Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.


Scouts in Leyland learn useful skills

A popular scout group in Leyland is on the hunt for more volunteer leaders.

Megan Whalley, 13, from Adlington has been nominated for the Lancashire High Sheriff Young Citizen Award

Champion girl guider Megan nominated for prestigious award

An Adlington teenager has been shortlisted for one of the county’s most prestigious community awards after dedicating her spare time to supporting her neighbourhood.

"Me and My Girl", Parklands High School, Friday, April 7, 1984.

Funny memories of Me and My Girl

In a recent edition of the Guardian, we featured this photograph of pupils from Parklands High School performing Me and My Girl in 1984.

Children's author Rhona Whiteford

Prolific author Rhona is far from breaking point in world of words

‘I’m going to be as good as JK Rowling’ – Lancashire author Rhona Whiteford has maintained her faith as she has enjoyed a successful career, selling books for Hodder, with her Ready For School educational books, as well as stories for youngsters aged eight to 11, through her own publishing company Wild Dog Books Ltd.

Young entrepreneurs from AKS are heading to Buckingham Palace after reaching the finals of the  Tycoon in Schools competition

Business brains head to Palace

A team of young entrepreneurs from AKS are travelling to London next week as finalists in Dragon’s Den supremo Peter Jones’ nationwide enterprise competition, Tycoon in Schools.

Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

Jack Johnstone with parents Kevin and Tina and sister Izzie

Celebration and fun day in memory of ‘fantastic’ Jack

School friends of 10-year-old Jack Johnstone are to join a fun day in honour of the “fantastic young man”.

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Hoghton Tower

King’s beech to mark royal visit

Children will bring life to history when they plant a Royal tree to mark 400 years since the visit of King James I to Lancashire.

Longridge High School pupils at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre as part of The British Show Jumping Association:
Rebecca Gibb riding Carlin Sable Fox; Joel Higham riding Sir Earl Grey; Charlotte Gibb riding Sir Archie

These pupils will be show jumping for joy

Pupils are hoping to leap the fence to success as they battle for a place in the British Show Jumping Championships.

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Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley’s class of ‘75 is set to reunite

A call has gone out to reunite former pupils of a now closed Preston city school as they celebrate their 60th birthdays.

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Author Juno Dawson  Photo by Sophia Spring

Transgender writer blasts Brownedge St Mary’s High School after her visit is cancelled at short notice

Award winning transgender author Juno Dawson has pledged to hold a public event in Preston after a local high school cancelled her planned visit last week.

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Ian Grundy at Southlands High School in the 1950s

Showbiz line-up during class schooldays

Ian Grundy thought he had hit the jackpot when he entered Southlands High School.

Ross McWilliam

Ross muscles in to help children grow

Gentle giant Ross McWilliam has turned a double tragedy in his life into the inspiration to help young people grow.

UCLan students and members of the Confucius Institute rehearse the Chinese lion dance for the New Year celebrations

Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year

Lancashire will be going cockahoop over Chinese New Year.

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Bob Grant

Tributes paid to former Lancashire teacher Robert Grant

A former headteacher who had a passion for sailing has died.

Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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Photo Neil Cross: 
Barn Owl Bill  with Paddy

Life’s one long hoot at Barn Owl Bill’s bird haven home

A chance encounter with a former girlfriend’s pet led to a lifelong passion for Bill Higham – and a new identity as he was reborn as ‘Barn Owl Bill’.

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Home-Start Central Lancashire in Chorley

Families get the right head start

A charitable organisation which plans never to grow old is turning 21.

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