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.

UCLan students and members of the Confucius Institute rehearse the Chinese lion dance for the New Year celebrations

Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year

Lancashire will be going cockahoop over Chinese New Year.

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Bob Grant

Tributes paid to former Lancashire teacher Robert Grant

A former headteacher who had a passion for sailing has died.

Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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Photo Neil Cross: 
Barn Owl Bill  with Paddy

Life’s one long hoot at Barn Owl Bill’s bird haven home

A chance encounter with a former girlfriend’s pet led to a lifelong passion for Bill Higham – and a new identity as he was reborn as ‘Barn Owl Bill’.

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Amazing fundraisers Paula and Barry Hesmondhalgh who have raised �60,000 for heart screening for local young people following the death of their son Matt at the age of 22

Couple’s amazing fundraising for heart tests for young people

A courageous Lancashire couple whose son died suddenly five years ago have turned grief to hope by funding hundreds of free heart tests for young Lancashire residents.

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Archivist Keri Nicholson checks the  records

Can you help unlock secrets of the Horrockses’ archive?

Its fabrics were worn by royalty, coveted by commoners and its frocks even featured in Vogue.

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School is about is about more than just exams as pupils at Worden Academy know

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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John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

Tom Jones, proprietor of Whalley Wine Shop, now also at Huntley's Country Stores.

Ribchester born law graduate followed his passion for wine to create successful Whalley business

This week the Courier and News introduces new monthly wine columnist, Tom Jones, successful proprietor of award winning The Whalley Wine Shop and now also at Huntley’s Country Stores, Samlesbury, to write in our newspapers.

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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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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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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Janet and John books, pre-war medication advert and St Francis School World Book Day 2006

Now book yourself in for very special memories

As we contemplate Christmas books, we think about the characters portrayed in them, and as a child, one letter to Santa was for a Rupert Bear book.

David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Jane Booth and Graham Lowe with advice about helping  young people to stay safe on line

Help keep your kids safe online: Essential safeguarding tips from Lancashire experts

As the gift season approaches and young people hope for new phones and other Internet accessing devices two Lancashire safeguarding experts tell Fiona Finch why it’s time for a rethink on just what we tell the children.

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