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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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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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Daniel Ricciardo has been on form in Monaco.

F1 LIVE: Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo managed to over-come engine problems to hold on for a remarkable victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton wins in Azerbaijan.

F1 LIVE: Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins an action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
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Sebastian Vettel wins in Bahrain

F1 LIVE: Bahrain GP

Sebastian Vettel wins the second race of the season in Bahrain.
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MBTC Aussie GP winner

Bedford teenager wins VIP Aussie Grand Prix for trip for just 95p

A teenager won a week-long trip Down Under to see the Australian Grand Prix – all for just 95p.

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Lewis Hamilton starts the race on pole position

F1 LIVE: Australian Grand Prix

F1 is back! Sebastian Vettel claims victory in the opening round of the championship ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.
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Lewis Hamilton will be looking to win his fifth world title this year

Get to know the 2018 Formula 1 grid

The 2018 F1 season begins this weekend, with Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel et al ready to do battle for the championship.

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Blue Reef Aquarium''AQUARIUM ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY' 'Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the May Bank Holiday weekend with its Hollywood Star Fish event.'Visitors will be able to meet the real life stars of big screen films such as Finding Nemo, Finding Dory Shark Tale and Tarka The Otter.'General Manager, Jenna Macfarlane, explained: 'This is our take on meeting the real life celebrities of popular children's films.''Most children will know lots about the animated film characters but very little about the animals they are based on.''This is our way to educate our visitors about the different species that feature on the big screen such as clownfish, regal tangs, jellyfish and many more.''Visitors will be able to take a film stars tour, be shown the animals homes and learn different facts along the way.'The Hollywood Star Fish event will run from Saturday, April 29th until Monday, May 1st and the aquarium will be closing at 6pm with last admission at 5pm.'From the hidden world

It’s a right kettle of fish!

A popular fishing competition has been cancelled – because of a lack of fish.

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Great Denham parkrun

Runners set off on first parkrun at Great Denham

A group of 240 people took part in the first Great Denham parkrun.

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Anthony Joshua

Warning after boxing fans are caught off guard buying Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets online

It’s the most high-profile fight of heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua’s glittering career so far – and tickets are like gold dust.

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Deadline looming for Bedford Local Sports Awards 2017

Do you know a local sporting hero?

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Evans bags four as Bedford defeat Blueharts

Bedford continued their unbeaten start to the East Men’s League Premier A season with a 7-0 victory against local rivals Blueharts on Saturday.

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U13 champion: Natalie Main

Davies is finally dethroned as Adeyi pulls off a shock victory

The dramatic defeat of reigning and seven-times winner of the Bedfordshire County Squash Championships, Steve Davies, by third seed Gbenga Adeyi, signalled the end of a fascinating weekend of top quality squash at Towers Health & Racquets Club in Bedford.

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David Dean witrh two of the students

Ex Arsenal boss visits Biddenham Upper School

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein told students at Biddenham School how he based his life motto on turtles.

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Howard Darbon and Varun Bandi, aged 12, of Flitwick who supported the idea of setting the club.

New facilities launch for disability sports at Bedford athletics stadium

Disabled sportspeople will be able to use new facilities at Bedford’s International Athletics Stadium.

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The cyclists visit the Milton Keynes Macmillan Centre on their way back to Ampthill.

Ampthill employees ride 140 miles for Macmillan

Employees from an Ampthill business completed a two-day cycling challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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James Tobia competing in Ironman Wales.

Bedfordshire student from Milton Keynes receives an Ironman accolade

Swimming, biking, and running may be a struggle for some, let alone one after the other as part of the Ironman Wales triathlon.

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