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Tributes to 'beautiful and kind' former Sharnbrook Upper School student

POLICE have confirmed they are not investigating the death of a young woman who died after they were called to reports of an unwell woman in Bedford late last night.

A spokeswoman for the police said they were called at 11.35pm last night to Maitland Street but the 23-year-old woman died

today 15:01
Police diving team find body in River Great Ouse

POLICE looking for a man missing from Kempston have found a body in the River Great Ouse. Ellis Williams, 26, was last seen on 23 March. A body was discovered by a police dive team in the River Great Ouse, Bedford, last night (March 28). The body has yet to be formally

today 15:01
Firefighters tackle flat blaze in Kempston

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze after a cooker caught fire at a flat in a Kempston.

Three pumps were dispatched to the scene in Adamson Court, off Emmerton Road, after emergency services received a call at around 12.30pm.

It is understood damage was minimal and the fire has been

today 13:55
Beauty blogger seeks 'handsome' stranger who caught 10.40pm train from St Pancras to Bedford

A LOVE-LORN young woman is appealing for help to track down the 'tall, dark and handsome' stranger whom she exchanged glances with on a late night train journey bound for Bedford. Michelle Winter, 27, from London, was boarding the train when she bumped into the heartthrob. The beauty

today 12:49
Luton manager's set piece solution

Nathan Jones has ordered his side to stop giving away so many free kicks as a first step towards getting their promotion bid back on track.

The Luton Town boss has become frustrated at the amount of set pieces his side have gifted opponents in recent weeks, as they have struggled to just

today 11:41
Bedford domestic violence victim 'wants to marry' attacker who beat her with a wheelbrace

A WOMAN who was attacked by her partner with a wheelbrace in a car in Bedford wrote to a judge to defend him and said she wants to marry him.

The woman wrote a letter to the judge at Luton Crown Court saying John Kinsella was not guilty.

But evidence from a witness who saw the

today 11:41
Bedford man charged with religiously aggravated assault

A MAN has been charged with religiously aggravated assault following an incident in Bedford last week.

A Sikh man is alleged to have been punched and kicked and had his turban stamped on at around 11pm last Wednesday (March 22).

Tristan Callum, 24, of Stainmore Road, Bedford, was

today 10:31
Burglars escaped with £100,000 haul from Luton jewellery shop

MORE than £100,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a Luton shop, sparking a police appeal for information.

The incident took place at BJ Pattni Jewellers in Dunstable Road, Luton, during the early hours of Sunday (March 26).

At around 5.20am, the offenders – described

today 10:31
Special Constable Libby Lionetti receives award for his work in the force and the community

A WELL-KNOWN Special Constable has been awarded for his efforts for both the force and the Bedford community.

Special Sergeant Libby Lionetti, who is well known as the owner of La Piazza in St Paul's Square, received a Lord-Lieutenant's Certificate of Meritorious Service at a ceremony on

today 10:31
Luton's squad is 'League One standard' - says D'Ath

Lawson D'Ath reckons Luton Town have all the right credentials for promotion out of League Two – and he should know.

The midfielder was a huge part of the Northampton Town side which romped to the title last season, making 46 appearances as the Cobblers cruised comfortably into

today 09:25
Campaigners not discouraged by Russell Park fort destruction and seeking alternative plan

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save a popular Bedford play fort has not been discouraged by its destruction yesterday.

In December, Bedford Borough Council announced it would be tearing down the 'rotting' Russell Park fort for safety reasons and said it would not be replaced, much to the

today 09:25
Man beaten with metal bar and dragged from car in Luton racially motivated attack

A MAN was dragged from his car and beaten with a number of items in an Oakley Close assault last week.

At around 11.20pm on Wednesday (March 22) the victim pulled into the Luton road to turn his vehicle around when he was approached by a group of five men.

The offenders threatened

today 08:19
WEATHER: A dry but dull day for Bedfordshire

AFTER the recent sunny spells we have seen across the county, today we will see a much more miserable day.

While the day will remain fairly dry with only small chances of rain during the early afternoon, clouds will be dark and grey.

Temperatures will remain warm through with

today 07:13
T​wo charged in connection with human trafficking offences following Luton airport operation

POLICE have charged two men after a week-long crackdown operation against modern slavery and human trafficking

Operation Aidant is part of national activity co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) designed to identify victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and disrupt

today 07:13
Bedford Blues: Debutant Ryan Hutler runs in a hat-trick as Bedford overcome Army in Mobbs Memorial

Bedford Blues 55

British Army 26

BEDFORD Blues' development players put on a show against the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial Match at Goldington Road this evening.

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England

today 22:23
Cook will be a big player for us, says Luton boss

Nathan Jones has backed Jordan Cook to find his form once more and become a big player for Luton Town.

The attacking midfielder has been a mainstay of Jones' side this season, making 40 appearances since joining from Walsall last summer.

Like a number of Hatters players, the 27

yesterday 17:59
Daily News
Eggstra! Eggstra! Bedford's free Easter Trail is back

BEDFORD'S free Easter Egg Trail is back. No yolk!

Simply download the app, set your location and the hunt can begin.

That cheeky character from our past – and featured in recent children's book The Bedford Chronicles – Beda (pictured) has been busy hiding the

today 09:25
Review: Full-throttle alien thrills with Life
Matt Adcock reviews Life (15), starring Jake Gyllenhaal
yesterday 20:11
Review: A few hours in the sun with Shirley Valentine

I HAVE long thought Shirley Valentine should be made an official rite of passage for teenagers ready to call themselves adults.

And not just young women; its deepest themes are sexless.

Forget GCSEs and A-levels, teenagers should be plonked in front of Pauline Collins or taken to the

yesterday 13:35
Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting
NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.
yesterday 13:35
Right up your street! Have a say on parking
That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.
2017-03-27 23:03
All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared
It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.
2017-03-27 19:45
Appeal to find woman missing in Bedford
Police are appealing for help in finding a woman who went missing last night (Saturday).
2017-03-27 17:33
33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house
The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.
2017-03-27 16:27
Latest news from Bedford
today 15:01 Tributes to 'beautiful and kind' former Sharnbrook Upper School student
today 15:01 Police diving team find body in River Great Ouse
today 13:55 Firefighters tackle flat blaze in Kempston
today 12:49 Beauty blogger seeks 'handsome' stranger who caught 10.40pm train from St Pancras to Bedford
today 11:41 Luton manager's set piece solution
today 11:41 Bedford domestic violence victim 'wants to marry' attacker who beat her with a wheelbrace
today 10:31 Bedford man charged with religiously aggravated assault
today 10:31 Burglars escaped with £100,000 haul from Luton jewellery shop
today 10:31 Special Constable Libby Lionetti receives award for his work in the force and the community
today 09:25 Eggstra! Eggstra! Bedford's free Easter Trail is back
today 09:25 Luton's squad is 'League One standard' - says D'Ath
today 09:25 Campaigners not discouraged by Russell Park fort destruction and seeking alternative plan
today 08:19 Man beaten with metal bar and dragged from car in Luton racially motivated attack
today 07:13 WEATHER: A dry but dull day for Bedfordshire
today 07:13 T​wo charged in connection with human trafficking offences following Luton airport operation
today 22:23 Bedford Blues: Debutant Ryan Hutler runs in a hat-trick as Bedford overcome Army in Mobbs Memorial
yesterday 20:11 Review: Full-throttle alien thrills with Life
yesterday 17:59 Cook will be a big player for us, says Luton boss
yesterday 17:59 British Army visit Goldington Road to face Bedford Blues in annual Mobbs Memorial game
yesterday 16:53 Colleges come together to tackle the issue of far-right extremism
yesterday 15:47 Community holds silent protest ahead of decision over the future of the George in Silsoe
yesterday 15:47 'Rotting' Russell Park fort torn down today despite opposition from local families
yesterday 14:41 Luton Town scouting report: Would Collins be a gamble?
yesterday 14:41 Bedfordshire transgender woman speaks out about abuse and urges people to report hate crimes
yesterday 13:35 Review: A few hours in the sun with Shirley Valentine
yesterday 13:35 Historic paintings make grand return to Wrest Park a century after being sold
yesterday 13:35 Bedfordshire councils given nearly £200k to further regenerate county and cut public spending
yesterday 13:35 Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting
yesterday 12:29 Luton striker won't rest on his laurels
yesterday 12:29 Terminally ill Clapham pensioner took his own life after diagnosis, inquest hears
yesterday 11:23 Health review bosses asked to save A&E services at all three hospitals
yesterday 10:17 Elderly woman injured in crash with stolen car in Luton
yesterday 10:17 Three teens and six men charged over heroin offences after High Town raids
yesterday 09:11 Luton Town: Could this be the next Danny Hylton?
yesterday 09:11 Loud lovemaking complaints in Arlesey prompt council investigation
yesterday 08:05 WEATHER: Airport and road delays possible as yellow warning for fog issued in Bedfordshire
yesterday 08:05 Police appeal after gunshots fired at Bedford home last week
yesterday 08:05 Police believe elderly man was targeted in despicable Luton burglary
2017-03-27 23:05 Luton Town hotshot Danny Hylton in running for League 2 prize
2017-03-27 23:03 Right up your street! Have a say on parking
2017-03-27 19:47 Midfielder earns praise from boss despite Luton horror show at Colchester
2017-03-27 19:45 All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared
2017-03-27 17:35 First ever Glow Walk raises £35,000 for Keech Hospice Care
2017-03-27 17:33 Appeal to find woman missing in Bedford
2017-03-27 16:27 33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house
2017-03-27 15:23 Luton boss explains Jake Gray sub: 'He wasn't impacting the game - it could have been any of them'
2017-03-27 14:15 Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard
2017-03-27 14:15 Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears
2017-03-27 13:11 Nathan Jones admits Luton's performance at Colchester reminded him of last season
2017-03-27 13:11 End of an era? Owners of Stewartby brickworks in talks over housing development plans
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