Schoolkids don their jeans for Joe

Pupils at two schools were allowed to wear jeans to school on Monday – to raise money for a 14-year-old student fighting leukaemia.

Sam Ud-din

Lancaster and Morecambe headteachers call ‘crisis’ meeting

A public meeting in Lancaster this month will address the “crisis” in the district’s school funding.

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Protesters fighting the closure of Silverdale library

Increase in council tax
saves village library

Silverdale Library is set to 
re-open in “two to three months” after it was saved from permanent closure.

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Neil's widow Kim with their children Max and Daisy watch maths and PE teacher Gavin Clark and Trevor Sinclair (right) unveil the plaque at Central Lancaster High School.

Lancaster school renames sports hall in memory of Lancaster City star Neil Marshall

A plaque was unveiled at Central Lancaster High School as the school renamed its sports hall in memory of ex-Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.

Photo by Darren Andrews.

Celebrate Lancaster’s women on International Women’s Day

Lancaster is full of amazing and influential women – and a new campaign to celebrate them is planned for this year’s International Women’s Day.


VIDEO: New-born chicks hatch at Lancaster school

Cute new-born chicks have brought lots of eggs-citement to Lancaster pupils.

Lancaster and Morecambe College has received a share of �20,000 to help students facing financial hardship.

College cash for students

A fund hardship grant worth £20,000 is being donated to support students facing financial hardship at Lancaster and Morecambe College, Furness College and Blackpool and Fylde College.

Neil Marshall with his wife Kim, son Max and daughter Daisy at Kim's brother Ryan's wedding in August.

School names sports hall after Lancaster City star

A Lancaster school is today officially naming its sports hall after ex-Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.

Noddy: Kathy Edge, resource centre manager with Big Ears: Nicola Dean-Brown, library assistant on a previous World Book Day.

World book day cash won by girls’ school

A Lancaster school has been named runner-up in the third annual World Book Day Award announced on World Book Day.

Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.


VIDEO: Cockerham couple launch new flying school

A Cockerham couple are spreading their wings in a new venture running a flying school.

Travel students board the iconic Concorde.

Students visit iconic aircraft on the ground

Travel and Tourism students from Lancaster and Morecambe College travelled to The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport and boarded the iconic aircraft, Concorde.

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VIDEO: ‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

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Roblox game robots dance.

Lancaster schools warn over ‘perverts’ playground’ online game

A hit online game aimed at kids could be a way for sexual predators to access children, say parents.

Harriet Davis.

Lancaster student’s film aims to challenge stereotypes about eating disorders

A Lancaster medical student has made a film showing that you don’t need to be ‘stick thin’ to have an eating disorder after a GP told her ‘I’ve seen worse than you.’

Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

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Lancaster University

Ex-Man Utd star Gary Neville in talks with Lancaster University

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is in talks to open a university in conjunction with Lancaster University.

Raymond and Sam Moi Chan in Lancaster

The Lancaster-China connection

This month, Lancaster has been awash with colour and expression during the Chinese New Year celebrations, with hundreds of people attending events in the city centre and at the university.

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Lancaster University.

Lancaster students ‘have paid for fraudulent essays’

Two firms which write essays for university students in return for payment claim to have had customers from Lancaster who have submitted fraudulent essays.

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Some of the slippers worn by children at Lancaster Steiner School.

Lancaster school is a trailblazer for comfort in the classroom

New research has discovered that allowing children to wear slippers in school helps boost their grades – but at one Lancaster school they’ve been leading the way for years.

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