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The Apprentice star gives tips for success to budding Burnley business moguls of the future

A TV star, who was one of the finalists in the smash hit show The Apprentice, came to Burnley to pass on some top tips to aspiring young people.

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Colin Wrighton before and after his head shave.

Clitheroe minibus driver loses his locks for Kenya

A Clitheroe man came under the clippers to help local people in the Kenyan city of Eldoret who struggle financially with issues of unemployment and bereavement.

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Susan Ashworth is awaiting her fate.

Case against bursar who stole £140,000 from school is adjourned

A former bursar who stole more than £140,000 from a primary school is still awaiting her fate after a delay in legal proceedings over the sums of money involved in the case.

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The successful Marsden Heights team

Formula One powers into Burnley for young engineers event

The engineers of tomorrow competed in a day of 'Enjoy-neering' hosted by Themis at Burnley College.

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Young Poppy Morris has won a place at the Royal Ballet summer school.

Budding ballerina pirouettes into Royal Ballet School

Budding ballerina Poppy Morris has been offered a prestigious place at the Royal Ballet summer school.

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Ashley Harper

Proud Ashley now helping others after going back to college

Just weeks after finishing his honours degree at Burnley College, student Ashley Harper is helping autistic people build lives for themselves within the community.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Around 98% of children in Lancashire have got a place at one of their top three primary school choices.

Primary school places: Around 98 per cent allocated a place at one of their top three choices

Almost 100% of parents in Lancashire have been offered a place for their child at one of their preferred primary schools this September.

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Get your tickets now for this new family friendly music festival.

Tickets on sale for new music festival

This year’s Brabin’s Rocks is the first of what will be an annual family friendly music festival.

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The Ribblesdale debating team.

Debating trio through to nationals

A trio of Year Nine pupils from Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe took part in a regional debate competition at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham.

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Thorneyholme RC Primary School.

Clitheroe school helping get books to 40,000 Greater Manchester kids

A Clitheroe school is helping improve children's literacy across Greater Manchester through the Gift of Books programme which aims to get the printed word to the 40,000 schoolchildren who do not own a single book of their own.
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The Burnley College campus Employer Expo.

Burnley College Expo: East Lancs students embrace Apprenticeship Week 2018

Pupils across East Lancashire have been inspired to consider the wealth of opportunities available to them to start their dream career as a Themis Apprentice during Apprenticeship Week 2018.

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When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
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Burnley College is launching a course to teach people how to fly drones.

High flyers set to learn new skills on drone course

Burnley College is launching a course to help drone fans of all ages learn essential skills and pick up top tips on how to make the most of their high-tech gadget.

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There were 346 exclusions across primary, secondary and special schools in 2016/17

Increase in permanent pupil expulsions

The number of permanent exclusions from Lancashire’s schools increased last year, according to new figures.

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Standing ovation for Freda after four decades at same Burnley primary school

Colleagues, pupils, parents and friends gave a standing ovation to a long serving member of staff who has retired after an incredible 42 years at a Burnley primary school
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Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

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Some of the Pendle Artists at the  launch of their 50th anniversary exhibition.

Artists who met as students celebrate 50 years of brush strokes

A group of artists, who first got together 50 years ago, are celebrating the special anniversary with a major exhibition of their work.

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The reunions will now be held every other year.

New format for secondary school reunion

An annual Ribble Valley school reunion will take place using a new format to make it open to more former pupils.

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Some of the younger cast members of the production The King and I at Whalley's Oakhill School.

Royal command performance was a triumph

The musical, The King and I, was performed by students from Whalley's Oakhill School and Nursery.

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