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Nursery sells cakes to help Macmillan

Staff, families and friends of a Westfield Nursery baked cakes to sell at two coffee and cake events on Friday, September 29.

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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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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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Denise has been visiting Challney High School For Girls and working with the fundraisier for Luton and Dunstable University Hospital to raise awareness of breast cancer

Raising awareness of breast cancer

A charity ambassador for Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is visiting a Luton high school this week to talk to girls about breast cancer.

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Jade has been nominated for an award at The Best Business Women Awards

Lesson learnt on how to set up a business

A former teacher who has set up her own tutoring business has been nominated for an award at The Best Business Women Awards.

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Work on the STEM building at the University of Bedfordshire's Luton campus has begun

Work starts on STEM building

University staff and representatives from the contractor RG Carter were joined by students and guests to mark the start of construction on the University of Bedfordshire’s new £40 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building on Thursday. The building at the Luton campus is due to open in September 2019.

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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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University set to welcome new students at Welcome Week

Uni welcomes new students

The University of Bedfordshire is getting ready to welcome new students with a packed week of activities.

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Sarah (middle) with the memorial plaque each school receives with their defibrillator. Jake's siblings (L-R): Leo, Charlie, and Ella.

Jake’s Houghton Regis Bash raises £1k for defibrillator!

A special disco in memory of a Houghton Regis teen who died from a cardiac arrest has raised £1,000 for a school defibrillator.

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Westfield Nursery welcomes new headteacher

Wesstfield Nursery School in Dunstable has welcomed a new headteacher.

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From left to right: ELFT Break The Stigma Campaign Lead Ben Salmons, ELFT peer support worker Millie Smith and Bedfordshire PhD student Jolel Miah

Student hosts summit to educate people

A PhD student from the University of Bedfordshire hosted the first suicide awareness summit in Luton.

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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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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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Jake and his mum, Sarah

Jake’s Houghton Regis disco on defibrillator mission

A determined Houghton Regis mum is holding a special disco to raise money for a school defibrillator, after her young son died from a cardiac arrest.

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Sasha (second right) at the awards.

‘Self-confidence is the secret to success’

A kind-hearted Houghton Regis student who overcame her shyness to teach others confidence skills has won Young Volunteer of the Year.

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All Saints Academy students celebrate great GCSE results

All Saints Academy students celebrate great GCSE results

All Saints Academy is celebrating its best GCSE results in 5 years with 42% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English Language and maths. This is an 18% increase on last summer’s results and the best since 2012, during what has been a challenging 5-year period for the school.

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Fit 4 Fun

‘Fit 4 Fun’ gets Dunstable mums, dads and tots smiling

A special ‘Fit 4 Fun’ day gave Dunstable families the chance to learn how to live healthier lifestyles, while enjoying some exciting summer games.

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Hard work pays off for Manshead students

Hard work pays off for Manshead students

Manshead CE Academy, Dunstable, is celebrating after over 55% of A level students achieved “top flight” grades “A*-B”, including nearly a quarter of students who topped that with “A*-A” results.

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The community day

Open day at Dunstable Community Fire Station is summer success!

Dunstable Community Fire station made sure their open day was a summer sizzler, as families enjoyed a glimpse of the action-packed job.

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Active Luton helps Dell Farm make progress

Active Luton helps Dell Farm make progress

Dell Farm, which faced closure last year, has made steady progress under Active Luton’s new operating model, according to a report for the council’s Executive.

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