Clitheroe teacher honoured in prestigious national awards

A teacher at a Clitheroe high school has scooped an accolade at an annual awards ceremony which celebrates excellence in education.

Miracle baby Blake will celebrate his fourth birthday next month.

Clitheroe ‘miracle baby’ to celebrate his fourth birthday

A miracle baby who was born with a complex heart condition has defied all odds to celebrate his fourth birthday next month.

Dr Jim Morris with a coin found during  the 2017 dig

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
The Vatican XI (St Peter's) will visit Stonyhurst in July.

Cricket tour aims to bring different communities together

A cricket team from the Vatican will play at the Ribble Valley's Stonyhurst College as part of its UK tour.
Michael and Dawn in front of the Royal Academy of Arts where his painting is part of the 250th anniversary exhibition.

Pendle and Ribble Valley art teacher's work chosen for prestigious Royal Academy exhibition

A painting, which an artist started work on in 2001, is among the 250th exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts this summer.

Pupils take part in the Joy of Moving Festival.

Activities and fun galore for Clitheroe primary school pupils

Pupils at Brookside Primary School in Clitheroe took part in a Joy of Moving Festival with sports coaches from Accrington Stanley.
Workshop leader Jennifer Brown with participant Laura Longworth. (s)

REVIEW: Creative Writing For Beginners; Burnley College

Creative Burnley people can let their imaginations soar thanks to a new series of writing workshops.

The young runners.

Ribble Valley school's Race for Life raises almost £1.5k

Children at Brennand’s Endowed Primary School in Slaidburn took part in a sponsored Race for Life raising £1,480 for Cancer Research UK.

Stephen Withnell.

College announces new director of strategic development

Stonyhurst College at Hurst Green has announced the appointment of Stephen Withnell as director of strategic development.
Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Members of the band Pendlekraft which is planning a reunion gig 25 years after it split.

Band set to reunite 25 years after split

A band, made up of students and teachers from the same Burnley high school, is planning a reunion gig 25 years after it split.
The group of Ribblesdale students who have organised the De-stresstival with supporting Lancashire Mind staff.

First De-stresstival event is a great success

Students have responded to the rise in mental health conditions in young people by staging a De-stresstival, the county’s first wellbeing festival.

Barbara Jones won the Unsung Hero Award at the BBC North West Sports Awards 2006.

Swimming teacher hangs up her goggles

An 86-year-old swimming teacher who has taught generations of local youngsters leaves the local swimming scene with a lasting legacy.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
A series of adult courses are being launched at Burnley College.

Launch of college courses show it is never too late to go back to the classroom

If you ever regretted not working harder at school Burnley College is offering the chance to roll back the years.

The Platform Gallery where the exhibition is being held.

Specialist school pupils' works of art

Students from a specialist school are exhibiting their works of art in a local gallery this weekend.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
Charlotte Leach.

Help Charlotte to make a difference

A former pupil of St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington is travelling to Fiji next month to inspire children living in hardship.

Staff and pupils with Tony Plant and his wife Janet.

School's sponsored silence raises £1k for vital charity

You could hear a pin drop at a Ribble Valley primary school recently when all of its pupils took part in a sponsored silence in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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