Coach’s Aussie skydive in honour of pal

A football coach from Garstang currently working in Australia is planning a sponsored sky-dive down under to raise funds for a Lancashire-based charity set up following the death of a friend.

Toni Roethling left her role to care for her mentally ill daughter

Poulton headteacher backs health reform

A headteacher who quit her job to care for her mentally ill daughter has welcomed reforms announced by Theresa May.

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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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Pupils of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood with (from lef) Margaret Bottomley (deputy head), Cat Sewell (head of Year 6) and head teacher Ann Kowalska.

Primary school shows its top class progress

A Fleetwood primary school reports a major improvement in progress compared to a year ago.

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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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How did your child's school fare?

Blackpool, Wyre and The Fylde 2016 league tables: How does your school fare?

As the Government publishes the annual primary school performance tables, schools across Blackpool, Wyre and The Fylde are celebrating.

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Russell Halton and Alex Guarracino at the Undergraduate Awards (UA)

Blackpool and The Fylde College students beat the big boys at Undergraduate Awards

Two lucky Blackpool and The Fylde College students have been named as the first ever to be recognised at a national award ceremony for undergraduates.

Blackpool Sixth Form

There’s art in store for Blackpool Sixth Form students

Art and design work by Blackpool students is currently on show at a major town store.


Education stars recognised at annual Gazette awards

Educations stars across the Fylde coast were today basking in the glow of being named the best in the region in the annual Gazette Education Awards.

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Crossing patrols at Stanah in Thornton

School crossing safety warning

A headteacher has warned drivers and children to take extra care around his school after a lollipop woman was knocked down.

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Coun David Borrow says services will continue to be delivered despite the closure of childrens centres, to be discussed at County Hall today

Centre closures scrutinised

The closure of children’s centres across Lancashire was due to be discussed today.

School children in a classroom

Unions claim hundreds of Fylde coast teaching jobs at risk

Hundreds of teaching jobs on the Fylde coast are at risk from a lack of funding, union bosses have warned.

Michelle Smith pictured with her fine notice

School fine solicitor: Law is unclear

It is not against the law to take your child on holiday during term-time, the lawyer who beat Blackpool Council in court this week said.

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Graeme Dow, headteacher at Anchorsholme Primary

Teachers work ‘in excess of 60 hour weeks’

Headteachers have called for a stop to excessive working hours for staff after a survey revealed teachers in England work some of the longest hours in the profession in the developed world.

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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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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GCSE Results Day

School sexual offence reports double

Police were called to deal with a report of a sexual offence in a Lancashire school almost every month last year.

Simon Jones, on the executive of the National Union of Teachers

Lancashire teaching union blasts grammar school return

Lancashire’s teachers’ leaders fear for the future of educational standards if rumoured plans to revert back to “segregation” at 11 go ahead.

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Road safety call

Road safety call as kids head back to school

Parents and teachers in Lancashire have been urged to make road and cycle safety and traffic awareness a priority as the new school term gets under way.

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