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Stotfold nursery faces enforcement action to protect tots

A Stotfold nursery has been issued with a welfare requirements notice and enforcement action after being declared ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted inspectors.

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Schools have installed surveillance software on pupils' own devices, a report has found

Three quarters of secondary schools ‘spying on pupils’ devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Students celebrate
their graduation

Students celebrate their graduation

Hundreds of students from the University of Bedfordshire gathered to celebrate the end of years of hard work and study at their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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They make us proud - raising a cheer for heroes of communities

They make us proud - raising a cheer for heroes of communities

There were moving stories of good deeds and community involvement at the annual Pride in Bedfordshire awards yesterday.

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Youngsters are honoured in a glittering awards ceremony

Youngsters are honoured in a glittering awards ceremony

Young guests enjoyed a dazzling time at this year’s Central Bedfordshire Looked-After Children and Care Leavers Achievement Awards.

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Pupils set to lose out on free school buses

Pupils set to lose out on free school buses

Youngsters in outlying villages in Chronicle country selecting Sandy Upper School as their preferred choice next year could find they have no free transport.

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Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Helping to save a tropical iguana from extinction is now a badge of honour worn by the team at the English countryside setting of Shuttleworth College.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on childrens learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Councils fine parents nearly �7 million over childrens school absences

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show.

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School trusts join forces over village issues

School trusts join forces over village issues

A school issue which has divided a village could soon have a solution.

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Fun when circus comes to town

Fun when circus comes to town

Pupils at Robert Peel Lower School had a fantastic Friday when Happy’s Circus visited them.

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Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Most students prefer to seek advice on course options from their teachers rather than friends or family, according to new research.

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Village honours its WW1 war heroes

Village honours its WW1 war heroes

One hundred years after a Shillington man was killed in the horrors of the Somme, his name is to be remembered in a special service.

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Service marks growth of Edward Peake

Service marks growth of Edward Peake

A ceremony has taken place to officially open the expansion scheme at Edward Peake Church of England Middle School.

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Chronicle country foster carers praised in awards

Foster carers from Central Bedfordshire have been recognised for their long service or individual achievements at the council’s annual Celebration of Fostering event.

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Lower school cooks up recipe for success

Lower school cooks up recipe for success

Pupils at Campton Lower school are now enjoying healthy, hot meals cooked on the school premises.

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Help for those wanting career in childcare

Help for those wanting career in childcare

A new website has been launched to help anyone looking for a career in childcare, schools and children’s social work.

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Older people still full of life

Older people still full of life

As part of International Day for Older Persons commemorations, a Full of Life Festival for Older People will be held next week to celebrate the positive contributions that older people make to society.

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Victoria Pendleton

Pendleton Centre to be launched by Olympic champ Victoria

Olympic champion-turned jockey Victoria Pendleton will be in Chronicle country next week when help to open Etonbury Academy’s new £2.5m sports hub.

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