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Lunch held in Bedford to help street and slum children in India

A lunch has been held in Bedford to help raise awareness and funding for street and slum children in India.

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Oakley Rural Day Centre

Day centre in Oakley celebrates 20th anniversary with reunion

A village day centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a reunion.

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Signs Express on Woburn Road Industrial Estate.

Sign making company in Kempston has a new owner

A business producing signs in Kempston has a new owner.

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 Premini Premarajah with Dr Jane Carr and Pratheeskuar Sellathurai

Dance student from Bedford helps launch governing body in India

A dance science student from the University of Bedfordshire has helped to launch India’s first dance governing body.

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MP’s fury after rail bosses say they are too busy to meet suffering commuters

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt has hit out at rail bosses after they rejected an invitation to a public meeting with his constituents.

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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

Health
Sarah Broughton, Project Manager at Bedford Foodbank, receiving a cheque for �6,500 from Mike Chappell, Chairman of St Philip & St James Golf Society

Golf day in Bedford raises thousands for two local charities

More than £13,000 has been raised at a golf day for local charities.

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Mo Yasin

Rail boss quits while rail chaos continues

The chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway has resigned.

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Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest close to perfection after retaining five star status

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has retained its Five Star status from VisitEngland, following the recent annual assessment.

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CBC fears over future borrowing

Finance officers are depiciting a healthy picture of Central Bedfordshire Council’s finances, despite a £29m deficit for 2017/18.

Business

Royal Mail bans postal workers from flying England flags from vans during World Cup

Royal Mail has banned postal workers from flying the England flag on their vehicles during the World Cup.

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Winners of the Above and Beyond Award, from left to right,  Keleel Baksh, John Laidlaw, Janice Heath and Colleen Atkins MBE (who presented the award)

Celebrating outstanding police work and acts of bravery in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, celebrated outstanding police work and acts of bravery across the Force at the 2018 Bedfordshire Police Awards last week (June 6).

Crime
Anger over early plans bid for massive housing scheme in Marston Vale

Anger over early plans bid for massive housing scheme in Marston Vale

Campaigners fighting plans for a massive housing development which they say will dwarf villages in Marston Vale have reacted with shock to an outline plan for the scheme before a decision on the council’s Local Plan.

Business

These are the laws for flying England flags during the World Cup

The World Cup is just days away and that means only one thing - flags will be flying everywhere.

Crime
Helicopter search after burglary in Cardington Road

Helicopter search after burglary in Cardington Road

The police helicopter has been flying over the Kingsbrook area of Bedford today, following a burglary in Cardington Road.

Crime

Jail for brothers who burgled more than 60 houses in seven month spree across 15 counties

Two "callous" brothers who burgled more than 60 houses across 15 counties in just seven months have been jailed.
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Beds police on keeping your keyless cars safe from thieves

Beds police on keeping your keyless cars safe from thieves

Bedfordshire Police is issuing crime prevention advice to advise motorists how to protect their keyless vehicles.

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Student from Bedford at finals of design competition

A student from Bedford has reached the finals in a design contest.

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Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow film to be screened in Bedford during Refugee Week

People interested in learning about the issues facing women held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC) have been invited to an event in Bedford on Monday, June 18.

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