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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.

Tanya returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

‘Hairdresser to stars’ Lee visits the college

Former Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year winner and celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford attended the college as a special guest to deliver a hairdressing masterclass.

‘Incredible’ Julie set for top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

College students granted thousands to create replica of Pals memorial

Accrington and Rossendale College has received £9,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a replica of the Serre Accrington Pals Monument as part of the HLF’s First World War then and now programme.

School and top hotel join forces

The Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors and Hollins Technology College in Accrington have teamed up as part of a Business Class nationwide programme from the charity Business in the Community.

Parents urged to send in applications for primary school places

Lancashire County Council has warned parents that applications must be made for all children, even if they already have an older brother or sister at their preferred school.

School’s goodbye to head

Anne Duke has served as headteacher at Mount Pleasant school in Clayton-le-Moors since 1999 and retired at the end of this term.

Awards presentation held at Hollins Technology College

The inaugural awards night was organised to celebrate the success of pupils who have achieved their Bronze Award.

Duke of Edinburgh awards at Hollins

The inaugural awards night was organised to celebrate the success of pupils who have achieved their Bronze Award.

Young chefs battle it out

Three pupils from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School took part in the first round of the competition by Rotary International.

Pupils head overseas for cultural exchange

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s new programme for education, training, youth and sport and is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems.

Comic book inspired artwork

Luke Tomlinson, 18, had two large paintings on display at the gallery in Accrington last month and the Blackburn College student hopes this will lead to more interest.

Any dream won't do for Accrington Academy

Students across all year groups ‘wowed’ audiences with their interpretation of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Pupils buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate kids

The money raised by PTA members at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington will now go back into the school to support resources or projects.

Young chefs battle it out

Three pupils from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School took part in the first round of the competition by Rotary International.

David's joy as work begins on new £100k playground

Three years ago St Christopher’s student David Reid, then 11, was so unhappy at the shabby state of the West End play area, on Blackburn Road where his siblings Jack and Megan played, that he wrote to Peter Britcliffe of the Oswaldtwistle Area Council to complain.

School choirs delight shoppers with carol performances

Youngsters from Mount Carmel High School, St Oswald's, and St Anne and St Joseph's primary schools in Accrington, Sacred Heart in Church, St Mary's in Clayton-le-Moors and St Mary's in Oswaldtwistle gathered at the Market Hall for a two-hour show on Wednesday.

Students enjoy sports week

Children in each class at St Peter’s CE Primary school in Accrington focused on a different sport to research and the reception class focused on healthy bodies.

Soldiers attend army open day

Visitors to the Army Careers Day were given a chance to speak to serving soldiers and see what army life is like.

Concert to mark ‘Truce’ centenary

A 100-strong community choir has been formed from members across the country for ‘The Rhyme of No Man’s Land’ concert at St James’ Church.

Head is 'inspirational' says glowing report

Baxenden St John’ CE Primary School was given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted and headteacher Christina Regan was praised as an ‘inspirational leader’

Thug spared jail over attack on student

Oscar Connolly, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was caught after a witness told the victim the identity of his attacker on Facebook.

Teacher banned after ‘schoolgirl’ sex sting

David Gilroy Simpson, 50, appeared in court last year after chatting online to a girl he believed to be aged 15 and arranging to meet her for sex.

Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest

Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.

Intrepid teenagers enjoy life-changing colorful visit to India

Jack Brady, Natasha Rodia, Bradley Foster and Saffron Barnes-Fullalove – all former pupils at Hollins Technology College in Accrington – travelled to India after sitting their GCSE exams in July.

College shows off restaurant plans

Plans for the ‘Roots’ restaurant were unveiled at the college’s open evening and will form part of the Heartwood Centre.

Tragic Olivia missed out on vital flu vaccine

Twelve-year-old Olivia died suddenly of a heart condition at Manchester Children’s Hospital, just four days after falling ill with the flu.

Scholarships glory for students

The Pilkington Scholarship is a fund which grants scholarships to those who have studied at the College, after attending a local school.

Seaside comes to school to boost pupils' writing

Instead of travelling to the beach, staff at Great Harwood Primary School created a seaside scene setting in the school hall.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

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In This Week's Paper


Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Bethany English
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Beth Abbit
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Jon Macpherson
Kate Watkins
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Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist