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REVEALED: Plan for thousands of new houses in Bedfordshire

A property explosion of 19,000 new homes is planned for Bedford borough.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was assaulted in Emsworth

People power brings down council tax bid

People power has seen a local council drop plans for a large council tax increase.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Average house price increases by £40k in Bedford

Average house price increases by £40k in Bedford

House prices in Bedford have increased quicker than almost anywhere else in just one year.

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Former Ampthill police station could become retirement village

Former Ampthill police station could become retirement village

A retirement home is set to be approved to redevelop the former Ampthill police station site.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Council tax set to go up by 4.7 per cent, Borough Hall confirm

Council tax set to go up by 4.7 per cent, Borough Hall confirm

Bedford Borough Council has confirmed it plans to increase council tax by 1.7 per cent with an additional 3 per cent as a social care levy.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Proposed tax hike, spending and savings for Central Beds

Central Beds Council has today outlined its spending and saving plans for 2017/18 and also its forthcoming proposed council tax hike.

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Bedford midwives welcome four New Year’s Day babies

Bedford midwives welcome four New Year’s Day babies

Bedford Hospital midwives were delighted to welcome the arrival of four babies born on New Year’s Day 2017.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Housing firm win bid for old school site in Bedford

Housing firm win bid for old school site in Bedford

McCarthy and Stone’s plans for the former Putnoe Lower School site has been approved for development.

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MP trousered into leather Brexit squabble

MP Alistair Burt has been caught up in a political row about Brexit, text messages and leather trousers.

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Named and shamed: drink drivers in Bedford

Named and shamed: drink drivers in Bedford

The T&C is joining forces with police in Bedford to name and shame every single driver foolish enough to drink and drive this Christmas.

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Company push council to grant planning permission for 50 homes in Clophill

Company push council to grant planning permission for 50 homes in Clophill

A company are seeking planning permission to build 51 houses on a site in Clophill.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Bedfordshire MP welcomes Chancellor’s Autumn statement

Bedfordshire MP welcomes Chancellor’s Autumn statement

MP welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to deliver economic stability and investment for Bedfordshire.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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