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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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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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£18m grant to help cut traffic congestion across Bedford

£18m grant to help cut traffic congestion across Bedford

Gridlocked Bedford town centre has received a bumper Christmas present – an £18m grant to tackle traffic congestion.

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Police have confirmed the man's next of kin have been informed

Man dies following A421 collision in Bedford

Bedfordshire Police has confirmed that a man has died following a collision on the A421 yesterday.

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RAIL UPDATE: Horse was struck by train on Bedford-Bletchley line

A horse was struck by a train in an incident in Aspley Guise this morning.

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Rail services cancelled on Marston Vale Line

Trains have been cancelled today on the rural rail route between Bedford and Bletchley.

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Watford Tunnel approach completed work

£4m rail upgrade after landslide on West Coast main line

Rail bosses have completed a £4million upgrade which was made following last year’s landslide at Kings Langley.

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The bridge will close overnight as part of a scheme to improve the line from Bedford up to Kettering and Corby

Road to close overnight as Network Rail continues railway upgrade in Bedford

Ford End Road bridge in Bedford will be closed for one evening next week to allow Network Rail to resurface a section of road.
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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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The M1 between Northampton and MK was closed this morning

Delays after M1 closed between after Milton Keynes following accident involving three lorries

There were major delays on the M1 this morning after a section of the motorway was closed following an accident involving three lorries.

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£5million plan to tackle traffic congestion in Manton Lane Bedford

Highways bosses have announced a £5million investment to help tackle congestion in Manton Lane.

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Police are currently attending the A421 in Bedford

Delays as A421 closed in Bedford after 'police incident' over 'welfare for person'

A section of the A421 was closed in Bedford earlier this afternoon as police dealt with the 'welfare of a person'.
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Rail bosses investigate as kids left stranded on Bedford train without their dad

Rail bosses investigate as kids left stranded on Bedford train without their dad

Rail bosses are investigating why a train was allowed to leave Bedford station with two tiny children on board and their frantic parent left behind on the platform.

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VIDEO: Top LA directors create new campaign to show dangers of driving with a mobile phone

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones.

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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released to put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers

Shocking CCTV footage has been released to help put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers as they push past in their cars and mount pavements to avoid bin lorries.

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The van crashed into a home in Maulden on Tuesday evening

Man arrested after van ploughs into Bedfordshire home

A 34-year-old man from Maulden is currently in police custody after a van ploughed into a home.

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VIDEO: Chilling footage showing moment child’s buggy rolls into the path of freight train released as warning to parents

This is the shocking moment a thankfully empty child’s buggy was ripped apart when it rolled across a railway platform and into the path of an oncoming train as footage is released to serve as a warning to parents.

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Souls Coaches has handed in its notice on the contract to ferry kids to Holywell Middle School

‘Late’ Bedford school bus to get new operator

A school bus service that was ‘constantly’ dropping off kids late will be run by a different company from Monday.

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Look out for stunning meteor showers this month

October meteor showers and when you can watch them

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due this week.

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