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Awards made in pet industry at gala dinner

The Pet Industry Federation based in Bedford has crowned the winners in its awards events.

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Take extra care on untreated roads

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

With temperatures set to plummet well below zero degrees tonight the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the evening and tomorrow morning.

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Mas and Liz with their awards

Gaming centre staff win award for fundraising

Staff at a Bedford gaming venue have won an award for their fundraising.

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Alex Godfrey with his Royal Aeronautical Society award, accompanied by head of engineering Christopher Tree.

Engineer honoured with medal for lecture on space craft

A talented engineer has been honoured with an international award by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

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Barford in bloom

Villagers dig in to bulb project

Residents in Great Barford have dug in to see their village blossom in springtime, at the start of a 10-year project.

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Bedford loses intercity train services: Mayor blasts ‘Betrayal’ while MP demands urgent answers

The decision to scrap intercity rail services between Bedford and St Pancras during the rush hour has been blasted by the town’s bosses.

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MBTC Bedford Waspi Women

Bedford Borough Council supports WASPI women’s fight for pension equality

Women took their fight for pension equality to Bedford Borough Council which voted unanimously to support the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality). campaign.

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No more fast trains to London from Bedford or Luton

No more fast trains to London from Bedford or Luton

There will be no peak times trains from Bedford to London for at least two years after May.

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Petition calls for police action over Shefford yobs

A petition calling for police action in Shefford over anti social behaviour has gained almost 700 signatures in less than 24 hours.

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Our region saw widespread snowfall yesterday. Photo: Stephen Pollard

Ice and snow warning further extended across the region today by Met Office

The Met Office is warning there may be more snow on the way in the south Midland today and have extended the area and timeframe where it may fall.
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All school transport cancelled across Bedford today

Motorists are being urged to avoid unnecessary travel and allow extra time for journeys during the current snow and cold weather.

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Body found in search for missing Wootton man

Body found in search for missing Wootton man

Police looking for a man missing from Wootton have found a body.

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School closures after snow fall

School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

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Warning over fake bank notes

Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police are warning people to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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Aldi recall

Aldi recalls food product because it could contain small pieces of hard plastic

Aldi has recalled one of its food products owing to worries that it may be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic.

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Baby Rockit Apples from Marks and Spencer

M&S slammed over “irresponsible” plastic apple packaging

Marks & Spencer has been slammed by shoppers and scientists for selling apples in a plastic TUBE - so they can fit in car cup holders.

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Snowed in at home? Know your rights

SNOW DAYS: Can you legally take a day off? Your rights explained if you can't get to work due to snow

The situation: snow has covered large parts of our region and you have to work on Monday. So what are your rights around snow days?
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Maintaining our top activity in the face of acute financial challenges

What is free, widely available and helps make a difference to people, families and communities?

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Snow on Peterborough's Parkways today.  Photo: Shujah Saklain

10 key DOs and DONTs of snow driving this weekend

Much of England has been with heavy snow today - so what do you need to prepare for winter driving?
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Star Wars toys

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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