

Voters will be asked if the UK should "remain a member" of the European Union when they go to the polls for the in/out referendum, Downing Street has confirmed.

Dyke calls for Blatter to go

This Is Lancashire: Jeffrey Webb was one of seven people arrested in Switzerland

12:19am Thursday 28th May 2015

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has insisted: "Sepp Blatter has to go as FIFA president."

Pussy Galore! James Bond must be dreaming

This Is Lancashire: Pussy Galore! James Bond must be dreaming

12:11am Thursday 28th May 2015

Anthony Horowitz’s novel, called Trigger Mortis, teams up 007 with one of the most famous Bond girls of all time.

Consumer confidence up after poll

This Is Lancashire: One in eight people said their household financial situations have improved in the last month

12:04am Thursday 28th May 2015

Consumers' confidence strengthened in May and is now close to pre-financial crisis levels, according to a report.

Men 'earn a million by age of 50'

This Is Lancashire: The average worker has earned a million pounds by the age of 56, research shows

12:04am Thursday 28th May 2015

The average worker has earned their first £1 million by the time they have reached 56 years and six months old, according to research.

Magician Jamie Raven and light dance act UDI are through to the BGT final

This Is Lancashire: Magician Jamie Raven and light dance act UDI are through to the BGT final

11:16pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Young dancers IMD Legion just missed out on the BGT final after the judges let it go to the public vote.

Worcester up after thrilling finish

This Is Lancashire: Ryan Lamb held his nerve to ensure a return to the Premiership for Worcester.

10:07pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Worcester secured a quickfire Aviva Premiership return after a remarkable climax to the Championship final second leg at Sixways.

Bacca at the double in Sevilla win

This Is Lancashire: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game

10:04pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Colombian hitman Carlos Bacca claimed a double as Sevilla made Europa League history by seeing off Dnipro to win the competition for a record fourth time.

Warning over high caffeine intake

This Is Lancashire: The European Food Safety Authority said single doses of up to 200mg of caffeine from a range of sources should be a safe level for most healthy adults

10:04pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day could be damaging to your health, according to European food safety experts.

Jude Law says he's 'more Johnny English than 007' at Spy premiere

This Is Lancashire: Jude Law says he's 'more Johnny English than 007' at Spy premiere

11:06pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A star-studded cast were on the red carpet for premiere in London.

Lindsay Lohan has 'completed her community service'

This Is Lancashire: Lindsay Lohan has 'completed her community service'

10:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Well done Lindsay!

People think they've exposed Jamie Raven's magic on Britain's Got Talent

This Is Lancashire: People think they've exposed Jamie Raven's magic on Britain's Got Talent

9:48pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The magician was last up to perform at the third live semi-final and people are sure they caught a glimpse of the tricks of his trade.

Camilla visits Plaisterer's guild

This Is Lancashire: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall listen to the Quuen's Speech in the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament

9:46pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall has joked that she was unable to get a good view of the Queen's Speech today.

Boy, 15, locked up over death crash

This Is Lancashire: The teenager was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court

9:46pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A 15-year-old boy has been given a 12-month detention order after admitting causing death by careless driving.

Morgan excited to work with Bayliss

This Is Lancashire: Trevor Bayliss was happy at New South Wales

9:22pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Eoin Morgan is relishing the prospect of working with new England coach Trevor Bayliss again.

Edmund pulls out of French Open

This Is Lancashire: Kyle Edmund is out of the French Open

9:20pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Britain's Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open with an abdominal injury ahead of his second round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

Amanda's plunging neckline and everything else you need to know about the BGT live semi-final 3

This Is Lancashire: Amanda's plunging neckline and everything else you need to know about the BGT live semi-final 3

9:17pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

From a light show dance group to tenors covering 1D – here’s everything you missed tonight.

Everyone thinks The Sakyi Five are doppelgängers of JLS on Britain's Got Talent

This Is Lancashire: Everyone thinks The Sakyi Five are doppelgängers of JLS on Britain's Got Talent

8:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The five brothers took the stage for the second time as they fought for a place in the final.

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead in hotel room

This Is Lancashire: U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead in hotel room

8:02pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Bono said he was a “legend”.

Perrie Edwards nearly gave us all a heart attack with her latest Instagram post

This Is Lancashire: Perrie Edwards nearly gave us all a heart attack with her latest Instagram post

7:52pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Little Mix star sparked a short-lived frenzy, suggesting she and fiance Zayn Malik had finally tied the knot.

Bono in tribute to tour manager

This Is Lancashire: Bono has paid tribute to U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan following his death

7:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

U2 frontman Bono has described the band's long-standing tour manager as a "legend" who is "irreplaceable" following his death.

'Deadly drones' threat to humans

This Is Lancashire: Autonomous weapon system drones have been described as the third revolution in warfare after gunpowder and nuclear arms

7:31pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Humans could be left "utterly defenceless" by small and agile flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill, a leading US computer science expert has warned.

Lucic-Baroni returns to haunt Halep

This Is Lancashire: Simona Halep is already out of the French Open

6:42pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Third seed Simona Halep crashed out in the French Open second round to Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, the same opponent she lost to at last year's US Open.

Busy station closed in 'gun' alert

This Is Lancashire: London's Liverpool Street railway station

6:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Armed police were called to one of London's busiest railway stations after reports that a man had a gun in his pocket.

Travel boss gives shares to charity

This Is Lancashire: Harriet Green will reportedly donate shares to charity

6:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The former chief executive of tour company Thomas Cook - who has been described as "greedy" and "shameless" - is to donate to charity a third of the multimillion-pound shares she is entitled to.

Action Man toy sale brings in £150k

This Is Lancashire: Pristine Action Man toys that were stored in the garage and loft of a former Palitoy salesman

5:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Boxes of unsold and unwanted Action Man and Star Wars toys that lay untouched in a retired salesman's garage for decades made well over £150,000 at auction today.

Police plea for missing mother, boy

This Is Lancashire: Police are growing concerned for a missing mother and her three-year-old son

5:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Police are appealing for help to find a mother and her three-year-old son who went missing yesterday.

Root backs Stokes to deliver

This Is Lancashire: There is more to come from "dynamic" Ben Stokes, according to Joe Root

5:47pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Joe Root is confident Ben Stokes will continue to deliver for England after his match-winning exploits at Lord's.

No special treatment - Federer

This Is Lancashire: Roger Federer does not expect any special treatment on the ATP World Tour

5:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Roger Federer insists top players should not be given special treatment after Rafael Nadal requested to be given a break from umpire Carlos Bernardes at the French Open.

Florence Welch moves on after 'breakdown'

This Is Lancashire: Florence Welch moves on after 'breakdown'

5:29pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The singer says she has learned to stand on her own two feet.

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi to visit San Diego Comic-Con

This Is Lancashire: Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi to visit San Diego Comic-Con

5:29pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Peter said: “Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for.”

Agent: Balotelli staying with Reds

This Is Lancashire: Mario Balotelli is staying at Liverpool, according to his agent

5:19pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

New Android on Google's agenda

This Is Lancashire: Google is holding the conference in San Francisco

4:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Google is expected to unveil the new version of its Android operating system as well as discuss driverless cars and virtual reality when its annual I/O developer conference begins tomorrow.

Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

This Is Lancashire: Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

4:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Choreographer David Welch said: “We’d like him, we’ve asked him twice now. He’s thinking about it. It’s an open invitation.”

ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

This Is Lancashire: ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

4:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The rapper has included some offensive lyrics on his new album.

Boy hit by falling gravestone dies

This Is Lancashire: Ciaran Williamson died after being hit by a falling gravestone (PA/Police Scotland)

4:26pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

An eight-year-old boy has died and two others were injured after they were hit by a falling gravestone in a "tragic accident" in a cemetery.

Ferdinand and Barton released

This Is Lancashire: Joey Barton is one of half-a-dozen players released by QPR

4:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora are among six players released by QPR following their relegation from the Premier League.

Study maps disposable income growth

This Is Lancashire: The report estimated gross disposable household income - the amount of money people have left over after factors such as taxes are taken into account

3:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

People living in the Scottish Borders experienced the strongest disposable income growth across the UK in 2013, according to a report.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

This Is Lancashire: Former prime minister Tony Blair is to step down from his role as Middle East envoy for the UN, the US, the EU and Russia

3:24pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Tony Blair is to step down as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of powers after eight years in the role.

Trader 'tried to rig key HSBC rate'

This Is Lancashire: Tom Hayes denies rigging the libor rate

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A "greedy" City trader tried to involve his "cheeky young graduate" stepbrother in an attempt to rig a key interest rate, a court has heard.

Tools to scour for life on Europa

This Is Lancashire: An artist's impression of a plume of water vapour erupting from the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa (Nasa/AP)

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The countdown has begun for a mission to discover whether life might exist on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Lawrence inquiry evidence probed

This Is Lancashire: Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A police watchdog investigation is examining whether senior police officers, including Britain's former top officer, failed to provide "full, frank and truthful" information to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry more than 15 years ago.

McIlroy looking to enjoy Irish Open

This Is Lancashire: Rory McIlroy will look to bounce back from a missed cut at Wentworth on home soil this week

3:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A refreshed Rory McIlroy wants to get back to winning ways at this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but has revealed he will not make a penny if he does.

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