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Wetherspoons bans England flags from its pubs during World Cup but will allow fans to wear football shirts after outcry

Popular pub chain Wetherspoons has banned staff from flying the St George Cross during the World Cup.

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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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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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Luton Town & Indians' Mohammad Ahmadzai dismisses Ampthill's Will Shaw on Sunday

Ampthill revel in derby glory

Ampthill gained local bragging rights this week after beating Flitwick twice in the space of four days.

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Flitwick slip to two agonising defeats

Flitwick suffered a last-ditch defeat to Lutonian on Sunday to stay bottom of the Beds County League Premier Division.

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Julian Wilson in action

Wilson and Mills stay unbeaten at Corn Exchange

Bedford boxers Julian Wilson and Micky Mills continued unbeaten starts to their pro careers when they turned out for Shamrock Gym’s ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ fight night at the town’s Corn Exchange recently.

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Blues to host Premiership champions Saracens

Blues to host Premiership champions Saracens

Bedford Blues have released three pre-season fixtures ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 Championship term, including a tantalising match against the reigning Premiership champions Saracens.

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Daniel Ricciardo has been on form in Monaco.

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Daniel Ricciardo managed to over-come engine problems to hold on for a remarkable victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Blues bring in Robling from Ealing

Blues bring in Robling from Ealing

Bedford have announced the signing of Welsh centre Lewis Robling from Championship rivals Ealing Trailfinders for the 2018/19 season.

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Michael Le Bourgeois has left Bedford for Wasps

Le Bourgeois leaves Blues for Wasps

Bedford Blues have confirmed that captain and Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Year Michael Le Bourgeois has agreed a deal to move to Premiership side Wasps for the 2018/19 season.

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Stevington lift the Britannia Cup

Stevington lifted the Britannia Cup with a 4-0 victory at Caldecote in front of 225 spectators at Kempston Rovers on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Ath lift the cup for a double-winning term

Bedford Athletic claimed the East Midlands Cup with a 30-19 victory over Peterborough Lions last week to complete a league and cup double-winning season.

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Shefford Town & Campton celebrate Bedfordshire League title

Shefford Town & Campton celebrated clinching the Bedfordshire League title with another emphatic home win on Saturday.

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Azerbaijan.

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Lewis Hamilton wins an action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
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Caldecote v Ickwell. Picture: David Kay.

Shefford romp clear in Beds League title race

Shefford Town & Campton went five points clear in the Bedfordshire League after they chalked up their fifth win on the bounce with a 4-0 victory at Sharnbrook on Saturday.

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Caldecote v Wilstead. Picture: David Kay.

Caldecote regain lead in the Bedfordshire League title race

The leadership of the Bedfordshire League changed hands again at the weekend - and this time it was Caldecote taking the top spot.

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Victory puts Athletic one win away from the title

Bedford Athletic maintained their grip at the top of Midlands One East after a 25-24 win over closest rivals Syston on Saturday.

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Ampthill shock leaders Coventry

Ampthill welcomed runaway National One champions Coventry to Dillingham Park on a glorious afternoon on Saturday and sprung a 22-10 upset win.

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Ickwell v AFC Kempston Town & BC. Picture: David Kay.

Henlow Reserves beat Bedford Albion to lift Beds Junior Cup

Henlow Reserves came from behind to beat Bedford Albion and claim this season’s Beds FA Junior Cup in front of a 216-strong crowd at Potton United.

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Sebastian Vettel wins in Bahrain

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Sebastian Vettel wins the second race of the season in Bahrain.
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