Sixth formers learn about emergencies

When it comes to safety first pupils at one Fylde high school have been proving that they are top of the class.

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Mereside Primary pupils celebrate becoming part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust.  Pictured are Tayla Hawes, 6, Syd Jewell-North, 5 and Skyla Tolmie, 4.

Future is looking bright for newest Blackpool academy

The headteacher at a Blackpool primary school says it is ‘well placed’ for the future after becoming an academy.

Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Have your say on school plan

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is urging as many people as possible to make their voices heard in the consultation over the future of sixth form education at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College.

Woodlands Special School, behind the Walk-In Centre in Whitegate Drive. (Picture: Google)

Blackpool school CLOSED after being damaged by 55mph winds

Woodlands Special School in Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, has been forced to remain closed today.

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Pupils at Hawes Side Academy are settling in to their new class rooms.  Pictured are Amelia Hopwood, Taylor McDonald and Bethany Cartmell.

Pupils give the thumbs up to new school building

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Daniel Sutcliff

Coach’s Aussie skydive in honour of pal

A football coach from Garstang currently working in Australia is planning a sponsored sky-dive down under to raise funds for a Lancashire-based charity set up following the death of a friend.

Toni Roethling left her role to care for her mentally ill daughter

Poulton headteacher backs health reform

A headteacher who quit her job to care for her mentally ill daughter has welcomed reforms announced by Theresa May.

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Jimmy Armfield

Will Armfield name win the day at new school?

A six week consultation on the name of a new Blackpool school will be launched this week – and will give hope to campaigners urging it to be called after football legend Jimmy Armfield.

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Happy Tots on Egerton Road. Picture from Google maps

Nursery chief welcomes cash

A nursery boss has welcomed a cash boost to provide more childcare places.

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Unveiling of commemorative stone and burying of a time capsule at Oxford Square.  Pictured from Baines Endowed Primary are Lucas Burgess, Joshua Fullman and Tru Cowell.

Town educational philanthropist honoured

A philanthropist who ensured children from the Fylde’s poorest families could receive an education has been honoured 300 years after his death.

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West Park Kindergarten

Resort gets cash for child care places

Blackpool is to get a six-figure share of a £50m cash pot to provide more child care places.

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Tony Nicholson

Head’s pride in taking top job

A Fylde coast headteacher has spoken of his pride at taking over the helm of a leading academies trust.

Coun Matthew Tomlinson

Learn about adoption at advice event

Families considering adopting a child are invited to attend an information evening on Wednesday.

Blackpool Sixth students Michael Head, Ben Marriott, Kieran Mitchells and Tara Choudhury pictured with the opposing team from Bolton Boys and Girls.

Call to lower voting age wins the day for students

DEBATING duo Tara Choudhury and Ben Marriott won the first round of the prestigious Mace debating competition for Blackpool Sixth Form.

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AKS cLASS 3b Getting to grips with analysing the Stone Age...

Pupils dig deep into the past through play

Youngsters at a Fylde school have been taking a step back in time.

Christingle at St George's Academy in Blackpool

Service lights up at age old festive tradition

Pupils at St. George’s School ended the term in festive mood with a Christingle service.

Coun Graham Cain

New school bid is lodged

A new 48-place school for children with additional needs could open in Blackpool, it has been revealed.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

College closure backlash sparks Facebook battle

Campaigners hoping to help save sixth form education in Lytham St Annes have called for a meeting in a bid to find a solution as Fylde MP Mark Menzies continues to lobby the Government for help.

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Pupils of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood with (from lef) Margaret Bottomley (deputy head), Cat Sewell (head of Year 6) and head teacher Ann Kowalska.

Primary school shows its top class progress

A Fleetwood primary school reports a major improvement in progress compared to a year ago.

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Jack Dinsley performing in Beauty and the Beast

Taking centre stage

By Jack Dinsley, 17, Senior correspondent

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