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LIVE: A-Level results in Bedfordshire

Across Bedfordshire students are waking up to the mixed emotions of A-Level results day.

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

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

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Crawley Borough Council's free outdoor cinema nights are back

Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer

Three libraries across the county have reorganised their opening hours to provide the public further access to facilities.

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Little Squirts receive 'good' news from Ofsted

Flitwick pre-school receives ‘good’ Ofsted rating

The Little Squirts pre-school in Flitwick has received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

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Beds Fire and Rescue working hard.

Bedford firefighters search for new recruits

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter then now is the best time to make that dream come true.

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Harry Sutherland lands a professional acting role in a UK theatre tour.

Bedford College acting student will perform in UK theatre tour

A performing arts student has landed his first full-time professinal role in a tour of an adaptation of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie book.

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Go-ahead given to create 120 additional middle school places in Cranfield

Approval has been granted for plans to create 120 middle school places in Cranfield.

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MBTC Princess Alexandra

Royal visit marks 60th anniversary of Bedford Citizens Housing Association

Princess Alexandra met residents, staff and trustees before unveiling a plaque to officially open Oak Way House in Kimbolton Road, Bedford.

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Students’ hard work pays off

Students’ hard work pays off

Graduation season at the University of Bedfordshire came to an end last week with the Civic Ceremony in Luton.

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University of Bedfordshire students graduate in style

University of Bedfordshire students graduate in style

Students from the University of Bedfordshire celebrated in style with a civic ceremony to kick off graduation day.

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Fears village will be swamped by new primary school

Fears village will be swamped by new primary school

New plans to build a large new primary school to serve two villages more than a mile apart have prompted fury.

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New Free school for special needs pupils could be built in Bedford borough

New Free school for special needs pupils could be built in Bedford borough

A new 200-place Free school for children with special needs could be built in Bedford borough.

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Scott Lower School celebrates 50th anniversary

Pupils at Scott Lower School had 50 reasons to celebrate a special anniversary last Thursday.

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Phelan Hill speaks to students at the University of Bedfordshire after receiving his honorary degree

Olympic rower Phelan Hill joins University of Bedfordshire graduates

Bedford-born rower Phelan Hill went from the Olympic podium to the university lectern - after being awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bedfordshire.

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Joan Loft has retired after almost 43 years' service

Bedford borough’s longest serving ‘lollipop lady’ retires after more than 40 years’ service

Joan Loft, Bedford borough’s longest serving school crossing patrol, has decided to hang up her ‘lollipop stick,’ after nearly 43 years’service.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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