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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.

Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
Family’s grief as body found of missing man

Family’s grief as body found of missing man

A desperate search for a missing Biggleswade man has ended in tragedy.

Crime
Honouring the town’s heroes

Honouring the town’s heroes

Sandy dignitaries and members of the uniformed services turned out in force on Sunday for the re-dedication of the town’s war memorial.

Environment
Residents moved out as court order closes care home

Residents moved out as court order closes care home

Eleven frail and elderly residents had to be found new homes last week after the forced closure of their care home.

News
Kier Living Eastern workers helping to create a mosaic for Potton

Mosaic makers help put Potton on the map

Employees from Kier Living Eastern have put their building skills to good use by creating a mosaic map of Potton.

News
Jacob Hawley

Comic’s live broadcast in comedy awards final

A local comedian performed in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday, battling it out with five other comics in the finals of this year’s BBC New Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe.

News
Ronnie and Tommy water produce on the allotment

Families dig new allotment project

Aragon Housing Association is showcasing its new allotment project for children and young people this week, to mark National Allotment Week.

News
PCSOs Ben Oxley, Lynne Wells and Giovanna Traetto with PCC Kathryn Holloway

Four new PCSOs for successful Rural Crime Team

Bedfordshire Police is celebrating the outstanding success of its Rural Crime Team by taking on four new PCSOs.

News
Luke Newman in Kenya

Accountants help fund Kenya volunteer’s trip

Harrisons Accountancy is sponsoring a local volunteer who is taking part in an expedition next year to continue building a school in Kenya.

News
A Place in the Country

Asylum features in new book

A new book looks at the history of the Three Counties Asylum, later to be known as Fairfield Hospital.

News
Natterjack toadlet Epidalea calamita, The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, July

Natterjack toadlets that are causing a stir on nature reserve

These stunning images of rare natterjack toadlets were captured by RSPB Picture Researcher Ben Andrew.

News
One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Toploader

Popular local acts complete line-up for Swanbourne Music Festival as competition winners are announced

The line-up for the Swanbourne Music Festival - headlined by Toploader of Dancing in the Moonlight fame - has been announced, as have the 10 lucky winners of tickets to the event.

Music
Ipswich Crown Court

Hitcham man pleads not guilty to death by dangerous driving charge

A 72-year-old Hitcham man has denied causing the death of a great-grandmother by dangerous driving.

News
Primark reveals how to pronounce shop name

Primark reveals how to pronounce shop name

It’s a debate that you may not know exists, but in the world of social media, it has been a hotly debated topic.

Business 6
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.

News 5
UK’s longest sausage roll coming to Morrisons

UK’s longest sausage roll coming to Morrisons

Morrisons is to sell the UK’s longest sausage roll – for just £1.

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