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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.

PICTURES: Rishton school volunteer treks 100km in aid of heart charity

Darren Sagar completed the journey from London to Southend in just over 28 hours without any sleep

Things to do with the kids this summer in Hyndburn

School's out for summer so we have provided a list of great activities to enjoy over the next few weeks

PICTURES: Pupils reach memorial garden fundraising target

The year 8 pupils at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington have helped raise £8,500 in less than two months

Hyndburn schools which contain asbestos are named

Lancashire County Council provided the details under an Observer Freedom of Information request

Memorial garden at Rishton pre-school nearly finished

The garden is in memory of former Norden High School business manager Helen Hinds

PICTURES: Hollins students make an entrance at glamorous prom night

Pupils shun more traditional transport for helicopters and horses

Dance and drama students from Accrington are young prodigies

Seven pupils at The Performance Academy have already completed their GCSE drama - aged 12 and 13

PICTURES: Kind-hearted pupils and staff raise thousands for memorial garden in memory of former student

A week-long series of fundraising events have been held at Mount Carmel High School organised by friends of Logan Wood

Looking back: Both students and factory workers were keeping busy

Former Observer photographer Garth Dawson looks back at snaps from yesteryear.

College scoops national award for BTEC success

Accrington and Rossendale College was named Outstanding BTEC School or college at the ceremony in London

Tributes paid to running enthusiast following sudden death, aged 52

Accrington-born David Richardson's family say he died of a suspected brain haemorrhage

GALLERY: Mount Carmel and Norden schools celebrate prom nights in style

The Mytton Fold Hotel was the venue for both schools' end of year spectaculars

Maths magic wins Harry Potter-themed house cup for Accrington Academy

Year 7 students from the school competed in numerical challenges at 'Hogwarts'

Police issue 'final warning' to motorists committing offences outside schools

Accrington PC Dave Render said fines will soon be issued and a 'day of action' to crack down on the 'scary' incidents

PICTURES: Accrington and Rossendale College holds construction and motoring awards evening

The Mayors of Hyndburn and Rossendale were among dignitaries at the Accrington Town Hall ceremony

Century-old musical society disbands

After 112 years, Accrington Clef Club has closed, after its membership nearly halved

Charity Dan's Trust holds 450km cycle in memory of Accrington lawyer

Daniel Bagshaw died in 2012 on the finish line of a triathlon from a cardiac condition.

Oswaldtwistle pupils hold maths lesson in brewery

Pupils from Rhyddings visited Moorhouses to see how maths applies to everyday business

Accrington and Rossendale College mark new future with 50-year time capsule

It includes filmed testimonials, up-to-date maps and sports memorabilia from Accrington Stanley

Accrington and Rossendale College named among country's top FE centres

National tables show the college is the best in East Lancashire and 13th in the country

By-election called for Spring Hill ward in Accrington

The Hyndburn council poll follows the death of former Mayor Pam Barton last month

Headteacher's delight as Ofsted gives primary school 'good' rating

Rishton Methodist School was praised by inspectors for pupil progress, behaviour and teaching quality

Aggressive Accrington 'bully' who targeted schools with racist abuse jailed for more than two years

Mohammad Liaqat launched a racist tirade on staff at Mount Carmel High School

Clayton-le-Moors art students show off final degree work

Matthew Savage and Adam Finley have put their work on display at Blackburn College

New Queen Bethany, 18, crowned for Accrington Lions Carnival

Student Bethany Donohue, from Accrington, beat 13 other contenders to become Carnival Queen

Primary school in Great Harwood improves Ofsted rating

Our Lady and St Hubert's has received a 'good rating' after previously being found to be 'satisfactory'

PICTURES: Traditional tales inspire Rishton school fancy dress

Pupils and staff from St Charles Primary dressed up as their favourite book characters

Tribues paid to Accrington family man following sudden death aged 59

Nigel Cohen, managing director of Altham Engineering, died on May 18

Tributes paid to much loved football coach and teacher from Oswaldtwistle

John Haydock passed away on May 19 after a short battle against a brain infection, aged 68

JAILED: Prolific burglar who snuck into Accrington school and conned staff

Peter Everall, who had 250 previous offences, had a 'cover story all set' when stopped by staff at Hollins Technology College

Videos & Photos

New Brickworks pub and restaurant forced to temporarily close due to travellers

PICTURES: 2,000 job business and recreation park gets go-ahead

GALLERY: Hyndburn schools celebrate success in Lancashire School Games

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Jon Macpherson
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Kate Watkins
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Garth Dawson
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