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Principal of a Bedford school welcomes new GCSE grading implemented from tomorrow

TOMORROW morning the first GCSE students will receive their results under a new grading system and one Bedford principal thinks it is a step in the right direction.

Mark Lehain, principal of Bedford Free School, who is overseeing his final results day before taking up a new role as

yesterday 18:03
Olly Lee confident Luton Town can carry on scoring form at Mansfield Town

Olly Lee insists Luton will take the game to Mansfield on Saturday as they bid to take their free-scoring home form on the road.

After thrashing Yeovil 8-2 on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season and following it up with a straightforward 3-0 victory against Colchester, the

yesterday 16:57
Independent record shop to open in Bedford's Arcade

'BEDFORD ticked all the boxes' for the owner of a new independent record shop set to open in a Victorian shopping arcade next month.

Slide Records, owned by Warren Alsop, will take over the former Mayson's Clothing unit at the end of September.

Mayson's is set to move into a unit in

yesterday 13:39
'I genuinely think I did my best work at Luton Town' says former manager

Richard Money believes his biggest achievement as a manager was laying the groundwork for Luton's return to the Football League.

Money left his job as Norwich City academy director last week after admitting he is desperate to get back into first-team management.

But while the Hatters

yesterday 12:33
Luton woman drives from Lands End to John O'Groats in first-of-a-kind solo female record

A LEGAL executive has become the first woman to drive solo from Lands End to John O'Groats in one day.

Luton mum-of-two Bharulata Kamble, 44, drove 874 miles between the two extremities of Great Britain in just 14 hours and 33 minutes last week to raise awareness of a campaign to end

yesterday 12:33
Police officer injured while responding to Houghton break-in

A POLICE officer was injured after his car was rammed by a van after responding to a break-in at a Houghton Regis business.

The force were alerted to an alarm being activated at a business property in Blackburn Road at around 2.15am on Monday (August 21).

Four men, who all had their

yesterday 11:27
Calls to NSPCC concerning child neglect hit an all-time high in Bedfordshire

THE NSPCC has seen a 28 per cent increase in child neglect calls over the past year in Bedfordshire.

The charity refers an average of three reports of child neglect every week to Bedfordshire police and social services.

In 2016/17 the NSPCC Helpline dealt with 174 reports in this way

yesterday 10:21
Former Luton youngster helps knock rivals Watford out of Carabao Cup

He may have only played eight minutes of first team football for Luton Town – but Freddy Hinds has written himself into Hatters folklore.

The young striker was sold to Bristol City in the January transfer window having impressed for Luton's academy sides – despite his only

yesterday 22:15
Luton star: Getting stick was the making of me

Zero to hero Olly Lee reckons the stick he received from his own supporters last season was the making of him as a Luton Town player.

For all the stellar summer signings, it's midfielder Lee who has been one of the biggest stars of the Hatters' start to the new season.

Playing a

2017-08-22 19:51
Police release image of man they would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure

POLICE investigating an indecent exposure in Dunstable have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

At around 3.15pm on Tuesday 18 July a man exposed himself and behaved indecently in a bus stop on High Street North. He made off after being challenged by members of the

2017-08-22 19:51
Plans for Lurke Street car park upgrades and to 'relieve congestion hotspot'

A TOWN centre car park is set for a revamp the council announced today.

Shoppers tired of waiting in the long queues to access Lurke Street car park in Bedford or the Lidl supermarket could also be in for reprieve as Bedford Borough Council is consulting on a traffic congestion scheme in

2017-08-22 19:51
"We don't need Isaac Vassell" - a Luton fan's view of Spurs and Colchester wins

Earlier this month, we introduced you to the poetry of Hatters fan Theresa Gazard, who pens a poem after each Luton Town home game.

Having published her poetic views on the win over Yeovil and defeat to Ipswich, here's what inspired Gazzard from the wins over Spurs U23s last Tuesday and

2017-08-22 17:39
Three attested at Luton betting shop after police carry out drug warrant

Three people have been arrested after police officers executed a drugs warrant at a Luton betting shop.

The raid was carried out on Friday (August 18) in George Street in response to intelligence gathered by the force as part of Operation Sentinel. Two men aged 18 and 19 were

2017-08-22 17:39
Your chance to meet your Luton Town heroes

Calling all Luton Town fans - fancy meeting your Hatters heroes up close and personal?

The get down to the club next Tuesday (August 29), when manager Nathan Jones and his squad will be holding an open training session at Kenilworth Road.

Entry will be via the press gate at the top

2017-08-22 16:33
Bedford Blues captain Michael Le Bourgeois hoping for his side to bounce back this season

BEDFORD Blues have brought in some key experienced faces this summer and captain Michael Le Bourgeois is confident that will rub off on the rest of the team as they look to bounce back in the 2017/18 campaign.

The Blues finished down in eighth last season in the Greene King IPA

2017-08-22 15:27
Former Brighton defender has been 'spot on' for Luton

Marek Stech has praised Glen Rea after the defender slotted effortlessly back into the Luton Town back four following Scott Cuthbert's injury.

Rea partnered Cuthbert at centre-back for much of the second half of last season, but this season has seen Hatters boss Nathan Jones prefer Alan

2017-08-22 15:27
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Luton woman drives from Lands End to John O'Groats in first-of-a-kind solo female record

A LEGAL executive has become the first woman to drive solo from Lands End to John O'Groats in one day.

Luton mum-of-two Bharulata Kamble, 44, drove 874 miles between the two extremities of Great Britain in just 14 hours and 33 minutes last week to raise awareness of a campaign to end

today 23:33
Plans for Lurke Street car park upgrades and to 'relieve congestion hotspot'

A TOWN centre car park is set for a revamp the council announced today.

Shoppers tired of waiting in the long queues to access Lurke Street car park in Bedford or the Lidl supermarket could also be in for reprieve as Bedford Borough Council is consulting on a traffic congestion scheme in

yesterday 11:27
Three attested at Luton betting shop after police carry out drug warrant

Three people have been arrested after police officers executed a drugs warrant at a Luton betting shop.

The raid was carried out on Friday (August 18) in George Street in response to intelligence gathered by the force as part of Operation Sentinel. Two men aged 18 and 19 were

2017-08-22 19:51
Police release image of man they would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure

POLICE investigating an indecent exposure in Dunstable have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

At around 3.15pm on Tuesday 18 July a man exposed himself and behaved indecently in a bus stop on High Street North. He made off after being challenged by members of the

2017-08-22 19:51
Q:alliance launching Bedford LGBTQ group to provide 'safe space' for teenagers

A NEW LGBTQ+ support and social group for 13-19 year olds is being launched in Bedford.

Q:alliance group QYouth Bedford will run weekly from October providing LGBTQ+ teenagers with support and a safe space to socialise.

Young LGBTQ+ people are at significantly increased risk of

2017-08-22 14:21
Bedford town centre businesses to pay £30k to help fund police officers and police parking

A GROUP representing 500 town centre businesses has agreed to fork out £30,000 to help fund two community support police officers and 12 town centre parking spaces for the force.

The sum is broken down into £25k for the officers and £5k for the spaces in Lurke Street car

2017-08-21 15:16
Family battle with unanswered questions after body of dad - who was missing for four months - found

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has been left devastated after the body of her partner, and the father of her newborn baby, was found last weekend after he went missing four months ago.

In April, Wayne Jeffs, 29, left his Biggleswade house and never returned, leaving his partner of six years, Carla

2017-08-21 11:57
Archaeologist dubs bronze spoon finding from Roman Villa dig like ‘sex on a stick’

ARTEFACTS hidden for close to 2,000 years are being unearthed at a dig site in Bedford.

Edith Cavell School, in Manton Lane, is being excavated by the Bedford Roman Villa Project. Along with the remains of a bathhouse, they have found a number of Roman artefacts.

On Friday,

2017-08-20 07:21
Latest news from Bedford
today 23:33 Luton woman drives from Lands End to John O'Groats in first-of-a-kind solo female record
yesterday 18:03 Principal of a Bedford school welcomes new GCSE grading implemented from tomorrow
yesterday 16:57 Olly Lee confident Luton Town can carry on scoring form at Mansfield Town
yesterday 13:39 Independent record shop to open in Bedford's Arcade
yesterday 12:33 'I genuinely think I did my best work at Luton Town' says former manager
yesterday 12:33 Luton woman drives from Lands End to John O'Groats in first-of-a-kind solo female record
yesterday 11:27 Plans for Lurke Street car park upgrades and to 'relieve congestion hotspot'
yesterday 11:27 Police officer injured while responding to Houghton break-in
yesterday 10:21 Calls to NSPCC concerning child neglect hit an all-time high in Bedfordshire
yesterday 22:15 Former Luton youngster helps knock rivals Watford out of Carabao Cup
2017-08-22 19:51 Three attested at Luton betting shop after police carry out drug warrant
2017-08-22 19:51 Police release image of man they would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure
2017-08-22 19:51 Luton star: Getting stick was the making of me
2017-08-22 19:51 Police release image of man they would like to speak to in connection with an indecent exposure
2017-08-22 19:51 Plans for Lurke Street car park upgrades and to 'relieve congestion hotspot'
2017-08-22 17:39 "We don't need Isaac Vassell" - a Luton fan's view of Spurs and Colchester wins
2017-08-22 17:39 Three attested at Luton betting shop after police carry out drug warrant
2017-08-22 16:33 Your chance to meet your Luton Town heroes
2017-08-22 15:27 Bedford Blues captain Michael Le Bourgeois hoping for his side to bounce back this season
2017-08-22 15:27 Former Brighton defender has been 'spot on' for Luton
2017-08-22 14:21 Q:alliance launching Bedford LGBTQ group to provide 'safe space' for teenagers
2017-08-22 13:15 Hatters hero set for Luton return
2017-08-22 13:15 Q:alliance launching Bedford LGBTQ group to provide 'safe space' for teenagers
2017-08-22 13:15 Harlington widow tells of husband’s brain tumour battle as she faces first anniversary of his death
2017-08-22 13:15 Police issue appeal to help find Thomas Eveling, who went missing from Luton
2017-08-22 12:09 My Birmingham City career is over, admits Luton Town loanee
2017-08-22 11:03 Bedfordshire consumers claim almost £100,000 for poor service
2017-08-21 18:33 Bedfordshire teen's wish to meet 'hero' traffic cops granted hours before his death
2017-08-21 17:27 'It all happened so quickly' - Luton keeper Marek Stech on his wonder save against Colchester
2017-08-21 15:16 Bedford town centre businesses to pay £30k to help fund police officers and police parking
2017-08-21 14:09 'Importance of promotion cannot be overstated' says Luton Town vice-chairman
2017-08-21 14:09 Rooftop extension plan to join former Bedford Post Office with Church Arcade
2017-08-21 11:57 Family battle with unanswered questions after body of dad - who was missing for four months - found
2017-08-21 11:57 Labour announces candidate for Dunstable by-election
2017-08-20 17:15 Ex Luton Town striker back on pitch for FA Cup tie at the age of 51!
2017-08-20 13:57 Danny Hylton so important to Luton Town, says Nathan Jones after Colchester United win
2017-08-20 12:51 Nathan Jones delighted with 'outstanding' Luton Town display in win over Colchester United
2017-08-20 07:21 Archaeologist dubs bronze spoon finding from Roman Villa dig like ‘sex on a stick’
2017-08-19 21:27 Hatters put three past Colchester to move into automatic promotion places
2017-08-19 21:27 Blues fall to defeat against visiting European champions Saracens
2017-08-19 18:07 ​RISING STAR: Setting the stage for Stew's success
2017-08-19 18:07 Bedford town centre businesses to fork out £5k for police parking
2017-08-19 18:07 Kieron’s on the run for eight days for tumour dad Jordan
2017-08-19 18:07 WIN £250 school gear from fire-hit Asda superstore
2017-08-19 18:07 Archaeologist dubs bronze spoon finding from Roman Villa dig like ‘sex on a stick’
2017-08-19 18:07 Family battle with unanswered questions after body of dad - who was missing for four months - found
2017-08-19 18:07 A long way to go in the fight against Bedfordshire's rural crime
2017-08-19 15:55 Party on for a good cause at this year's KeechFest
2017-08-19 15:55 Wilstead's 'kennel' classroom is in the doghouse
2017-08-19 15:55 ​Feeling the heat as Ian hits the road to Sparta
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