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Lancashire announces new strategic partnership to maximise County’s ‘once in a generation’ cyber opportunity

Lancashire has announced the formation of a new collaborative initiative, The Lancashire Cyber Partnership (LCP) which will shape, support and promote the County’s world-class cyber strengths and fast-growing cyber ecosystem.

Vaping products can be targeted at children

Shop assistant fined £900 for selling disposable e-cigarette to a child

A Preston shop assistant has been ordered to pay fines and costs after failing an underage shopper test sting by Trading Standards officers.

The winners were Barden Primary School, who spoke about vaping; and Balshaw's Church of England High School, who debated crime and poverty

The Great Lancashire Debate winners are announced

Key topics for Lancashire's future have been discussed by schoolchildren during the Great Lancashire Debate.

Parliament Week Public Speaking Competition

Finals of prestigious public speaking competition to take place this week

The finals of an esteemed new public speaking competition for primary and secondary school students across Lancashire are taking place today (7 November) and tomorrow (8 November). 

CC Tim Ashton and CC Jayne Rear with headteacher Anne-Marie Horrocks and Ribblesdale pupils

Celebrations for Ribblesdale's new £10m primary provision in the Ribble Valley

Local dignitaries gathered in Clitheroe to celebrate the official opening of a new £10m primary school, creating future school places for local families in the Ribble Valley.

Teacher pointing at board in a primary school class.

School admissions proposals to address disadvantages faced by children of armed forces families

Proposed changes to the admission criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools, to give priority to armed forces families and to help with staff retention, are set to be discussed by councillors this week.

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Theatre performance delivers powerful road safety message to secondary school starters

Lancashire County Council has been using the power of theatre to help Year 7 students stay safe on the roads as they start secondary school and begin travelling independently for the first time.

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Apply for your secondary school place now as Hallowe'en deadline looms

Don't get the shock of your life this Hallowe'en and remember that applications for secondary school places in Lancashire need to be in by Tuesday 31 October.

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Mums urged to make 'informed choices' around breastfeeding

Mums are being urged to breastfeed their babies for the first six months and supported with informed choices by a families and babies charity.

Infographic peatland restoration LCC

Lancashire to benefit from £2.4m peatlands investment

Lancashire is set to benefit from a £2.4million investment into restoring its peatlands, which are vital for reducing the county's carbon levels, as well as a haven for wildlife.

Photograph by The Fostering Network.

Prestigious award for talented cricketer spotted by Freddie Flintoff

A promising young cricketer who was talent-spotted by Freddie Flintoff has won a prestigious Fostering Excellence Award.

Councillor Michael Green shows off the promotional Lets Get Brushing stand at County Hall, Preston

Let's Get Brushing campaign aims to start as early as possible

Families with young children are being urged to begin brushing their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, twice a day, from as early as possible as part of a new campaign.