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More than 1,000 students sign up to compensation claim

More than 1,000 students have joined a class action seeking compensation for disruption caused by walkouts by academics in a pension dispute, according to a firm of solicitors.

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St Aidan's CE High School geographers went on a field trip to Iceland

School trip has a chilly reception

As school trips go, the latest trek by students at St Aidan’s CE High is in a league of its own.

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Teachers meet to discuss cuts to funding

Teachers meet to discuss cuts to funding

Teachers’ leaders from across Lancashire will be converging on Manchester today for a major summit on funding cuts.

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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

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Mereside & Clifton Children's Centre

Blackpool children's centres to be affected by £1m cuts

Blackpool Council has announced plans to change services offered by local children's centres as its early years budget is slashed.

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Blackpool St George's skiers had a great time in La Plagne in the French Alps

Pupils had fun sloping off

Sports lessons reached new heights for a group of pupils from one Blackpool high school.

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The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with (l-r) Blackpool Council Chief Executive Neil Jack, Bev Robinson OBE and Prof Andrew Atherton from Lancaster University

Council, college, and uni sign deal to boost healthcare across the Fylde coast

Blackpool Council, Blackpool and The Fylde College, and Lancaster University are working together to boost healthcare on the Fylde coast.

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Just one per cent of Blackpool pupils did not get into a preferred primary school.

More Blackpool pupils getting into first choice primary schools

The number of children getting a place at their first choice primary school in Blackpool has gone up.

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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.

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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. .

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Mum of truanting children was given food vouchers after spending her last money on her eyebrows

Mum of truanting children was given food vouchers after spending her last money on her eyebrows

A mother gave in to her children when they said they didn’t want to go to school.

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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.
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Jeremy Quartermain, Rossall School's incming new head, with family.

Private school will have a new leader

Rossall School in Fleetwood has announced the appointment of a new headteacher.

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Blackpool schoolboy sex predator – aged just 16

A schoolboy was branded a sex predator by a judge who heard how the youth broke the terms of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order just seven months after it was imposed.

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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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Blackpool charity that helps troubled children is given top Ofsted score

A children’s charity that helps around 65 ‘hard to reach’ vulnerable youngsters, many from chaotic backgrounds, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

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Facebook offers services in return for data collection, says Lancaster University academic Dr Helena Wenninger

‘There needs to be more awareness of privacy’

In the brave new world of social media, it can feel as though Big Brother really is watching our every move. But is it really so bad that Facebook knows our favourite drinks and where we like to shop? And will the Cambridge Analytica revelations really change the behaviour of the social media generation?

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Tracey Jones and Angela Livesey (middle) from Garstang Community Academy receive the award. Photo: Les Gibbon.

Garstang Community Academy says 'thank you' after £5,000 funding boost

Garstang’s flagship academy has received thousands of pounds of external funding thanks to the enormous support from the local community.

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Ann Turner is retiring after more than a decade as Principal of Myerscough College.

Myerscough College Principal Ann Turner bids farewell after 12 years

The long-standing chief of a top Lancashire college has retired after more than 12 years in the role.
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Exclusions are on the rise

Rising number of exclusions at Lancashire schools

The number of permanent exclusions from Lancashire’s schools increased last year, according to new figures.
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