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Award for Lancashire lad with 100% attendance for seven years

A primary school pupil from Lancashire has been given an award after not missing a day of school for the last seven years.

Mark Renwick hasn't missed a day of school in seven years Credit: Renwick family

Mark Renwick, from Padiham, hasn't missed a day of school in seven years at Padiham Green School.

Mark's mum Julie said: "My son not missing a single day throughout his seven years, since his first day of school in reception is remarkable.

"Not only because he is the only child nationally to achieve it ever!"


Suspended sentence for dentist who killed dog-walker

A dentist who knocked down and killed man in Padiham seconds after sending a text, has been given a suspended sentenced of 40 weeks.

Kay Nolan knocked down dad-of-two Stuart Mather in her Honda Jazz, while he was walking his dog in 2011.

Kay Nolan Credit: Cavendish Press

Nolan, who's from Thornton-in-Craven near Skipton in North Yorkshire, admitted causing the 60-year-old's death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

She wrote the text message while parked in a layby but only sent it once she had set off again.

Stuart Mather Credit: Cavendish Press