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Mark Rutherford
As group of Y8 students from Mark Rutherford School are pitching their tech idea at CogX, the Festival of AI in London today, despite being the youngest team taking part. The event is part of...
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...
Bob Barrett
A star-studded programme was launched today for a festival celebration of art, music and drama in Bedford. Holby City star and Old Bedfordian, Bob Barrett...
Emma Beeden
Following a nomination from her teacher, Emma Beeden, a Y13 student at Sharnbrook Academy, is celebrating after being awarded a prestigious Diana Award...
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...
Cherry Trees
Cherry Trees Nursery School, off Elstow Road, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Following a two day inspection in July 2019 Cherry Trees on Hawkins...
Bromham Primary
Pupils at Bromham CofE Primary School were given star treatment when they returned to school today (Monday). Children returning to the village primary...
Cotten End Forest School and Preschool opening March 2019
A brand-new forest school and preschool has opened in Cotton End just outside of Bedford and will look to embrace outdoor learning alongside its standard curriculum...
The safety of school children in Queens Park has been enhanced by the installation of a CCTV camera by two schools. Queens Park councillors...
Lord Ashdown
Former Bedford School boy and ex-Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77 after a short battle with Cancer. Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable said...
BFS
Bedford Free School (BFS) staff, pupils and parents are celebrating following OFSTED's recognition that the school is a place where “...leaders, staff...
Sharnbrook Nursery Change.org petition
Closing a nursery in Sharnbrook near Bedford would be a ‘body blow’ for the local community, the union UNISON has warned.