Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

New undergraduates can find the first year of university a "real surprise"

Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
Past President David Hirst who gave the vote of thanks, Speaker Ian Birnie and President Howard Henshaw

Education is subject for Rotary

Educationalist Ian Birnie was the speaker at the latest meeting of Lytham Rotary Club, held at the Clifton Arms Hotel.

Blackpool Polar Bears being cheered off by Blackpool Mayor Ian Coleman and Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Gary and Debbie Coleman

Polar bears’ medals bid

Blackpool’s latest batch of athletes is being cheered on all the way as they take on the rest of the country this week.

The Sri Lankan devil mask

Young artist, 12, who has designs on a bright future

She is only 12 but budding artist Chamathna Loku Yaddehigr has already held an exhibition of her work.

Andy Mellor

Head's teaching vision to raise resort standards

The headteacher of an outstanding Blackpool school has set himself a new challenge, to help lift standards across the resort.

St Anne's Library

Damage to building forces early closure

St Annes Library will be closed while Lancashire County Council investigates structural problems with the building.

Dr Joan Wilkinson (right), who was the first head  of Blackpool Sixth Form College, with Mary Roberts, a former head teacher at Collegiate High School

Teacher Joan was dedicated to pupils

Tributes have been paid following the death of a teacher who dedicated her life to her pupils.

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AKS headmsater Mike Walton

A powerful message that really is still as relevant 60 years on

BY MIKE WALTON, headteacher at AKS

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Some of the winning Marton Academy pupils with the Rotary Team after they took part in the Rotary Young Writer Competition

Pupils pen super
stories of success

Some of Blackpool’s aspiring young writers have been showing off their literary skills in a special competition.

Children from St John's Primary School with ward councillors Mark Smith and Ian Coleman at the garden near the Salvation Army

Pupils dig in to spruce up garden

Children from St John’s Primary School helped spruce up a town centre garden,

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Launch of the Winter Gardens Film Festival with festival director Catherine Mugonyi

Film festival to focus on Blackpool’s history

Film fans will be treated to a trip through Blackpool’s history thanks to archive footage which will be shown as part of a day-long festival at the Winter Gardens on Saturday.


Teddy Bears’ picnic proves a hit with youngsters

Nursery pupils pack up their hampers for alfresco fun at event to raise money for charity that helped baby.

Students got the red carpet treatment

Students end school days by rolling out red carpet

Students from Kirkham’s Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre have been marking the end of their  school days in style.
Lynette Norris

Headteacher leaves role after two years at helm

The headteacher of a school at the centre of a controversial takeover last year has stepped down from her role.


Green-fingered students strike gold in bloom contest

Great Arley School in Thornton has struck gold with a blooming wonderful display.

Coun Gillian Campbell

Mental health a challenge we ‘cannot ignore’

A new service aimed at boosting health and getting people back into work is up and running after an £800,000 investment.

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e hope you cherish your time in junior school, use the skills you have been taught, and continue to grow and flourish

Rossall School pupils go mad as a hatter on final day

These school pupils enjoyed a Mad Hatter-themed last day of term.

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