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Man from Nelson dies after crash in Accrington

A man from Nelson has died after a collision in Accrington yesterday evening. 72-year-old Michael Lockwood was killed when the red Ford Ranger he was driving collided with a wall and a parked car.

This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly died after what we suspect was a medical episode at the wheel. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad and difficult time.

– Road Policing Sergeant, Tracey Ward

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Paul Lambert to leave Blackburn Rovers

Manager Paul Lambert will leave Blackburn Rovers after the club's last match of the season. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn Rovers says the club's manager Paul Lambert is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

The club says Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in his contract and will step down after Rovers' final game of the season against Reading on May 7.

The club has thanked Lambert for his efforts since joining in November and says the search for a new manager will begin immediately.

I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.

It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.

– Paul Lambert
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