A day for democracy

Schoolchildren in Garstang came together to put local democracy to the test and quiz town councillor Lynn Harter on community matters.

Pupils supporting the Pitch In campaign for a new multi-sports pitch at Garstang Community Academy

Pitch in your vote to help grant bid

Fundraisers behind the Garstang Community Academy Pitch in project have launched their latest bid for funds and are calling on the community for support.

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Rebecca Duckworth stars as Doralee Rhodes in "9 to  5: The Musical" at Preston's Charter Theatre

No business like show business for Rebecca

Beauty consultant and part time theatre usher Rebecca Duckworth has her heart set on showbiz.

John Royle (right) with fellow 'Before Studios'  team members (from left) Safwan Mallu,  Sokratis Antoniou, Jack Smurthwaite  and  Nathan Williams

Race against time for new UCLan computing students

It’s game on for new mature student John Royle from Ribchester, near Longridge.

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.

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Call to block new grammar schools

LANCASHIRE County Councillors will be asked later this week to block any moves to open new grammar schools in the county.

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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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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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Archbishop of York John Sentamu  visits St Michael's on Wyre as part of the four-day Crossroads Mission

Archbishop’s blessing for flood victims

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu gave a special blessing St. Michael’s-on-Wyre flood victims on his trip to the Garstang deanery as part of his Crossroads mission.

Preston North End Community Trust 30th anniversary dinner event

Preston North End community trust celebrates 30th anniversary

It was thirty years ago Preston North End was one of six English clubs who embarked on a new community project aimed at putting fans back at the heart of the game

Photo credit: Shutterstock

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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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.

The Judges'  Lodgings Museum,  Lancaster.

Five Lancashire Museums to close while transfer talks continue

Five Lancashire museums are to close at the end of September whilst negotiations continue over their future.

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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.
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Toni Roethling quit her job as head at Hodgson to care for her adult daughter

Headteacher: ‘My daughter’s illness forced me to quit’

The headteacher of a leading Lancashire school says she was forced to quit to look after her mentally ill daughter.

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LRGS Tom Nixon,  Anamay Ashetty,   Adam Fyfe and  Tobias Moller

A Level Results: Celebration time at Lancaster Royal Grammar

Records have been broken again at Lancaster Royal Grammar School.


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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