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fat cats make hay out of NHS ‘reforms’

Fat cat health bosses are being paid ‘eye watering’ salaries in order to CUT services to patients in Bedford, experts have claimed.

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Engineering a female future in Bedfordshire

Engineering a female future in Bedfordshire

Cranfield achieved an outstanding double in The Daily Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering last week.

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Yarl’s Wood still ‘needs improvment’

Yarl’s Wood still ‘needs improvment’

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre has ‘made progress’ but still needs improvement, says an independent board.

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Parade set to honour town’s ‘brill’ children

Parade set to honour town’s ‘brill’ children

Five incredible children living in or attending school in Ampthill have been named as the pride of the town.

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Eco-friendly burial ground gets approval in Bedfordshire village

Eco-friendly burial ground gets approval in Bedfordshire village

Residents have been left furious after plans to build an eco-friendly burial ground were passed by the council’s planning committee.

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Council and MP hope to reassure Bedford residents living in tower blocks

Council and MP hope to reassure Bedford residents living in tower blocks

Fire safety in high-rise flats has been made a top priority in Bedford to reassure residents there will not be a repeat of the Grenfell Tower tragedy here.

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Pupils battle it out at Bedfordshire talent competition

Pupils battle it out at Bedfordshire talent competition

The pupils of Scott Lower School were treated to an outstanding performance from opera singer Carolyn Sampson last week.

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Families make a splash at fire station open day

Families make a splash at fire station open day

Ampthill Fire Station opened its gates on Saturday to welcome the community to its Annual Open Day.

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Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

The world’s biggest 50m deep pool and an astronaut training centre is to be developed at the soon to be closed RAF Henlow site.

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Longholme Lake Cafe

Longholme Lake cafe officially opened by Mayor

The newly refurbished Longholme Lake café in Bedford has been officially opened.

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Flitwick Lych Gate

Appeal to help find lych gate family

A church in Flitwick has started a special search to protect a landmark.

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader joins a host of stars at Bedford convention

Meet Darth Vader and Dr Who at the same time when a family friendly show comes to Bedford.

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Warning for heavy rain. Photo: Paul Franks

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Bedfordshire issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Bedfordshire and the surrounding region.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

An ‘angry’ Audi driver was pulled over twice on the same evening by traffic cops who clocked him doing 130mph.

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Product warning

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

Spain is the holiday destination where you are most likely to fall ill or have your passport or money stolen, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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