Hunt for teens after seven pump blaze at former high school

Police are searching for a group of teenagers who were seen leaving a former school building moments before a blaze broke out.

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Seven fire engines attended a blaze at the former Habergham High School in Burnley on Sunday evening.

Seven fire engines called to blaze at former Burnley high school

Firefighters from across East Lancashire in seven fire engines were called to  a blaze at a former high school in Burnley last night. (Sunday)
Leon Akbar. Photo: Ben Chaffer.

Rising rapper’s big Tinchy Stryder break

An aspiring Burnley rapper will get his big break when he joins grime star Tinchy Stryder on stage at King George’s Hall next week.
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Graduates celebrate University Centre launch

Some of the county’s future industry stars have been honoured at Nelson and Colne College’s first ever graduation ceremony.
Blessed Trinity RC College students pictured with the award they received for taking part in the Tesco Neighbourhood Food challenge.

Award winning students take the praise for their role in charity food challenge

The generous nature of kind students from Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College has been rewarded.

Daisy (right) with her reading mentor Alice.

Blessed Trinity's generous reading mentor

A Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College student is embodying the virtues of mentoring her peers, as she gives up her lunchtime break to help a younger schoolmate with her reading.

The Burnley Mechanics Theatre

Can you help to preserve our heritage?

An ambitious project to preserve the past and safeguard the future of Burnley Mechanics has won vital funding.
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The young Hazardous Harry authors from Blessed Trinity RC College with MP Julie Cooper, Chris Waring, fire service delivery manager and Billie Jean Horne, the community Champion from Tesco. (s)

Published young authors going in write direction to set literary world on fire

Move over Harry Potter!
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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Ribblesdale High School students enjoy their visit to Turf Moor.

Behind the scenes at the Turf for football crazy students

Students became the envy of many diehard fans when they got the chance to see behind the scenes at Burnley Football Club.

Padiham Primary School pupils Leighton and Emily receive the Cardiac Smart Award from Cheryl Pickstock of the North West Ambulance service.

School that helps save lives receives special award

A primary school that has trained staff in first aid and is also home to a piece of life saving equipment has received a coveted award.

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The Young Enterprise Team with their book, Hazardous Harry.

Blessed Trinity's red-hot student-produced book

The Young Enterprise team at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College have produced an illustrated book for youngsters warning about the dangers of fire.

The Glee Club raised 600 pounds.

Charities sing praises for Glee Club

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College's Glee Club have proved to be a big hit on the charity front, raising £600 for a brace a charities.

(From left): Harry Crabtree (Ightenhill), Kaleb Barnham (Whittlefield), Kai Crawford (Padiham PPS), Freya Rajkumar (Cherry Fold), and Olivia Walsh (Hapton).

Shuttleworth's robotics whizkids

Shuttleworth College's Year Seven and Eight classes have dabbled in a spot of robotics as one of just 145 UK schools to take part in Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge.
Pupils named Queens of the Court

Pupils named Queens of the Court

These high school pupils have been crowned badminton champions.

Barrowford pupils Riley Houston, Nathan Morley, Jonah Willan and teaching assistant Alan True

School serves up an ace raffle to fund tennis court

A generous teaching assistant is giving away some of his most prized possessions to raise money for his school – signed photographs of legends from the worlds of sport and films.
Underage drinking programme heads to Lancashire

Underage drinking programme heads to Lancashire

A programme highlighting the dangers of underage drinking is being presented to 135,000 students across Lancashire as part of an education and awareness initiative called 'Smashed'.
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Georgia Fourie

Special school's charity dilemma

A Burnley special school faced losing £100 from its charity due to the sudden closure of an Indian restaurant – until others stepped in to help.
Sir John Thursby students at their final fundraising assembly.

Sir John Thursby students raise for SafeNet

A non-uniform day at Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley has raised £800 for women and children living at SafeNet Domestic Abuse Services' Burnley refuge.

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Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Family, friends, colleagues and pupils, past and present, will gather next week to say goodbye to the much admired teacher who died after he fell climbing one of Britain’s highest mountains.

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