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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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Health

Have your say on the draft mental health accommodation strategy in Bedford Borough

In order to gain public opinion, Bedford Borough Council has launched a consultation on a Draft Mental Health Accommodation Strategy.

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‘Our hospital is my number one priority’ says new Bedford MP

‘Our hospital is my number one priority’ says new Bedford MP

Bedford’s new MP has said that keeping health services in the town is his “number one priority”.

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Nadine Dorries selected as Mid Beds MP

Tory MP Nadine Dorries triumphs in Mid Beds

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries won the seat in Mid Bedfordshire with 38,936 votes.

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Election 2017

Live election coverage for Bedford and North East Beds

We’ll be covering the election live today, for both Bedford and Kempston and North East Bedfordshire.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Election 2017

QUIZ Bedford and Kempston’s election candidates: Who said what?

The country goes to the polls on Thursday, to vote in the general election.

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Over 100 polling stations will be open across the Banbury area until 10pm

Who’s who in Bedfordshire this General Election?

Find out who’s who in Bedford and Kempston, North East Bedfordshire and Central Bedfordshire this general election.

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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