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Proud family members gathered at St Helens Town Hall for the presentation of one of Russia’s top military honours. World War Two veteran Arthur Lawrence from Newton-le-Willows was due to be presented with the Ushakov Medal by the Russian Ambassador in June – but sadly passed away just weeks before […]

Local WWII hero recognised by Russian Government


There were celebrations across St Helens today as students received their GCSE results. Against a backdrop of continuing change in education, including the introduction of a new performance measure, Attainment 8, there has been a picture of improvement in our secondaries. In broad terms, Attainment 8 reflects the achievement of […]

St. Helens students celebrate GCSE results


Pupils in Lancashire have once again performed well and chalked up some impressive GCSE results. Whilst changes continue to be made to the examinations system and, in particular, to the way in which English results are counted this year, provisional results from schools show that around 61% of students have […]

Schools boss praises pupils for GCSE results



Visitors to the annual Heritage Open Day at Gawthorpe Hall will get a behind the scenes look at what life was like at the ‘Downton of the North’. Entry will be free to the Grade I listed hall at Padiham, near Burnley, on Saturday 10 September from 12 noon to […]

Visit Gawthorpe Hall for free on Heritage Open Day


Young people in Hyndburn are invited to a free event featuring music and activities later this month. ‘Solid Workshops’ will include a mixture of live music and dance, Dhol drumming, graffiti art lessons and free running sessions with a qualified coach, for young people to try out. The event will […]

Young people can make music at The Zone Hyndburn


The TUC is calling on the government to respond to the migration figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics with immediate action to better manage migration. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Migrants are contributing valuable skills to Britain, without which the economy would be weaker and the NHS […]

Government must take immediate action to manage migration better for ...