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Bedfordshire MP shares eye witness statement after attack in Westminster

MP for North East Bedfordshire Alistair Burt has released a statement recalling the panic and fear after he was caught up in the suspected terrorist attack yesterday.

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Pay increases on the cards for Bedford Borough officers

Pay increases on the cards for Bedford Borough officers

Highly-paid council officers are set to pocket pay increases – despite the borough budget crisis.

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Bedford MP presses government to deliver ‘right to buy’ for housing association tenants

Bedford MP presses government to deliver ‘right to buy’ for housing association tenants

Last Wednesday, Richard Fuller, the MP for Bedford and Kempston, led a parliamentary debate on the extension of ‘right to buy’ for housing association tenants in Bedford and Kempston.

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Action on grid-locked Ampthill Road in Bedford

Action on grid-locked Ampthill Road in Bedford

A £5.4m project to ease diabolical traffic congestion on the busiest road in Bedford has been given the green light by the government.

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Bedford secures huge funding bid to tackle homelessness

Bedford secures huge funding bid to tackle homelessness

Bedford Borough has received a boost to reduce homeless and rough sleeping in the area.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Maurice Jones will today (10 March) stand down as a Member of Central Bedfordshire Council, having tendered his resignation earlier in the month.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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REVEALED: Plan for thousands of new houses in Bedfordshire

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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People power brings down council tax bid

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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Central Beds Council offices  Chicksands

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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