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As part of its activity during Women’s History Month, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is shining a spotlight on the inspiring women who have given their names to important components of its Bedford and Luton campuses.
Based around a theme of 'Educate and Celebrate', the volunteer-led organisation, Women of Bedford, have curated a programme of activities leading up to International Women's Day on 8 March...
Cranfield University’s internationally recognised Centre for Creative Competitive Design (C4D) is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. C4D is an award-winning centre of excellence for creative design, strategy and leadership...
A play based on the experiences of retired Caribbean nursers living and working in Bedford has received funding by the Arts Council and will be performed and broadcast later this summer...
A teacher at Bedford Free School (BFS) has been spearheading a campaign to promote reading among pupils, by interviewing some of his favourite authors...
The Bedford Modern School (BMS) production of Les Misérables, originally performed at the school in 2014, is being streamed today on their website. The spectacular performance, which was staged as part of the School's 250th...
A pupil from Grange Academy in Kempston with Autism and speech and language delay has been nicknamed the school's very own Picasso thanks to his artistic talent...
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin has joined parents and the food poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, to call on the government to replace food packages with vouchers for children affected by school closures...
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As Bedford’s schools head once more into lockdown mode education chiefs want to make sure that all pupils have access to the internet. With Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement just minutes away borough councillors met yesterday...
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Bedford Borough Council has confirmed to the Bedford Independent that almost half of the Borough's primary schools have taken the decision to remain closed to all but the most vulnerable children and the children of...
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Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...