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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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British Army visit Goldington Road to face Bedford Blues in annual Mobbs Memorial game

BEDFORD Blues will take on the British Army in the Mobbs Memorial game which kicks-off at 7.45pm at Goldington Road this evening.

First played in 1921, the Mobbs Memorial game honours Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO, a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I and a ...

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Colleges come together to tackle the issue of far-right extremism

TWO colleges in the region have joined forces in a Home Office-funded project exploring the themes of community cohesion and the issues of far-right extremism.

Luton Sixth Form College and Harlow College are working together in the initiative, dubbed No Love For Hate, as part of the ...

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Community holds silent protest ahead of decision over the future of the George in Silsoe

A SILENT protest was held this week ahead of a meeting which will determine the fate of a local pub.

The former Green King pub, which dates back to the 18th century, shut its doors early last year and ever since the community have banded together to raise funds to save The George in ...

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'Rotting' Russell Park fort torn down today despite opposition from local families

DESPITE the efforts of dozens of families, a popular children's play fort was torn down by the local authority this morning.

In December, the council announced it would be tearing down the fort as said it it was 'beginning to rot' and would not be replaced.

This got the ...

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Luton Town scouting report: Would Collins be a gamble?

It's only March and already the summer transfer speculation is starting, with Luton Town being linked today with a move for Crawley Town striker James Collins.

The 26 year old has already bagged 100 career goals for the likes of Shrewsbury, Swindon, Hibernian and Northampton as well as ...

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