Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
Susan Jones

Fylde foster mum’s delight at BEM award honour

A Fylde woman who was a foster mum to more than 100 children has spoken of her joy awarded the British Empire Medal.

Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Author Ian Williamson

Social media in spotlight at parents’ talk

Social media will be the subject of the latest in the Lytham Parents’ Speakers series of talks at AKS school in St Annes on Thursday, June 14.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
Blackpool and the Fylde College is one of four Lancashire colleges selected

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification.

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Blackpool college jobs under threat in axe woes

Blackpool and The Fylde College announced redundancies – with 16 jobs under threat.

Parents hold a rally with their children in Preston Park, Brighton, in protest at controversial Sats tests for six and seven-year-olds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 3, 2016. The Let Our Kids Be Kids campaign has organised the day of action in protest at children being "over-tested, over-worked and in a school system that places more importance on test results and league tables than children's happiness and joy of learning". See PA story EDUCATION Sats. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Sats are a testing time for parents as well as children

Exams are a testing time at any age. But, none are more controversial than the Standard Attainment Tests, or SATS taking place in primary schools this week.


A Golden Milestone for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday with an afternoon of joy filled celebrations, reflection and special displays of Indian classical, Bollywood and fusion dancing.

Staining Primary School received a grant of 1,500 last year to buy story sacks, containing childrens books, toys, and props relating to books and games.

Roll up for another big cash giveaway!

It’s that time of the year again!

Rapper Professor Green

Professor Green due for star appearance on Edge Hill University talk panel

Rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University.

St Annes nursery’s rating is boosted

‘Positive relationships’ between staff and youngsters at a St Annes nursery mean the children are ‘happy, confident, and enjoy their time’ there, Ofsted said.

Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.
Theatre and Comedy
St John Vianneys Catholic Primary School

Ofsted in praise for Blackpool school

Standards have been maintained at St John Vianney’s Catholic Primary School since its last inspection, Ofsted found.
Armfield Academy is on course to open in September with three classes: Reception, Nursery, and Year Seven

Project update: New cohort chosen as building work continues at Blackpool school

What’s the latest?

Mayfield Primary School, St Annes

School told to improve after Ofsted inspection

Inconsistency saw a primary school lose its rating of ‘good’ following a visit by Ofsted.


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .


When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
Dyscalculia, or number blindness, is more common than people realise and affects many children leading to maths anxiety

Numbers can cause a myriad of problems

Retired headteacher Kath Gleave has been busy in retirement researching the problems facing schoolchildren with maths anxiety and ways of coping with it. Sonja Astbury reports

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