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Council tax for Bedford borough set to rise by nearly 5% to help pay for social care

Council tax could rise by almost five per cent next year to help solve Bedford borough’s growing social care crisis.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

A suffragette, educator, politician and all-round pioneer is to be immortalised in statue in Bedford.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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House prices continue to rise

UK house price trends: how Bedford compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Bedford have risen 5.8% in a year, just higher than the national average.

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Nadine Dorries and Mohammad Yasin share their views on the budget

Bedfordshire MPs react to the budget

Two of Bedfordshire's MPs have reacted to the budget which was announced by Philip Hammond today.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Traffic to be diverted via LINCOLN to avoid roadworks on the A17

Road resurfacing works on a stretch of the A17 between Sleaford and the A1 at Newark will see three weeks of overnight closures and drivers ordered to re-route via Lincoln.

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Rape not accepted as form of torture, says new report on Yarl’s Wood

Traumatised rape victims held at Yarl’s Wood have been told their ordeal does NOT come under the legal definition of torture, the T&C can reveal.

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

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Mohammad Yasin has supported our hospital campaign

MP Mohammad Yasin backs our Hands Off Bedford Hospital campaign

Bedford‘s MP Mohammad Yasin has backed this paper’s campaign calling on health bosses to keep their hands off our hospital.
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New store coming

Aldi to bring 400 jobs to Bedford

Plans by Aldi to bring 400 jobs to Bedford by building a huge new warehouse have been welcomed with open arms by the borough council.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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Council slammed over housing claim

Council slammed over housing claim

An environment watchdog has attacked a council’s claim that it needs up to 55,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet the needs of its population.

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£35k tenant cheat claimed wife was sister as Bedford flat stayed empty for four years

£35k tenant cheat claimed wife was sister as Bedford flat stayed empty for four years

A cheating tenant who claimed his wife was his SISTER in order to get a housing association flat has been hit with a £35,000 punishment.

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Conservatives choose mayoral candidate

Bedford’s Conservatives have chosen their candidate for the 2019 mayoral election.

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Bedford’s £10million on healthcare reviews: “£10m which could have gone on health”?

Health bosses have been challenged to explain why they have spent £10million on a series of reviews since 2011, following last week’s proposal to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Mohammad Yasin pictured with staff at Yarls Wood Befrienders

Bedford MP backs calls for end to indefinite detention at centres like Yarl's Wood

MP Mohammad Yasin has backed calls for a 28-day time limit on detention at centres such as Yarl's Wood.

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BEDFORD HOSPITAL MERGER WITH LUTON: MPs give cautious welcome

Both Mohammad Yasin and Alistair Burt have offered a guarded welcome to the news, as long as they receive proper assurances.

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