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laptop donation
Laptops to help some of a school's most vulnerable pupils have been donated by the Rotary Club of Bedford Park in an initiative organised by the High...
Bedford skipping sensation, Pete Thompson, has emerged from retirement to reclaim the Guinness World Record of the most crossovers in 60 seconds...
Secondary school
Is your child due to transfer to secondary or upper school next September? If so, Bedford Borough Council’s online admissions system is now open for...
Students at Polam School were among 55,000 children and young people around the world taking part in Global Be Well Day today (Friday)...
UoB grads
Over 900 graduates from the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) gathered online to take part in virtual celebrations after their traditional ceremonies were...
Nadub GWRvideo
Bedford-based Times Tables Rock Stars has announced a new mathematical Guinness World Record title has been achieved. With many children practising...
University of Bedfordshire
Aspiring nurses, midwives and physiotherapists are being urged to apply to The University of Bedfordshire (UoB) ahead of the upcoming September term. The University has announced...
(l-r) Mihaila Kuveljic and Miss MacKenzie with the portrait.
A former Bedford School Girl pupil has returned to unveil a portrait of outgoing Headmistress, Miss Jo MacKenzie. Mihaila Kuveljic, who recently graduated with a Fine Art degree from Oxford Brookes...
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...
Child walking with backpack
More children could be brought into council care as a result of months of lockdown and school closures, a committee heard...
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...
Hannah Underwood Bedford College
Bedford College Graphic Design degree student, Hannah Underwood, has put her artistic talents to good use and launched a project to create downloadable...