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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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Just under 300 people attended the launch event.

Super storytelling thrives in Dunstable as Lancot Online Library launched

Imaginative Dunstable school pupils created their very own digital library books, which were celebrated during a special showcase at the town’s Grove Theatre.

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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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Pupils protest at Chalk Hills Academy in Luton

Parents say children have been suspended from Chalk Hills Academy after protesting against the treatment of a teacher.

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Gold medal winner, Benjamin Ani-Adjei, proudly takes his place at number '1' on the podium. (Second left)

Dunstable judo club St Katherine’s celebrate six medal win at national competition!

A Dunstable judo club are celebrating success after they attended a national competition and came home with an impressive six medals.

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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.

Life-saving defibrillator donated to Vale Academy thanks to Houghton Regis mum

A caring Houghton Regis mother is donating a defibrillator to a Dunstable school in memory of her late son, so staff and pupils have access to life-saving equipment.

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Houghton Regis author’s ghostly story for Amazon tells bullies to ‘beware’!

A Houghton Regis author is thrilled to have his latest novel championed by Amazon Kindle Scout, as his pages tackle the consequences of bullying.

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When do the Christmas school holidays start in the Dunstable area?

The Christmas school holidays in Dunstable and Houghton Regis will soon be upon us and here is a reminder of important diary dates for your children, which every parent needs to jot down.

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From left to right: Journalism Technician Mary Ferguson, Radio LaB Coordinator Terry Lee & Radio LaB student manager Catherine Cousins

Community radio station marks 20 years

Students and staff from the University of Bedfordshire’s community radio station, Radio LaB, have been celebrating the station’s 20th birthday at the Luton campus.

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The Houghton Regis Aldwyck team with their Makaton certificates.

Kind Houghton Regis colleagues study Makaton to help people with learning difficulties

Kind-hearted Houghton Regis colleagues completed training in a revolutionary language programme, so as they are better able to help people with learning or communication difficulties.

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Ardley Hill Academy has been awarded the Artsmark Gold award from Arts Council England

Artsmark Gold Award for Ardley Hill

Ardley Hill Academy has been awarded the Artsmark Gold award from Arts Council England.

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

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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Lillie’s sacrifice is rewarded

Lillie’s sacrifice is rewarded

A 25 year-old woman who became the mum to her five younger siblings following the death in 2016 of their mother was named the Winner of Winners at the Luton &Bedfordshire Community Awards.

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Dean, Partner of Marshalls Coaches LLP, and 2016 winner Izzy Batchelor.

Bedfordshire students can win school coach trip with Christmas card competition

Marshalls Coaches LLP are looking for imaginative Bedfordshire children to design them a company Christmas card and win a coach trip!

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Westfield Nursery baked cakes to raise money for Macmillan

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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