Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.


Winter Wonderland spectacular attracts 4,000 visitors

Burnley College was transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland at the weekend to help the community celebrate the start of the festive season.

Mrs Wood surrounded by some of her pupils during her farewell assembly from St Michael and All Angels Primary School in Foulridge

Staff and parents say sad goodbye to much respected headteacher

A headteacher, who inspired several generations of students, has retired after almost 40 years in the profession.

Bookworm Erin Jarvis is a reading champ. (s)

Colne bookworm strikes gold in reading challenge

A Colne pupil cooked up a reading storm by completing the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Tom Duxbury

Teacher Tom is education ambassador

A teacher from Nelson has become an ambassador for the North West region as part of the national #teacherschangelives campaign.

Talented teacher and photographer Mark Bowling, whose tragic death while mountain climbing earlier this year has inspired the next generation of photographers.

Talent of much missed teacher is inspiration for budding young photographers

Budding photographers are being invited to take part in a competition to honour the memory of a well respected teacher who was also a talented photographer.

Curtis Jobling with Colne Park High students.

Write on! Colne school welcomes best-selling authors

A Colne school has embraced the literary lifestyle during their Reading Focus Week, which saw students take part in quizzes and spelling bees as well as enjoying a visit from two best-selling authors.
The Bishop and parishioners on the Sea of Galilee

Bishop sends inspirational message to school live from the Holy Land

The Bishop of Burnley has sent a very special video message to schoolchildren in Burnley from his pilgrimage in the Holy Land.

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Football stars Naomi (right) and Sadie with the Academy staff

International lady footballers team up at college

Two of the UK’s top young international footballers kicked off the next stage in their careers when they joined the Academy of Sport at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre to tap into its coaches’ professional expertise.
Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
Reedley Primary pupils enjoying the visit from Zoo Lab

'The Reedley Wild Show'

A rat, a snake and a cockroach invaded a primary school – to the delight of the pupils.
Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

The Reedley Primary Year 3 pupils on the day.

Year 3 pupils welcome Wild Roadshow to Reedley Primary

Year 3 students at Reedley Primary School have been learning about the fascinating world of creepy crawlies after a visit from the Wild Roadshow.
Lawson is recovering well

Brave little Lawson overcomes rare skull condition

A brave little boy has overcome an extremely rare skull condition, thanks to the perseverance of his concerned mum, after countless doctors failed to diagnose the illness.

The data was collected from some12,051 students from 177 schools.

Ipsos Mori survey shows 24% of 11- to 15-year-olds have taken drugs

A survey conducted by Ipsos Mori has revealed new figures of how many English children aged 11 to 15 have either had an alcoholic drink, smoked a cigarette, or taken drugs.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

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