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Joshua in action
Two Bedford School boys have recently been selected to train in the England Hockey player development programme. Joshua Addo in Y9 and Joshua Stewart in Y10 both attended trials for the England Hockey Performance Centre back...
Prof. Lynette Ryals
Cranfield School Of Management's MBA and Finance and Management MSc have been ranked as the 7th and 6th best respectively in the world Times Higher Education Supplement...
Marcus Rashford
MPs and school leaders in Bedford have welcomed the government’s dramatic U-turn on providing free school meals to vulnerable families during the...
Mark Rutherford Race Cars
On Tuesday 2 April, year 7 students from Mark Rutherford School took part in the regional finals of the Race for the Line competition at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Mark Rutherford School's Spaceflight team has taken photos from 35km up - the edge of space. A huge weather balloon filled with helium was launched and landed safely after reaching the Earth's stratosphere and taking photos. Year...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that the...
Cranfield University UAVvideo
Cranfield University students triumphed in three out of five categories at a recent BAE Systems-sponsored simulation of a drone 'swarm attack'. The multi-university...
On Wednesday, 11 December, 28 pupils from Priory Primary School on Greyfriars, visited the newly reconstructed Bromham Road bridge as guests of Network...
Bedford College Hair and Beauty show 2019 3
Bedford College's Hair and Beauty students paraded their traffic-stopping styles through Bedford town centre last week, ahead of their annual show They then made their way to...
Pete Thompson
Bedford’s Pete Thompson has skipped his way into the Guinness Book of Records for the second time, achieving 117 double under crosses in a minute in...
Boris Johnson
The Prime Minister has indicated that a decision on school closures is 'imminent'. All state schools in Wales will close on Friday...
University of Bedfordshire vice chancellor, Bill Rammell
In his annual lecture today, Bill Rammell, vice chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, will call on universities to do more to promote freedom of speech and debate. The vice chancellor’s...