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Cat survives river rescue after falling into water from Bedford Town Vridge

A cat called Cookie has proved she really does have nine lives after surviving a fall from Bedford Town Bridge into the river.

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Reports from the Department for Transport showed 32 people were killed during 2016 in road traffic collisions where the driver was using their mobile phone.

Man suffers serious injuries after attack in Bedford High Street

A man was seriously injured after being attacked in Bedford last Sunday, February 11.

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Bedford Borough Council extends deadline for consultation on Local Plan

Bedford Borough Council has extended the consultation deadline on its Local Plan 2035.

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Knives recovered on the first day of Operation Sceptre

Bedford shops pass strict police knife sales policy

Shops in Bedford all passed strict knife sales policy following an operation carried out by the Beds Police Licensing Team on Thursday.

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KFC branches in Bedford closed due to shortage of chicken

KFC branches in Bedford closed due to shortage of chicken

KFC restaurants in Bedford have been closed after failing to receive their deliveries of chicken.

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Teenager threatened and robbed of his bike in Bedford town centre

A teenager was robbed of his bicycle after being threatened by three men and a woman in Bedford town centre.

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Warning over cold call fraudsters claiming to be from Home Office

Warning over cold call fraudsters claiming to be from Home Office

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over fraudsters claiming to be from the Home Office.

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Channel 4 wants contestants for new series of Hunted

Channel 4 wants contestants for new series of Hunted

Nine people go on the run. Where will they hide? Who will they trust? What would YOU do?

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How to work out if someone has blocked you from Facebook

How to work out if someone has blocked you from Facebook

Facebook might have 2.2 billion users but we can’t all be friends.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age.

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Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Having spent decades away from British sitcoms, veteran comedy performer John Cleese is returning to television for a starring role in new retirement comedy, Hold the Sunset.

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Four Bedford men jailed for stealing a man’s winnings at knifepoint

A detective’s quick thinking, resulting in suspects wanted for a knifepoint robbery in Bedford being apprehended, has led to four men being jailed.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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Man charged with rape following an sex assault incident at The Embankment Bedford

A man has been charged with rape following an incident along The Embankment, Bedford.

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Tarli with Woburns Head Elephant Keeper Darren Fellowes. Photo:Bridget Davey Photography

First elephant born at Woburn Safari Park beats the odds to survive Ebola-like virus

A three-year-old Asian elephant at Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to recover from an aggressive disease which is fatal in 80% of recorded cases.

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Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

A farmer was shocked to find his fields have been included as possible development land in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

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The county council needs to make savings

More than £300K recovered by Bedford Borough Council Fraud Investigation Service

More than £300k was recovered by Bedford Borough Council’s Fraud Investigation Service with legal action resulting in eight prosecutions and 21 housing possessions.

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ET library. Red Dwarf TV show

30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

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MBTC Addison Park knife crime

Two knives found in park as part of weapons sweep in Kempston

Two knives were recovered yesterday after police searched Addison Howard Park in Kempston.

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