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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.

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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.

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Front: Callum Wardle, Tara Choudhury, Jack Webster and Jade Williams. Back: Ethan Lees, Jaques Bonsell, Antonio Marmo and Declan Molloy

Top university joy for Blackpool students

Eight students at one Blackpool college are on their way to a first class education after being offered places at the UK’s top two universities.
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Pictured above from top left, Dr Mary Bousted; Patrick Green and bottom left, Sadiq Khan and Andy Mellor.

KNIFE CRIME: Are body scanners needed in our schools?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a frightening statistic has revealed.
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Members of Tramshed Theatre's youth company

Theatre group’s call for help to keep it on track

An inclusive theatre company is on the lookout for new trust members to develop their work.

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Some of the cast of AKS's production of High School Musical

REVIEW: High School Musical, AKS, Lowther Pavilion

This show is the familiar American high school story of students breaking free of their own cliques, whether ‘brainiacs’ or ‘Jocks’ - through the medium of the school musical.

Theatre and Comedy

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.
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Future scientists up to challenge

The scientists and engineers of tomorrow have been out to impress the judges in a bid to win their school a share of a £2,000 prize fund.

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Bryning with Warton St Pauls Church of England Primary School

Work ‘bearing fruit’ but ‘good’ rank lost

The work being done by the headteacher and his staff to improve their primary school is ‘already bearing fruit’, but did not stop Ofsted saying it needs to improve.
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Ray Baker, new headteacher of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

New head eager for highest standards

High standards and the need for consistency will be crucial factors in ensuring Fylde’s biggest school continues to go from strength to strength, the new headmaster has told parents.

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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.

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Justine Greening leaves Downing Street on Monday night

‘Premier League bosses have a longer lifespan’

‘In my 30 years in education we have had 18 Secretaries of State – Premier League football managers last longer than that’.
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Steven Downham-Clarke

New vice principal to take over at Fylde coast college

A Fylde coast college has appointed a new vice principal.

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Fylde coast teacher talks about the moment he was told of the sudden death of inspirational pupil

Fylde coast teacher talks about the moment he was told of the sudden death of inspirational pupil

In 20 years of teaching, award winner John Atkinson has never had a more heartbreaking day than when he arrived at school one Monday morning to be told one of his Year Six pupils had died.

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County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

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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?
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Lancashire students get a feel for crimes, scenes and investigations

Hidden away inside a shabby row of terraced houses are the scenes of multiple brutal crimes.

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Retiring headyeacher Phil Wood (right) at the official opening of the new-look library at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Hi-tech legacy of retiring head

Fylde’s biggest school has a new-look library.

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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.

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Phil Wood, headteacher at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College. is retiring after 16 years

End of an era as head retires from Fylde’s biggest school

It’s the end of an era at Fylde’s biggest school.

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