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MP Mohammad Yasin backs our Hands Off Bedford Hospital campaign

Bedford‘s MP Mohammad Yasin has backed this paper’s campaign calling on health bosses to keep their hands off our hospital.
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Aldi to bring 400 jobs to Bedford

Plans by Aldi to bring 400 jobs to Bedford by building a huge new warehouse have been welcomed with open arms by the borough council.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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Council slammed over housing claim

Council slammed over housing claim

An environment watchdog has attacked a council’s claim that it needs up to 55,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet the needs of its population.

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£35k tenant cheat claimed wife was sister as Bedford flat stayed empty for four years

£35k tenant cheat claimed wife was sister as Bedford flat stayed empty for four years

A cheating tenant who claimed his wife was his SISTER in order to get a housing association flat has been hit with a £35,000 punishment.

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Conservatives choose mayoral candidate

Bedford’s Conservatives have chosen their candidate for the 2019 mayoral election.

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Bedford’s £10million on healthcare reviews: “£10m which could have gone on health”?

Health bosses have been challenged to explain why they have spent £10million on a series of reviews since 2011, following last week’s proposal to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Bedford MP backs calls for end to indefinite detention at centres like Yarl's Wood

MP Mohammad Yasin has backed calls for a 28-day time limit on detention at centres such as Yarl's Wood.

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BEDFORD HOSPITAL MERGER WITH LUTON: MPs give cautious welcome

Both Mohammad Yasin and Alistair Burt have offered a guarded welcome to the news, as long as they receive proper assurances.

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BEDFORD AND LUTON HOSPITALS MERGER: More details of what it will mean

Luton & Dunstable Hospital have released new information about their takeover of Bedford Hospital.

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BREAKING: Bedford Hospital to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable

Bedford Hospital is set to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable, it will be officially announced tomorrow.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Woman convicted for fraud after using expired Blue Badge in Bedford

A woman who fraudulently used a blue badge in Bedford town centre has been fined and convicted for fraud.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Bedfordshire’s thin blue line is too thin says crime commissioner

Crime across Bedfordshire is up 5% in the year up to March 2017 according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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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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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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