More teachers are needed to stave off a classroom crisis

Teachers’ leaders fear a classroom crisis as fewer people are entering the profession.

Nursery manager Jane Priest with nursery goers (from left) Ella, Arthur, Jack and Nancy. Photo: Michelle Adamson.

Ofsted inspectors praise Longridge nursery

Children and staff at a Longridge nursery have been jumping for joy after being praised by top brass education inspectors.
L-R: Chelsea Pickup, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Paul Heathcote MBE and Anna Modrzejewska.

Goosnargh farmer Reg honoured in the search for the next batch of top Lancashire chefs

A competition to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs has been launched in conjunction with a Longridge chef in memory of much-loved Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson.

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.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Lancashire�"s Enterprise Adviser Network reaches a Key Milestone as Longridge High School partners with Motion Lab Marketing, becoming the one hundredth school twinned with local business volunteers to help bring careers advice and workplace insights into the classroom. Picture by Paul Heyes, Friday January 12, 2018.'l-r L-R Edwin Booth LEP, Sam Soper, Ben Compton,Dora Green, Headteacher Jane Green,Emma Field, Clare Hutchinson, C&E company

School becomes 100th twin link

A twinning project aimed at improving pupils’ career prospects has reached a new 


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.
What University Square will look like

£60m UCLan plan gets council green light

The £60m University Square project in Preston has been given the green light - but only if its “shared space” road layout can be used by people with sight problems.

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.

David and Sheila Hanson with news of their British Citizen Awards

Longridge Gymnastics Club duo honoured for "services to the community"

A husband and wife team who have helped hundreds of county youngsters learn gymnastics have been honoured with British Citizen Awards.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

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?
The new drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

County research team discover new Alzheimer's drug

A county research team has developed a new drug that could be used to treat Alzheimer's Disease.

The deadline for applicationsisonly a few weeks away

Don’t miss the deadline for Lancashire primary school places

Lancashire County Council is reminding parents they need to submit their application for a primary school place for their child for 2018.

Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

Mermaid swimming at Penwortham Leisure Centre  with  teacher Jenny Ruscoe and Coimhe

Invitation to swim like a mermaid

A Lancashire swimming school is making a splash with the latest aquatic sports craze.

Talk to your child about having some responses ready if they are asked to send explicit images

Advice for parents concerned about children sexting

Child safety group Internet Matters has released a new list of tips for parents who are concerned about their children taking part in sexting.

Let the bells ring out for Christmas Day

FIONA FINCH meets the local music makers who are an essential, but most definitely unsung, part of the county’s Christmas festivities.
Bishop of Lancaster Michael Campbell

Talbot Library re-opens in a new location

The most important collection of Catholic books and documents in the North West is open to the public again, four years after the closure of the Talbot Library in Preston.

UCLan vice chancellor Prof Mike Thomas with children form the pre-school centre at the In The City shop

Time is running out to help needy children

Staff at Preston’s university shop is spreading festive cheer by taking in presents for needy youngsters.

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