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Want to learn to drive a train? Find out how at the Leighton Buzzard railway museum volunteers' day

THE Leighton Buzzard railway is one of the few remaining light gauge railways built in the 20th century for industrial use.

Nowadays it offers steam-hauled rides to members of the public rather than transporting sand. And the history is kept alive by a team of dedicated museum

today 16:45
Police appeal to find missing Luton man with dementia

POLICE are asking the public for help in locating a vulnerable man who has gone missing from Luton.

Peter Brady, 86, was last seen today (Monday) at his home in Blundell Road.

He is believed to have got on either the number 20 or 28 bus heading towards the town centre.

He

today 16:45
Cigarette flicked in woman's face in Dunstable road rage assault

A WOMAN had a lit cigarette flicked in her face during a road rage assault in Dunstable last week.

On Friday (February 17) at approximately 12.10pm a woman was driving her car along Court Drive when she was approached by a man while waiting in traffic.

The man was verbally abusive

today 16:45
Police issue vehicle safety advice as hundreds of cars broken into across Bedfordshire in six months

POLICE are urging residents to be vigilant after a spike in vehicle crime across Bedfordshire.

Recently BoS reported that in 2016 police were informed about 60 thefts of tools from vans, which averages out at five a month.

But this figure barely scratches the surface as between

today 13:27
​Luton Town: Donny draw felt like losing play-off final, says Jordan Cook

JORDAN Cook said it felt like Luton had lost a play-off final after seeing victory snatched from them in a 1-1 draw at League Two leaders Doncaster – but the midfielder still believes the Hatters can secure automatic promotion.

The 26-year-old scored his third in six games to put

today 11:15
​Moggerhanger Park's Bluebell holiday club deemed a smashing half-term success

A SCHOOL holiday club is set to return to Moggerhanger Park over Easter after big success over February half term.

The Bluebells Club, based in the garden room, launched last week running a mixture of outdoor activities as well as arts and crafts, all aimed at getting children involved

today 11:15
Luton Town: Cruel blow for Hatters in Doncaster clash

ON a day where Luton did 99 per cent of things right it was the one per cent that made this draw feel like a big chance blown to topple League Two leaders Doncaster and truly assert themselves in the race for automatic promotion.

Immense performances by returning captain Scott Cuthbert and

today 10:09
Luton Town: Deadman ‘error cost Hatters’, claims Jones

HATTERS boss Nathan Jones claimed that referee Darren Deadman's only mistake cost his side as they drew 1-1 draw with League Two leaders Doncaster.

It's rare in the fourth tier to talk about an assured performance by an official, but the manager insisted that the man-in-the-middle got

today 10:09
Cyclist in hospital after Bedford Town Bridge collision

A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a collision in Bedford town centre.

Police officers were called to the scene of the accident between a car and a bike on the bridge in St Mary's Road, Bedford, at around 8.20am.

The High Street was temporarily closed while emergency

today 10:09
NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’
Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.
today 10:09
WEATHER: Winter chills give way to sunshine in Bedfordshire

MOST of us can't wait for some warmer weather and sunshine after a damp and cold winter.

It's not quite the Canary Islands but today the weather is turning- a welcome break for those of us who have spent the last three months hibernating.

According to the Met Office, temperatures

today 07:57
NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’
GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.
yesterday 13:15
​Council plan to invest in drones to spy on illegal traveller camps after clear-up bill hits £70k

FLYING cameras could be used to spy on travellers as part of an ongoing battle against illegal encampments.

Over the past nine years, Bedford Borough Council has spent more than £70,000 clearing and safeguarding nine of the most frequently breached sites.

Hotspots include Browns

2017-02-18 20:31
Blues record first win of 2017 away to Rotherham

Rotherham Titans 19

Bedford Blues 36

THE Blues won for the first time since Boxing Day yesterday against Rotherham at Clifton Lane.

Bedford ran in five tries on their way to a 36-21 away victory, which left a smile on the face of Director of Rugby Mike Rayer after the

2017-02-18 19:25
Bank finds no record of Bedford OAP’s pension pot

A RETIRED building society worker who claims part of his pension has been lost is concerned his case may just be the tip of the iceberg.

The 66-year-old pensioner from Bedford, who asked not to be named, started working at Bedfordshire Building Society [BBS] back in 1965.

He paid

2017-02-18 18:19
Infrastructure levy could bring fresh hope for long overdue Wixams rail station

FOR nearly a decade, the people of Wixams have been waiting for a railway station touted as an incentive for homebuyers.

The project was left with a £16.5 million financial hole after National Rail withdrew its promise of funding in 2015.

READ MORE: Wixams railway station 'still

2017-02-18 18:19
Daily News
Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools
This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
today 14:33
​Council plan to invest in drones to spy on illegal traveller camps after clear-up bill hits £70k

FLYING cameras could be used to spy on travellers as part of an ongoing battle against illegal encampments.

Over the past nine years, Bedford Borough Council has spent more than £70,000 clearing and safeguarding nine of the most frequently breached sites.

Hotspots include Browns

today 07:57
The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS
Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.
2017-02-18 21:37
​New year redundancy threat for Harlington Upper School staff

TEACHERS facing the axe at an upper school have hit out their headteacher – who accepted a 6.5 per cent pay rise during the last academic year.

Shawn Fell, headmaster at Harlington Upper School, has confirmed a formal consultation will launch next week after informing staff on

2017-02-18 20:31
Unleash your inner Liam Neeson and learn the science of self-defence with Defence Lab

A NEW self-defence class which helped train the likes of Liam Neeson, Christian Bale and Tom Cruise is coming to Bedford tomorrow.

Defence Lab was founded by Andy Norman and his first major Hollywood gig was re-creating Batman's fighting style for Christopher Nolan. He created a global

2017-02-18 18:19
​Former patient fights for mental health unit ahead of Weller Wing closure

A WOMAN who suffers from bipolar disorder has told how having mental health services on her doorstep in Bedford saved her life – and has called for them to be saved.

Last month, the East London NHS Foundation Trust announced it would be closing the mental health facility based on

2017-02-18 18:19
Discrimination claims as Central Bedfordshire plans to remove 80 phone boxes

PUBLIC safety concerns have been raised over plans to remove 80 of Central Bedfordshire's 120 phone boxes.

Residents fear it could take longer to report emergency situations - especially in areas where mobile signal is weak - and also said the plans discriminate against the

2017-02-18 18:19
A further ​£167m funding needed for enquiry into future of Bedford hospital

IT will cost hundreds of millions of pounds to implement a review into the future of Bedford Hospital.

The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) – which will decide how the three hospitals work together in the future and could see

2017-02-18 18:19
Latest news from Bedford
today 16:45 Want to learn to drive a train? Find out how at the Leighton Buzzard railway museum volunteers' day
today 16:45 Police appeal to find missing Luton man with dementia
today 16:45 Cigarette flicked in woman's face in Dunstable road rage assault
today 14:33 Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools
today 13:27 Police issue vehicle safety advice as hundreds of cars broken into across Bedfordshire in six months
today 11:15 ​Luton Town: Donny draw felt like losing play-off final, says Jordan Cook
today 11:15 ​Moggerhanger Park's Bluebell holiday club deemed a smashing half-term success
today 10:09 Luton Town: Cruel blow for Hatters in Doncaster clash
today 10:09 Luton Town: Deadman ‘error cost Hatters’, claims Jones
today 10:09 Cyclist in hospital after Bedford Town Bridge collision
today 10:09 NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’
today 07:57 ​Council plan to invest in drones to spy on illegal traveller camps after clear-up bill hits £70k
today 07:57 WEATHER: Winter chills give way to sunshine in Bedfordshire
yesterday 13:15 NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’
2017-02-18 21:37 The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS
2017-02-18 20:31 ​New year redundancy threat for Harlington Upper School staff
2017-02-18 20:31 ​Council plan to invest in drones to spy on illegal traveller camps after clear-up bill hits £70k
2017-02-18 19:25 Blues record first win of 2017 away to Rotherham
2017-02-18 18:19 Unleash your inner Liam Neeson and learn the science of self-defence with Defence Lab
2017-02-18 18:19 ​Former patient fights for mental health unit ahead of Weller Wing closure
2017-02-18 18:19 Discrimination claims as Central Bedfordshire plans to remove 80 phone boxes
2017-02-18 18:19 A further ​£167m funding needed for enquiry into future of Bedford hospital
2017-02-18 18:19 A day in the life of: The Samaritans
2017-02-18 18:19 Bank finds no record of Bedford OAP’s pension pot
2017-02-18 18:19 Infrastructure levy could bring fresh hope for long overdue Wixams rail station
2017-02-18 18:19 ​Tax-hike budget set for Luton council approval
2017-02-18 15:01 ​Fighting back as tool thefts surge across Bedfordshire
2017-02-18 15:01 Bedford husbands plea for help to bring music back into the life of his wife with dementia
2017-02-18 13:55 Luton council slammed for 'wasting' money on renovations for sheltered accommodation
2017-02-18 12:49 East of England Ambulance Service 'improves' after warnings over work hours safety
2017-02-18 12:49 ​Late-night noise has Bedford couple on the edge
2017-02-18 12:49 'Complete mystery' why lorry driver ploughed into queue of traffic on A421 killing grandparents
2017-02-18 12:49 NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’
2017-02-18 11:43 Finding the strength to battle addiction with new SAMAS mentoring programme
2017-02-17 20:19 Lorry driver who killed two in fatal collision jailed for 56 months for dangerous driving
2017-02-17 20:19 Leighton Buzzard man in court after reports of assaults on young girls
2017-02-17 19:14 Luton men in court after drugs raid
2017-02-17 18:07 Bedford council invests £894k in music hub after making 27 music teachers redundant
2017-02-17 18:07 Travel: Hamming it up in Italy
2017-02-17 17:01 PCC launches Ampthill policing hub working with fire service in the town
2017-02-17 17:01 Bedford bin collections slammed as rubbish bags dumped in street to become 'infested by vermin'
2017-02-17 14:47 Bedfordshire student soaring as his experiment takes off to the International Space Station tomorrow
2017-02-17 14:47 HAVE YOUR SAY: Question Time comes back to Bedford
2017-02-17 12:35 Police searching for missing Luton man Steven Arnold
2017-02-17 12:35 Spate of burglaries over one night in Luton
2017-02-17 12:35 Metro Bank is coming to Luton's 'vibrant neighbourhood'
2017-02-17 10:23 Bedfordshire weekend weather: Some sunshine on the cards
2017-02-17 10:23 NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses
2017-02-16 21:11 Audio equipment donated to improve match day experience for visually impaired Hatters
2017-02-16 21:11 Bedford commuters left stranded after train doors stop working
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