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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

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St George's Lower School dads' football match

St George’s dads and Leighton Town FC development team help raise money for playground equipment

St George’s Lower School held a fun day and football match to raise money for some much-needed playground equipment.

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David Heather, headteacher of Pulford Lower School, was awarded an MBE

Leighton Buzzard headteacher says MBE ‘hasn’t really sunk in yet’

A headteacher from a Leighton Buzzard school has been recognised by The Queen in the Birthday Honours list.

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Over-capacity special schools in Dunstable to benefit from a share of £1.6m Government funding

Weatherfield Academy and Chiltern Special School in Dunstable are two of four over-capacity special schools in Central Beds set to benefit from a share of £1.6m government education funding.

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Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre

Leighton Buzzard Library is on schedule for full re-opening on Tuesday

Leighton Buzzard Library is due to be fully operational from Tuesday (June 12), following months of disruption due to two flooding incidents in December.

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Oak Bank School.... Photo:Google

Over-capacity Oak Bank School in Leighton Buzzard to benefit from a share of £1.6m Government funding

Oak Bank School in Leighton Buzzard is one of four over-capacity special schools in Central Beds set to benefit from a share of £1.6m government education funding.

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Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard

It’s ‘Good’ news from Ofsted for Leighton Buzzard’s Vandyke Upper School

There has been ‘Good’ news for Vandyke Upper School with the publication of its latest Ofsted report.

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Jordon and the calendar

Leighton Buzzard student’s charity calendar ‘tells a story’

A Leighton Buzzard school pupil has created a beautiful charity calendar after he held a competition for amateur and professional photographers.

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Cedars headteacher Steve Palmer

Cedars and Linslade School get green light from commissioner to join Trust

Cedars Upper and Linslade School are one step closer becoming part of the Chiltern Learning Trust after the Regional Schools Commissioner gave the plans the green light.

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Rockin' Treasure Hunt in Ladybird Playgroup, Wing.  (Katie is in the middle wearing maroon, with toddler, Ellie on her lap.)

Leighton-Linslade loves Katie’s Rockin’ Treasure Hunt

Will it be a dinosaur, an inspirational quote, or perhaps your favourite cartoon character?

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Happy and Glorious 65 Years

‘Happy and Glorious 65 Years’ in Leighton Buzzard for St George’s Lower School

St George’s Lower School held an afternoon of memories and music, as pupils past and present celebrated its 65 years of teaching.

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St George's Lower School

St George’s 65th birthday celebrations continue this Saturday in Leighton Buzzard!

St George’s Lower School is celebrating its 65th school year and is delighted to be holding its second special event to mark the occasion.

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When do parents in Leighton Buzzard find out about primary school places?

Applications are falling but 60,000 pupils’ parents won’t get first their school choice, says The Good Schools Guide.

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The first family to try the game!

World War Two escape room launches in Wing - but Don’t Get Locked In!

A new World War Two escape game is puzzling Leighton-Linslade residents - but make sure you Don’t Get Locked In!

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Winners from the Easter bonnet competition with the Town Mayor councillor Syed Rahman

Easter concert treat for Leighton-Linslade Town Mayor

Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool welcomed the Town Mayor to their annual Easter concert on Thursday, March 29.

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Police

Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Gareth Ellis as Bippo

‘I want to cure any clown phobia in Leighton-Linslade’

“I don’t like saying I’m a clown!” laughs Gareth Ellis, aka Bippo, “It’s got such a bad stigma to it, but that’s what I am!”

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Crime

Opinion - threats to schools

Breaking news - We are aware several schools in Bedfordshire have received emails this morning, which are considered to be a hoax.

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Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.

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Jordon

Snap away for Leighton Buzzard pupil’s charity photo competition

A Leighton Buzzard teenager is running a photo competition in order to help a charity for disadvantaged Bedfordshire youngsters.

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