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Gold medal winning sprinter inspires pupils at Bedford primary school

Pupils at Scott Primary School in Bedford welcomed a special visitor when gold medal winning sprinter Leon Bapiste visited to give an inspiring assembly.

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Academy students from Bedford hold readings at Holocaust Memorial Day

Students from Goldington Academy were representatives at this year’s Holocaust Memorial Commemoration held in Bedford.

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World-class Orchestra Wows Bedford Children

World-class orchestra wows children at concert in Bedford Corn Exchange

Some 700 children from 15 state schools were taken on a musical guided tour of a world-class orchestra.

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Priory Primary School

Former pro footballer among career speaker at Bedford primary school

Pupils at Priory Primary School in Bedford were looking to the future during their recent Aspirations Week.

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REVEALED: How each Bedford secondary school fared in new league tables

One school in Bedford is performing above average as new league tables were released - which also showed two were ‘well below average’.

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Simon Shelton-Barnes who played Tinky Winky in the BBC TV children's series Teletubbies

Tributes following death of Ampthill man who played TV Teletubbies character Tinky Winky

An Ampthill man who played Tinky Winky, the handbag-carrying Tellytubby in the BBC children’s series, has died just four days after his 52nd birthday.

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Church End Lower School pupils show their hi-vis kit

Pupils go hi-vis on their way to school in Marston Moretaine

Pupils from Church End Lower School in Marston Moretaine have received hi-vis equipment to help them stay safe and be seen during darker nights.

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Bedford College shortlisted in Times Educational Supplement Awards

Bedford College Group has been shortlisted in three categories of the Times Educational Supplement awards

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Don’t miss deadline for school places applications in Bedford Borough

The deadline for applying to primary, junior and middle schools in Bedford Borough closes next week.

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MBTC new mobile library service

New chapter for Bedford’s mobile library service

A new and improved mobile library service hit the roads on Monday thanks to a new vehicle.

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Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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All school transport cancelled across Bedford today

Motorists are being urged to avoid unnecessary travel and allow extra time for journeys during the current snow and cold weather.

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School closures after snow fall

School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

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Kimberley Sixth Form College leaps up the national rankings

Kimberley Sixth Form College, based in Stewartby, has shot up the national ranking in the annual league table produced by The Sunday Times.

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Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

A suffragette, educator, politician and all-round pioneer is to be immortalised in statue in Bedford.

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Make sure to get these term dates in your diary

When do the Christmas school holidays start in Bedfordshire?

Christmas half term in Bedfordshire will soon be upon us and here is a reminder of important diary dates for you kids, which every parent needs to jot down.

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Get set, On your Markers, Go!

Bedford Embankment is a popular place to go running and it’s set to get even better with the installation of permanent distance markers.

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Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Children using social services provided by Central Beds Council are to be given access to an app, Mind of My Own (MOMO), which helps them to talk about and influence the care they receive and share concerns and worries about their lives.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

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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