Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

The lessons will help build "crucial life-skills for young people"

School pupils given strategies to help develop life skills

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

The government has agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap for police officers, nurses and teachers

Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers

Public sector workers in Lancashire could be in line for a pay rise after the government agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap.

University of Manchester

Manchester University lecturers to vote on strike action

Lecturers at a leading university are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over jobs.

Do you know what your child is watching online?

Do you know what your child is watching online?

If true it is not a statistic that will make easy reading for parents of teenagers.

The emails aim is to dupe students into giving up personal information

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Pupils lined up at Houghton Kepier

School pupils ‘lined up in the rain’ to colour-match trousers – with children sent home if clothes were from the wrong shop

Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop.


Brain drain puts schools at risk

Lancashire’s 775 schools are facing a growing teacher shortage as pupil numbers rise and recruitment falls, says a major new report.

80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying

Young people want social media companies to act on bullying, poll shows

Around 80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying, according to a study.
Girls are more likely to have concerns about their appearance than boys

Looks among biggest worries for children going back to school, says survey

Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look, a poll suggests.
Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed

Nursery workers' pay 'may have to fall to cover free childcare scheme'

Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed to pay for the Government's 30 hours of free childcare scheme, according to new research.

Bernard Seed

Longridge St Cecilia's governor celebrates as he is awarded a GCSE

The board of governors at St Cecilia’s RC High School in Longridge had an extra reason to rejoice following the GCSE results, as one of its members had also gained a pass.

Longridge High School pupils, year of 2017, celebrate their GCSE successes.

Longridge High School celebrate GCSE results

The class of 2017 at Longridge High School celebrated GCSE success with very pleasing results, with many pupils achieving outstanding grades and many excellent individual successes, says headteacher Jane Green.

Winckley Square Gardens at the heart of the city of Preston

Get to know Preston's Winckley Square Gardens "Inside Out" at Heritage Open Days

One of Preston's premier green spaces is set to step back into the spotlight next month.

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Emily Baulf (17), an editorial assistant at teen magazine, Future Mag and 2nd year student at a large 6th form college

A teenager's guide to surviving their first day at college

We’ve been there, don’t panic.

Gok Wan

Gok’s the Wan to star at ShopFest

Fashionista Gok Wan has been confirmed as the headline act at this year’s ShopFest student night in Preston’s St George’s Shopping Centre.

In England, the overhaul saw traditional A* to G grades replaced with a 9 to 1 system in both core subjects.

Sample questions from new higher-tier maths papers

The changes to GCSE English and maths are aimed at making the exams "more challenging", according to Government policy objectives.

Here's how you can support your child today

Four ways in which you can support your child after GCSE results day

Results aren’t always as good as expected, so supporting your teen with emotional and practical support can really help them with the next steps in their academic career.

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