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Religious inspectors rate St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge as ‘outstanding’

Church inspectors have rated St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge to be “an outstanding Catholic high school”.

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Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

Education
How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Blacksticks 10K in Whitechapel

The hills are alive in Whitechapel for Blacksticks Blue 10k

Enthusiastic runners took to the scenic roads of Whitechapel and beyond for the annual Blacksticks Blue 10K Road Race in celebration of fun, fitness and road racing.

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Myerscough College Farrier students at work

County students shape a future in ancient craft

The art of farriery might seem like an ancient craft but caring for the hooves of a horse is critical for their health and wellbeing and at Myerscough College a team of apprenticeships are eager to break into the industry.

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The Judges'  Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ decision delayed

Lancashire County Council has extended the deadline for reaching a possible agreement on the future of the Judges’ Lodgings Museum at Lancaster.

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Wyre Scouts

Why business is booming for the county’s scouts

It may be the digital generation – but dib, dib, dibbing has never been more popular among today’s youth.

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Staff and volunteers who helped out at Brockholes when BBC 's "Countryfile" came to visit

Hare raising drama as Brockholes nature reserve features on TV’s “Countryfile”

Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s popular nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston, is to feature on TV’s Countryfile on Easter Sunday.

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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Gold Paralympian medalist Steph Slater pictured at the 'golden gates' of her former high school, St Cecilia's, Longridge with headteacher, Ivan Catlow and current pupils.

St Cecilia’s golden gates in Stephanie Slater’s honour

The gates of St Cecilia’s, Longridge have been painted gold in honour of former pupil and paralympian medallist Stephanie Slater MBE.

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Stuck for a good read? There is so much choice for children and young people it can be confusing says books expert Jake Hope. But with the right guidance even the most reluctant of young readers can discover the joy of books.

How reluctant readers can discover the joy of books

Do you know a reluctant reader? Children’s book expert Jake Hope tells Fiona Finch why there will always be a book to captivate even the most unenthusiastic reader.

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St John's Church Goes Wild event, Hurst Green.

Tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake

Fifty children (and adults) have the opportunity to tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake at a special ‘Church Goes Wild’ event being organised by St John’s, Hurst Green.

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Children's author Rhona Whiteford

Prolific author Rhona is far from breaking point in world of words

‘I’m going to be as good as JK Rowling’ – Lancashire author Rhona Whiteford has maintained her faith as she has enjoyed a successful career, selling books for Hodder, with her Ready For School educational books, as well as stories for youngsters aged eight to 11, through her own publishing company Wild Dog Books Ltd.

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Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

Education

VIDEO: Cockerham couple launch new flying school

A Cockerham couple are spreading their wings in a new venture running a flying school.

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Fundraisers Paula and Barry Hesmondhalgh who have raised thousands of pounds  for heart screening for local young people following the death of their son Matt at the age of 22

Couple’s CRY event in memory of son Matthew saw 204 young people screened

Heartfelt thanks - that was the message from some 204 families whose young people benefited from a special cardiac risk screening event in Garstang at the weekend.

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Hoghton Tower

King’s beech to mark royal visit

Children will bring life to history when they plant a Royal tree to mark 400 years since the visit of King James I to Lancashire.

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Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley’s class of ‘75 is set to reunite

A call has gone out to reunite former pupils of a now closed Preston city school as they celebrate their 60th birthdays.

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Ross McWilliam

Ross muscles in to help children grow

Gentle giant Ross McWilliam has turned a double tragedy in his life into the inspiration to help young people grow.

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