School left in shock at loss of head

An infant school has been left devastated by the death of its headteacher.

UCLan vice chancellor Prof Mike Thomas with children form the pre-school centre at the In The City shop

Time is running out to help needy children

Staff at Preston’s university shop is spreading festive cheer by taking in presents for needy youngsters.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Wes Johnson, Lancaster & Morecambe College principal.

College and school leaders fear sixth form education in Lancashire is heading into trouble because of the amount of money available to meet their needs

Cuts to courses, rising class sizes and closures are all on the cards if funding to sixth forms is not increased.

Big Interview Vera Waters, author, counsellor and life coach

Caring Chorley pioneer took a Red Rose heart all around the world

Observing to understand” that is how inspirational speaker, life coach and author Vera Waters would describe the make -up of her life’s work.


Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
Penwortham Priory Academy students have been loaned a piece of meteorite which is around  five billion years old.

Reaching for stars in astronomy GCSE

Pupils at a Penwortham high school are being taught with materials dating back to the Dark Ages – and beyond.

Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Wheelton School in 1964

Nostalgia: Schools just kept growing with the pupils in Wheelton

Each time Iain Halsall joined a new school, it got bigger and bigger.

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

Sylvia Suttie (n�e Bretherton) and Desmond Grant, of St Michael's High School, Chorley, who presented a tray to the Archbishop and Princess Margaret

NOSTALGIA: Presenting a gift to Princess Margaret at opening of Chorley high school

When the Guardian posted a photograph of Princess Margaret opening St Michael’s C E School, in Chorley, reader Sylvia Suttie dug out a picture she had of the royal visit in 1965.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Can you identify anyone on this photograph taken around 1949 in Bamber Bridge with Burgess front row third from right?

Help write the missing Anthony Burgess chapter

Much has been written about - and by - Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange.

Woodlea football team from 1970-71
Back row, left to right, Clive Chisnall, Kenneth George, Timothy Pilkington, Neil Ainsworth.
Middle, David Metcalfe, David Billington, Steven Foster, Barry Sargeant, Paul Tattersal.
Front. David Kelly, Mike Savage, John Stone, Timothy Cross.

A kick about with the rest of the boys

School was all about break times and football for former Leyland resident David 

Online applications for secondary school places for autumn 2018 are about to close on Lancashire County Council's website.

Secondary school applications are about to close

Online applications for secondary school places for autumn 2018 are about to close on Lancashire County Council's website.

Halal meat

Non-stunned halal meat banned in Lancashire schools

Lancashire councillors have decided that in future any halal meat served in schools must be butchered from pre-stunned animals, with the exception of poultry.
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