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Man airlifted to hospital after suffering head injury in car crash

A man was airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in an accident in Renhold this morning. (Jan 19 )

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Bedford man charged with firearms offences

A man has been charged with several firearms offences following his arrest in Bedford on Monday (15 January).

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Waitrose is to ban sales of high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 16 Picture: Waitrose/PA Wire

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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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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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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