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Evans bags four as Bedford defeat Blueharts

Bedford continued their unbeaten start to the East Men’s League Premier A season with a 7-0 victory against local rivals Blueharts on Saturday.

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U13 champion: Natalie Main

Davies is finally dethroned as Adeyi pulls off a shock victory

The dramatic defeat of reigning and seven-times winner of the Bedfordshire County Squash Championships, Steve Davies, by third seed Gbenga Adeyi, signalled the end of a fascinating weekend of top quality squash at Towers Health & Racquets Club in Bedford.

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David Dean witrh two of the students

Ex Arsenal boss visits Biddenham Upper School

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein told students at Biddenham School how he based his life motto on turtles.

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Howard Darbon and Varun Bandi, aged 12, of Flitwick who supported the idea of setting the club.

New facilities launch for disability sports at Bedford athletics stadium

Disabled sportspeople will be able to use new facilities at Bedford’s International Athletics Stadium.

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The cyclists visit the Milton Keynes Macmillan Centre on their way back to Ampthill.

Ampthill employees ride 140 miles for Macmillan

Employees from an Ampthill business completed a two-day cycling challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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James Tobia competing in Ironman Wales.

Bedfordshire student from Milton Keynes receives an Ironman accolade

Swimming, biking, and running may be a struggle for some, let alone one after the other as part of the Ironman Wales triathlon.

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Johnny, two and a hlaf, getting his first taste of tennis.

Bedford bids for tennis funding

Russell Park’s tennis courts have been home to Bedford’s tennis-lovers for years and its about time they received a facelift.

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Roger Johansson (right) joins BDRHOF Benevolent Fund trustee Simon Groves to present the donation to Magpas Air Ambulances Hannah Mottershead.

Swedish drag racer saved from a racetrack in Bedfordshire surprises emergency crew

A drag racer who was saved by an air ambulance at Santa Pod Raceway in 2016 returned for the first time since the crash with a surprise for the emergency services who helped him.

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Norman Cooley proudly displaying his Groundsman of the Year award.

Bedford Town FC groundsman with dementia wins award

A former sportsman with dementia has been recognised as Groundsman of the Year for the Southern League.

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Magpas air ambulance ready for take off.

Two horse riding emergencies in Bedford in two days

Magpas air ambulances were called to two separate incidents each involving a woman injured falling from a horse.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Gill Fullen of Bedford Harriers at the Outlaw Triathlon. PNL-170726-104119002

Gill charges to record Outlaw triathlon time

Gill Fullen completed the trio of Outlaw Triathlons in style by smashing the course record in Nottingham.

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Bethanie Moore and Vanessa Lockyer, winners of Womens Open double sculls. PNL-170726-094054002

Wonderful day on the water for Bedford Rowing Club

Bedford Rowing Club had one of the most successful regatta weekends in their long history at the weekend.

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From left, Micky Mills, East Area Boxing Academy head coach Sid Thompson, promoter Mervyn Turner, Julian Wilson and Michael Stephenson

Bedford trio joining the pro ranks

Three of Bedford-based East Area Boxing Academy’s brightest prospects have joined the professional ranks after signing with promoter Mervyn Turner of Shamrock Boxing.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Foursome (l-r): Robyn Hart-Winks, Gemma Hall, Maddie Arlett and Ellie Piggott

Ellie’s elite bid

Bedford’s Ellie Piggott has her sights set firmly on gaining selection for the World Rowing Championships in September after winning a silver medal at the World Rowing Cup III in Switzerland on Saturday.

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Molly Johnson, in the  front seat, in action on the water

Rower Molly set to make a real splash at British Championships

Wootton rower Molly Johnson will be aiming to make a big splash this Saturday when she takes part in the British Championships.

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Lauren Russell

Lauren gearing up for her Italian job

Bedford & County 400m runner Lauren Russell has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Italy later this month.

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