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Anna’s success is in the detail

A 15-year-old Dunstable student has won the competition to design Aldwyck Housing Group’s 50th anniversary logo. Anna McGroary, a Year 11 student at Manshead CE Academy, entered a competition to create the Houghton Regis-based organisation’s logo to mark its 50th anniversary while she was volunteering at the Hub youth club in Houghton Regis.

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When do parents in Dunstable find out about primary school places?

Applications are falling but 60,000 pupils’ parents won’t get their first school choices, says The Good Schools Guide.

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Cup winners Hadrian Academy. Photo: John Chatterley

Hadrian Academy in Dunstable win UK maths competition!

It all adds up to a remarkable success as Hadrian Academy in Dunstable won a national maths competition aimed at engaging primary children in maths.

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The spaghetti experiment

Houghton Regis Primary School’s super science week

Houghton Regis Primary School had a fantastic time celebrating British Science Week, which included lessons on Darwin’s discoveries and super spaghetti experiments!

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The Autism Bedfordshire gardeners

Autism Bedfordshire’s community garden to hold grand opening in Dunstable on Monday!

A bright and beautiful community garden planted by adults with autism will hold its grand opening ceremony in Dunstable on Monday, April 9.

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Hadrian Academy Easter Bonnet Competition. Photo by John Chatterley

Pupils get creative with Easter Bonnets

MP Andrew Selous and Dunstable Town Mayor, councillor Gloria Martin, had the difficult task of judging a selection of Easter Bonnets.

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Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Opinion - threats to schools

Breaking news - We are aware several schools in Bedfordshire have received emails this morning, which are considered to be a hoax.

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Ardley Hill Academy annual Science and Art Exhibition

Pupils showcase their art and science work

Ardley Hill Academy invited parents and carers to their annual Science and Art Exhibition on Friday. This year the theme was Be An Ocean Hero, linking the school’s science project with art and design. The children at the Dunstable primary school have been learning about plastic pollution in their lessons. Each Key Stage worked together to make a large scale art installations of sea creatures using recycled materials which demonstrated to the children how much plastic is in the world and the damaging effects it can cause.

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Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Academy work on track

Academy work on track

There’s been no stopping progress on work to expand Arnold Academy, despite the recent cold snap.

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Catherine Sandland (left) presents Ravneet with her award.

Ravneet and Puddle Ducks scoop splashing win for Luton and Dunstable!

The hardworking owner of a Luton and Dunstable swimming company is delighted to have been awarded ‘National Franchisee of the Year’.

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Miss Nona Baker was the only English girl guerilla in Malaya.

True story of Dunstable woman’s survival in the Malayan jungle during World War Two!

The gripping true story of a Dunstable woman’s fight for survival in the Malayan jungle has come to life once again, telling a forgotten tale of heroism during World War Two.

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Central Bedfordshire College won the 'Professional Services Team of the Year' award at the annual TES FE Awards.

Central Bedfordshire College wins award at the annual TES FE Awards

Central Bedfordshire College won the ‘Professional Services Team of the Year’ award at the annual TES FE Awards.

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Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire commuters have been struggling to work today after the Beast from the East finally hit the county.

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Former Challney School English teacher banned for ‘sexually motivated’ behaviour

Former Challney School English teacher banned for ‘sexually motivated’ behaviour

A Luton teacher has been banned from the country’s classrooms for at least five years after a teachers’ disciplinary panel ruled that he was guilty of “sexually motivated” behaviour towards 15-year-old schoolgirl.

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Denise Coates

Breast cancer survivor visited a Luton school to raise awareness of early diagnosis of cancer

A breast cancer survivor from Houghton Regis visited Challney High School for Girls to raise awareness of the early diagnosis of cancer.

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Priory Academy named as underperforming school

Priory Academy in Dunstable has been named as one of 365 schools nationwide which is underperforming.

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Weatherfield Academy pupils are outstanding says report

Weatherfield Academy pupils are outstanding says report

The behaviour of pupils at Weatherfield Academy is ‘oustanding’ according to Ofsted inspectors.

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