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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.

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.

Family of 'butchered' Accrington mum still struggling

Ten years after Zainab Begum was murdered and dismembered by her son-in-law her daughter has spoken of her grief.

Young workers toil in the soil to help community garden grow

Workers from Hyndburn Homes and Hyndburn Homes Repairs joined forces with residents and 16 youngsters at the North Lancashire Training Group (NLTG) to kick-start the project in Huncoat.

Accrington and Rossendale College footballers in prestigious competition

The female footballers are competing in the final of the Under 8s English Schools and Colleges FA Cup.

Oswaldtwistle school goes back in time for war project

Around 40 youngsters at Broadfield Specialist School in Oswaldtwistle will work with local artists and historians to investigate what life was like for young people left ‘Home Alone’ as their fathers and brothers went to war.

Oswaldtwistle snapper meets her idol

Fine art photography student Rebekah Doyle, 19, pictured, from Oswaldtwistle, got to meet Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper on a recent visit to the Glasgow School of Art’s Fine Art Photography Department.

Hyndburn could be set to get its first free school

A group including teachers, parents, a professor of education and a doctor hope to open the Red Rose Community Free School in September 2015.

Plans unveiled for new Accrington school block

St Christopher's High School plans to demolish its Rosla block and replace it.

'Ruthless' teen sentenced to life after striking a boy repeatedly with a hammer

Liam Hugh McAtear, 16, of Clayton-le-Moors, had earlier penned a letter to Moors Murderer Ian Brady to express his fascination with the child killer.

Lancashire faith school pupils hit with £95 bus fair rise

The County County is to hike fees by 25 per cent from September. ed

Oswaldtwistle headteacher hits out at inspectors at rating

Ofsted says St Andrew's CE Primary 'requires improvement'.

Accrington school 'requires improvement' inspectors say

Ofsted visited St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary.

Hundreds attend Clayton-le-Moors prom fair

Schoolgirl Shelby Jones organised the charity event at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel.

Baxenden singer inspired by tragic death of father

Nicole Flanagan's dad Stephen died of a brain tumour when she was just 10.

Accrington and Rossendale College students get a taste of army life

The 1st Battalion Scots Guards visited Accrington and Rossendale College to put youngsters through their paces.

Peel Park priamry school Accrington

Accrington school opts out as polling station

Bosses at Peel Park Primary say they had serious safety concerns.

Rishton Pre-school praised by Ofsted

The school  received a good rating from inspectors.

Parents' shock at Great Harwood school fire

Pupils and staff at St Wulstan's RC were evacuated after a fire broke out in the roof.

Hyndburn youngsters invited to apprentice event

The event will be held on Thursday, January 16.

Sadness as Baxenden newsagent shuts up shop

Windle’s, on Manchester Road, Baxenden, put up closure signs at the end of last month and will close in mid-January after remaining stock is cleared.

Rishton school shortlisted for two awards

Norden High School in Rishton was nominated for Outstanding School of the Year and Teacher of the Year at Rock FM's Education Rocks awards.

Rishton school shortlisted for top awards

Norden High School has been nominated for Outstanding School of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

Haworth Art Gallery shortlisted for arts bursary

Users will be able to vote for the gallery in an online poll.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrate 60th birthday

Young and old were invited to enjoy a display of archive photographs and prospectuses at Accrington Library.

Huncoat charity worker's tribute to Mandela

Stuart Livesey described the South African leader as 'extraordinary'.

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