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Seven fire engines callled to blaze at former Burnley high school

Firefighters from across East Lancashire in seven fire engines were called to  a blaze at a former high school in Burnley last night. (Sunday)

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Leon Akbar. Photo: Ben Chaffer.

Rising rapper’s big Tinchy Stryder break

An aspiring Burnley rapper will get his big break when he joins grime star Tinchy Stryder on stage at King George’s Hall next week.
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(Left) Connor Savage (4) and (Right) Lily-Rose Kavanagh (5) with Catering and Hospitality lecturer, Nick Hatch.

Rosegrove pupils celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Youngsters from Rosegrove Infant School in Burnley celebrated Chinese New Year in style with a culinary trip to Nelson and Colne College.

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Graduates celebrate University Centre launch

Some of the county’s future industry stars have been honoured at Nelson and Colne College’s first ever graduation ceremony.
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Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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Antony Shirley with some Roughlee Primary School pupils.

Fishy business at Roughlee Primary School

Roughlee Primary School children have been treated to a special seafood treat in the new year after a talk and assembly from an award-winning chef.

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(From left): Harry Crabtree (Ightenhill), Kaleb Barnham (Whittlefield), Kai Crawford (Padiham PPS), Freya Rajkumar (Cherry Fold), and Olivia Walsh (Hapton).

Shuttleworth's robotics whizkids

Shuttleworth College's Year Seven and Eight classes have dabbled in a spot of robotics as one of just 145 UK schools to take part in Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge.
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Barrowford pupils Riley Houston, Nathan Morley, Jonah Willan and teaching assistant Alan True

School serves up an ace raffle to fund tennis court

A generous teaching assistant is giving away some of his most prized possessions to raise money for his school – signed photographs of legends from the worlds of sport and films.
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Underage drinking programme heads to Lancashire

Underage drinking programme heads to Lancashire

A programme highlighting the dangers of underage drinking is being presented to 135,000 students across Lancashire as part of an education and awareness initiative called 'Smashed'.
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Special school's charity dilemma

A Burnley special school faced losing £100 from its charity due to the sudden closure of an Indian restaurant – until others stepped in to help.
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Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Family, friends, colleagues and pupils, past and present, will gather next week to say goodbye to the much admired teacher who died after he fell climbing one of Britain’s highest mountains.

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From left: Johdi Dinsdale (PGCE student), Nelson and Colne College Vice Principal Alison Rushton, Director of Higher Education Steve Wright, Waqar Naweed (former PGCE student now Engineering lecturer), and Louisa Shuttleworth and Alexis Turner (PGCE students). Photo: NAZ ALAM

Nelson and Colne College launch new University Centre

Nelson and Colne College have officially launched a new University Centre, offering learners the chance to gain a University-level qualification locally, flexibly, and affordably in an exciting expansion of adult provision.

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Students raise cash in class for domestic abuse service

Students raise cash in class for domestic abuse service

Secondary school students from Burnley have helped to raise money and awareness in support of a domestic abuse service.

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MP Andrew Stephenson (left) has backed changes to mental health provision in Pendle.

MP backs changes to mental health measures

Andrew Stephenson MP has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health in Pendle so more children and young people receive support and care.
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Tributes have been flooding in for loved and respected teacher Mark Bowling who died in a tragic climbing accident.

Lasting memorial will honour much loved teacher

The school where the teacher who died in a tragic mountain climbing accident taught is planning a permanent memorial in his honour.

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Tributes have been paid to teacher Mark Bowling who has died after a climbing accident.

Tributes for popular teacher killed in mountain climbing accident

The daughter of a Burnley teacher, who died after he fell climbing one of Britain’s biggest mountains, has paid tribute to her father.

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Parents are reminded to get their skates on if they need to apply for a primary school place for their child this year.

Deadline looming for primary school applications

Time is running out for parents in Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe to apply online for a primary school place for their child if they are due to start in September.

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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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Advanced nurses boost for area

Advanced nurses boost for area

Eleven experienced nurses can now perform extra duties after graduating with their Advanced Nurse Practitioner degrees.

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