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‘Where are my dear wartime friends from Luton?’

A Luton MBE and octogenarian is on a mission to find old friends from his wartime years thanks to a special photograph.

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Active Luton helps Dell Farm make progress

Active Luton helps Dell Farm make progress

Dell Farm, which faced closure last year, has made steady progress under Active Luton’s new operating model, according to a report for the council’s Executive.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Teen offers a huge help to victims of crime

Teen offers a huge help to victims of crime

Opening up to a teenager about being the victim of a really nasty crime might not be easy for an older person. But in Dominika Greszczak – at the age of 18 – Luton Victim Support has found an ‘older head on young shoulders’.

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Midwifery student Justine McNulty with Vice Chancellor, Bill Rammell

ICARE reward for kind University of Bedfordshire students

Healthcare students from the University of Bedfordshire were rewarded for care and compassion shown to their patients on placement.

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Mums, dads, the Splashathon and Peppa!

Luton tots have Splashathon fun with Peppa Pig for Tommy’s charity

Little Luton swimmers of Water Babies Bucks and Beds have helped raise an impressive £36,000 and counting for Tommy’s, the baby charity.

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Dr Sandar Win with the Indonesian Research Team S2QM9IDbf_rG0rMO0_v1

Uni helps Asian businesswomen

The University of Bedfordshire has joined forces with the Cherie Blair Foundation to support female business owners in South East Asia.

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Lukasz with Dr Fan

Top Luton IT student wins BCS award

A determined Luton computing student has won a prize from the British Computer Society (BCS): The Chartered Institute of IT.

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Leonardo apprentices help vloggers, IT Kids Arabella and Jaadin, steer the robots.

Luton Robotic Games fire interest in STEM subjects!

Hundreds of school children and air cadets gathered at Leonardo, an aerospace engineering company, to compete in the Luton Robotic Games.

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Above: Joe Brown. Fun fact: Kuwait has the worlds largest kite, a 1,050 square-metre Kuwaiti flag. Credit: John Chatterley

Dunstable Kite Festival organiser Joe, from Luton, flys off on a high!

A hardworking organiser and MC at Dunstable Kite Festival is stepping down after 20 years at the prestigious show.

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Students’ hard work pays off

Students’ hard work pays off

Graduation season at the University of Bedfordshire came to an end last week with the Civic Ceremony in Luton.

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Royal honour for group in Bury Park

Royal honour for group in Bury Park

A Luton charity that was the first black youth organisation in the Home Counties when it was formed in 1979 has won the country’s top honour – the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Barnfield College, New Bedford Road PNL-170329-134200001

Barnfield College plan for the future moves a step closer

A brand new, centrally located Further Education College for Luton has moved a step closer after land for the development was secured.

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A workshop delivered by Raj Anand of Wembleys Learning

Luton school champions visit Wembley Stadium

Some of the most deserving school children from Luton primary schools were rewarded with a grand day at Wembley Stadium last week.

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Lara Erola (mum), Yosola Erola (sister), Bisola Erola, and  Zamu Bamweyana (Assistant Director at Explore Learning).

Luton girl Bisola write on as she’s a regional winner of National Young Writers’ Award

A Luton schoolgirl has been named a regional winner in the National Young Writers’ Award.

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The certificate! The award encourages  schools to target key health priorities affecting children and young people within Luton.

Luton’s Wigmore Primary celebrate Gold success for health and well-being

Wigmore Primary School is delighted to have been awarded a ‘Gold’ status for health and well-being.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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