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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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Massive homes plans for Luton 
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Massive homes plans for Luton north and west

Central Bedfordshire Council’s long anticipated Local Plan is good news for Dunstable, but could see massive expansion north and east of Luton.

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Hundreds cheer volunteers’ achievements at Grove Theatre awards ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers.

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Luton teacher banned for unauthorised wrestling lessons

A Luton teacher who arranged private maths and wrestling sessions for muslim pupils has been banned from the country’s classrooms.

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Keith. Bedfordshire Police advise citizens to keep purses and bags close at all times and to remain vigilant.

Elderly Dunstable widow distracted as purse stolen in Asda car park

An upset son wants to warn Luton and Dunstable shoppers after his widowed mother was distracted in a car park and her purse stolen.

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Cheers as Tithe Farm Primary School back on track

Cheers as Tithe Farm Primary School back on track

The headteacher of a struggling Houghton Regis primary school has been praised by Ofsted for delivering an action plan to raise school standards.

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American Alligator Brian and Wrigglies Dunstable star in ITV online report!

Dunstable reptile shop, Wrigglies, were paid a special visit by ITV’s Good Morning Britain, as they filmed the store’s resident American Alligator.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Spinning challenge to help dear friend beat cancer

A hardworking mum is organising a charity spinning event to help a close friend beat lung cancer.

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Harlington jazz students enjoy an impromptu workshop

Harlington students jazz up their weekend

Harlington music students had an impromptu Sunday jazz workshop with a group of internationally-acclaimed musicians, including award-winning Nikki Iles, Royal Academy of Music’s head of jazz Nick Smart and Tim Giles.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Baroness Young visited Luton Sixth Form College  to give students an insight into how the Lords works

Luton Sixth Form College students learn about life in the Lords

Parliament’s second chamber came under the spotlight when a member of the House of Lords visited Luton Sixth Form College.

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Little learners from Luton's King's House School visited Australia House to quiz the High Commissioner

King’s House School pupils meet Australian High Commissioner

Little learners from Luton’s King’s House School visited Australia House to intervew High Commissioner Alexander Downer, whose role is equivalent to that of ambassador.

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Whipsnade Zoo is on mission conservation!

After Her Majesty The Queen gave the Whipsnade Zoo Centre for Elephant Care the royal seal of approval, the hardworking keepers begin their conservation mission.

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Majority get their first choice Central Beds school place

Children across Central Bedfordshire have found out today where they will be starting school or transferring to middle school in September.

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Luton mezzo soprano Hannah Bennett who has won a scholarship for a posr graduate course at the Royal Academy of Music

Luton singer credits her success to the town’s support and encouragement

Hannah Bennett won’t hear a word said against Luton and becomes particularly cross when people call it a ‘crap’ town.

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Bus service reduced from Kensworth

Kensworth residents will have to wait until after 9am to travel to Dunstable when a new bus service starts next month.

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Former King’s Houghton pupil wins top prize

A talented university student from Houghton Regis has been crowned the winner of the European Prize for Eloquence.

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