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Lancaster schoolchildren can win prizes for a new Christmas story

Kids across Lancaster are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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Arkholme CE Primary School.

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Arkholme CE Primary School

Arkholme CE Primary School is a small, but mighty, rural school situated 10 minutes from Carnforth in the beautiful Lune Valley.

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New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

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Lancaster students seek consultancy challenge

Lancaster students seek consultancy challenge

A group of final year students from the University of Cumbria are looking for a challenge which could benefit businesses in north Lancashire.

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Gillows Building, North Road, Lancaster.

Lancaster student flats plan on hold

Legal advice must be sought before a decision on soundproofing tests for new student flats in a historic Lancaster building can be made.

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Lancaster University professor helps detect unique space phenomenon

Lancaster University professor helps detect unique space phenomenon

A Lancaster professor is part of an international collaboration which has detected an astronomical phenomenon never before observed.

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Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

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Students from Lancaster and Morecambe Colleeg are taking part in the NCS Programme

Students are learning how to become better citizens

Lancaster and Morecambe students are cementing their places as good 
citizens.

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Jayne Wright UoC sports scientist

Gold medal for judo
ace Jayne

A Lancaster sports scientist is celebrating winning gold at the British National Judo Championships after fearing she would never fight again.

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University of Cumbria. Lancaster Campus.

University of Cumbria ‘pops up’ to bring half-term fun to Lancaster

A week of free activities, workshops and competitions aimed at showcasing the variety of work that goes on at the University of Cumbria will take place in the centre of Lancaster this October half-term.

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Ceri Hamer, deputy headteacher at Trumacar Primary School with her silver award for Primary Teacher of the Year.

Fingers crossed for Heysham teacher’s top award success

A Heysham teacher will find out if she is a classroom hero at a glittering ceremony which will be broadcasted on BBC television.

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John Bercow MP answering questions from Great Wood pupils via a Skype link from the Education Centre in Westminster.

Morecambe schoolchildren quiz Speaker of the House of Commons

Year 6 pupils at Great Wood Primary School had the opportunity to quiz John Bercow MP during a live question and answer session this week.

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Scientist at work at Lancaster Universitys Environment Centre.

Lancaster University leads top government economy study

Lancaster University is leading one of the government’s 12 new regional science and innovation audits to develop a new approach to regional economic development.

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University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

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Plans to centralise Lancashire's pathology services at Lancaster University are underway. Preston MP Mark Hendrick is concerned about its knock-on effects.

Worries over Royal Preston Hospital blood bank transfer

Preston’s MP has voiced his concern at the plans to centralise the county’s blood bank units in Lancaster.
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Caton Community Primary School

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Caton Community Primary School

Welcome to Caton Community Primary School!

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A clownfish as seen in Finding Nemo.

Lancaster University research finds that ‘Hollywood effect’ helps wildlife

How did Finding Nemo affect clownfish? Was Jaws bad for sharks? Did the remake of the Jungle Book help pangolins?

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More Music in Morecambe.

Morecambe classrooms are alive with the sound of music

Schoolchildren across Lancashire will experience the joy of singing and improve their learning through music during October 2017, the British Council has announced.

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Slyne-with-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s CE Primary School

Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s CE Primary School seeks to serve the village along with all those who go to the school from further afield.

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Cats can now control your TV thanks to Lancaster researchers

The days of searching for the TV remote are over because you can now change the channel with your pet cat – yes a real cat.
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