Aleena’s Garden; Burnley Arts Centre

Adventure will sprout up all over the place when this interactive new show comes to town.
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One of the Year 1 pupils with the three-week-old lambs.

St. Paul's Year 1s feeling sheepish

The lucky Year 1 children at St. Paul's Church of England Primary School in Nelson have had some very special woolly visitors this week, spending time with a group of three-week-old lambs.

Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery's Little Hospice Heroes after achieving Millie's Mark.

Gold Standard Nelson nursery

A nursery in Nelson has become the first establishment in the area to achieve Millie’s Mark, a national Gold Standard in paediatric first aid.

Prince's Trust unveil Nelson programme

Prince's Trust unveil Nelson programme

The Prince's Trust have unveiled an upcoming Team Programme at Nelson Fire Station, offering the chance to secure a place on a 12-week personal development course and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.
Walverden Primary School in Nelson has been praised by Ofsted.

Nelson school's Ofsted success

A primary school in Nelson has come through its latest Ofsted report and demonstrated its academic excellence after receiving an extremely positive bill of good health from the educational regulator.

Pupils outside the school with their banner to warn parents

Pupil power against dangerous parking

Dangerous and inconsiderate parking close to local schools is an ongoing problem.
Marsden Heights are building on parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith.

Shakespeare & Islam: Marsden Heights' intercultural learning initiative

Spotting parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith, a Nelson teacher has suggested an educational initiative to engage pupils in a more astute style.
TIGHS pupils with Christine Hughes, and David Herdman from Masimo Europe

Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Entertainment will be provided by Punjabi Roots.

Brierfield Library's Community Day bonanza

Brierfield Library will tomorrow transform into the centre of a Community Day, with entertainment, food, music, and dancing as local charity, Carers Link Lancashire, reach out to the population.

Margaret Randall who is planning her fourth and final mercy mission to Brazil to help deprived families

Grandma Margaret is Brazil bound to help families in poverty and despair

The deprivation and abuse of millions of families in Brazil touched Margaret Randall's heart so much she is making her fourth journey there to do her bit to help make their lives better.

David Roberts, Maddie Roberts, and William Towneley in Uganda.

Charitable Barrowford businessman's Ugandan expedition

A businessman from Barrowford has returned from a volunteering trip to Uganda with the Bumba Foundation.

Former headteacher Francis Kendall who has died at the age of 97.

Former headteacher lived life to the full

A former headteacher has died at the age of 97.
The monthly events are held on the last Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the Cotton Tree Inn in Colne.

Love is in the air: The Colne Cupid

A gregarious Colne resident has taken on the Cupid role, establishing the town’s first speed dating event to “hopefully help someone find love.”


Flag-waving pupils brave freezing weather to meet the Prince

Royal excitement reached fever pitch as Prince Charles met pupils from Clitheroe primary schools.

Mark Bowling, who died in a mountain climbing accident, with his wife Elaine and two of their children, Tom and Georgia, who are planning a poignant journey to visit the place he loved.

Family's poignant trip to meet rescue team who battled to save teacher

The family of  a teacher, who died in a mountain climbing accident, are preparing to visit the place he loved so much and meet the rescue team who battled to save him.

Classes Blacko and Towneley, of St Philips CE Primary School, Nelson, at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. (s)

Pupils jive their way to a proud night

Audiences had a ball when these primary school pupils wowed with a series of dance performances.

Esm Whitehead receiving her award from the Archdeacon of Blackburn.

Higham chorister scoops award

A young Higham chorister has been presented with a prize for her loyal and faithful service to the local choir of St John the Evangelist Higham Parish Church.
Blooming Buds has seen a marked improvement in just five months.

Burnley holiday camp's Ofsted improvement

A local holiday camp that vowed to improve on an 'inadequate' Ofsted rating has proved true to its word after being branded as 'good' by the educational regulator just five months after the original inspection.

Claire Cassidy, who is appealing for a nursery place for her son Kyle who has proved to be a "medical mystery" to doctors.

Find my "medical mystery" son a nursery plea by heartbroken mum

The mum of a toddler described as a “medical mystery” has made an emotional appeal to find a nursery place for her son.


Pennine Trust's proposal for "world-class education"

A group of six Pendle schools rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted have opened a consultation period ahead of a proposal to form the biggest multi-academy trust in Lancashire to provide a “world-class education”.
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