End of an era as courses stop running at Lancaster’s Adult College

Adult learning classes are to end at Lancaster’s Adult College at the end of October.

Lancaster University has submitted its planning application to Lancaster City Council for a major new Health Innovation development.

Lancaster University submits plans for new healthcare centre of excellence

A major new healthcare centre of excellence next to Lancaster University could bring in up to 2,000 new jobs and boost the economy by £100million.

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Children from  Garstang St Thomas, SS Mary and Michael's and Garstang County Primary came together at St Thomas Parish hall for the annual democracy day
PICTURE Lynn Harter

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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Ripley pupils with Javone Prince during the filming for BBC2 programme The School That Got Teens Reading. Photo: BBC

Lancaster school features in BBC programme on literacy

The secret behind how a Lancaster school inspired its pupils to pick up more books was revealed in a BBC TV programme at the weekend.

Let Our Kids be Kids campaign. Lancaster and Morecambe. Picture by Gemma Sherlock.

Backlash over Morecambe MP’s SATs comments

Parents have hit back at an MP’s claim that they are using their children as political pawns in a campaign over controversial exams.

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Helen Skelton

Back to school for TV star Helen

Presenter Helen Skelton won’t easily forget what happened as she was filming a TV documentary at a Lancaster school - it was the first time she laid eyes on her new nephew.
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Lancashire tops the chart for fining parents over unathorised school absences.

Lancashire tops chart for issuing fines to parents if kids miss school

Lancashire County Council is among the local authorities topping the chart for the number of fines it has issued to parents whose children fail to attend school.

Brian Salmon.

Former Lancaster Royal Grammar School history teacher Brian Salmon dies

A former history teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar School has passed away, just weeks after one of his colleagues also died.

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The view from Skerton Bridge

Lancaster student village work ‘to begin in the summer of 2017’

A major new student development in Lancaster would be completed within two years, if plans are given the go-ahead.

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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.

John Holland.

Tribute to man who excelled at teaching teachers

A man who contributed much to education in our district has died, aged 76.

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.

Fire at a nursery in Heysham. Picture: Andy Slack

Arson investigation launched after blaze at children’s nursery

An investigation has been launched after a fire began outside a children’s nursery.

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University seals a hat-trick as it ranks among the UK elite

University bosses in Lancaster are celebrating a hat-trick of successes in national league tables.

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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The Dukes Theatre Lancaster

EXCLUSIVE: Plans for major new cultural hub in Lancaster

A brand new multi-million pound cultural hub for Lancaster is being planned as part of the Canal Corridor North development.

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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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Protesters fighting the closure of Silverdale library

Last chance talks on future of libraries and children’s centres

A cross party group of councillors  will make an  eleventh hour appeal next week  in a bid to reverse cuts to libraries and children’s centres.

Plans for the new development in Bulk Road, Lancaster

REVEALED: New 630-bed student village plan for Lancaster

Major new plans for a student village on wasteland in Lancaster have been revealed.

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