Hopes raised for Ebola breakthrough

This Is Lancashire: About 45% of those infected in the current Ebola outbreak have survived without treatment (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

6:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

Hopes of a breakthrough in the fight against Ebola have been raised by the 100% successful treatment of monkeys with the deadly disease.

No Ofcom probe on GBBO 'bin-cident'

This Is Lancashire: Iain Watters became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off after throwing his Baked Alaska in the bin during the contest (BBC/PA)

7:12am Friday 29th August 2014

Communications watchdog Ofcom has confirmed it will not investigate The Great British Bake Off's "bin-cident" row after viewers complained about the alleged sabotage of contestant Iain Watters's Baked Alaska.

Halt badger culls, minister urged

This Is Lancashire: The Badger Trust sought a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel

2:54am Friday 29th August 2014

A new plea has been made to Environment Secretary Liz Truss to stop the latest badger culls and save hundreds of animals from "potentially unnecessary and inhumane deaths".

Feeding fear for missing tumour boy

This Is Lancashire: Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors.

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

The battery on the feeding system of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without consent is "now likely to have expired", police said.

Tesco cuts dividend amid price war

This Is Lancashire: Tesco said its new chief executive Dave Lewis will now start work a month earlier than planned

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

The price war raging in Britain's supermarket aisles forced Tesco into drastic action today following another damaging warning over annual profits.

Abuse report 'painful' for police

This Is Lancashire: Police outside Rotherham council offices following the publication of a report that found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period

10:23am Friday 29th August 2014

The devastating report into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal makes "painful reading" for the police force covering the town, its chief constable has admitted.

PM announces tougher terror laws

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron said the intelligence and security services believe that at least 500 Britons had gone to fight in Syria and potentially Iraq

2:04pm Friday 29th August 2014

David Cameron has announced new laws to crack down on terror suspects as he warned that extremism in Iraq and Syria poses a greater danger to Britain than al Qaida.

PM to urge tougher Russia sanctions

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron will urge fellow European leaders to ratchet up the pressure on Russia over Ukraine when they meet at a summit in Brussels

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

David Cameron is to push for harsher sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.

Tasty! Wallace set to join Strictly

This Is Lancashire: Pixie Lott is already the bookmakers' favourite

10:23am Friday 29th August 2014

Dancing doesn't get tougher than this - Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace is set to join the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

Police go to director home over gun

This Is Lancashire: The gun, a deactivated M16 assault rifle, had been given to Sam Taylor-Johnson (left) as part of an art project

1:17pm Friday 29th August 2014

Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house.

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