A-level results from across the Lancaster and Morecambe district

It’s that time of year again when sixth formers across the district are anxiously awaiting their A-level results.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions for 16-18-year-olds

Exam worries lead to increasing numbers of young people looking for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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There are plenty of new routes into careers that wereonce the preserve of graduates.

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

New undergraduates can find the first year of university a "real surprise"

Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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George Higginson.

Free solar eclipse glasses in memory of ‘Overton’s little scientist’

A businessman is giving away solar eclipse glasses for free to anyone travelling to America during the eclipse on August 21

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Ronan Maher with his sister Kirsty and Child Genius quizmaster Richard Osman.

Caton schoolboy stars in Channel 4’s Child Genius

Caton schoolboy Ronan Maher appears on TV this week as one of the young contestants on Channel 4’s Child Genius.

Two toilets at The Midland hotel in Morecambe are twinned with two latrines in poor countries.

Toilet twinning is clean winner in poverty fight

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe has joined a quirky campaign to raise money to provide proper toilets, clean water and hygiene education in some of the poorest countries on earth.

Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
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The new teaching block at the University of Cumbria.

University gets new £9m teaching block

The major development of a £9m teaching block on the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria is just weeks away from opening.

L & M College Students' Union  won two awards for their outstanding work.

Double NUS award for Students’ Union at L & M College

Lancaster & Morecambe College Students’ Union (LMCSU) has received national recognition of its outstanding work by receiving two NUS Awards.

Forton Primary School

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Forton Primary School

Forton Primary School is a happy, creative and exciting place for children to learn.

Heysham High BTEC Sport pupils took part in a 5k Race for Life from Morecambe  battery to VVV raising money for Cancer Research. All pupils completed the race in under 46 minutes. All money raised will go towards Cancer Rsesearch.

Heysham High pupils put best foot forward for charity

School pupils from Heysham High braved high temperatures to take part in a Race for Life raising money for cancer research.

Lancaster Medical School celebratory reception 2017.

First ever medical students graduate with a Lancaster University degree

Graduation week has seen the first cohort of medical students to graduate through Lancaster Medical School with a Lancaster University degree.

Photo Neil Cross Nicola Hall, head of Central Lancaster High School

Lancaster sixth form to be axed next year

A Lancaster high school will no longer provide a sixth form from next year due to education budget cuts and a lack of interest.

Mark Cutter with staff from Tesco in Carnforth and their recent delivery.

Lancaster bar offers free holiday food for kids

A Lancaster bar has launched a free lunch club for families during the summer holidays.

Kids will be leaving their shoes in school to send to Africa at Grosvenor Park Primary School

Schoolchildren put their best feet forward to help charity appeal

Youngsters at Grosvenor Park Primary School will be giving up their shoes this week to help less fortunate children.

PJ Harvey at Lancaster Words Festival. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Success for first Lancaster Words festival

The first ever Lancaster Words festival has been hailed a success after attracting a thousand people.

Liz Nicholls.

New face at helm as Lancaster secondary school head moves on

A new face will be at the helm of Lancaster’s largest secondary school next term.

Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway with the Vice Chancellor of University of Cumbria, Prof Julie Mennell.

Morecambe-born designer Wayne Hemingway honoured at uni graduation

Wayne Hemingway and his wife Gerardine received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria this week in recognition of their outstanding contribution to design and creativity.

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