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Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Safeguarding professionals joined together last week to attend the first-ever Bedfordshire Against CSE conference on child sexual exploitation which particularly focused on how to protect young people from online grooming.

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Souls Coaches has handed in its notice on the contract to ferry kids to Holywell Middle School

‘Late’ Bedford school bus to get new operator

A school bus service that was ‘constantly’ dropping off kids late will be run by a different company from Monday.

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Mayor Dave Hodson officially opened the two new schools at Wixams

Official launch of two new schools serving new village of Wixams near Bedford

Two new schools, representing a £20million investment in the community, were officially opened yesterday (Oct 4).

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David Dean witrh two of the students

Ex Arsenal boss visits Biddenham Upper School

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein told students at Biddenham School how he based his life motto on turtles.

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Standing room only at public meeting called to challenge cuts to Bedford’s ‘fast trains’

Standing room only at public meeting called to challenge cuts to Bedford’s ‘fast trains’

300 anxious commuters packed into a public meeting to challenge the government’s case for removing intercity rail services from Bedford.

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Apprentice at Bedford College

Charity helps out Bedford construction students

Construction students at Bedford College will receive a bursary from a Bedfordshire charity to help them with their apprenticeships.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Cranfield University announced job losses today

More than 100 jobs set to be axed at Cranfield University

Cranfield University has today announced plans to reduce the number of staff.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Holywell School pupils were taken to Marston Vale Middle School by accident

Late bus took Bedfordshire pupils to wrong school on first day

A coach firm has apologised after picking pupils up an hour late on the first day of term - and then taking them to the WRONG school.

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School applications for September 2018 now open

School applications for September 2018 now open

Applications are now open for children who are set to start school or move up in September 2018.

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Students walking through the University of Bedfordshire campus.

University of Bedfordshire goes up in world rankings

The University of Bedfordshire has earned its place on the Times Higher Education world university rankings for the second year in a row.

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MBTC George Simmonds

Bedford boy, 8, leading charge to raise awareness about endangered Rhino

Eight-year-old George Simmonds is on a mission – to save rhinos. George is passionate about animals - particularly rhinos - and is attempting four fundraising challenges in aid of Save the Rhino International. George, who suffers with autism and ADHD, hopes to raise awareness of the plight of rhino poaching and to raise money to protect the remaining five species of rhino. On Saturday, September 9, George is hosting a “Rhino Charge”fundraiser selling homemade rhino fairy cakes and biscuits from 2p –4pm at the Kiosk in Russell Park, Bedford.

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Sharnbrook Upper School repeats exam success with top GCSE grades above national average

Sharnbrook Upper School repeats exam success with top GCSE grades above national average

Students at high-performing Sharnbrook Upper School in Bedfordshire are today celebrating achieving outstanding GCSEs – beating the 2016 results despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams.

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GCSE results in Bedford

LIVE: Bedford GCSE results

The day has come for GCSE students to find out their fate.

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Joseph Rochester outside Bedford Sixth Form.

A Level student waits a week for results after Bedford Sixth Form loses work

A sixth form student was left waiting for almost one week for his A Level results.

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Students from Bedford Sixth Form College.

More and more students are arriving to study at The Bedford Sixth Form

Over 600 students will be attending The Bedford Sixth Form from September 2017.

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Pupils find out how they have got on in their exams today

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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