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Boil water notice lifted for more homes in Lancashire

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A further 86,000 homes in Lancashire have been told they no longer need to boil water after an outbreak of a parasitic bug.

United Utilities lifted restrictions in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble following work to remove the cryptosporidium bug.

On Thursday, the notice was lifted for 80,000 homes in the region.

Some schools have been warned the notice may still be in place when pupils return from the summer holidays.

United Utilities said it has arranged for 174 schools to be supplied with bottled water while the notice is still in effect.

Weather: Heavy rain forecast for most today

Latest weather forecast Credit: Met Office

A band of rain, heavy at times across England and Wales, will slowly clear from the west throughout today, with some brighter conditions developing across some western parts during the afternoon.

Scotland and Northern Ireland however will see a mix of sunshine and showers, with the showers perhaps turning heavy at times, especially across western Scotland.

A top temperature today of 19C in the south, with a strong northerly wind developing in the east later today.


Bangkok bombing: Two more arrest warrants issued

Thai Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man in connection with the deadly blast in Bangkok two weeks ago.

Police issue two arrest warrants for Thai woman and foreign man Credit: RTV

It comes after a raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials, a force spokesman said.

Fertilizer, digital watches and an explosives detonator were found in the property in the Min Buri district, he added.

Twenty people, who were mostly tourists, were killed when a bomb tore through the crowded Erawan Shrine on August 17, injuring more than 100 others.

Police arrested a 28-year-old foreigner in a high-profile raid on Saturday at a building in nearby Nong Chok, where officers discovered explosives and piles of fake passports.


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