17th September 2010 at 01:00

The Hairy Bikers, pictured here baking with children at Wilson's Endowed CofE School in Lancashire, are once again involved in British Food Fortnight. This year's competition consists of a pre-school and primary competition, plus a secondary one based on their Mums Know Best TV series. For more details, and to get involved in the event, see

Demolition of the starting point block at Rotherham College's town centre campus has begun in preparation for the new building, despite narrowly missing out on funding from the Learning and Skills Council last June.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first man to sail solo around the world, opened the Marine Academy Plymouth earlier this month, with visitors taking part in sporting and scientific activities. Sir Robin told the audience that there are a variety of marine career opportunities, both on land and at sea, adding: "It doesn't matter what you do so long as you're the best at it."

Castle Green in Dagenham held a fun day for children with additional needs and their families. The crowd was kept entertained with circus skill and music workshops, a bouncy castle and Chico from The X Factor.

The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new #163;12 million Churchill Park School in King's Lynn, which is Norfolk's first new complex needs school. The project to develop the school was led by Norfolk County Council.

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