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First World War Centenary: A School Report from Ashton Middle School in Dunstable

Earlier this year, ITV News Anglia launched its First World War Centenary School Report and asked children from across the region to tell us a Great War story from their area.

The last in our series has been made by year eight pupils at Ashton Middle School in Dunstable.

Pupils there have been looking at the stories of their school's former pupils who fought in the Great War, the sacrifices made, and what Armistice Day means to them.

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Major delays on A421 in Bedfordshire

The view east on the A421
The view east on the A421 following the accident Credit: Phil Iveson, ITV News

There have been major delays on the A421 in Bedfordshire this evening.

A serious accident left the road closed between St Neots Road junction in Great Barford and Black Cat Roundabout in Chawston.

Motorists spent several hours stuck in tailbacks estimated up to 5 miles long.

The view west on the A421
The view west on the A421 following the accident Credit: Phil Iveson, ITV News

Stop driving on the hard shoulder, Highways Agency warns

The Highways Agency's issued a new warning to drivers that it's illegal to stop on the hard shoulder.
The Highways Agency's issued a new warning to drivers that it's illegal to stop on the hard shoulder. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Highways Agency's issued a new warning to drivers that it's illegal to stop on the hard shoulder of motorways unless its an emergency.

Between July and September last year over 300 people were stopped in our region on the hard shoulder.

Anyone caught could face a fine and points on their licence.

Click below to hear from the Highways Agency's Tony Barrow

"You get people stop to check e-mails, to make phone calls, to sort the kids out - a number of issues really.

90-95% of what comes off the carriageway swerves left.

So, realistically all I can say is the only way you want to be in that hard shoulder is if you've broken down and you've got no other option."

– Tony Barrow, Highways Agency

Parents protest over classroom technology after they're asked to buy iPads for their children

Parents in Bedfordshire have formed a protest group against their school which is suggesting they pay up to £300 pounds for their child to own an iPad.

Biggleswade Academy says the mobile learning scheme for Years 5 and 6 is optional but parents say they feel pressured into taking part in case their child misses out in the classroom

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

What do you think to the plans? Join the debate on our Facebook page

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Bedfordshire: Parents angry at plans for kids to use their own iPads at school

Biggleswade Academy wants to launch a mobile learning scheme.
Biggleswade Academy wants to launch a mobile learning scheme. Credit: PA

Parents from a school in Bedfordshire have formed a protest group against plans for every child in year 5 and 6 to own an iPad.

Biggleswade Academy wants to launch a mobile learning scheme, which would see them using their own iPads at school.

But some parents have hit out at the plans, which asks them to buy the equipment if they can afford it.

The school says the scheme's voluntary, and a limited number of iPads will be available for students who don't have their own.

What do you think to the plans? Join the debate on our Facebook page

Bedfordshire: World War One aircraft painstakingly restored

An original First World War fighter plane has performed a fly-past in Bedfordshire, marking 100 years since the conflict which saw aircraft used in dog-fights for the first time.

The biplane is part of the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden - where aircraft built for the war are still kept in the skies by a dedicated team of engineers.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Hundreds gather in Luton in Gaza protest

Demonstrators in Luton town centre protesting over the crisis in Gaza.
Demonstrators in Luton town centre protesting over the crisis in Gaza. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Lee Georghiou

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Luton town centre protesting about the situation in Gaza.

Bedfordshire police say Wellington Street will be closed and other roads around the area such as Alma Street, George Street, Manchester Street, Upper George Street and Wellington Street may be affected depending on the events and may affect bus, taxi and minicab routes.

Shoppers and business owners are encouraged to carry on as usual but be aware that there might be an increased number of people in the town centre.

Demonstrators in Luton town centre protesting over the crisis in Gaza.
Demonstrators in Luton town centre protesting over the crisis in Gaza. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Lee Georghiou
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