These pupils will be show jumping for joy

Pupils are hoping to leap the fence to success as they battle for a place in the British Show Jumping Championships.

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Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley’s class of ‘75 is set to reunite

A call has gone out to reunite former pupils of a now closed Preston city school as they celebrate their 60th birthdays.

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Ross McWilliam

Ross muscles in to help children grow

Gentle giant Ross McWilliam has turned a double tragedy in his life into the inspiration to help young people grow.

AJ Hartley

AJ Hartley rocks out with Blink 182 singer in latest project

Back in the 1990s, Preston-born author and lecturer Andrew James (AJ) Hartley was quietly admiring the fun sounds of Blink 182’s All The Small Things, which no doubt his students were also listening to.

Lara Jones, from Goosnargh, who died while travelling in Cuba

Growing legacy around the world built on love of a special daughter

It was a humbling moment for Carolyn Rayner as she was addressed by officials at the opening of a second early childhood development centre in Tanzania funded by the foundation set-up in the memory of her daughter Lara.

UCLan students and members of the Confucius Institute rehearse the Chinese lion dance for the New Year celebrations

Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year

Lancashire will be going cockahoop over Chinese New Year.

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Bob Grant

Tributes paid to former Lancashire teacher Robert Grant

A former headteacher who had a passion for sailing has died.

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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Barn Owl Bill  with Paddy

Life’s one long hoot at Barn Owl Bill’s bird haven home

A chance encounter with a former girlfriend’s pet led to a lifelong passion for Bill Higham – and a new identity as he was reborn as ‘Barn Owl Bill’.

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Reception class children from Whalley's Oakhill School prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year at Yu and You.

Tots celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year was celebrated in traditional style by reception class children from Whalley’s Oakhill School.

The team from 2015 who worked with the same community in Uganda that Paul and his students will be with next month.

Teacher flies much needed resources to Ugandan slums

A PE teacher from Clitheroe is flying out to Uganda next month to provide much needed resources, education and even pre-loved bras to those living in the slums.

Leo Tierney with a cake he made for the bake sale as part of the charity events at Clitheroe's Ribblesdale High School.

Clitheroe students are true charity champs

Caring youngsters at a Clitheroe high school have used their talents to raise over £500 for good causes.

Amazing fundraisers Paula and Barry Hesmondhalgh who have raised �60,000 for heart screening for local young people following the death of their son Matt at the age of 22

Couple’s amazing fundraising for heart tests for young people

A courageous Lancashire couple whose son died suddenly five years ago have turned grief to hope by funding hundreds of free heart tests for young Lancashire residents.

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Archivist Keri Nicholson checks the  records

Can you help unlock secrets of the Horrockses’ archive?

Its fabrics were worn by royalty, coveted by commoners and its frocks even featured in Vogue.

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Trainee sports journalist Jamie Green (back row second from left) with Ribbles High school students Josh Seed, Owen Parker, Toby Greenhalgh, James Bridge, James Fielding, Kian Bowden, Max Harris, Charlie Nowell and Harvey Vause.

Budding sports reporters put through their paces

Trainee sports journalist Jamie Green visited aspiring young reporters at a Ribble Valley high school to pass on some tips.

School is about is about more than just exams as pupils at Worden Academy know

REVEALED: Lancashire school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with information than before.

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Ribblesdale High School students on the catwalk at their fashion show to showcase their work.

Showcase of fashion by budding young designers

The exotic setting of the Caribbean was the theme for a fashion show at a Clitheroe high school to showcase the talents of budding Stella McCartneys and Vivienne Westwoods.

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John Alpe at the stepping stones at New Laund Farm

Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

Tom Jones, proprietor of Whalley Wine Shop, now also at Huntley's Country Stores.

Ribchester born law graduate followed his passion for wine to create successful Whalley business

This week the Courier and News introduces new monthly wine columnist, Tom Jones, successful proprietor of award winning The Whalley Wine Shop and now also at Huntley’s Country Stores, Samlesbury, to write in our newspapers.

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