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Bedford-based Times Tables Rock Stars has announced a new mathematical Guinness World Record title has been achieved. With many children practising...
John Oliver in Times Square
US TV host, John Oliver may be best known for hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight, but many Bedfordians remember him when he looked like this...
On board a slave ship c1830.
Black Lives Matter has focused on wealthy men across the world who made many millions from slavery. There were slave owners in Bedfordshire too and their legacy is still...
School children
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...
University of Bedfordshire
The Guardian published its University Guide 2020 supplement today (Saturday 8 June), with the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) ranked in...
Mayor Dave
Bedford Borough Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has called for an urgent review of the timetable for the opening of the area's primary schools, asking for them to "remain closed for the time being". In a statement the Mayor...
Rushmoor School
The Rushmoor and St Andrews Schools Alliance is celebrating today after being granted planning approval to build on land off Clapham Road and Manton Lane. However, local...
Mark Rutherford A-levels 2020
Despite a 'media blackout' from some Bedford schools today, signs of success for some Bedford A-level students have begun to emerge. As we reported earlier normally the Bedford Independent...
A Bedford School boy has won BBC Young Chorister of the Year after wowing the judges at yesterday's final at Gorton Monastery in Manchester...
A music scholarship pupil from Bedford School is on his way to the grand final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year. 14-year-old Alexander...
Hazeldene School
A child has been taken to hospital after play equipment at Hazeldene School in Bedford collapsed yesterday afternoon (25 Apr). A large wooden pole fell...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
Mark Rutherford school says the building of their new 'centre for excellence' is continuing despite £1.1 million funding for the project going missing on its way to their bank account. The...