St Mary's Academy gappers : James is second row, far right and Hannah is in the first row, second left.

Volunteers help with school fundraising

A Blackpool school is playing host to young volunteers who have left their homes to do charity work with pupils.


School is on shortlist for a top prize

Spreading the word is definitely top of the timetable for staff and students at one Fylde school.

Michelle Smith, of Thornton Gate in Cleveleys, who has overturned a fine for taking her children out of school

Victory for Thornton mum after school holidays court battle

A mum has described a school’s decision to try to fine her £60 for taking her daughter out of class for a holiday as “lunacy” after she won her court battle.

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Chairman of Blackpool Youth Voice Jake Adams

Youngsters set out their priorities

Citizenship, health service cuts and mental health are the main issues young people in Blackpool are concerned about.

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Harvard Book Prize winner Natasha Godsiff receives her award from Cardinal Newman College principal Nick Burnham

Top Harvard prize for student Natasha

A Lytham student has scooped a top prize from one of the world’s leading universities.

Baines Endowed Primary School in Marton has been awarded a Basic Skills Quality Mark in English and maths, and also a Quality Mark silver award for geography. Pupils in the library working on their numeracy, literacy and geography

Blackpool school awarded for ‘good teaching of basic skills’

These global superstars are something to write home about!

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Freddie Wright who suffered a stroke when he was five

‘Princesses’ record attempt will help Freddie get stronger

A right royal fundraiser is hoping to break a world record - and help a Fylde youngster in his battle to walk unrestricted.

FCAT CEO Felicity Greeves (left), with Jane McCumiskey, Laura Ferris, and John Topping

REVEALED: Name of Blackpool’s new school, set to open in 2018

The name of Blackpool’s new school, set to open on the former Arnold site, has been revealed.

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Graeme Dow, headteacher at Anchorsholme Primary

Teachers work ‘in excess of 60 hour weeks’

Headteachers have called for a stop to excessive working hours for staff after a survey revealed teachers in England work some of the longest hours in the profession in the developed world.

Poetry workshop for National Poetry Day.  Pictured L-R are Anne Ward, Melanie Whitehead, Suzanne Forbes, poet in residence Anthony Briscoe, David Porteous, Marcus Beasley and Angie Buss.

Pens at the ready for poetry sessions

Residents tested their rhyming skills as part of National Poetry Day.

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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Unity's nursery has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.  Early years practitioner Vicki Swan and nursery manager Jenny Burgeen with Natalia Langford, Adam Dunn, George Walton and Faith Scroggie.

‘Inspirational’ staff at school nursery see it rated outstanding - again!

Praise has been heaped on ‘inspirational’ staff at a school nursery after it was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the second time running.

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Carr Hill fund raisers  with Ian Richardson, Director of Schudio, and  Mrs Liz ODonnell

Thousands to benefit from school funds

STAFF and pupils at Carr Hill High School have plenty of reasons to celebrate.... more than two thousand in fact.

Education Secretary Justine Greening

Blackpool’s young people to benefit from £60m scheme

Blackpool has been chosen to pilot a £60m government programme targeting towns where young people are failing to achieve their potential.

Gordon Marsden

Blackpool MP’s fears for future college funding

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has warned higher education could face cuts as a result of the vote to leave the European Union.

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Jim Baker captured singing in a taxi by film-maker Janet Hodgson

A song from late war veteran Jim

Footage of a Blackpool war veteran will form part of a drivethrough art exhibition in central London this weekend.

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Youngsters from primary schools taking part in a previous Blackpool FC Community Trust activity

Blackpool team get £10,000 grant to kick start health

Special schools children are set to team up with the football club to help keep them healthy.

Drop-in event for the Blackpool Museum project at St John's Parish Church.  Eric Morecambe's former chauffeur Mike Fountain, with Eric's Rolls Royce.

Rolling back the years to resort’s golden era

Ninety five-year-old Bobby King recalls his first trip to Blackpool in 1927, arriving in a charabanc, while Frank Flynn, 74, has some 50 years of memories playing backing music for stars such as Les Dawson and Engelbert Humperdinck.

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