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Success for St Helens A-level students

There has been a welcome increase in the proportion of St Helens students gaining higher A-level grades after data revealed an increase on last year’s results.

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Exam results can be a source of stress for many students

Support offered for young people worried about exam results

Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service.

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There has been a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions for 16-18-year-olds

Exam worries lead to increasing numbers of young people looking for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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There are plenty of new routes into careers that wereonce the preserve of graduates.

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

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New undergraduates can find the first year of university a "real surprise"

Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
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St Helens Town Hall

Town hall fails on plan deadline for children with special educational needs

More than three-quarters of children with special educational needs faced delays in getting plans as they prepared to move into high school.

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Pupils rewarded for helping make school safer

Pupils rewarded for helping make school safer

Primary school pupils from 19 schools across St Helens have been rewarded for helping to make their schools a safer place after taking on roles as Deputy and Junior Road Safety Officers.

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‘Animal agents’ needed for library challenge

‘Animal agents’ needed for library challenge

St Helens Libraries Service is calling on children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the national Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

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Best-selling author and All Creatures Great and Small actress to visit St Helens

Best-selling author and All Creatures Great and Small actress to visit St Helens

Sunday Times best-selling author, Carol Drinkwater, will visit St Helens to talk about her latest book.

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Author Michelle Hird

Rainhill author’s debut children’s book is published

An author and illustrator born and raised in Rainhill is to release her debut children's book on August 10.

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Bid to improve region’s children’s life chances

Bid to improve region’s children’s life chances

A programme of innovative work to improve children’s life chances has been revealed by the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission.

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Get fit at half the price

Get fit at half the price

Did you know, you can now keep fit for less thanks to Volair’s One Card?

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Rainhill High published a newsletter showing a pupil making a Isis-style salute

St Helens school published newsletter with pupil giving ‘Isis salute’

A St Helens school has issued an apology after publishing a newsletter featuring a pupil apparently making an Isis-style salute.

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Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall

Francesca Halsall’s tips for success in sport and coffee

She’s best known as an Olympic swimmer but is now following her boyfriend, Saints skipper Jon Wilkin, into the business of coffee shop ownership.

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Volunteers wanted for library scheme

Volunteers wanted for library scheme

Animal Agents volunteers needed for St Helens Libraries this summer!

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Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

St Helens Council’s Ranger Service is inviting residents to a series of peculiar events this month, on the hunt for a variety of curious creatures.

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Union warns of dire funding cuts ahead for St Helens’ schools

Union warns of dire funding cuts ahead for St Helens’ schools

Teaching unions say St Helens’ schools will be among the worst funded in the country if controversial government plans get the go ahead.

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A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.

£1m windfall flows back to Lancashire schools

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.
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Children’s plan published for years ahead

Children’s plan published for years ahead

Council chiefs have published their ‘children and young people’s’ plan for the next three years.

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