Lancaster schools warn over ‘perverts’ playground’ online game

A hit online game aimed at kids could be a way for sexual predators to access children, say parents.

Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

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Ex-Man Utd star Gary Neville in talks with Lancaster University

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is in talks to open a university in conjunction with Lancaster University.

Pupils, parents, and supporters at Horton Primary School who were fighting against the closure.

North Yorkshire County Council agrees to close Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School

North Yorkshire County Council decided today to close Horton-in-Ribblesdale CE Primary School at the end of the school year.

Raymond and Sam Moi Chan in Lancaster

The Lancaster-China connection

This month, Lancaster has been awash with colour and expression during the Chinese New Year celebrations, with hundreds of people attending events in the city centre and at the university.

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Lancaster University.

Lancaster students ‘have paid for fraudulent essays’

Two firms which write essays for university students in return for payment claim to have had customers from Lancaster who have submitted fraudulent essays.

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Year 13 LRGS students with their form teacher Jill Love (right) and Neil Townsend and Alison Dixey from CancerCare during their visit to the school.

Grammar school students give Lancaster cancer charity food for thought

Sixth formers at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been helping shape the future of a cancer charity’s service for young people.

Myerscough College's Bernard Pendleton

Overseas invite to share ideas

Myerscough College has been invited to the Netherlands later this year to share best practice about implementing Prevent, the government anti-terrorism strategy.

Some of the slippers worn by children at Lancaster Steiner School.

Lancaster school is a trailblazer for comfort in the classroom

New research has discovered that allowing children to wear slippers in school helps boost their grades – but at one Lancaster school they’ve been leading the way for years.

Some of the students who led the assemblies.

Lancaster kids teach peers to stay safe online

Youngsters at a Lancaster school have been teaching others about how to stay safe online as part of a national awareness campaign.

Student flats approved at Lancaster ‘eyesore’ site

Student flats approved at Lancaster ‘eyesore’ site

Plans to build 168 new student flats on derelict land in south Lancaster have been given the go ahead.

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Lancaster and Morecambe College travel students and their tutor with their NCS certificates.

Young students learn how to become good citizens

Supporting homeless people, outdoor pursuits and a bike ride to raise money for the local hospice were just some of the activities undertaken by students on the National Citizens Service programme.

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An artist's impression of the new Health Innovation Campus

Lancaster University’s health campus design gets green light

Lancaster University’s Health innovation Campus has moved a step closer with the building’s designs meeting the approval of planners.

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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David Morris, MP for Morecambe, is considering running for Tory leadership

Morecambe MP ‘fed up’ with kids’ strikes

Morecambe MP David Morris has been criticised for telling Parliament that headteachers are “unionising” children to make them go on strike.

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Rose Rawcliffe from Morecambe who won the Highly Commended Main Course Award at the North West Final of LACA School Chef of the Year 2017.

Dinner lady’s winning dish is hot, hot, hot

A dinner lady from Morecambe was highly commended in a school chef competition.

Westgate Primary School and Children's Centre will be having new security fencing installed.

Fencing will keep children safe

New security fencing will be put up at Westgate Primary School to safeguard pupils.

Shopkeeper Carla Waite helping promote the business.

Lancaster University graduate appears on The One Show and calls out to Lancaster businesses

Lancaster University alumni and entrepreneur Jackie Mulligan will be on The One Show tonight, Tuesday, thanks to her pioneering new business.

£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

Ten teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, balcony and chill out space are weeks away from completion at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.

Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

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