Some eighty firefighters are tackling a large fire at a school near Preston. The blaze broke out in the science block at Leyland St Mary's Catholic Technical College on Royal Avenue just after 16:00 BST.
Five boys between the ages of 11 and 15 have been arrested by police on suspicion of arson. The school term was due to start this week and parents and children have been advised to check the school's website on Monday morning before turning up. Eye witnesses said parts of the school had been destroyed, particularly the science block.