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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From left: Lily, Jude, big sister Rosie and Dylan. The triplets enjoyed their first day at school on Monday.

Triplets’ milestone day at school

A set of triplets who came into the world in 2012 have just had their first day at school.

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Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty.

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Aurora Borealis, pictured in North Yorkshire (Image: Paul James).

Lancaster lawnmower triggers Northern Lights red alert

A Lancaster University groundsman put 90,000 Northern Lights watchers on red alert after his sit-on mower accidentally triggered an Aurora Borealis sensor.

John Lea.

Long serving and popular Lancaster Royal Grammar School teacher dies, aged 80

A former teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and a prominent member of Lancaster Footlights has died at the age of 80.


SLIDESHOW: Students collect GCSE results

Pupils around the Lancaster district have been celebrating their GCSE results.

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