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Solar powered plane reaches Hawaii

This Is Lancashire: The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, lands at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii (AP)

6:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A solar powered plane has landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking flight across the Pacific.

Naughty Boy: Zayn Malik is 'chilling out'

This Is Lancashire: Naughty Boy: Zayn Malik is 'chilling out'

6:26pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The music producer said the ex-One Direction star is enjoying some time out after leaving the group.

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is the most streamed song so far of 2015

This Is Lancashire: Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is the most streamed song so far of 2015

6:08pm Friday 3rd July 2015

It seems there’s just no stopping Mark Ronson and his musical success.

Button rules out Silverstone points

This Is Lancashire: McLaren Honda's Jenson Button cut a frustrated figure on Friday's practice day at Silverstone

5:46pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Jenson Button has ruled out scoring any points in what could be his final appearance at the British Grand Prix.

'No charge' for missed appointments

This Is Lancashire: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed the principle of fining GP no-showers

5:31pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Downing Street insisted the Government had no plans to charge patients who miss NHS appointments despite Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backing the principle of fining no-showers.

Bank compensation drops to £75,000

This Is Lancashire: Currently, people's deposits are protected by up to £85,000 if their bank, building society or credit union goes bust

5:31pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Bank and building society customers are to get £10,000 less compensation if their financial institution goes bust, the Bank of England has announced.

Rita Ora: X Factor suits my schedule

This Is Lancashire: Rita Ora: X Factor suits my schedule

5:27pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The Black Widow star said her new X Factor role fits in better with her hectic work schedule.

Drink-driving charge for Faulkner

This Is Lancashire: James Faulkner has been dropped for the Natwest T20 Blast contest against Roses rivals Yorkshire

5:18pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Australia and Lancashire all-rounder James Faulkner has admitted making "an error of judgement" after being charged with drink-driving by Greater Manchester Police.

Convincing win for Djokovic

This Is Lancashire: Novak Djokovic is safely through to the fourth round

5:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Novak Djokovic cruised through to the fourth round of Wimbledon as Bernard Tomic posed him few problems on Centre Court.

Sharapova through to last 16

This Is Lancashire: Maria Sharapova, pictured, blasted past Irina-Camelia Begu and into the last 16

5:04pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu with a routine straight-sets victory to reach Wimbledon's last 16 for the 10th time in 13 years.

Duran Duran: Music streaming is the future

This Is Lancashire: Duran Duran: Music streaming is the future

4:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The rockers spoke out in favour of streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.

Katie Price fined for jumping red light

This Is Lancashire: Katie Price fined for jumping red light

4:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The 37-year-old’s Bentley was caught on the A24 at Buck Barn near her home in West Sussex just after 5pm on August 20 last year.

Moores enjoying attacking England

This Is Lancashire: Nottinghamshire coaching consultant Peter Moores said he has enjoyed watching England's attacking approach

4:48pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Peter Moores has enjoyed watching England's attacking cricket since his sacking as head coach and believes he did "a pretty good job" of rebuilding the side.

Meghan Trainor postpones shows due to vocal cord haemorrhage

This Is Lancashire: Meghan Trainor postpones shows due to vocal cord haemorrhage

4:26pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The singer announced the news on her Instagram account.

Rosberg excels in practice

This Is Lancashire: Nico Rosberg was quickest on Friday at Silverstone

4:11pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Nico Rosberg completed a practice double on Friday after he topped the timesheets in both sessions for the British Grand Prix.

Eamonn Holmes causes a fright in white suit on This Morning

This Is Lancashire: Eamonn Holmes causes a fright in white suit on This Morning

4:08pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Viewers took to Twitter to voice their less than complimentary opinions on the bright white two-piece with blue pocket square.

Details of gunshot wounds revealed

This Is Lancashire: Joel Richards died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia

3:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The deadly wounds inflicted on eight Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack were confirmed today as inquests were opened into their deaths.

In-form Wawrinka into fourth round

This Is Lancashire: Stan Wawrinka is making impressive progress through the rounds

3:38pm Friday 3rd July 2015

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round of Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over Fernando Verdasco.

Kyrgios takes advice from spectator

This Is Lancashire: Nick Kyrgios came through in four sets

3:36pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Wimbledon boy wonder Nick Kyrgios hailed a Batman fan for providing the inspiration behind his latest show-stopping exploits.

Price fined for jumping red light

This Is Lancashire: Katie Price leaves Horsham Magistrates' Court accompanied by her husband Kieran Hayler

3:06pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Model Katie Price has been given three points on her driving licence and ordered to pay £1,220 after she pleaded guilty to jumping a red light.

Max Clifford faces indecency charge

This Is Lancashire: Max Clifford faces a charge of indecent assault

3:06pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Max Clifford has been charged with one count of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

Cavendish hoping to banish memories

This Is Lancashire: Mark Cavendish crashed out of the 2014 Tour de France on stage one and is hoping to add to his tally of 25 stage wins this year

2:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Mark Cavendish hopes to bounce back from his Harrogate horror to return to winning ways at the Tour de France.

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is planning to make his own film about her

This Is Lancashire: Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is planning to make his own film about her

2:39pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Mitch, who has been critical of the recent documentary made by director Asif Kapadia, said he was working with her former fiance Reg Traviss on the project.

Gerrard turned down European move

This Is Lancashire: Steven Gerrard turned down a move to clubs in Europe to sign for LA Galaxy

2:35pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to pursue a new challenge with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Ayre: Reds can afford best players

This Is Lancashire: Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre is confident the club's transfer policy will prove to be successful

2:28pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre insists the club can still buy top players within the remit of their "smart and sustainable" transfer policy and a lack of Champions League football does not affect that.

Who will be the last ever artist to top the Sunday night chart?

This Is Lancashire: Who will be the last ever artiest to top the Sunday night chart?

3:01pm Friday 3rd July 2015

His single Are You With Me, a remix of a US country song by Easton Corbin, is on track for the number one spot.

Miley Cyrus is rumoured to be dating model Stella Maxwell - here's all you need to know about the Victoria's Secret model

This Is Lancashire: Miley Cyrus is rumoured to be dating model Stella Maxwell - here's all you need to know about the Victoria's Secret model

2:27pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Here’s the lowdown on Miley’s new gal.

Cleared marksman hails jury verdict

This Is Lancashire: Ex-specialist firearms officer Anthony Long has been cleared of murder

2:19pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A top police marksman who blasted suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney six times at short range has walked free from court - after 10 years of controversy surrounding the killing.

Silver Clef Awards 2015: Geri Halliwell adds some 'spice' to the day

This Is Lancashire: Silver Clef Awards 2015: Geri Halliwell adds some 'spice' to the day

2:09pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Mark Ronson and Kasabian also joined the star-studded line-up for the day.

Falcao heads to Chelsea on loan

This Is Lancashire: New Chelsea loan signing Radamel Falcao spent last season on loan at Manchester United

1:59pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Chelsea have completed the loan signing of Radamel Falcao with Blues boss Jose Mourinho hoping to bring out the real form of the Colombian after his mediocre year at Manchester United.

Broad: We can cope with Johnson

This Is Lancashire: Stuart Broad, pictured, is preparing to go head to head with Mitchell Johnson once again

1:50pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Stuart Broad is confident England can handle Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson during this summer's Ashes.

Michelle Keegan swaps cobbles for prison

This Is Lancashire: Michelle Keegan swaps cobbles for prison

1:20pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The ex soap star has taken on a gritty film role.

Watch the latest Fantastic Four trailer

This Is Lancashire: Watch the latest Fantastic Four trailer

3:27pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A new trailer has been released ahead of the rebooted Fantastic Four release.

Sarah Harding reveals first solo single

This Is Lancashire: Sarah Harding reveals first solo single

1:20pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The former Girls Aloud star – who has also just joined the cast of Coronation Street – is set to release new track Threads on August 7.

Designer pal Christopher Kane is Lara Stone's date at Serpentine Summer Party

This Is Lancashire: Designer pal Christopher Kane is Lara Stone's date at Serpentine Summer Party

12:38pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Lara looked stunning as she attended the prestigious event in London in a fitted red mini-dress from Christopher’s latest collection.

Sam Smith isn't doing the Bond theme song, but he knows who is...

This Is Lancashire: Sam Smith scoops Billboard nominations

12:38pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The singer reveals who he thinks will follow in Adele’s footsteps.

It's #100DaysSinceZaynLeft and Directioners still can't believe it

This Is Lancashire: It's #100DaysSinceZaynLeft and Directioners still can't believe it

12:27pm Friday 3rd July 2015

One Direction fans are still full of feelings about Zayn Malik having left the group.

Foxes fail with Austin bid

This Is Lancashire: Charlie Austin scored 18 goals as QPR were relegated from the Premier League last season

12:24pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Managerless Leicester have had a bid of £12million for QPR striker Charlie Austin rejected, Press Association Sport understands.

Warning over legal high blanket ban

This Is Lancashire: Discarded nitrous oxide canisters at a music festival, as sellers "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under Government plans

12:23pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A new law aimed at banning so-called legal highs could lead to people buying herbal remedies over the internet facing a seven year jail term, experts have warned the Government.

France refuses Assange asylum bid

This Is Lancashire: Julian Assange is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex allegations by two women

12:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The French President has turned down a request for political asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

City restrictions lifted

This Is Lancashire: Manchester City have had restrictions lifted

12:08pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Manchester City have had their restrictions on transfer spending and Champions League squad size lifted after meeting their financial fair play target, UEFA has announced.

Rosberg fastest at Silverstone

This Is Lancashire: Nico Rosberg was quickest at Silverstone

12:03pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Nico Rosberg overcame a hydraulic failure in the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix to lay down a title marker to home favourite Lewis Hamilton.

Sampson issues Germany challenge

This Is Lancashire: England Women made history by reaching the World Cup semi-finals

11:47am Friday 3rd July 2015

Mark Sampson has challenged England to finish the World Cup as unofficial European champions by beating Germany in the third-place play-off.

Murray on alert after Nadal exit

This Is Lancashire: Andy Murray, pictured, is gearing up for his next match against Andreas Seppi

11:43am Friday 3rd July 2015

Andy Murray admits Wimbledon's top contenders have been put on high alert after two-time champion Rafael Nadal's shock second-round exit.

Two-strike rule for carrying knives

This Is Lancashire: Those repeatedly found with blades will face minimum custodial sentences

11:38am Friday 3rd July 2015

Criminals who are caught carrying knives twice will be jailed under new rules.

Lewis Hamilton's two-way sunglasses: fashion fail or geek chic?

This Is Lancashire: Lewis Hamilton's two-way sunglasses: fashion fail or geek chic?

11:27am Friday 3rd July 2015

The Formula One star can ace any racing circuit, but how does he fare in the fashion stakes?

Marisa Tomei is Empire's latest cast star

This Is Lancashire: Marisa Tomei is Empire's latest cast star

11:19am Friday 3rd July 2015

The Wrestler actress is joining the hit TV series.

V&A to stay open all night for McQueen fans

This Is Lancashire: V&A to stay open all night for McQueen fans

10:58am Friday 3rd July 2015

The museum, which opened on its present site in South Kensington in 1857, will open through the night for the final two weekends of its run.

Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton have some exciting baby news

This Is Lancashire: Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton have some exciting baby news

10:58am Friday 3rd July 2015

The Penny Dreadful star has been dating the 26-year-old British actress and model for around four years.

Uptown Funk storming the best-selling singles of 2015

This Is Lancashire: Uptown Funk storming the best-selling singles of 2015

1:40pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The single from Mark Ronson has done well on both sides of the Atlantic.

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