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Witness appeal following ram raid at Waitrose in Goldington Road, Bedford

Police are appealing for information after a ram raid at the Waitrose store in Goldington Road, Bedford, on Monday.

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Joan Johnson

One of Bedford’s oldest residents celebrates her 100th birthday

It was many happy returns to one of Bedford’s oldest residents who celebrated her milestone 100th birthday.

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Bedford man jailed for seven years for sexual activity with vulnerable woman

A man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual activity with a vulnerable woman.

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Woman’s handbag snatched by passing cyclist in Bedford

Woman’s handbag snatched by passing cyclist in Bedford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman’s handbag was snatched from her shoulder in Bedford.

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Officers wearing body camera to target litterbugs in Bedford borough

Anyone dropping a cigarette butt or piece of chewing gum on the streets of Bedford faces a fine of £75.

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Committee chairman Liz Perry, handing over a donation to a local Scouting group

Ampthill fireworks raise £120K for good causes

Organisers of the annual Ampthill Fireworks spectacular have raised £120,000 for local charities since a group of residents took over the event seven years ago.

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Bedford College shortlisted in Times Educational Supplement Awards

Bedford College Group has been shortlisted in three categories of the Times Educational Supplement awards

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Don’t miss deadline for school places applications in Bedford Borough

The deadline for applying to primary, junior and middle schools in Bedford Borough closes next week.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the attempted robbery

Staff threatened with crowbar during betting shop robbery

Staff at a betting shop in Bedford were threatened with a crowbar before robbers stole a quantity of cash.

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Breaking: Long delays expected following multi vehicle collision on the A421 in Bedford

Breaking: Long delays expected following multi vehicle collision on the A421 in Bedford

Long delays are expected following a multi car pile-up on the A421 in Bedford this morning.

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MBTC Mahfuz Ahmed

Drug dealer jailed for violent assault on off-duty police officer

A drug dealer from Bedford has been sentenced to eight years in prison after assaulting an off duty police officer and possessing Class A drugs.

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Woman dies following A6 collision in December

A woman has sadly died following a collision on the A6 in December.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Witness appeal after stabbing in London Road, Bedford

A man was stabbed after approaching a group of men on their bikes on Saturday afternoon. (Jan 6)

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MBTC new mobile library service

New chapter for Bedford’s mobile library service

A new and improved mobile library service hit the roads on Monday thanks to a new vehicle.

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MBTC Cigarettes seized

Quantity of 70,000 cigarettes seized as part of clampdown on illicit tobacco and alcohol

A haul of 70,000 cigarettes was seized as part of a search for illicit tobacco and counterfeit alcohol in Bedford.

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New village in north Beds proposed as part of Bedford Borough Local Plan

New village in north Beds proposed as part of Bedford Borough Local Plan

Proposals for a new development known as Colworth Garden Village are included in the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035.

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Appeal for information following serious collision on A6 near Clophill

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving three vehicles on the A6 near Clophill yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

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600 residents say No to Mayor’s plan for new town in north Beds

600 residents say No to Mayor’s plan for new town in north Beds

More than 600 residents have expressed shock over plans to build thousands of new houses in north Bedford. The proposals, announced in the Mayor of Bedford’s Local Plan on January 2, would see the building of 4,500 houses near Lee Farm in Sharnbrook, generating thousands of extra car journeys every day, say objectors.

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MBTC Blue Badge enforcement action

Three badges seized following Blue Badge Enforcement action in Bedford

A Blue Badge enforcement session was carried out by Bedford Borough Council on Monday, December 18, to check and verify the use of disabled parking permits (Blue Badges) in Bedford and identify any cases of misuse.

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Bedford College has purchased many of the �1 Million vouchers sold. College CEO Ian Pryce CBE is backing Love Bedford, here with BID Director Christina Rowe

Bedford shops saw surge in business thanks to last minute Christmas shoppers

Visitor figures show there was a last minute dash to Bedford before Christmas, and this has been interpreted as good news.

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