Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.


University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.


Lucy really is a star

The stars are aligning for Chorley student Lucy King.

A headteacher has issued a stranger danger warning

Head issues 'stranger danger' warning after attempted abduction

A headteacher has written to parents after a man attempted to lure a schoolgirl into a car in Lancashire.

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future

Robots as teaching assistants 'will become routine'

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.

Henry Blofeld

The voice of Test Match Special is coming to Preston

Veteran cricket commentator Henry Blofeld is coming to Preston.

Professor Lubaina Himid

Preston Professor Lubaina Himid’s Turner Prize show opens in Hull

The work of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Professor Lubaina Himid was unveiled on the art world’s biggest stage this week as The 2017 Turner Prize exhibition began in Hull.


Tackling and scrums should be banned from school rugby Government urged

Tackling and scrums should be banned in school rugby as it's the most dangerous sport played by children - up to 530 times worse than cycling, according to new research.

St James's C of E School in Leyland in 1975/6. Gordon Gregson is stood at the back second from the left

Gordon always took very good care of his school

Growing up, Paul Gregson had great inside knowledge of TWO primary schools, despite only attending one.

Basic check-ups which highlight potential major health issues early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.
It is the premise of the last year of work that senior lecturer in Preventative Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Simon Alford, has been beavering away at.

Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

Vincent Fairclough, with Bill Ainscough  and children, parents and staff at Rainbow House, in Mawdesley

Special centre’s £100,000 boost

A leading Lancashire education centre which caters for youngster and adults from across the region has a major cash boost.

The lessons will help build "crucial life-skills for young people"

School pupils given strategies to help develop life skills

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

The government has agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap for police officers, nurses and teachers

Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers

Public sector workers in Lancashire could be in line for a pay rise after the government agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap.

University of Manchester

Manchester University lecturers to vote on strike action

Lecturers at a leading university are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over jobs.

Do you know what your child is watching online?

Do you know what your child is watching online?

If true it is not a statistic that will make easy reading for parents of teenagers.

The emails aim is to dupe students into giving up personal information

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Pupils lined up at Houghton Kepier

School pupils ‘lined up in the rain’ to colour-match trousers – with children sent home if clothes were from the wrong shop

Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop.


Brain drain puts schools at risk

Lancashire’s 775 schools are facing a growing teacher shortage as pupil numbers rise and recruitment falls, says a major new report.

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