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Clegg pledges parental guarantee on schools

by professorbillwinlow on 20 October, 2013

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said he will no longer support the fundamental principles of the Conservatives’ academy and free school programme after 2015. Mr Clegg said he disagreed with several of the most important freedoms exercised by head teachers of schools outside council control. He will pledge a new “parental guarantee” in […]

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Traffic Chaos on Darkinson Lane – Danger for Two Schools

by professorbillwinlow on 7 October, 2013

“Monday morning started with calls from worried residents about the traffic diversions caused by the closure of the rail bridge on Lea Lane for 4 months” says County Cllr Bill Winlow.  There was inadequate signage because Railtrack seems to have  used a sub-contractor to do the job, but it was not done properly. LCC has now been […]

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Children’s Home investigations

by professorbillwinlow on 26 June, 2013

One in four children in residential care in England is in a children’s home rated “adequate” or “inadequate”, according to a BBC Panorama investigation. Its investigation asked all 134 councils with children’s services in England about standards in the homes in which they placed children. Of the 87 councils that responded, the programme established that […]

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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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Liberal Founder of the Welfare State to appear on postage stamps

by professorbillwinlow on 25 April, 2013

Royal Mail recently announced the launch of its latest set of special stamps, ‘Great Britons’, a set of 1st Class stamps celebrating the achievements of 10 distinguished individuals from the realms of sport, journalism, music, politics and the arts. David Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister, is the chosen politician. Here’s how Wikipedia describes […]

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15 hours free childcare for poorest toddlers in Lancashire

by professorbillwinlow on 13 April, 2013

Thanks to Liberal Democrats 2,628 of the poorest toddlers in Lancashire will benefit from 15 hours free childcare a week from this September, an investment of £2,762 per child. This is in addition to the £100m investment in capital spending for additional nursery places announced by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg, […]

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Over £4.2m for school sports in Lancashire

by professorbillwinlow on 13 April, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced a £4.2m boost for school sports in Lancashire from September. Every state primary school in the County will receive funding for sports in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Approximately £68,415 will be spent in  primary schools  in Preston West is as follows: £8,540 for Pool House Primary School £8,510 for Holy Family Catholic […]

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The National Union of Teachers has said that millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted by opening secondary schools in areas that already have a surplus of places. Research carried out by the union found that the Government has approved the opening of 28 secondary “free schools” despite large numbers of spare places […]

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School population hits a 50 year high

by professorbillwinlow on 23 March, 2013

The equivalent of thousands of new schools may be needed after official estimates showed that the pupil population will rise by 1m within the next decade. Data published by the Department for Education showed that the number of children in the state system will top 8m by 2021 – the highest number in 50 years. […]

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Families in Preston are to get greater financial support for childcare thanks to a major new initiative. Liberal Democrat analysis shows that the £1bn boost to help parents with childcare costs could benefit around 5,602 families in the Preston City Council area. The Coalition Government’s scheme will save the typical working family with two children […]

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