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Mark Rutherford science
Thanks to donations from two local charities, Mark Rutherford School science students now have a state-of-the-art laboratory...
Fujifilm UK STEM
Science and technology are being brought to life for primary school children, thanks to a partnership between Bedford-based Fujifilm and Bedford...
Bedford School Firevideo
It's a typical day at Bedford School, quiet with just the faint murmur of school boys in their lessons. But 40 years ago the scene was very different. On 3 March 1979...
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...
(l-r) Olivier Gaillard and Oscar Smith from Rushmoor school collecting their results.
LIVE: Schools across Bedford are releasing their GCSE results today, amid further controversy at how grades for some students have been worked out. While it was agreed last week...
(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...
David Russell on set with Colin Firthvideo
A new film about the mission to rescue the crew of the Russian submarine 'Kursk' will see Colin Firth playing Harpur Trust CEO, David Russell. 'Kursk: the last mission' tells the...
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...
Mrs Gemma Gibson BGS
The Chairman and Board of Governors of Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) have today announced the appointment of Mrs Gemma Gibson as headmistress from Sept...
Will Heron
An A-level student at Sharnbrook Academy is celebrating after accepting a coveted place at the prestigious English National Ballet’s Youth Company...
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...
Castle Newnham
On Monday 1 July, Y5 pupils from Castle Newnham School enjoyed a day of fun, sun and ice cream in Bedford Park. The trip included making their own ice cream