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Boil water notice lifted for further 86,000 homes

Water notice lifted Credit: PA Images

United Utilities has lifted the boiled water advice in further parts of Lancashire. People in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble no longer need to boil their tap water. A further 86,000 properties are included in the latest lift, bringing the total number of homes and businesses now able to use their water as normal to half of the original area.

To check which postcodes are now lifted, click here.


Lancashire triumph in T20 final

Lancashire are the T20 Blast champions after a 13-run win over Northants in the final at Edgbaston.

The Lightning triumphed in their third final appearance to win their first limited overs trophy since 1999.

They set the Steelbacks a target of 167, the highest on a low-scoring Finals Day. Alex Davis top-scored with 47 off 26 balls to be named man of the match.

Lancashire had reached the final with a 6-wicket win over Hampshire.

James Faulkner, who starred with bat and ball in the semi-final, dislocated his finger in the final. The Australian all-rounder described it as "a day I'll never forget."

Our Queen: Share your memories of Elizabeth II in the North West as her reign reaches an historic landmark

The Queen at Manchester Town Hall during her most recent visit. Credit: ITV News.

On 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest serving monarch.

To commemorate this historic occasion, ITV News is looking for your memories of Our Queen.

If you have any special memories, photographs or videos of the Queen that you would like to share with us, you can email them to, or send a message to our Twitter or Facebook accounts.

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