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Is Gavin the most dangerous villain EastEnders has ever seen?

This Is Lancashire: Is Gavin the most dangerous villain EastEnders has ever seen?

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Get ready for fireworks as EastEnders’ baddest baddie has his sights set on Albert Square…

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: 10 of the most memorable couples (and some of them are winners!)

This Is Lancashire: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: 10 of the most memorable couples (and some of them are winners!)

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

As excitement builds for the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, we take a look at some of the standout couples from the series.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Ouch! 14 of the cattiest comments from the judges

This Is Lancashire: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Ouch! 14 of the cattiest comments from the judges

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Facing the Strictly Come Dancing judges is never easy for nervous celebrities, especially when the panel gets its claws out…

Tess Daly reveals she shared a McDonald's drive-thru with Claudia Winkleman the night before the Strictly launch

This Is Lancashire: Tess Daly reveals she shared a McDonald's drive-thru with Claudia Winkleman the night before the Strictly launch

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

And let’s not even mention that box of brownies.

Owen Wilson admits he was unsure about doing Zoolander sequel

This Is Lancashire: Owen Wilson admits he was unsure about doing Zoolander sequel

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Hansel McDonald star is worried about how Zoolander 2 will go down with audiences.

X Factor 2015: Rita Ora's tears over big decision

This Is Lancashire: X Factor 2015: Rita Ora's tears over big decision

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

The Poison singer couldn’t resist welling up as an aspiring singer’s career hung in the balance.

Julian Clary thinks Strictly Come Dancing should find room for same-sex couples

This Is Lancashire: Julian Clary thinks Strictly Come Dancing should find room for same-sex couples

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Comedian pointed out there are gay ballroom dancing clubs all over the UK, so Strictly should follow in their footsteps.

Strictly Come Dancing returns with 15 celebrities vying for glitterball trophy

This Is Lancashire: Strictly Come Dancing returns with 15 celebrities vying for glitterball trophy

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

The celebrities will take to the dance floor for the first time as they find out their Strictly dance partners.

The Beatles contract is up for auction and is expected to fetch £500,000

This Is Lancashire: The Beatles contract is up for auction and is expected to fetch £500,000

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

It is the only management contract signed by the final line-up.

Farrah gets a reprieve as Daniel is evicted...but did Celebrity Big Brother go too far this time?

This Is Lancashire: Farrah gets a reprieve as Daniel is evicted...but did Celebrity Big Brother go too far this time?

11:26pm Friday 4th September 2015

Just when you thought Farrah couldn’t get any worse…

7 things Lionel Richie told Piers Morgan on Life Stories that made us fall in love with him

This Is Lancashire: 7 things Lionel Richie told Piers Morgan on Life Stories that made us fall in love with him

11:26pm Friday 4th September 2015

He is one cool guy.

Michael O'Neill says Northern Ireland won't slip up with qualification in sight

This Is Lancashire: Michael O'Neill is mobbed by Kyle Lafferty following the striker's goal in Torshavn

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Michael O'Neill is now adamant his Northern Ireland side will be in France for Euro 2016 next summer after a 3-1 victory in the Faroe Islands moved them to the top of their Group F qualifying group.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan: "We didn't do enough to win the game"

This Is Lancashire: Scotland manager Gordon Strachan saw his side suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Georgia

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan felt his players were just short of the accuracy needed to break down a stubborn Georgia defence as his team fell to a 1-0 European Championship qualifying defeat.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has Georgia on his mind

This Is Lancashire: Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill (left) swiftly turned his attention to Monday's clash with Georgia

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill turned his attention to Monday's Euro 2016 qualifying showdown with Georgia within minutes of his side's 4-0 victory over Gibraltar.

Brian McDermott sees jaded Wembley winners Leeds Rhinos suffer Super 8s defeat

This Is Lancashire: Jon Wilkin was influential on his return for St Helens.

10:56pm Friday 4th September 2015

Leeds coach Brian McDermott admitted his side's Challenge Cup triumph took its toll as the Super League leaders suffered a first defeat in the Super 8s.

Jamie Vardy dressed down by FA but kitted up for England

This Is Lancashire: Jamie Vardy will start for England

10:55pm Friday 4th September 2015

Roy Hodgson and the Football Association have reprimanded Jamie Vardy for his racist slur - but the Leicester striker will still make his full England debut against San Marino on Saturday.

Daniel Baldwin evicted from Celebrity Big Brother

This Is Lancashire: Daniel Baldwin is evicted from the house during the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother

10:35pm Friday 4th September 2015

Daniel Baldwin has become the first person to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

St Helens open Super 8s account with victory over under-par Rhinos

This Is Lancashire: Tom Makinson scored St Helens' opening try at Headingley

10:17pm Friday 4th September 2015

Reigning Super League champions St Helens took advantage of Leeds' Wembley hangover for the second year in a row to break their duck in the Super 8s with a 32-18 triumph.

Robbie Keane's brace helps Republic of Ireland to comfortable win over Gibraltar

This Is Lancashire: Robbie Keane scored twice in a few minutes against Gibraltar

10:00pm Friday 4th September 2015

Robbie Keane took his international goals tally to 67 with a double to kill off battling Gibraltar on a night when the Republic of Ireland's hopes of Euro 2016 qualification received a significant boost.

YouTuber Maggie Lindemann's debut single Knocking on Your Heart brought her fans to tears

This Is Lancashire: YouTuber Maggie Lindemann's debut single Knocking on Your Heart brought her fans to tears

8:27pm Friday 4th September 2015

The song is about hurting and wanting to gain back something or someone that you’ve lost, says the social media star.

Strachan's sorry Scotland suffer painful Euro 2016 qualifier loss in Georgia

This Is Lancashire: Scotland manager Gordon Strachan reacts to his team losing to Georgia

7:24pm Friday 4th September 2015

Scotland fell to a 1-0 defeat in Georgia in Tbilisi after failing to hit the level of performances reached earlier in their European Championship qualifying campaign.

Sam Smith's debut album makes history

This Is Lancashire: Sam Smith's debut album has remained in the Official Albums Charts Top 10 for 67 consecutive weeks

6:31pm Friday 4th September 2015

Sam Smith has revealed he is "completely and utterly moved" as his debut album makes history, with the longest unbroken run in the UK albums charts.

Estranged father gunned down girl, 7, at 'safe house'

This Is Lancashire: Mary Shipstone was shot by her estranged father

6:31pm Friday 4th September 2015

An estranged father tracked down his seven-year-old daughter and shot her in the head on her doorstep before turning the gun on himself, an inquest has heard.

Andy Murray admits gruelling opener could take its toll

This Is Lancashire: Andy Murray had to come from two sets down to beat Adrian Mannarino at the US Open

6:08pm Friday 4th September 2015

Andy Murray admits he faces an uphill battle to recover from his five-set duel with France's Adrian Mannarino at the US Open.

England batsman James Taylor is confident of earning his stripes

This Is Lancashire: James Taylor hit 49 for England in the first one-day international

6:04pm Friday 4th September 2015

James Taylor missed a sixth one-day international 50 by the narrowest margin but is confident he still earned another stripe against Australia in Southampton.

Sam Smith hits a new high with In The Lonely Hour

This Is Lancashire: Sam Smith scoops Billboard nominations

6:00pm Friday 4th September 2015

His impressive debut, which has sold 8.5 million copies worldwide, has broken Emeli Sande’s previous record.

Is the long wait for a Radiohead release about to end? Phil Selway has the answer

This Is Lancashire: Is the long wait for a Radiohead release about to end? Phil Selway has the answer

5:19pm Friday 4th September 2015

Radiohead fans are still waiting for the band to release more material. Band member Phil Selway teases the possibility of some music soon.

Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi get in tune for climate change

This Is Lancashire: Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi get in tune for climate change

4:51pm Friday 4th September 2015

Love Song to the Earth has been released on iTunes.

Chrissie Hynde: Assault by bikers 'the way it was'

This Is Lancashire: Chrissie Hynde: Assault by bikers 'the way it was'

4:08pm Friday 4th September 2015

Pretenders star has caused controversy with her accepting attitude to her rape.

Cardiff Council under fire after axing Israel football exhibition

This Is Lancashire: The exhibition is due to take place at Cardiff Central Library

3:48pm Friday 4th September 2015

Cardiff Council has come under fire after it pulled a photo-exhibition showing how soccer can promote peace between Israel and Palestine.

Shoreham crash jet showed 'no abnormal indications' during flight

This Is Lancashire: Eleven people died on the A27 at Shoreham following the air disaster

3:48pm Friday 4th September 2015

Footage from cockpit cameras in the vintage jet involved in the Shoreham disaster has revealed the aircraft showed "no abnormal indications" during the flight, according to air crash investigators.

As Miley Cyrus goes topless on FaceTime, here are her 5 most controversial moments

This Is Lancashire: As Miley Cyrus goes topless on FaceTime, here are her 5 most controversial moments

3:38pm Friday 4th September 2015

The ex-Disney star has courted controversy over the years with revealing photos, raunchy performances and weed usage.

Smaller lenders boost mortgage market share amid price war

This Is Lancashire: Smaller lenders have increased their share of the market thanks to ultra-low mortgage deals

2:49pm Friday 4th September 2015

Smaller lenders have gained from the recent mortgage price war by winning larger shares of the market as the battle for customers' business has intensified.

Johnny Depp is darling of the Venice Film Festival in gritty gangster tale Black Mass

This Is Lancashire: Johnny Depp is darling of the Venice Film Festival in gritty gangster tale Black Mass

2:28pm Friday 4th September 2015

The critics are raving about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass.

'Four in five peer-to-peer borrowers rejected'

This Is Lancashire: Giles Andrew of Zopa at his offices

2:23pm Friday 4th September 2015

Most businesses or individuals attempting to raise money via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are rejected, it has been claimed.

Nicole Scherzinger: I'm going to be like Ant and Dec

This Is Lancashire: Nicole Scherzinger: I'm going to be like Ant and Dec

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Nicole Scherzinger is going to channel the Geordie duo for her new show.

What's got Captain America star Chris Evans quaking in his boots?

This Is Lancashire: What's got Captain America star Chris Evans quaking in his boots?

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Chris Evans is feeling the pressure with his directorial debut.

Wet summer could yield rich autumnal colours

This Is Lancashire: The wet, mild summer could lead to a spectacular autumnal display

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

The typically mixed British summer this year could mean a rich display of autumn colour, experts have said.

Woman held after boarding plane at Gatwick without ID

This Is Lancashire: The easyJet plane was bound for Tenerife

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

A woman has been arrested after being found on a plane at Gatwick Airport without any identification documents or a boarding pass.

Newly-wed Peter Andre unfazed by 'the curse' of Strictly Come Dancing

This Is Lancashire: Peter Andre (centre) is confident he can resist temptation during his stint on Strictly Come Dancing

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Peter Andre has dismissed any concerns about the "curse of Strictly", which has seen marriages and relationships ruined when celebrities fall for their professional dance partners.

Police 'face taking on back office roles in wake of cuts'

This Is Lancashire: Police officer numbers could fall below 100,000 by 2019/20, according to the APCC

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Police officers may have to take on back office roles in the wake of fresh budget cuts, crime commissioners have warned.

Women 'closing gap on men' over driving licences

This Is Lancashire: New figures show how women are closing the gap on men when it comes to owning a driving licence

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Women are closing the gap on men when it comes to owning a d riving licence , new figures show.

'Hammer blow' as NHS England removes 16 drugs from Cancer Drugs Fund

This Is Lancashire: NHS England has removed some drugs from the Cancer Drugs Fund

2:20pm Friday 4th September 2015

Thousands of patients will miss out on life-extending drugs after NHS England removed some from the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Number of ATM machines in UK 'exceeds 70,000 for first time'

This Is Lancashire: 92% of UK adults used a cash machine in the past year

1:30pm Friday 4th September 2015

The number of ATMs across the country has surpassed 70,000 for the first time, the UK's cash machine network Link has reported.

Mr Bean toasts 25 years with special London tour

This Is Lancashire: Mr Bean toasts 25 years with special London tour

6:57pm Friday 4th September 2015

Rowan Atkinson’s clumsy alter ego took a tour around London sights such as Buckingham Palace and Harrods.

IOC announces emergency fund to help refugee crisis

This Is Lancashire: IOC president Thomas Bach has pledged financial support for refugees

1:02pm Friday 4th September 2015

The International Olympic Committee has announced an emergency two million US dollars (£1.3m) fund to help refugees.

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals why he nearly said no to Sherlock

This Is Lancashire: Sherlock writers have to pitch every series to Benedict Cumberbatch

12:08pm Friday 4th September 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch was concerned the part of Sherlock could eclipse the rest of his acting work.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey aims to fulfil career ambition against Israel

This Is Lancashire: Aaron Ramsey, centre, says Wales qualifying for a major tournament will fulfil a career ambition

12:06pm Friday 4th September 2015

Aaron Ramsey plans to fulfil a career ambition when Wales seek to end 58 years of hurt against Israel on Sunday.

What does Donald Trump think of Kanye West's presidential plans?

This Is Lancashire: What does Donald Trump think of Kanye West's presidential plans?

12:08pm Friday 4th September 2015

The business mogul heaped compliments on the hip-hop star, who wants to run for president in 2020.

Daniel Craig is dressed to kill in the new Spectre poster

This Is Lancashire: Bond producer: Script hasn't been changed

11:48am Friday 4th September 2015

The Bond star looks dapper in a tuxedo jacket – and a handgun – in the new poster of the forthcoming movie.

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