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Hyndburn is served by seven high schools, Accrington Academy, St Christopher's CE High School, Mount Carmel, Hollins Technology College, Norden High School, Broadfield Specialist School and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School. Its main further education provider is Accrington and Rosendale College.

Last chance to enter Accrington Carnival Queen contest as May 22 deadline approaches

Gemma Grimshaw, from Church, Sarah Louise Munroe, from Baxenden and Cassandra Jones, from Accrington, are all in contention for the crown

Macy Hyat swaps theatre for Corrie's cobbles as she makes her TV debut

The Year 7 pupil from Mount Carmel is set to appear as an extra on Coronation Street

1920s Chicago set to hit Accrington in performance of Bugsy Malone

Performing arts students from Accrington and Rossendale College are performing the hit musical this week

Inspirational Accrington tutor receives prestigious award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Carl Morris, who is a tutor at NLTG in Accrington, received the City and Guilds of London Institute’s President’s Award

Accrington students film with Seb Coe to help his presidency bid

Hollins Technology College pupils met Lord Coe at the recent CityGames

Five new entrants for Carnival Queen competition

Five new contestants have entered the bid to become Accrington's 25th Carnival Queen

Ex-offenders part of 'No Way Out' day at Accrington school

Police, prison officers and charity workers were also part of the project at Hollins Technology College

Sporty youngsters strike gold at schools athletics meeting

St Charles Primary School in Rishton excelled at track events, javelin and the long jump

Mount Carmel football team clinched Hyndburn and Ribble Valley 1st Dvision title

The year 11 team beat local rivals Hollins 3-1 at Bullough Park

School children set to visit police cells and speak to ex-convicts to help prevent crime

It comes as police figures show a 5.3 per cent increase in violent crime across Hyndburn over the last 12 months

Great Harwood primary school celebrating double inspection success

St Bartholomew's has been rated 'good' by Ofsted and the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

GENERAL ELECTION: Accrington students get into the election day spirit

Hollins Techology College set up their own polling station in the school reception

Brave and strong Rhyddings student, 18, loses cancer fight

Tributes have been paid to Jess Smalley, of the Spinning Jenny pub, Accrington, who died on Monday

More entrants unveiled for this year's Accrington Carnival Queen contest

Bethany Donohue and Jasmine Amber Smith, both from Accrington, are among contenders for the May 28 contest

Buckingham Palace invite for Accrington and Rossendale College tutors

Lee Hyatt, Christine Brand, Marc Smith and Eileen Melling have all been invited to attend the Royal Garden Party in May

Accrington and Rossendale College officially opens new £1.3m sport fitness centre

The state-of-the art facility will be available to students and the wider community

Two teaching staff from Rishton successfully complete Manchester Marathon

Rachael Gavin and Marie Fenton work at St Charles RC primary school

General election hustings events announced

Parliamentary candidates in Hyndburn and Haslingden are set to lock horns in a series of election debates

Over three per cent of pupils to miss out on first three primary school choices in September

Figures for primary schools across the county show that more than 88 per cent will get their first preference

Accrington Academy 'rapidly improving' according to inspectors

Ofsted have rated the Academy 'good' in all areas after its latest inspection

Accrington Old Boys offering help to language students

The Accrington Grammar School Old Boys Association is offering a bursary to students who want to improve their foreign language skills

Dancing queen Annie dies at 87

Annie started teaching youngsters in her living room in 1945 and 44 years later she was teaching 400 pupils a week at the Anne Cummings School of Dance.

Talented young kickboxer defends British title

Keely Battrick, 12, competed at the North West Open held at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington

Accrington and Rossendale College

Accrington and Rossendale College shortlisted for National BTEC Award

The college has been nominated for School/College of the Year

Primary school receives outstanding report in inspection

St Oswalds RC Primary School were given top marks across the board by the Diocese of Salford

Success for Rishton dancers at Disneyland Paris competition

Youngsters from KTZ Dance competed against some of the UKs top dance schools

Man is found guilty of verbally abusing staff after school segregated Muslim pupils for growing beards

Mohammad Liaqat, of Richmond Avenue, Accrington, used ‘foul language with racist undertones’

Man is accused of being racially aggressive to staff after school segregated Muslim pupils for growing beards

Mohammad Liaqat, of Richmond Avenue, Accrington, denies six charges against him

Pupils visit care home to show off artwork of schools transformation

Accrington Academy students created the work to show the changes made since Accrington Grammar School

Fitness fanatic sisters complete ultra marathon

Alison King and Charlotte King took part in the 31-mile Canalathon

Videos & Photos

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