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More teachers are needed to stave off a classroom crisis

Teachers’ leaders fear a classroom crisis as fewer people are entering the profession.

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Pictured from left to right are Fr Roland Nicholson, Christine Dilworth, Katie Buck, Steve Dilworth, Megan Turner, Courtney Allen and teacher Anna-Marie Pye

Specialist school presented with much-needed funds

A cheque for £300 was presented to staff and pupils from a specialist school after its brand new bus was stolen.

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Stephen Young

Top role for ex-Burnley student

Lancashire County Council has appointed a former Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student as its new Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport & Community Services.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

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Jenna (left) with Miss Ridgway and Mrs Musgrave.

Clitheroe school treated to visit from skater inspirational speaker

Children and teachers alike enjoyed a visit from an inspirational visitor recently, as former world champion inline skater turned award-winning motivational speaker, Jenna Downing, dropped in at to a school in Clitheroe.

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Sam, Ellisia and Imani delight audiences with their performance. (s)

Pupils have a lot to talk about in ‘Youth Speaks’ contest

There were plenty of laughs thanks to young speakers at a recent meeting of Ribblesdale Rotary.

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All the Rotary Youth Speaks teams with Clitheroe Rotary President Frank Brown.

Young speakers through to district final

Pupils from two Ribble Valley secondary schools are through to the district finals of an annual public speaking competition.

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Young athletes from Oakhill School, Whalley,  are preparing to take part in the regional finals of the UK Sportshall Champonship.

The heat is on for junior athletes in regional finals

Young athletes from a Ribble Valley school have secured themselves a place in a top competition.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Danielle Hancock who is returning to Burnley College to study her passion, photography.

Showcase for courses aimed at giving adults a new challenge

A series of adult learning courses are being rolled out at Burnley College.
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Woodfield Nursery parents getting involved during the Nurtured in Nature session.

Nelson nursery embraces outdoor learning in Nurtured in Nature sessions

In an effort to make the children's education a more communal process whilst at the same time varying the type of learning they undertake, a Nelson nursery have embraced having representatives from Nurtured in Nature at the school.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

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Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
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95% of parents applied for places online last year.

Deadline looms for online primary school applications

Parents are being reminded that the deadline for online primary school applications is fast approaching.

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Youngsters from St Mary's Primary School, Sabden, take centre stage

Festive performance is a huge success

Twinkle-toed youngsters from Key Stage One at St Mary’s RC Primary School gave two superb performances of their Christmas play.

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Edisford Primary School pupils perform Prickly Hay.

Primary pupils shine in school nativity

Proud family members packed the hall at a Clitheroe primary school to watch performances of an upbeat take on the traditional Christmas story.

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Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

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The Rt Hon Ralph Assheton with head boy and girl at Whalley's Oakhill School Giles Bridge and Phoebe Hawks.

Prize night honours students and staff

Pupils, parents and staff celebrated Oakhill School’s annual prize giving ceremony.

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