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Two vehicles collide in Icknield Way, Eaton Bray

Two vehicles collided yesterday afternoon in Icknield Way, Eaton Bray, as an eyewitness reports that one of the cars was overturned.

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Teamwork as football club joins forces with library

Teamwork as football club joins forces with library

Dunstable Town Football Club has developed links with Dunstable Library to develop and promote educational activities with local schools and the youth section of the club.

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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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Kirsty Spicer (centre) is presented with her ELFT award by Sarah Wilson, director of specialist services, and Dermot Ryall, associate director of specialist services

Dunstable teenager named young person of the year

A teenager determined to use her experience of anorexia to help others has been named the first East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) Young Person of the Year.

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Veronica Reavey celebrating 30 years of service at the school

Dunstable school thanks member of staff for 30 years of service

Beecroft Academy organised a party on Friday, June 30, to celebrate Veronica Reavey reaching the milestone of 30 years service at the school.

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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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Dunstable schools in lockdown after gunman spotted

At least two schools were in lockdown mode this afternoon after a gunman was spotted in Dunstable.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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Disabled Dunstable student ‘excluded’ from trip

A disabled pupil was excluded from attending a daytrip after a Dunstable school failed to be adequately insured, her mother claims.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Have your say on school travel plans

Central Bedfordshire Council is holding a public consultation on changes to the way pupils travel to schools and colleges.

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BIG Rainbow party held for a special day

BIG Rainbow party held for a special day

Rainbow guiders from across Dunstable have been helping celebrate the orgnaisation’s 30th anniversary.

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Evelyn Harrison (pen name) Without You is published by Dave Lyons at Raven Crest Books.

Totternhoe writer’s mystery ‘Without You’ tells the story of widowed police detective

A talented Totternhoe writer has launched a new mystery story about a widowed police detective who discovers family secrets.

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The cast rehearse

Luton’s TOKKO Youth Space present modern Macbeth!

An exciting new production of Macbeth is coming to Luton as a cast from TOKKO Youth Space perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies.

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Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

The world’s biggest 50m deep pool and an astronaut training centre is to be developed at the soon to be closed RAF Henlow site.

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Stevie McGrory won the  Herts, Beds and Bucks Professional Barber of the year 2017

Top award for Dunstable barber

A barber from Gents Barbering in Dunstable has been named the Herts, Beds and Bucks Professional Barber of the year.

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Charity commission slams Luton school trustees

Trustees of an independent school in Luton are responsible for mismanagement and misconduct says the charity regulator.

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Our Lady of Czestochowa, Victoria Street. Credit: Google Street View.

Colourful Corpus Christi festival parade will delight Dunstable this Sunday

A colourful Corpus Christi parade will take place in Dunstable this Sunday, with children and parents from St Mary’s Parish Church and Our Lady of Czestochowa greeting crowds in vibrant festival costumes.

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