BREAKING: Boil water restrictions lifted for more parts of Lancashire

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The boil water notice has been lifted for thousands more homes in parts of Lancashire, United Utilities has announced.

Although some households are still being asked to boil their drinking water after cryptosporidium contamination was discovered, the advice has been lifted for a further 54,000 customers.

United Utilities said households in the remaining areas of Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s, and some southerly parts of the Fylde, no longer need to boil their tap water.

Householders in areas still subject to the advice are asked to carry on boiling their water.

The company said it hoped to lift most of the remaining restrictions by the end of the weekend.