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.

Some of the students who led the assemblies.

Lancaster kids teach peers to stay safe online

Youngsters at a Lancaster school have been teaching others about how to stay safe online as part of a national awareness campaign.

Lancaster and Morecambe College travel students and their tutor with their NCS certificates.

Young students learn how to become good citizens

Supporting homeless people, outdoor pursuits and a bike ride to raise money for the local hospice were just some of the activities undertaken by students on the National Citizens Service programme.

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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.’

Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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David Morris, MP for Morecambe, is considering running for Tory leadership

Morecambe MP ‘fed up’ with kids’ strikes

Morecambe MP David Morris has been criticised for telling Parliament that headteachers are “unionising” children to make them go on strike.

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Rose Rawcliffe from Morecambe who won the Highly Commended Main Course Award at the North West Final of LACA School Chef of the Year 2017.

Dinner lady’s winning dish is hot, hot, hot

A dinner lady from Morecambe was highly commended in a school chef competition.

Westgate Primary School and Children's Centre will be having new security fencing installed.

Fencing will keep children safe

New security fencing will be put up at Westgate Primary School to safeguard pupils.

Shopkeeper Carla Waite helping promote the business.

Lancaster University graduate appears on The One Show and calls out to Lancaster businesses

Lancaster University alumni and entrepreneur Jackie Mulligan will be on The One Show tonight, Tuesday, thanks to her pioneering new business.

£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

Ten teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, balcony and chill out space are weeks away from completion at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.

Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

Heysham High School.

Heysham High head speaks out over ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report

Heysham High School head John Shannon is confident the school is on the right path, despite Ofsted rating it ‘inadequate’ and placing it into special measures.

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Heysham High.

Heysham High School lodges official complaint after being placed in special measures by Ofsted

Heysham High School has been placed into special measures after Ofsted inspectors found the school to be ‘inadequate’.

Wendy Haslam.

Petition launched to help save White Cross art rooms

A petition has been launched to save the art rooms at White Cross in Lancaster.

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Kids take a virtual trip around the world

Kids take a virtual trip around the world

Central Lancaster High School welcomed a team from Google into school to take students on innovative virtual field trips around the world –and beyond.

Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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Andrea and Paula from Mini First Aid.

Mums joins forces to help save young lives

‘Mumpreneurs’ Paula Kopydlowski and Andrea Kyriakou are working together to launch a first aid class in Lancaster which aims to teach parents and carers how to save babies and toddlers’ lives.

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