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A mother from Bedfordshire is refusing to send her son to middle school after teachers threatened him with isolation because he got his hair cut like his favourite footballer.
Nine year old Danny Purdy saved up his own pocket money to get a cut like Arsenal star Olivier Giroud. But he came home in tears after being told off by his teachers.
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A demonstration will take place in London today over plans to build a retail park on church land in Bedfordshire.
Residents and traders from Leighton Buzzard are opposing the development at Grovebury Road.
Today they'll be joined in London by the former Subdean of Westminster Abbey.
Central Bedfordshire Council, the Church Commissioners and the developers say it will create jobs and attract people to the area.
An image of a seal glistening in the morning sun has scooped first prize in the RSPCA's young photography competition.
16-year old Owen Hearn from Leighton Buzzard was named the overall winner of the RSPCA Young Photographers Awards 2014.
The picture was taken on the Norfolk coastline. Owen also won the 12 to 15-year old category for the same photograph.
Wildlife expert Chris Packham led the judging panel.
"It really stood out to the whole panel as soon as we saw it. Through this image he has really shown his talent and as fellow photographers we were jealous we hadn't taken the shot ourselves."
All the winning photographs can be seen at www.rspca.uk/ypa
Four people have been arrested in dawn raids in Bedfordshire following reports of men being held as modern slaves.
Bedfordshire Police officers, supported by the National Crime Agency, were involved in an early morning operation on Sunday at the Greenacres caravan site near Leighton Buzzard.
Two men and two women were arrested under the Coroners & Justice Act 2009 and are currently being held at police stations across Bedfordshire.
Eight suspected victims, seven men aged between 20 and 46, and a 17-year-old boy - were found at the site.
Around 65 officers supported by the dog section, helicopter and firearms support units were involved in the operation.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are trying to trace in connection with a sexual assault on a woman on a train passing through Bedfordshire.
A 25-year-old woman fell asleep on the 6.49pm train from Euston to Birmingham on 13 August. She was awoken as the train passed through Leighton Buzzard by a man sexually assaulting her.
The woman left the train at Milton Keynes and alerted police. Officers met the train at Rugby, but the man was not on the train.
“Since our initial appeal for information on this incident, we have been able to isolate a CCTV image of a man who I am confident can help with our investigation."
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Nuclear test veterans are campaigning to secure a £25m pound charitable fund for them and their descendants.
Dominic Owen's father was in the RAF, and was exposed to radiation at nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s.
Dominic, who lives in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, has serious congenital health problems, and says the fund would be a good start.
Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of two people that they would like to speak with following a fraud that took place in a Leighton Buzzard shop.
The incident happened at around 2pm on Tuesday 3 June in Peacocks, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, when the offenders selected £260 worth of goods and made their way to the tills to pay.
The offenders paid in cash but as the sales assistant checked the notes, the offenders distracted him and were able to remove £120 from the pile of notes.
As the sale was completed, the offenders asked if the goods could be delivered and when the cashier said no, they asked for a refund on the majority of the items. The cashier completed the refund (£216) and the offenders left the store with £44 of paid for goods, the refund and the stolen £120.
If you recognise the individuals pictured contact the Crime Service Team, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting crime reference JD/21296/2014.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Campaigners staged a protest in London today over plans for a new retail park - on land currently owned by the Church of England.Read the full story ›