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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.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

Trophy in memory of nursery nurse

Denise Ward, of Warwick Avenue, Church, worked at Sacred Heart primary school for 25 years as a nursery nurse and non-teaching assistant.

Anger at damage bill for failed school burglaries

In separate incidents two schools were targeted by burglars causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Pop-up stall is design success

Year 10 students at Hollins Technology College made a range of items over the past three months including phone cases, jewellery and trinket boxes and T-shirts.

Fond farewell for nursery teacher

Brenda Maynard will spend her very last day at Lee Royd Nursery next week.

School celebrates Ofsted result

Ofsted visited St Peter and St Paul’s CE primary school in Rishton in May and praised the progress being made by pupils and staff performance.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

Bon voyage as Bethany girls return home

About 160 people turned out to a farewell party for two girls, Jesca and Emma, who are returning to Tanzania to work as volunteer teachers after completing their teacher training with the Bethany Project.

Deputy head retiring after 37 years

Deputy headteacher Trevor Ainsworth will retire from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School this summer and said he will most miss the ‘family atmosphere’.

£5m college complex will 'boost economy'

Plans have been submitted by college bosses to build the ‘Visitor Economy Centre’ at their Broad Oak campus in Accrington

World Cup school contest

Youngsters from more than 30 local primary schools visited Accrington Academy to battle it out in the contest as part of National School Sports Week.

Young artists show off their work at gallery exhibition

Youngsters from Broadfield Specialist School proudly displayed art work at the Haworth Art Gallery, in Accrington.

Mark of respect for graves

Twelve young people from Accrington and Rossendale are currently on a 12-week Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust Team programme working in Bacup Cemetery.

Young artists show off their work at gallery exhibition

Youngsters from Broadfield Specialist School proudly displayed art work at the Haworth Art Gallery, in Accrington.

Theatre pals win £10k arts grant

Eddie O’Brien and Shaun Tattersall, both from Accrington, have been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery’s Awards For All scheme to arm themselves with the latest sound and lighting equipment. 

School praised for marked improvements

Spring Hill Community Primary School has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors, who visited in May after staff were told it ‘required improvement’ during an inspection in 2012.

Top marks for Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Primary School in Church had a visit on May 7 and 8 and has been designated good by inspectors.

School is making progress but requires improvement

Ofsted visited Norden High School last month for a two-day visit, which came only 16 months after its last inspection.

Free school dream moves a step closer

They are hoping to open a temporary site at the United Reformed Church in Great Harwood by September 2015.

Pupils’ parking patrol: Youngsters to issue warnings to drivers breaking the rules

All five primary schools in Great Harwood have joined forces with police to set up a school ambassador initiative aimed at tackling the growing problem of speeding motorists and people parking on double-yellow and zig-zag lines outside schools.

Bethany Project orphans inspired to run a school

Emmakulatha Bujik, 23 and Jesca Paulo, 24, are part of the Bethany Project – a Christian charity which helps vulnerable people in Tanzania.

Speed limit call for road

Calls come after planning approval was granted in March to build a £1.3 million sports hall at Accrington and Rossendale College

Painter Kyle shows he’s got a dab hand

Kyle Catterall scooped a prize in the Regional Skillsbuild Finals 2014

Pupils get a taste of life at Stanley

Reds manager James Beattie invited pupils from the Hollins Technology College and St Mary Magdalen’s C of E Primary School in Accrington to check out the squad’s training regime in full swing at the Store First Stadium.

New figures reveal scale of obesity fear for Hyndburn

Council chiefs now say they planning to control the number of takeaways near schools, colleges and town centres after research revealed a possible link between obesity and the availability of fast foods.

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Stanley player’s Easter surprise

Striker Marcus Carver visited youngsters at Peel Park Primary School to hand out Easter eggs to the winners of the school’s annual egg decorating competition.

4,000 days of school missed for holidays in Hyndburn

Pupils in Hyndburn took 4,026 unauthorised days off in the 2012/13 school year.

Accrington teacher's thank you for son's heart op

Daniel Scanlon was born with a rare heart defect and his mum is now raising funds for the hospital that saved him.

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