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An inspiring young woman who gives up her free time to make a difference to the lives of autistic children, is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Bedfordshire’s younger generation.

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Sandy Upper School celebrates outstanding A level results

Sandy Upper School celebrates outstanding A level results

This year’s results at Sandy Upper School continue to be outstanding, with a 99% pass rate, plus students gaining 75% of their grades at A*-C and 44% at A*-B.

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Samuel Whitbread pupils get their best ever A level results

Samuel Whitbread pupils get their best ever A level results

Even the wet weather couldn’t dampen the celebrations at Samuel Whitbread, as students once again achieved the best ever set of A-level results in the history of the school with well over half (56%) of all grades at A*-B and almost a third (32%) of the grades at A*/A.

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Stratton Upper School pupils reach the heights in A level results

Stratton Upper School pupils reach the heights in A level results

Stratton students celebrated as the school saw the number of higher grades achieved significantly increase.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Emilia’s Icelandic adventure

Emilia’s Icelandic adventure

Emilia De Luca of Shefford has just spent 10 days living and working with Scouts from 80 nations from across the globe at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland.

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Crawley Borough Council's free outdoor cinema nights are back

Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer

Three libraries across the county have reorganised their opening hours to provide the public further access to facilities.

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All change as libraries set to open their doors longer

Central Bedfordshire Council will increase overall opening hours across all of its 12 libraries and include a Saturday afternoon service after consulting with customers and listening to their feedback.

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Grazyna Tutak on a quilting exhibition at Caldecote Church

Grazyna Tutak on a quilting exhibition at Caldecote Church

If you visited Caldecote Caldecote church recently, you would have been perfectly justified in thinking that you have just stumbled across a secret workshop stitching together Joseph’s “coat of many colours”. The normally modest church interior was transformed, beyond recognition, with a riot of colour and texture.

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Students’ hard work pays off

Students’ hard work pays off

Graduation season at the University of Bedfordshire came to an end last week with the Civic Ceremony in Luton.

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Council ‘appalled’ over development work on Shefford schools site

Both Robert Bloomfield and Shefford Lower school in Shefford have now re-opened after being forced to close following fears over a gas supply.

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Shefford school demolition did not follow ‘correct process’

A developer who partially demolished an old school in Shefford failed to notify Central Bedfordshire Council, it has been revealed.

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Show how much you love your park this week

Show how much you love your park this week

Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your Central Bedfordshire park.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Robert Bloomfield athletes surge to district title

Athletes at Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford have become district champions after winning 3 of the 4 trophies on offer.

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Sats the way to do it as schools celebrate

Sats the way to do it as schools celebrate

Students and staff at the Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford and the Etonbury Academy in Arlesey, have achieved outstanding SATs results this week.

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Just Ask for information

Just Ask for information

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Just Ask project is heading to Shefford this weekend to give residents the chance to find out about social care, health and housing services.

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