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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.

Karla, 23, battling with nerve disorder

Karla Gudgeon was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia five years ago, after an operation on her jaw appeared to trigger the crippling nerve disorder.

Top honour for Maundy patron Julie

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of awarding the Accrington actress and Maundy Relief charity patron one of Hyndburn’s highest honours.

X Factor star at old school

Pupils at Peel Park Primary School were delighted by the visit of old boy and singing starlet Reece Bibby.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

TV star Julie to get Freedom of Borough

The Accrington actress has been nominated by the council to receive the Freedom of the Borough at a ceremony next month.

GCSE Results Day gallery

We've been sent in photos from schools across Hyndburn who are sharing their GCSE success.

Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

GCSE Results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Students across borough waking up to A-level results

Richard Jones, headteacher at St Christopher’s, said the school had enjoyed a record breaking year.

A-level results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Out of school club branded 'inadequate'

Stonefold Sharks, which operates from St John Stonefold CE School and caters for 62 early years children, has been found to be inadequate in three key areas by Ofsted.

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

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. 

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