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  • Exam Success- GCSE Results for 2017/18

    Provisional GCSE results for the 2017/18 academic year have been released today showing that 63.7% of Bedford Borough students reached the required standard in English and Mathematics at Grade 4 and above (standard pass) and 41.1% of Bedford Borough students reached the required standard in English and Mathematics at Grade 5 and above (strong pass), an increase of around 3% on last year.

    The Average Attainment 8 Score was 45.29 across Bedford Borough - the avera...

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  • The Young Turner - Exhibition and Events at The Higgins Bedford

    22nd September – 16th December 2018: The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

    15th November 2018: The Young Turner Curator’s Talk

    29th September, 27th October, 24th November, 15th December: Saturday Gallery Tours

    The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective, a touring exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, opens at The Higgins Bedford on 22nd September 2018. The exhibition is free to visit and is accompanied by ...

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  • Your Vote Matters, Don’t Lose It

    Residents in Bedford Borough are urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post.

    Local residents are being urged not to lose their voice with local elections taking place in May of next year. Voter Registration detail forms are being sent out to households across Bedford Borough. Residents are being asked to look out for the forms and respond as soon as possible.

    Responding is quick and easy. If there are no changes you can simply text ‘No Changes’ ...

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  • Pregnant Women and Children aged 2- 9 Years Old urged to get free flu vaccine

    Health leaders across Bedfordshire are urging pregnant women and young children to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible. For the best protection, flu vaccines should be taken early, ideally between September and November.

    Pregnant women and children are more at risk of developing serious complications such as: Pneumonia, Meningitis, Severe ear infections and Tonsillitis. In pregnant women it may cause Miscarriage, Premature birth and even Stillbirth. Taking the flu vaccin...

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  • A-Level Results!

    Exam celebrations for students and staff took place across Bedford Borough today with provisional figures showing that over 98% of our pupils achieved at least 1 A* to E grade and 82% of our students achieved 3 or more A* to E grades at A-level; an increase of around 4% on last year. 

    Councillor Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education, said “Huge congratulations to all young people receiving their results across Bedford Borough today and the very best of luck as you look ah...

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  • Looking for Business Space in Bedford?

    The new Bedford i-Hub on Cauldwell Street is set to open in October creating a new business incubator centre in the middle of our county town.

    Following investment by Bedford Borough Council, the i-Hub is bringing a 3000 sq.ft. Georgian building on Cauldwell Street back into use, offering affordable and flexible office space for new ventures.

    Businesses have already signed-up to be part of the i-Hub, and lots of interest is expected in this new offer in Bedford town,...

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  • Local Indian Takeaway fined £12,000 for Food Hygiene Offences

    A local Indian Takeaway, trading as ‘Vijays’ and registered as Vijays Indian Since 1992 at 90 Tavistock Street, Bedford has received a fine of £12,000 after pleading guilty to 8 food hygiene offences.  As a result of a visit to the premises by Bedford Borough Council’s Regulatory Services team on 18th May 2017, the visit identified a serious infestation of cockroaches where Environmental Health Officers identified that the hygiene and safety standards at the premises fell far bel...

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  • Transporting Bedford 2020 Begins on Manton Lane

    Works to help manage congestion on Manton Lane, Bedford have started as part of the Transporting Bedford 2020 project.

    Manton Lane is a well-known congestion hotspot, not just for those who live in Bedford but also for those who travel via the A6 into the north of the town. To help tackle this, major works are being carried out over the summer.

    From 30th July to the end of August, preparatory works are being carried out at the entrance to Bedford Modern School. During ...

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  • Bedford Junior Aquathlon is Back Next Month!

    Sunday 23rd September will see the Bedford Junior Aquathlon return to Robinson Pools and Fitness and Bedford Park.

    An Aquathlon is a combined swimming and running event, and is held twice a year in Bedford with children from school years 3- 11 welcome to take part.

    There are five age categories; with year 3’s challenged to swim 66 metres and a 600 metre run all the way up to years 10 and 11 students swimming 400 metres and a 2.8km run, although these may change slightl...

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  • ImagiNation Digital Arts Workshop at Bedford Borough Libraries

    ‘ImagiNation’ is a reading and digital arts challenge which asks young people to read two library books and then create art inspired by the books they’ve read. This artwork could be a drawing, a poem, a collage, or anything else that springs to mind!

    Later this month, there are two ‘Chatter-Books’ Digital Arts Workshops to help readers bring their ideas to life.

    Artist Sophie Gresswell will be hosting fun, interactive workshops combining literature, art and technology. Part...

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