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Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

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L-R Anya Darnton, Morecambe Road School, Mark Lees, plant manager Heysham 1 power station, Katie Steckles, Tess Cooper, Morecambe Community High School, Matthew Tosh, and Will Fitchett, Morecambe Community High School. Photo by Geoff Harris.

School pupils enjoy Lancaster science event

Flames, flares and mathematical shapes entertained pupils as part of a live science event organised by Heysham power stations.

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The new Cityblock student development in Penny Street

£7m student block opens in Penny Street

Lancaster’s newest purpose built student block is now open for business, despite its building contractor going into administration half way through its construction.

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PICTURES: Lancaster and Morecambe Education Awards

Here are all the pictures we took at the Lancaster and Morecambe Newspaper Education Awards last night (Wednesday November 29).

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Our Education Awards.

Lancaster and Morecambe Newspaper Education Award winners revealed

We can reveal the full list of winners and nominees at the Lancaster and Morecambe Newspaper Education Awards.
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Photo Neil Cross
Carnegie Publishing Ltd, Chatsworth Road, Lancaster

Lancaster publisher talks self-publishing, the history of towns, and technological change

“The smell of new books is amazing.”

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Wes Johnson, Lancaster & Morecambe College principal.

College and school leaders fear sixth form education in Lancashire is heading into trouble because of the amount of money available to meet their needs

Cuts to courses, rising class sizes and closures are all on the cards if funding to sixth forms is not increased.

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Caton St Paul's CofE Primary

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Caton St Paul’s Primary School

At Caton St Paul’s Primary School they are ’One family, belonging, believing and learning together…

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Morecambe Road School following the flooding on Wednesday night.

Morecambe Road School “a little island” surrounded by floodwater

Morecambe Road School was left surrounded by water when the floodwaters hit on Wednesday night.

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Photo by @mathewgillings on Twitter of flooding in Lancaster. Photo credit: @mathewgillings/PA Wire

Highest ever 24-hour rainfall in 50 years at Lancaster University weather station

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University’s Hazelrigg weather monitoring station have recorded record breaking 24-hour rainfall levels.

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Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
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Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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The staff who took part in the Sparkle Day for charity.

Lancaster and Morecambe students sparkle for good cause

Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) held their annual Sparkle Day to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

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Lancaster Girl's Grammar School

Lancaster girls’ school stands by single sex education

A headteacher of a girls’ grammar school has spoken out over a controversial decision to mix girl and boy pupils.

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Lancaster University

Jobs at risk at uni due to ‘Brexit challenges’

Seven jobs at Lancaster University are at risk as part of a restructure of The Work Foundation due to the “challenging and changing environment following Brexit”.

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Morecambe head Matt Auger.

Morecambe Community High School head to resign

Morecambe Community High School head Matt Auger has announced he is to resign on medical advice.

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Garstang Community Aacdemy launched the Pitch In appeal for the new sports pitch

Great £100,000 victory for state-of-the-art Garstang sports facility

Garstang Community Academy will open the gates to the market town’s first state-of-the-art multi-sport, all weather facility next year after Sport England announced this week they would support their community bid for £100,000 of funding.

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Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

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Police and Crime Comissioner launches aid to combatting child sexual exploitation

Police and Crime Comissioner launches aid to combatting child sexual exploitation

A toolkit to help tackle child sexual exploitation has been unveiled by Nest Lancashire and Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
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