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13 Leighton families miss middle school application cut-off

A warning that parents were cutting it fine to apply for a middle school place for their child nudged a few into action last week – but 13 Leighton Buzzard families still missed yesterday’s deadline.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Warning to 50 families in Leighton area yet to apply for middle school place.

Parents in the Leighton Buzzard area are being warned they are cutting it fine to apply for a middle school place for their child.

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Tim Carroll

Funding for Leighton’s middle and upper schools set to be cut

Why not begin the New Year with a topic you are likely to be hearing a lot more about in the coming months: school funding.

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Bedfordshire people awarded in New Year Honours

A former pupil of Luton Grammar School has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Dean Marshall and competition winner, Izzy.

Artistic Izzy celebrates winning Marshalls Coaches card competition

A Leighton coach company has revealed the winner of their Christmas card competition!

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Vandyke Pre School

Preschool was not financially viable to run

Staff and children from Vandyke Preschool had a farewell party on Thursday as the preschool closed its doors for the final time.

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1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

More than 17% of children in Central Bedfordshire are living in poverty according to a report by a leading children’s charity.

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Suzie and the igloo

An ice way to meet Father Christmas at St Leonard’s school!

Pupils at St Leonard’s Lower School were treated to giant Santa’s Grotto, courtesy of one determined PTA mum.

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Pupils at Greenleas School learns maths the Shangahi way

It’s maths, the Shanghai way, in Leighton Buzzard

Little learners at Greenleas School enjoyed learning maths the Shanghai way during a two-week exchange programme.

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Apsley Guise students pictured in front of The National Gallery

Apsley Guise students explore National Gallery

Thanks to a generous grant, a group of 51 intrepid explorers from Aspley Guise Lower School set off for the bright lights of London in search of Art.

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Woburn Lower School choir hope to top the Christmas charts with I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Woburn Lower School choir aims for Christmas chart topper

A catchy song recorded by a small village school choir could be winging its way to the top of the Christmas charts, if country singer Lucie Diamond has anything to do with it.

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Heathwood Lower School sing at St Paul's Cathedral

Westminster singing honour for Leighton schoolchildren

Pupils from Leighton Buzzard have been invited to take part in Thursday evening’s prestigious carol service at Westminster Cathedral.

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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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Marshalls Coaches LLP  will produce cards based on the winners design

Coach Christmas card comp for artistic pupils

A Bedfordshire coach company is looking for imaginative young students to design them a company Christmas card.

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Students celebrate
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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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Linslade Lower judged a ‘good’ school by Ofsted

Linslade Lower was delighted to be judged a ‘good’ school, maintaining the status since its last Ofsted inspection in 2012.

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