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Bedford ranked at London’s best commuter town

Bedford has been crowned London’s best commuter town - thanks to its combination of commute length, housing affordability, quality of schools, activities and overall quality of life.

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Bedford High Street cordoned off due to gas leak

Properties in Bedford High Street were cordoned closed off last night (July 17) while engineers worked to fix a gas leak near Barclays bank. (July 17)

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Joan Loft has retired after almost 43 years' service

Bedford borough’s longest serving ‘lollipop lady’ retires after more than 40 years’ service

Joan Loft, Bedford borough’s longest serving school crossing patrol, has decided to hang up her ‘lollipop stick,’ after nearly 43 years’service.

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Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport is the most expensive UK airport for parking costs, three times more than the cheapest a survey has found.

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Consultation on Central Beds draft Local Plan branded a ‘farce’

Residents at Central Beds Council’s first airing of its draft local plan have branded the exercise a ‘farce’.

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Lane closure announced to allow for upgrade of Ford End Road bridge in Bedford

Part of Ford End Road, Bedford, is to be closed for two days as part of Network Rail’s plans to upgrade the bridge.

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East West Rail consultation is coming to Bedford

Network Rail is holding a consultation on the East West Rail section which will run between Bicester Village and Bedford.

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Have your say on school travel plans

Central Bedfordshire Council is holding a public consultation on changes to the way pupils travel to schools and colleges.

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Residents’ fears over Marston Vale village plans

Residents’ fears over Marston Vale village plans

Worried residents are preparing to go into battle against draft plans for up to four new villages in Mid Bedfordshire

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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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Spend time in the garden

Spend time in the garden

Southill House garden in Southill will be open 2-5pm this Sunday, 28 May, in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Parents petition against hike in school bus fares for North Beds families

Angry parents have launched a campaign to fight plans to increase bus fares for sixth form students using school transport. The fare hike from September will see the annual

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Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

A 13-storey block of flats hailed a jewel in Bedford’s crown when it opened six years ago is today a “health hazard” that is only fit for demolition, tenants claim.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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Man’s best friend dog sculpture thrown into Bedford river after religious row

Man’s best friend dog sculpture thrown into Bedford river after religious row

The story of a sculptor called Price who turned the remains of a tree trunk into a giant dog had an unhappy ending this week.

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Bedfordshire businessmen nominated for two major industry awards

Three businessmen are celebrating two major award nominations, which firmly puts their company, Autotech Recruit, at the forefront of the recruitment industry.

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The new road will prevent traffic build-ups like this

A5-M1 link road and new M1 junction 11A opens to Bedfordshire traffic tomorrow

A new road which links the A5 with the M1 via a new junction in Bedfordshire, will open to traffic tomorrow morning (May 11).

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Get a chance to have a say on plans to redevelop Bedford’s Harpur Centre

Plans to renovate and redevelop Bedford’s Harpur Centre go on display on Thursday, May 11.

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Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

There was a special treat for people in Chronicle Country over the Bank Holiday weekend when members of the British Driving Society drove into town.

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