It’s goodbye to hockey ‘driving force’, Gilbert

A much-loved ex-Luton hockey player and influential chairman has passed away.


College celebrates diversity success

Barnfield College, on New Bedford Road in Luton, is celebrating after achieving the Investors in Diversity Standard at Stage2.

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Parents could face fines for stopping their cars close to schools when picking up and dropping off their children

Parents face fines for school gate drop off

Parents could face fines if they stop their car close to schools when picking up or dropping off their children, if a new scheme gets the green light from the council.

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MP Kelvin Hopkins visited William Austin Infant School to discuss his role at the House of Commons

The pupils’ parliament welcomes MP

Little learners at William Austin Infant School heard about life at the House of Commons when Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins visited to talk about his experiences.
He met members of the William Austin Pupil Parliament who questioned him about his role and other jobs at the House.

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Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus. Photo by Jo Cross.

Event aims to help guide businesses

Business leaders are invited to a free meeting about how to guide their businesses through Brexit at the University of Bedfordshire.

The event, Post-referendum: where do we stand?, is at the Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus on Thursday, March 2, from 7.45-9.45am.

It has been organised by the University’s Business School, in conjunction with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The event aims to ensure businesses understand the latest and expected future developments as the UK’s departure from the EU is negotiated.

Professor Stephen Hyde from the University’s Business School, said: “The outlook for businesses as we go through the Brexit process is uncertain to say the least.

“Our series of events for business executives is designed to keep them up to date with relevant developments and to give opportunities to put specific questions to a panel of experts and advisors.

“This should enable them to plan and act with greater confidence going forward.”

Speakers will include the University’s Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell, the University’s Head of Law and Finance Dr Socrates Karidis, Claire Dickinson from Ernst & Young and Mark Pelopida from Machins Solicitors.

To book a place, visit:

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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‘Racist’ Bedfordshire school acted wrongly

A Bedfordshire school discriminated against two Asian brothers last year by calling police after the children were given plastic toy guns as presents.

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17-30 year olds can have the chance to drive on a skid pan

Ultimate test for drivers at Millbrook’s ‘MORE’ car challenge

Luton drivers have the exciting opportunity to challenge their skills at the famous Millbrook test track.

The children learnt the value of team spirit

Luton Beavers and Cubs play board game battles

Friendly Cubs and Beaver Scouts learned the value of ‘taking part’ during a demanding board games competition.

This year has got off to a cracking start fro Pirton Hill Primary School winning silver and gold at the county indoor athletics finals

Luton’s Pirton Hill Primary School gets off to a cracking start

It’s been a cracking start for Luton’s Pirton Hill Primary School this year.


Allowing artists to work and thrive

A group of artists and artistic ventures are to benefit from a £375,000 award made to the University of Bedfordshire from Arts Council England.

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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Kiiss FM presenter and Bedfordshire uni graduate Melvin O'Doom  gave students words of wisdom about making it in the media

Kiss FM presenter has words of wisdom for Bedfordshire uni students

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Melvin O’Doom gave budding performers advice on how to make it in the media industry at a masterclass at the University of Bedfordshire.

MBLH Peter Farmer Credit: Royal Opera House

Peter Farmer brought the theatre to life

A distinguished theatre designer who hailed from Luton has died. He worked for some of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies.


Faith and culture help mental health

A determined PhD student is hoping to tackle the stigmas surrounding mental health.

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Acclaimed classical pianist Juan Perez Floristan with Luton Sixth Form College students Toma Junickaja (seated) and Oskar Blake

Masterclass for Luton music students from acclaimed pianist

Internationally acclaimed classical pianist Juan Perez Floristan hit the right note as he hosted a masterclass at Luton Sixth Form College.


Luton could lose 590 teachers by 2019 say unions

Graham, CEO of Big Health and Fitness

Exercise classes to help those with weight problems

The founder of Big Health and Fitness is starting a six week programme to help people who have problems with their weight.

Children celebrate Putteridge Community Nursery's 'good' rating from Ofsted

Nursery gets a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted

Staff and children from Putteridge Community Nursery have been celebrating after it was awarded a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

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