Help musical Martha get to Rwanda

A trainee music therapist has organised a fund raiser with a difference.

Photo Neil Cross
Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.

£1m windfall flows back to Lancashire schools

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.
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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Union launches new blast on primary tests

Union launches new blast on primary tests

Primary schools must not be judged on their SATs tests results alone, headteachers warn.

Edisford Primary School children and the Minion are ready to welcome guests to their new nature garden.

Mini beasts and bugs are checking into their own Ribble Valley VIP hotel

Bed, breakfast and evening meals are being laid on for a variety of creepy crawlies at a village primary school.

Whizz kids who started a local skating craze in Longridge

Share your memories of Lancashire’s roller skate crazes

An invitation to share your memories of roller skating in Lancashire has been issued by a county museum.

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Garstang Community Academy Headteacher Phil Birch

Academy is ready to lead new rural hub

Garstang Academy is planning to join forces with an major academy group - across the border in Blackpool.

Adelphi Junction .... an artist impression of the vision for the new Adelphi Square

First glimpse of a landmark new Preston gateway

A glimpse of what a landmark Preston gateway could look like has been unveiled.

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Georgina meeting her idol Ariana Grande at a gig two years ago

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

St Cecilia's High School recieved 'outstanding' in their diocesan report.

Religious inspectors rate St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge as ‘outstanding’

Church inspectors have rated St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge to be “an outstanding Catholic high school”.

Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Students from Oakhill School, Whalley, with staff at Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria where they enjoyed a week of fun.

Adventure time is reward for children's hard work

Learning how to make their own packed lunches was just one of the challenges set for a group of youngsters who enjoyed a trip to Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria.

Life is a breeze for these plucky students from Oakhill School, Whalley, who rose to the challenge of  a two day expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards.

Intrepid young explorers survive night in the open

Watch our Bear Grylls... a team of adventorous young explorers from the Ribble Valley are hot on your heels.
Year 11 students from Whalley's Oakhill School all ready for their leavers's meal evening.

Unique books of their lives presented to students as they prepare for next chapter

A bright pink Nissan Figaro, a sporty Maserati, a tractor and a BMW 6 Series were just a selection of the modes of transport students chose to arrive for the annual leavers' meal at Whalley's Oakhill School.

Pupils from Barnacre Road Primary with their homemade vehicles

Longridge Barnacre Road Primary School’s reception class had fun making cardboard vehicles

The reception class at Barnacre Road Primary School have been busy learning all about travel and transport, which included a trip to Manchester Airport.

Blacksticks 10K in Whitechapel

The hills are alive in Whitechapel for Blacksticks Blue 10k

Enthusiastic runners took to the scenic roads of Whitechapel and beyond for the annual Blacksticks Blue 10K Road Race in celebration of fun, fitness and road racing.

Proud as punch to be published poets are the children from Oakhill School, Whalley who are (back left to right)Isobella Howson, Thomas Ashworth, George Purves, Caspar Cort and George Crook. Front row  (left to right) are Evan Black, Isabella Zappa, Katie Henninghan, Elysia Blackburn and Orlaith Purves

Watch out J K Rowling... these talented youngsters are write behind you

Talented tots from a Whalley school are to become published authors.
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