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Thousands of visitors have splashing time at 20th biennial Bedford River Festival

Thousands of people visited Bedford, many for the first time, for the 20th biennial River Festival.

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Highways England are reviewing speed limits around roadworks

Speed limits could be increased but concern remains over road workers safety

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.

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Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

If you’ve ever imagined yourself living in a quintessentially English thatched cottage, then Ivy Cottage in Flitton may well be your dream property.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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D F Bennett & Son staff celebrate 70th anniversary

Laminates company in Bedford celebrates 70 years of trading

A Bedford company which produces bespoke laminated products is celebrating 70 years in business.

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Eagles fall to Posh as pre-season continues

Bedford Town went down 4-2 against League One outfit Peterborough United in a pre-season friendly at the Eyrie on Saturday.

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Conroy Downer

Conroy looking for third straight win

Bedford cruiserweight Conroy Downer says he wants to take fight fans on an exciting journey over the next five years.

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Shane Bush

Bush makes his Rovers return

Kempston Rovers got back into pre-season training this week as their squad begins to take shape for the season ahead.

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Tom Degnan walks off after hitting 300 not out

Record breaker Degnan hits 300 not out!

Ampthill Town’s Tom Degnan broke several records by scoring an unbeaten triple century for the club in their win against Sandy in the Beds Cricket League Division Three on Sunday.

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Warwick Castle

Magical stay in the medieval glamping tents at Warwick Castle

The look on my six-year-old daughter’s face when she saw the size of the bed she was sleeping in was just one of the memorable moments during a weekend stay at Warwick Castle.

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VIDEO: Shane Richie visits Milton Keynes to launch pantomime

EastEnders star Shane Richie visited Milton Keynes Theatre today (Friday) to promote his appearance in the pantomime Robin Hood later this year.
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Gracjan Sabon celebrates his victory

Sabon wins the belt after beating Griffiths

Bedford’s first-ever open-air boxing card was hailed as a big success on Saturday due to some gorgeous weather and exciting bouts in support of the main bill.

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Grovebury Road pothole in Leighton Buzzard

Council director says 7 years’ annual budget would be needed to fix all Central Bedfordshire potholes he’s aware of

There’s not enough money in the pot to fix every road defect in Central Bedfordshire.

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Enjoy a splash in one of these top homes for sale in our region with a swimming pool

Enjoy a splash in one of these top homes for sale in our region with a swimming pool

What better way to cool off in the long hot summer we’re enjoying than by taking a dip in your own swimming pool?

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Witness appeal after man is attacked in Bedford

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked by two or three men in Bedford today (July 12).

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Le Tour de France 2018 takes an ultra (ultra) realistic approach

Console Corner: Tour de France 2018 review

Tour de bore? Good but a bit of a grind.

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Education news

Call to progress to two-tier education in Central Bedfordshire

Leadership is vital for a primary and secondary school system to become uniform across Central Bedfordshire, it’s been claimed.

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Thunderstorm warning

Warning issued for thunderstorms in Bedfordshire

A warning has been issued by the Met Office about possible thunderstorms tomorrow which impacts Bedfordshire.

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Lucy Porter

Three top comedians visit Bedford

Three of the biggest stars from the UK comedy circuit will be taking to the stage in Bedford next week.

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Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Horses, tennis or swimming? Enjoy all three at this family home in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire!

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