Youngsters celebrated for their creative talents

There were smiles all round as some of the Fylde coast’s top young artists were recognised for their creative talents.


Youngsters brushing up their Shakespeare with a little help from stars

Friends, Sandgrown’uns, Countrymen... lend me your ears!

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.


Take-off time as aviators are a soaraway success

Flying high!

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.

Gary Cumber with children Elliah, 3, Kyril, 2 and Harvee, 5.

Dads story-time to help children learn

Dads in Blackpool are being encouraged to pick up a book and enjoy story-time with their children.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

School funding worries raised

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has echoed concerns that new Government proposals could leave schools out of pocket.

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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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Fleetwood High School headteacher Richard Barnes

Headteacher issues warning after man in van approaches pupil after school

A Fylde coast school has issued a warning to pupils after a man was seen behaving suspiciously in the area.

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Students at Blackpool Sixth Form College on results day in August

REVEALED: Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with more information than before.

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Suzanne Warr, deputy production editor with The Guardian, visiting St Mary's RC Primary School, London Street Fleetwood, as part of a national scheme, with Ethan Thom, Oliver Mallon, Shaun Hughes, Mellissa Ranasinghe, Georgia Higson and Lamiha Mashrufa

Fleet Street comes to school at Fleetwood

It was a case of going from Fleetwood to Fleet Street and back for journalist Suzanne Warr.

Daniel Sutcliff

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.

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