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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Myerscough College Farrier students at work

County students shape a future in ancient craft

The art of farriery might seem like an ancient craft but caring for the hooves of a horse is critical for their health and wellbeing and at Myerscough College a team of apprenticeships are eager to break into the industry.

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The Judges'  Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ decision delayed

Lancashire County Council has extended the deadline for reaching a possible agreement on the future of the Judges’ Lodgings Museum at Lancaster.

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Wyre Scouts

Why business is booming for the county’s scouts

It may be the digital generation – but dib, dib, dibbing has never been more popular among today’s youth.

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Staff and volunteers who helped out at Brockholes when BBC 's "Countryfile" came to visit

Hare raising drama as Brockholes nature reserve features on TV’s “Countryfile”

Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s popular nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston, is to feature on TV’s Countryfile on Easter Sunday.

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Children at St John's Church meeting a giant millipede

Children meet a bearded dragon and giant millipede in Hurst Green

You wouldn’t normally expect to find exotic wildlife such as a bearded dragon or giant millipede in the Ribble Valley, but more than 30 children met them recently during a church event.

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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Bid to stop Fulwood library sale fails

An eleventh hour bid to stop the sale of the former Fulwood library has failed.

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Barnacre Road Primary School, in Longridge

Accident fears for pupils of a Longridge primary school

Police have warned it is “only a matter of time” before someone is “seriously injured or worse” outside a Longridge primary school.

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