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RSPCA wants animal welfare taught to schoolchildren in Bedfordshire

The RSPCA wants animal welfare to be taught in school as 30% of children in the East of England have seen animal abuse online.

The animal welfare charity has revealed that from January to June this year there were 16 animal cruelty incidents on social media in Bedfordshire reported to the ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
BREAKING: Plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford schools put on hold

Plans by the HEART Academies Trust to make headteachers at three primary schools have been put on hold.

The trust, which also includes Bedford Academy, revealed the plans last month, only for them to be met with outcry by parents.

But the trust have agreed to put the plans on hold ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Delays after person hit by train at Sandy

All lines have been blocked between Peterborough and Stevenage after a person was struck by a train at Sandy earlier today.

Emergency services were at the scene of the incident.

Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until at least ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Hi-vis ‘con’ as 10 cars stolen in Broom

Brazen thieves could have used hi-vis jackets with ‘recovery’ on them to con potential witnesses to the theft of 10 cars in Broom.

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after the cars were stolen from a private barn in High Street, Broom.

The cars were stolen at ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
GBBO’s Nadiya rises to the occasion at Keech Hospice

TV Chef and former Great British Bake-Off Winner Nadiya Hussain visited Keech Hospice Care in Luton to bake with patients and their families during Starlight Cake Bake week.

The former Luton resident showed patients how to make some delicious rocky road delights. Nadiya also made ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Partnership with foundation to help Bedfordshire students into the business world

A partnership has been forged to help students become the business leaders of the future, thanks to a link up with a Dragon’s Den star.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF) is partnering with the Peter Jones Foundation (PJF) to offer its suite of courses to students – equipping them ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Sporting welcome for students at Bedford campus

As a welcome to all the new sport students at the University of Bedfordshire, a special welcome event was held on the campus.

The Connolly Foundation supports students at the university in their placement year to gain experience coaching and working with young people to develop their ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford schools put on hold - the full story

A controversial plan to make the headteachers and other senior staff redundant at three schools has been put on hold following a public outcry.

Last week the Times & Citizen reported that the HEART Academies Trust was set to implement the scheme at Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Parents respond to the pause on plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford primnary schools

The SSC Action Group brings together families from the Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown Lower School.

This is what they had to say about today’s announcement.

“We fully support the decision to cancel tonight’s planned parent information meeting as we have been assured of ...

yesterday 19:32 open_in_new
Plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford schools put on hold - the full story

A controversial plan to make the headteachers and other senior staff redundant at three schools has been put on hold following a public outcry.

Last week the Times & Citizen reported that the HEART Academies Trust was set to implement the scheme at Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown ...

yesterday 17:26 open_in_new
Parents respond to the pause on plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford primnary schools

The SSC Action Group brings together families from the Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown Lower School.

This is what they had to say about today’s announcement.

“We fully support the decision to cancel tonight’s planned parent information meeting as we have been assured of ...

yesterday 17:26 open_in_new
RSPCA wants animal welfare taught to schoolchildren in Bedfordshire

The RSPCA wants animal welfare to be taught in school as 30% of children in the East of England have seen animal abuse online.

The animal welfare charity has revealed that from January to June this year there were 16 animal cruelty incidents on social media in Bedfordshire reported to the ...

yesterday 17:26 open_in_new
BREAKING: Plans to make headteachers redundant at three Bedford schools put on hold

Plans by the HEART Academies Trust to make headteachers at three primary schools have been put on hold.

The trust, which also includes Bedford Academy, revealed the plans last month, only for them to be met with outcry by parents.

But the trust have agreed to put the plans on hold ...

yesterday 16:23 open_in_new
Well-known parenting blogger gives popular restaurant operator the thumbs up after ditching chips in new-look children’s menu
For some time, Oakman Inns – the pub group which owns a host of venues across Bucks, Beds, Herts, Northants, Warwickshire and Oxon – has been concerned that the limited choices on children’s menus might be discouraging young diners from trying new dishes by offering them little more than chicken nuggets and chips. ...
yesterday 14:17 open_in_new
Delays after person hit by train at Sandy

All lines have been blocked between Peterborough and Stevenage after a person was struck by a train at Sandy earlier today.

Emergency services were at the scene of the incident.

Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until at least ...

yesterday 14:17 open_in_new
Phillips returns to haunt Rovers

A late double from former Kempston Rovers forward Drew Phillips settled the Bedfordshire derby in Barton Rovers’ favour on Tuesday.

Kempston’s only home league fixture in October ended in a 3-1 defeat as Barton proved too strong at Hillgrounds.

The visitors started brightly ...

yesterday 13:14 open_in_new
GBBO’s Nadiya rises to the occasion at Keech Hospice

TV Chef and former Great British Bake-Off Winner Nadiya Hussain visited Keech Hospice Care in Luton to bake with patients and their families during Starlight Cake Bake week.

The former Luton resident showed patients how to make some delicious rocky road delights. Nadiya also made ...

yesterday 10:05 open_in_new
Ten of the best things to do in and around Bedford in the next seven days

From life-affirming theatre to a silent disco all ages can enjoy, there's plenty going on...

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Faith – The George Michael Legacy, Bedford Corn Exchange, October 20

Faith - The George Michael Legacy features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks, ...

yesterday 09:02 open_in_new
What is being proposed at Cauldwell, Shackleton, and Shortstown primary schools?

Plans to make radical changes to four of Bedford’s primary schools have been branded a “betrayal” by parents – but what exactly is being proposed?

In this news feature we give the full story on the plans to impose changes across the HEART Academies Trust.

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yesterday 02:44 open_in_new
Four Bedford people arrested in clampdown on drug dealing

Four vulnerable people at risk of cuckooing were safeguarded by Bedfordshire Police as part of a week of action cracking down on county lines drug dealing.

Four people were also arrested as part of the week of action, which included three warrants at addresses in Bedford.

A ...

2018-10-16 19:17 open_in_new
Hi-vis ‘con’ as 10 cars stolen in Broom

Brazen thieves could have used hi-vis jackets with ‘recovery’ on them to con potential witnesses to the theft of 10 cars in Broom.

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after the cars were stolen from a private barn in High Street, Broom.

The cars were stolen at ...

2018-10-16 19:17 open_in_new