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Luton Sixth Form College in No Love for Hate project

Community cohesion and far-right extremism are two of the issues being explored by Luton Sixth Form College and Harlow College as part of a Home Office-funded project.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Westminster killer ‘taught at Luton college’

Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood taught in a Luton school according to The Sun.

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Gabor and other successful candidates celebrated their award by going go-karting. Credit: Joel Chant

Gabor achieves prestigious engineer award

A Dunstable engineer has celebrated a career miletone after completing a prestigious apprenticeship.

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Yoga teacher Sophie Morris does a yoga demonstration at Dunstable's Tithe Farm Primary School

Dunstable students learn mindfulness through yoga

Little learners at Dunstable’s Tithe Farm Primary School are moving towards a more mindful approach, after a morning of sessions with yoga teacher Sophie Morris.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Barnfield College, New Bedford Road

Bacterial contamination discovered at Luton’s Barnfield College, but legionella claims dismissed

Barnfield College has strongly dismissed suggestions there is a legionella outbreak at its New Bedford Road campus, but has admitted it is dealing with a bacterial contamination issue.

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Houghton Regis Primary School used to be a lower school. Credit: Google Maps

Houghton Regis Primary School told it has to improve by inspectors

Houghton Regis Primary School has been rated by Ofsted as ‘requiring improvement’, five years after it was judged as ‘good’ in 2012.

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New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

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Dunstable pupils take on an Olympic feat

Dunstable pupils take on an Olympic feat

St Augustine’s Academy, Dunstable were treated to a visit from British Cycling Go-Ride Coach, Catherine Ruffley recently.

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Pupils head to Rowney Warren in schools cross country

Nearly 200 children joined in the 20th running of the Schools Cross-Country Relays at Chicksands.

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Plea to take on more apprentices

Plea to take on more apprentices

Investment in new developments across Bedfordshire will be integral to supporting the 67,000 young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the East of England, according to leading contractor, Wates Construction.

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Love those Marmite shares

Popular theory has it that people either love or hate Marmite. But as far as Luton’s King’s School headmaster Dr Andrew Cook is concerned, it’s definitely the former.

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Doris didn’t dampen village school’s spirit

Doris didn’t dampen village school’s spirit

A little thing like a storm wasn’t going to put off youngsters getting to school - even if it was called Doris!!

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Key speakers at the conference

Police launch hate crime conference

Organisations across the county made a special trip to Luton to attend Bedfordshire’s first ever Hate Crime Conference.

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Most pupils get first choice school

Almost all pupils transferring to secondary and upper schools across Central Bedfordshire in September have been granted their first preference.

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Penny holding the Olympic torch in 2012 (right)

‘If it wasn’t for Penny I’m not sure I’d have made it!’

A special Dunstable charity worker has inspired a mum to run the London Marathon for Down’s Heart Group.

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Amanda takes to the road for child safety

Amanda takes to the road for child safety

Icknield Lower School has a lollipopper again.

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MP Kelvin Hopkins visited William Austin Infant School to discuss his role at the House of Commons

The pupils’ parliament welcomes MP

Little learners at William Austin Infant School heard about life at the House of Commons when Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins visited to talk about his experiences.
He met members of the William Austin Pupil Parliament who questioned him about his role and other jobs at the House.

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Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus. Photo by Jo Cross.

Event aims to help guide businesses

Business leaders are invited to a free meeting about how to guide their businesses through Brexit at the University of Bedfordshire.

The event, Post-referendum: where do we stand?, is at the Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus on Thursday, March 2, from 7.45-9.45am.

It has been organised by the University’s Business School, in conjunction with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The event aims to ensure businesses understand the latest and expected future developments as the UK’s departure from the EU is negotiated.

Professor Stephen Hyde from the University’s Business School, said: “The outlook for businesses as we go through the Brexit process is uncertain to say the least.

“Our series of events for business executives is designed to keep them up to date with relevant developments and to give opportunities to put specific questions to a panel of experts and advisors.

“This should enable them to plan and act with greater confidence going forward.”

Speakers will include the University’s Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell, the University’s Head of Law and Finance Dr Socrates Karidis, Claire Dickinson from Ernst & Young and Mark Pelopida from Machins Solicitors.

To book a place, visit: chamber-business.com/events/brexit-briefing.

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