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Army beats deadline for star

The Bedford Salvation Army Congress were delighted when they were told an international singing star would be performing in the town.

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How close should you get to your work colleagues?

How close should you get to your work colleagues?

Some people spend years in an office without ever really getting to know their colleagues; others dart out the door and down to the pub together as soon as it comes to clocking off time on a Friday.

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Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Man’s jaw broken after attack by skareboarding youths in Bedford

Man’s jaw broken after attack by skareboarding youths in Bedford

A man had his jaw broken after being attacked by a group of skateboarding youths in Bedford.

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Bedford man jailed for 11 years for child sex offences

A man has been jailed for 11 years after admitting grooming an 11-year-old girl and making indecent images of children.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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Teen airlifted to hospital after being shot with pellet in Bedfordshire

Teen airlifted to hospital after being shot with pellet in Bedfordshire

Two youths have been arrested after a teenager was shot with what is believed to be a pellet gun in Clifton.

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Man fined almost £1,000 for dumping vehicle in Bedford

Man fined almost £1,000 for dumping vehicle in Bedford

A Wilstead man has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record after abandoning his car.

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Bedford brewery Charles Wells’ name ‘will not die’

Bedford brewery Charles Wells’ name ‘will not die’

Bedford’s Charles Wells brewery, bought for a few thousand pounds 140 years ago, has been sold lock, stock and barrel for £55 million.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Youths arrested after Clifton pellet gun shooting

Two youths have been arrested after a teenager was shot with what is believed to be a pellet gun in Clifton.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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Clifton shooting victim airlifted to hospital

Officers are investigating a shooting in Stanford Lane, Clifton, yesteday evening (Thursday).

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20-month old Amur tiger cub Milashki enjoys a blood iced lolly

Ice lollies help tigers keep their cool

Animals at Woburn Safari Park have been treated to ice lollies, to help them keep their cool during this week’s mini-heatwave.

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Ambulance service warn people to stay cool in Bedford this bank holiday

Bosses at the region’s ambulance service are reminding the public about simple tips to stay safe during the heatwave due this weekend.

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