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REVEALED: Lancashire school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with information than before.

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Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

A first-time author from Buckshaw Village is to have her debut novel published and has already signed a book deal promising two more.

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Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

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Digging deep to get youth zone under way

Digging deep to get youth zone under way

THE world’s biggest spade helped mark the start of construction work on Chorley’s new Youth Zone Inspire yesterday.

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MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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Film calls for end to discrimination

Film calls for end to discrimination

A student from Chorley has made a film challenging disability stigma and discrimination she faces.

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BATTERY DANGER ALERT: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Dr Nicola Bamford have issued a seasonal warning about  button batteries

Christmas danger alert on button batteries

They look safe. They are safe. But medics are warning that button batteries could present a fatal risk to youngsters if misused.

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Gender gap: Academic Jo Warin says we need more male teachers to create a more equal society

Why are there so few male teachers in our schools?

There is a massive gulf in the number of male and female teachers in our schools. Academic JO WARIN investigates the gender gap and looks at why more men need to be recruited into the profession...

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Residents of Westwood Care Home in Chorley Hilda Miller and Mary Hunter

Recording history of Chorley mills

Two residents at a care home have taken part in an oral history project about cotton mills in Chorley and and Whittle-le-Woods.

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Lancashire boasts more good and outstanding schools than both the regional and national averages

Preston, Chorley and South Ribble: How does your school fare?

As the Government publishes the annual primary school performance tables schools across Lancashire are celebrating.

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Megan Whalley and Niamh McMoran-Elliot who fundraised almost �1,000 for Adlington Library

Community kicks into gear to gather funds for Adlington Library

Bookworms at Adlington Library and Children’s Centre are on a drive to raise the £18,000 per year they will need to run the service as of March 2018.

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Lloyd Garratt

Teacher sentenced to 14 months in prison for child sex offences

A disgraced music teacher has been jailed for 14 months for sexual offences against a teenage girl.
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The Heartbeat Fun run at Leyland Leisure Centre with youngsters, organisers and retired Preston athlete Helen Clitheroe

Fun run raises £600

Youngsters pulled on their running shoes and joined Preston athlete Helen Clitheroe to help raise £600 for the Heartbeat charity.

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School children in a classroom

Unions claim hundreds of Lancashire teaching jobs will go in next four years

HUNDREDS of teachers could be lost from schools across Lancashire over the next four years, trade unions have claimed.

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Councillor Adrian Lowe with children at the official opening of the new Buttermere Green toddler play area

Sparkling new £50k play area for toddlers

A new £50,000 state-of-the-art play area for toddlers has opened in Chorley.

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Will, Dan and Kev show off their new website Impulse

Students launch website to help plan the best night out

A website which tells you where to go on a night out in Preston has been launched by three university students in the city.

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Staff at Inspirations, Preston

Children in Need madness

Schools, shops and business have been showing their fun side as part of this year’s big Children in Need fund-raiser.
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Oliver House School

Work with autistic pupils is outstanding

A specialist school for youngsters with severe autism has been given a gold star by education watchdogs.

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