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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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'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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
"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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
Hatters hero set for Luton return

Former Hatters hero Matthew Taylor will make his long-awaited return to Luton Town next month after completing his move to Swindon Town.

Left-sided defender/winger Taylor has joined his new club in time to make the trip back to the place where it all started for him, when Swindon travel ...

2017-08-22 13:15 open_in_new
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 13:15 open_in_new
Harlington widow tells of husband’s brain tumour battle as she faces first anniversary of his death

DID you know that brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer?

Yet just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Harlington woman Jane Barltrop whose husband and the father of their ...

2017-08-22 13:15 open_in_new
Police issue appeal to help find Thomas Eveling, who went missing from Luton

CONCERNS are growing for a 16-year-old who has gone missing from Luton.

Thomas Eveling, was last seen in Luton on Friday August 11 and is believed to have traveled to the Basildon area.

A spokeswoman for Bedforshire Police said: "Thomas is described as 5'11", slim, mixed race with ...

2017-08-22 13:15 open_in_new
My Birmingham City career is over, admits Luton Town loanee

Luton loan star Andrew Shinnine has resigned himself to having no future at parent club Birmimgham City.

The Scottish playmaker has been a hit since his summer move to Kenilworth Road, but it's been 19 months since he last pulled on the blue shirt of Brum.

At the age of 28, Shinnie ...

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