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”.
Kathryn Musso and her son Peppe leave the car behind and walk to school after reading about the shocking effects of air pollution.

Mum's drive to ditch the car and walk to school

A mum from Fence ditched her car and walked her son to school after reading shocking statistics about air pollution being one of the biggest killers.

Children from Seahorses Class in Year 1.

World Book Day a hit at St Paul's

St Paul's CE Primary School in Nelson celebrated World Book Day last week in style, as students donned an array of fantastic costumes inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
Members of Dance Academy, from Blessed Trinity RC College. (s)

Spotlight on high school talent

The pressure is on for this host of talented performers as they compete for a fantastic school prize.

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Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

The latest figures show that almost 100% of parents in Lancashire will get one of their preferred choices of high school for their child this year

Almost 100% of pupils in Lancashire will get high school of their choice this year

Over 98% of pupils in Lancashire will be attending one of their preferred schools or academies this September.

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Many of the children have been orphaned as a result of HIV.

TAS plan follow-up to "amazing" Kenyan school visit

Representatives from the Alternative School (TAS) in Barnoldswick have visited Jambo Jipya, the school and orphanage they sponsor in Kenya to meet the children with whom local pupils have been exchanging letters, and hope to organise a chance for some lucky students to travel out in December.
Seven fire engines attended a blaze at the former Habergham High School in Burnley on Sunday evening.

Seven fire engines called 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)
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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