BBC news for Lancashire

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

Footballer and broadcaster Jimmy Armfield, who captained England 15 times, has died from cancer.

Mother 'murdered baby daughter after care workers left'

Jennifer Crichton subjected her seven-month-old to a "violent physical assault," prosecutors claim.

Blackburn: A town still divided?

Has anything changed in Blackburn 10 years after BBC Panorama found the Muslim Asian and white communities were living worlds apart?

Rovers extend unbeaten run to 16 games

Richard Smallwood scores Blackburn's winner at Fleetwood as they extend their unbeaten run to 16 games.

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Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.

US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services are not opening on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.