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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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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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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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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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Minecraft

School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Cedars Upper School

Cedars Upper and Linslade Middle could join Luton schools in Chiltern Learning Trust

The Chiltern Learning Trust which runs numerous schools in Luton, says it hopes to welcome Cedars Upper School and Linslade Middle School into its ranks during 2018.

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Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire commuters have been struggling to work today after the Beast from the East finally hit the county.

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Lower school in Linslade wants to extend age range

Pre-school provision at Southcott Lower School, opened after a privately-run nursery on its site had its registration withdrawn by Ofsted, could be there for the long term.

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The Aylesbury High School team - winners of the Best Portfolio award with Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds president Barry Ferguson

Schools from Aylesbury and Wing triumph at rotary club’s annual technology tournament

The Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds held its annual technology tournament at Aylesbury College on Monday February 5.

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Amazon Senior Operations Manger Dennis Li, with Kodone 12, Charlie 15 and Jess De Ayala (Magic breakfast)

Breakfast will be magic at Leighton Buzzard’s Oak Bank School!

Children at Leighton Buzzard’s Oak Bank School welcomed a team from the Milton Keynes Amazon fulfilment centre to celebrate a new funding partnership for their Magic Breakfast club.

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Schools in Leighton Buzzard area are mostly ‘average’ or ‘below average’ reveal Government stats

Latest performance statistics have ranked secondary and 16-18 performance in the Leighton Buzzard area as “average”.

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Beaudesert Lower School non-school uniform day to support homeless charity

Non-school uniform day to help raise money for Leighton Linslade Homeless Service

Fifteen schools in Leighton Buzzard took part in a non-school uniform day to raise money for Leighton Linslade Homeless Service.

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The blood donation session at Dunstable Community Fire Station. Jason is pictured second from right. Jason visited in the afternoon and was informed that the centre was on target to hit 140 pints by the evening.  Credit: David Stubbs.

Blood supplies kept Leighton Buzzard firefighter alive after horrific road accident

A former Leighton Buzzard firefighter who lost his leg in a traffic accident is urging people to consider blood donation, as over 50 pints were needed to save his life.

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Rosina, author of Aphrodite's Fury

Leighton Buzzard author crowdfunding for feminist fairytale about Greek goddesses and girl power!

An ambitious Leighton Buzzard author is launching a crowdfunding campaign to publish her 21st century fairytale, featuring Greek goddesses and girl power...

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Leighton Buzzard parents urged ‘don’t miss school place deadline’

Leighton Buzzard parents need to get their applications in now if they have a child or children due to start school or transfer to middle school this September.

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