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Puppy party launches search for volunteer parents

Dog lovers had the chance to meet some of the region’s cutest and cleverest pups at a special party.

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‘Garden of Eden’ in Bedford hosts international conference on threats to society

A religious society formed in Bedford in 1919 is to host a conference examining apocalyptic threats.

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Big run to fund cancer scans

An accountant from Bedford is running the London Marathon in aid of a cancer charity after his partner was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

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Body found by diving team in River Ouse, Bedford

Body found by diving team in River Ouse, Bedford

Police looking for a man missing from Kempston have found a body.

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Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter.

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Live web chat launched by Beds Police for non-emergencies

Bedfordshire Police is urging people to click before they call as the force officially launches its live web chat today (Wednesday).

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Owners of The Embankment in Bedford join The Sunday Times top 100

Owners of The Embankment in Bedford join The Sunday Times top 100

The Peach Pub Company, which runs The Embankment in Bedford has been named one of the best places to work in the country by The Sunday Times in the newspaper’s annual survey of great employers.

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Councillor lends a hand to restore Bedford Embankment benches

Councillor lends a hand to restore Bedford Embankment benches

Castle Ward councillor Luigi Reale has donated money from his ward fund to repair and restore damaged benches along Bedford’s popular Embankment.

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Jobs and skills fair for Flitwick and Ampthill residents

Jobs and skills fair for Flitwick and Ampthill residents

Are you looking for work, need advice about universal credit or want to find out more about training opportunities in your local area?

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Bedford bpha staff raise £30,000 for Red Nose Day

Bedford bpha staff raise £30,000 for Red Nose Day

Staff at bpha in Bedford took over £33,000 in donation payments for Comic Relief on Friday evening.

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Train replaced with ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ lookalike for Bedford excursion

Train replaced with ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ lookalike for Bedford excursion

A last-minute change of plan means a special excursion train from Bedford on Saturday will be hauled part of the way by an 80-year-old steam locomotive that looks just like “James the Red Engine” in the “Thomas the Tank Engine” stories.

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Win two tickets to Doctor Who convention coming to Bedford

Win two tickets to Doctor Who convention coming to Bedford

Doctor Who fans are expected to flock to Bedford for a special charity convention next month.

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Transgender woman writes blog praising Bedfordshire Police after being victim of hate crime

Transgender woman writes blog praising Bedfordshire Police after being victim of hate crime

To celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, a transgender victim has written a blog about her experiences of being a victim of hate crime.

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Grant of nearly £200k to support health and social care across Bedfordshire

Grant of nearly £200k to support health and social care across Bedfordshire

Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council have won further funding as part of the One Public Estate programme.

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Pets at Home in Bedford stops sales of rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home in Bedford stops sales of rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430+ stores, including Pets at Home Bedford this Easter.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Donate unwanted paint as ‘kick out the can’ returns to Bedford

Donate unwanted paint as ‘kick out the can’ returns to Bedford

An award-winning recycling scheme is hoping its fifth anniversary year will be the biggest and best yet, with a little help from homeowners in Bedford.

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Owner of Bedford restaurant ‘La Piazza’ honoured by Lord-Lieutenant

Owner of Bedford restaurant ‘La Piazza’ honoured by Lord-Lieutenant

A Bedfordshire Special Constable has received an award from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, in honour of his contribution to the force and his community work.

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Have you seen missing Ellis from Kempston?

Have you seen missing Ellis from Kempston?

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who has gone missing from Kempston.

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The man approached the couple and their daughter and made 'inappropriate comments.'

Police appeal after gun shots were fired near London Road, Bedford

Police are investigating reports of gun shots fired at a property in Coombs Close, Bedford, last week.

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