Ofsted inspectors praise Longridge nursery

Children and staff at a Longridge nursery have been jumping for joy after being praised by top brass education inspectors.
Lancaster University's review has revealed the new figures.

Lancaster University review reveals NHS staff abuse

A review by Lancaster University has revealed the number of assaults on NHS staff.

Oliver, Jenny Ashcroft, Will, High Sheriff of Lancashire Robert Webb, Hannah, Liam, Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble Mick and Carol Titherington at Bay 6 in Leyland

Barnardo’s Bay 6 Project in Leyland honoured with such high approval

A charity which helps vulnerable youngsters get back on their feet has been given the thumbs up by the High Sheriff of Lancashire.

Nicola Hall  one of the heads of curriculum at Lancashire Adult Learning

Nicola picked for mentoring panel role

An adult learner official from Lancashire has landed a coveted place with the National Family Learning Forum.

Dave and Fiona King from BK's Heroes with researchers from UCLan's School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Research gets a £25,000 boost

An academic research project into dementia has received a cash boost.


WATCH: An open-armed welcome as City Mosque Preston opens its doors to all

People of all faiths and no faith at all descended upon City Mosque Preston as mosque’s across Lancashire opened their doors to the wider community.
Runshaw: Happy Valentines Day.....

A lovely way to be expressive

Love was most definitely in 
the area as creative media make up students from Leyland’s Runshaw College completed their latest project.

Alison Brindle

Keeping busy reaps rewards for midwife

Organisation is key to success for midwifery student Alison Brindle.

Photo Neil Cross'Alison, Barbara and Chelsea Pettitt and Joan Peacock unveil the new bookcase in memory of Timmy Pettitt, a former pupil at The Coppice School

Story of Timmy is school legacy

The memory of a popular schoolboy has been immortalised at his school.

Sarah Knowles

Sarah’s support

Qualified nurse Sarah Knowles is now training to be a doctor after the 27-yearold became one of first two accepted on to UCLan’s the Bachelor Medicine Bachelor Surgery (MBBS) scholarship programme.

File photo dated 27/06/08 of students at a University graduation ceremony, as the number of people applying to university has dropped for the second year in a row. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 5, 2018. New figures show that just over 5,000 fewer people - about 0.9% - applied to start degree courses this autumn by January 15, compared to the same point last year. See PA story EDUCATION Students. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Scholarships and bursaries left unused

Students are leaving university tens of thousands of pounds in debt – but many are failing to take advantage of scholarships.


Dancers unite for mass action

People from across Preston were invited to stand in solidarity and demand an end to violence against women at a special event in the city this week.

L-R: Chelsea Pickup, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Paul Heathcote MBE and Anna Modrzejewska.

Goosnargh farmer Reg honoured in the search for the next batch of top Lancashire chefs

A competition to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs has been launched in conjunction with a Longridge chef in memory of much-loved Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson.

Cardinal Newman College

National squad places for four

There has been a raft of sporting success for our sporting students at Preston’s Cardinal Newman College with four girls being selected for the national British Colleges teams.

Monty Roberts.

'Horse Whisperer' Monty Roberts is on his way back to Lancashire

World famous ‘Horse Whisperer’ Monty Roberts is returning as a special guest at a top Wyre college.
Photo Neil Cross'Michael Dillon for school memories feature.'Back row, second left

Michael remembers happy
days studying at the Harris

Preston’s Harris College is part of the city’s heritage. Although now encompassed into the University of Central Lancashire, many people have fond memories of their time at the iconic institution.

County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

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.

Shirley Williams, Shirley Williams, development director at PHX Training

Help with getting the exam grades

Leading Lancashire training company PHX Training has issued a message to help the ‘forgotten army’ of jobseekers.

SECURITY MATTERS: Black iron railings are to be installed on walls around Cardinal Newman Colleges St James Building, pictured above.

Cardinal Newman College ramps up its security efforts after break-in attempts

A city centre college is ramping up its security measures after a spate of attempted and successful break-ins and attacks on staff’s property.

Preston City Centre
Luke Carter is one of the children supported by Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Taylor Wimpey donates cash to Rainbow House in Mawdesley

A housing development company has gifted a Lancashire conductive education centre with a £500 donation towards its specialist services for children and young people with disabilities.
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