Nursery staff cook up a storm for children with disabilities

Staff at a garden nursery had their own “bake-off” to raise funds for a charity which supports children with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.
Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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SAVED: Adlington residents campaigned to keep their library open

One library is saved but other buildings need bids

TIME could be running out for more than 60 “white elephant” redundant county council buildings which could soon be put up for sale to the highest bidder.

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Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year winners. Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, Rachel Lambert (second place), Ian Wood (BAE), Liam McClean (third place), Kyran Peet (winner), Barry Johnson
(High Sheriff) and Chief Constable Steven Finnigan.

Celebrating young community heroes

The search is on to find Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition.

2016 winners Tarleton County Primary School

Calling all Lancashire school choirs!

We have teamed up with BIBAs double award winners, True Bearing, to bring you a fantastic competition.

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Nigel Haworth at Northcote, which has been named restaurant of the year

Two Lancashire restaurants toast success at prestigious AA food awards

Two Lancashire restaurants have been given the AA seal of gastronomic approval after scooping top awards.

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Nursery pupil. PHOTO: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Nurseries ‘could close’ if free childcare hours double

Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned.

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Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty.

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How Chorley youth zone could look

FEATURE: What does the new youth zone mean for Chorley?

Children, teenagers and young adults are set to be ‘inspired’ at the new youth zone heading to Chorley in 2017.

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High achievers Katherine Ormerod and Jason Kanacherril

GCSE RESULTS: Holy Cross’s success ahead of its expansion

It has been a record-breaking year for GCSE results at Holy Cross Catholic High School where 76 per cent of pupils achieved five or more passes at A* to C.

Success again for Worden Academy pupils

GCSE RESULTS: Successful year at Leyland’s Worden Academy

It has been another successful year for Leyland’s Worden Academy - where the proportion of pupils achieving five or more A*-C passes including English and maths has increased yet again.

Celebrating their GCSE success, pupils at Albany Academy 
GCSE results 2016

GCSE RESULTS: An exceptional year at Albany Academy

The impressive performance saw 88 per cent of Year 11 collect at least five or more A* to C grade passes including english and mathematics.

Notable performances included twins Anna and Rebecca Lackey who each gained 14 passes at A* and A; Megan Ireland who achieved 11 A* and two A grades; Emma Dixon gaining nine A* and four A grades; Rebecca Everiss picking up nine A* and three A grades and a delighted Melissa Joy with nine A* and two A grades.

Mrs Heaton, who will retire on August 31, after 33 years , said: “I am very proud of each student’s performance as these results are truly transformational and willl provide them with an excellent foundation for a successful future.

“Although the focus is on the celebration of students’ GCSE results, it is important to remember that St Michael’s has a commitment to developing the whole person within a Christian ethos, which underpins these remarkable achievements.

“I congratulate them all for their outstanding achievements not only in their examinations but also in the fine young people they have all developed into”.

Jayne Jenks, who will take up the reins as headteacher for the new term echoed Mrs Heaton’s sentiments.

She added: “I am certain that their approach to their studies and the way in which they have embraced all that school life has to offer will inspire and challenge our current pupils to have equally high expectations.”

and aspirations.”

All smiles at Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy, Croston - GCSE results 2016

GCSE RESULTS: Bishop Rawstorne pupils make the grade

Pupils at Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy celebrated another fantastic year with 85 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades, including english and maths.

St Michael's CE Academy Year 11 pupils  Rebecca Everiss, Emma Dixon, Milly Joy - GCSE results 2016

GCSE RESULTS: Results give happy farewell at St Michaels CE Academy

Year 11 pupils at St Michael’s CE Academy gave retiring headteacher Julie Heaton the best possible send-off with a set of record-breaking results.

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Millions of students will be receiving their GCSE results today

Life after GCSEs

With GCSE Results Day finally upon us, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the country will be weighing up their options for the future.

Nando’s giving away free chicken to all A-Level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away food to students who received their A-level results on Thursday.

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Runshaw's high achievers collect their A Level results

A Level Results 2016: Outstanding performance at Runshaw College

It’s been another outstanding year for Leyland’s Runshaw College.

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House for sale.

Why leaving home, buying a house and raising a family are now harder to achieve

Being young is never easy. But today’s youngsters appear to have it tougher than ever.

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Graeme Ballard with children and staff at Rainbow House

Paralympian is inspiration to children

Members of a centre for children with disabilities will be glued to their TV screens next month as one of its volunteers is competing in the Paralympics in Rio.

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