Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Lancaster University Student Union held a hustings at Lancaster Town Hall. PHOTO: Lancaster University Students Union

Lancaster and Fleetwood election hopefuls face city’s students

The four people hoping to become the next MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood were grilled by students from Lancaster University.

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David Baddiel.

Tickets on sale for comedian David Baddiel in Lancaster

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide.

Ripley St Thomas pupil Luke Wilkinson has been awarded at place at Sir James Dyson's new undergraduate Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Luke’s dream chance to train with inventor

A Lancaster schoolboy has landed a place on a new undergraduates scheme set up by inventor James Dyson.

Pupils Melissa and Matthew celebrating the Outstanding rating at Underley Garden School.

Underley school celebrates Outstanding Ofsted rating

A school in Kirkby Lonsdale has received an Outstanding grading in an Ofsted inspection.

Lancaster University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Andrew Atherton and The Dukes Outreach and Learning Manager, Vicky Flethcer with the Arts Partnership Award.

Lancaster university and theatre scoop top award

A successful partnership between The Dukes and Lancaster University has scooped a top accolade at the inaugural North West Cultural Education Awards.

Ceri Hamer,  deputy headteacher at Trumacar Primary School, has been  nominated for a national teaching award.

Heysham teacher up for top award

A deputy headteacher of a Heysham primary school has been nominated for a national teaching award.


PICTURES: Can you spot yourself in Lancaster school march?

Thousands attended a school march in Lancaster at the weekend to protest against school budget cuts.

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Crowds during the march

Thousands attend Lancaster school march

Teachers, parents and children gathered in the city to take part in the Save Our Schools march.
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A recent march and rally in Lancaster opposed real term cuts to school budgets.

Cuts on timetable at cash-starved Morecambe school

School governors across Lancaster and Morecambe have accused the government of lying about a funding crisis, as one school revealed the true cost of cuts to its budget.

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Lancaster flooding in December 2015

Causing a storm in the art world

Storm Desmond, which wreaked havoc across parts of Lancashire and Cumbria 18 months ago, is to be the focus of a unique university arts project.

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General view of the library.
Pic: Lee Boswell

Cuts forecast as uni reaches milestone year

The University of Cumbria is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in August.

Elle Gilligan with her award. Photo by Simon Kearsley.

Lancaster University’s Elle stirs up a storm in top cocktail competition

Lancaster University venue assistant Elle Gilligan showed off her cocktail making skills to be crowned winner of a national competition.

Experience visuals as seen at the Northern Lights at Lancaster Universty's Community Day.

Explore exciting new worlds at Lancaster University’s community day

Lancaster University’s Community Day, taking place this Saturday (May 6) from 11am to 4pm, promises to be an out-of- this-world experience for people of all ages and interests.

Wes Johnson, Lancaster & Morecambe College principal.

New principal aims to take Lancaster & Morecambe College into the future

The new principal at Lancaster & Morecambe College is aiming to build on existing foundations and help strengthen the bond between the college and local industry.

The Lancaster International Youth Games squad.

International Youth Games back on track in Lancaster

A sporting event for young people in Lancaster will go ahead this year after volunteers and businesses rallied in support.


Education in spotlight during Lancaster’s May Day march and rally

Education was a key issue among the speakers at the annual May Day march and rally in Lancaster on Saturday.

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Beaumont College, Lancaster.

Lancaster college up for sale

A Lancaster college for disabled young people has been put up for sale.

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Plenty to offer at Lancaster University community day

Plenty to offer at Lancaster University community day

Lancaster University Community Day is fast approaching and organisers are busy putting the final touches to an extensive programme of events.

Parents and teachers are rallying against school budget cuts

Parents and teachers get set to march in Lancaster

Thousands of people are expected to march in Lancaster next month to protest against school budget cuts.

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