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Teachers walked from Burnley to Brussels

They may not have managed their planned mammoth walk to Beijing, but a group of teachers still clocked up an amazing 90,000 steps in a fitness challenge.
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Some of the class of 1969 from Burnley's St John's RC Primary School are set to be reunited in September.

Nostalgic school photographs reunites classmates for first time in four decades

Old school photographs posted on social media received over 200 comments in one evening.
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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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Dyche and Cork join pupils of St Peter's CE Primary School in Burnley

Dyche and Cork go back to school for PE masterclass

Lucky school pupils enjoyed a PE lesson with a difference when Clarets manager Sean Dyche and midfielder Jack Cork dropped in to St Peter’s CE Pimary School.
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Some of the staff get ready to start their Burnley to Beijing walk at Sir John Thursby Community College.

Teachers plan to walk from Burnley to Beijing

From Burnley to Beijing...that is the distance teachers from a high school intend to walk.

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The Walverden Primary School children at the Young Voices event at the Manchester Arena.

Nelson school performs at world's largest school choir concert in Manchester

Students from a Nelson Primary School enjoyed a recent trip to the Manchester Arena to take part in the world's largest school choir concert in the world, joining thousands of others to perform for a sold-out audience.

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Volunteers at the Fence book exchange.

Fence book exchange bringing a community together

In response to their local library closing down, a group of volunteers in Fence have set up a book exchange to maintain a keen sense of community in the village and keep people of all ages reading.
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Lucy (right) and Tess (left) on their Christmas trip into Manchester to hand out gifts to homeless people.

The Easter Bunny Project: Colne teaching assistants tackling homelessness

After spending a day over Christmas handing out gifts to homeless people in Manchester, two Colne teaching assistants will be heading back into the city to distribute Easter Eggs to rough sleepers as part of their 'Easter Bunny Project'.

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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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Dragons' Den event bids to boost reading age

The bid to improve reading amongst thousands of Pendle schoolchildren got a major boost for The Pendle Reading Challenge last week.

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(From left): Kate Quarrell, Pat Taylor, Nan Blenkinsopp, David Hawthorne, and Reverend Lisa Senior.

Colne church welcomes midwife tutor working in Uganda

St Bartholomew's Church have bid a warm welcome to a Church Mission Society partner who has been working in Uganda, where she is aiming to improve midwifery services by training locals.

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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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Before and after: a number of the doors have been stolen.

Trawden project aiming to "make people smile" vandalised

An initiative that sought to bring a little magic to the lives of children in Pendle by installing miniature fairytale doors into trees has been stopped in its tracks after a vandal stole a number of the hand-made items.
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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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The Colne Park High students with their donation hampers.

Colne school's 'reverse advent' challenge makes a difference

In an effort to make a telling difference for the less fortunate this winter, students at Colne Park High School took on a slightly different and more charitable approach to advent calendars this Christmas just gone.

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Headteacher Tracy Hallows and some of her pupils

Village school is blossoming again after good report

A village primary school has maintained its “good” standard after again being praised by Ofsted inspectors.

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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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