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Marton schoolboy becomes one of the first in Blackpool to complete the Million Word Reading Challenge

A Marton schoolboy has become one of Blackpool’s first book millionaires, despite having Aspergers.
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New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

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Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

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University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

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Hilton Hotel on North Promenade. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Discover the ‘truth about bullying’ at Blackpool's Hilton Hotel

Parents and teachers can find out ‘the truth about bullying’ next month at a public talk at a Blackpool Hotel.

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A new plan aims to tackle problems with the education system in Blackpool. Above left: headteacher Andy Mellor and Blackpool and The Fylde College principal Bev Robinson (bottom left)

‘Hope, aspiration and a brighter future for resort’

A bold new vision for Blackpool’s education system outlines aims to give pupils a better chance in life and ensure no child is left behind.

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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre, Kirkham

‘Sixth form review’ shock at Carr Hill

Sixth form education at a second Fylde school is facing possible closure.

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Ray Baker, who will take over as headteacher of Lytham St Annes Technology and Perfoming Arts College in January

Search for new head over at last

The search is over for the next headteacher of Fylde’s biggest school – and the successor to long-serving Phil Wood has big plans for its future.

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Lancashire Energy HQ

Classes start at Blackpool’s £10m new energy HQ

Blackpool’s £10m energy college has welcomed its first students through the door.

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Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future

Robots as teaching assistants 'will become routine'

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.

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Showing off 50 years of history

Anchorsholme Academy, which opened 50 years ago, has opened its doors to former pupils and staff this week – and given them a glimpse at some of the school’s proud history.

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Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

D-day in search for head at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

The search for the next headteacher of Fylde’s biggest school is set to take a major step forward today.
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Professor Lubaina Himid

Preston Professor Lubaina Himid’s Turner Prize show opens in Hull

The work of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Professor Lubaina Himid was unveiled on the art world’s biggest stage this week as The 2017 Turner Prize exhibition began in Hull.

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Tackling and scrums should be banned from school rugby Government urged

Tackling and scrums should be banned in school rugby as it's the most dangerous sport played by children - up to 530 times worse than cycling, according to new research.

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Sally Westgate, 14 from St Annes, who is off to Nepal

Fylde schoolgirl selected to work with Classrooms in the Clouds in Nepal

A Fylde schoolgirl’s sights are set on a trip to remote villages around Mount Everest.

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Enrolment at Blackpool and The Fylde College extended until end of month

Blackpool and The Fylde College has made the unprecedented decision to extend its enrolment period after receiving thousands of applications.
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Blackpool Council courses told to improve

Watchdogs have told adult learning services at Blackpool Council it needs to improve.

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Cleveleys Library

Cleveleys gets go-ahead for new community centre and library

The dream of creating a new community centre and library at the former Cleveleys Library and Children’s Centre is one step nearer.

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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.

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