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Final phase begins on expansion at Bedford car dealership
Work has begun on site for the final phase of Howard Group’s three phase development at Interchange Park, Bedford, to expand Motorvogue’s dealership following the grant of planning permission last year. ...
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Mystery of unknown woman found dead and severely decomposed

Mystery surrounds the identity of a woman whose body was found severely decomposed.

A national appeal has now been made to find the identity of the woman whose inquest was held yesterday, Tuesday June 19.

Described to be middle aged, with shoulder-length reddish brown hair, the ...

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Sign making company in Kempston has a new owner

A business producing signs in Kempston has a new owner.

Signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express, welcomes Rob Weall as the new owner of its long-standing centre, following the purchase of the business which has been established since 2006.

Based on Woburn Road Industrial Estate, ...

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These are the laws for flying England flags during the World Cup

The World Cup is just days away and that means only one thing - flags will be flying everywhere.

The England national side are leaving for Russia today and a patriotic fever is set to sweep the country, until the Three Lions are knocked out anyways.

From the outside of your local ...

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Day centre in Oakley celebrates 20th anniversary with reunion

A village day centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a reunion.

Oakley Rural Day Centre, based at the Old School in Lovell Road, is inviting past employees, volunteers and clients to the celebrations along with local dignitaries, on Thursday, June 28, from 11am until ...

2018-06-18 20:53 open_in_new
Lunch held in Bedford to help street and slum children in India

A lunch has been held in Bedford to help raise awareness and funding for street and slum children in India.

The event in aid of The Hope Foundation is the first for the Bedford events committee and was held at Thali & Tandoor who opened specially for the day,. and more than £2,000 was ...

2018-06-18 20:53 open_in_new
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.

The Three Lions are kicking off their campaign this evening in Volgograd against Tunisia, but if you were to pop into your local Spoons over the coming month you won’t see them drapped ...

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Sign making company in Kempston has a new owner

A business producing signs in Kempston has a new owner.

Signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express, welcomes Rob Weall as the new owner of its long-standing centre, following the purchase of the business which has been established since 2006.

Based on Woburn Road Industrial Estate, ...

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Dance student from Bedford helps launch governing body in India

A dance science student from the University of Bedfordshire has helped to launch India’s first dance governing body.

Premini Premarajah, who is studying an MA in dance science at the Bedford campus, co-ordinated the launch of the Global Dance Council (GDC) at the Houses of Parliament ...

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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

He was very quiet, so his mother was asked what he was like at home, and replied that he does not talk to me, according to Ccouncillor Brian ...

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MP’s fury after rail bosses say they are too busy to meet suffering commuters

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt has hit out at rail bosses after they rejected an invitation to a public meeting with his constituents.

Following the ongoing disruption to train services, since the introduction of the new timetable in May, Mr Burt invited Network Rail and Govia Thameslink ...

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

NHS England is hoping to free up almost £100 million for frontline care each year by bringing in the changes.

The NHS will no longer be ...

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Golf day in Bedford raises thousands for two local charities

More than £13,000 has been raised at a golf day for local charities.

Bedford Foodbank and Tibbs Dementia Foundation each received a cheque for £6,500 at the annual St Philip & St James Golf Society Charity Golf Day, held at Mowsbury Golf Course on Friday, June 1.

An ...

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Virtual reality meets the thrill of orchestral music at new Bedford attraction

The world-famous Philharmonia Orchestra is giving families a the chance to experience a symphony orchestra up close for free this summer.

A large tent on Riverside Square will become home to a ten-room installation that showcases the internal workings of the Philharmonia as the ...

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Dance and rock favourites line up for Ampthill festival

Music lovers in Bedfordshire will be donning their dancing shoes once again when AmpRocks returns this month.

In addition to the original line-up of Bananarama - featured in last week’s Times and Citizen - the bill features dance music duo Example & DJ Wire and British rock group ...

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Review: Hereditary is a truly unsettling experience - and may be just too scary

Matt Adcock reviews Hereditary (15)

Kiss goodbye to your nerves: Hereditary is the new horror movie on the block that brings classy and truly unsettling viewing back with a bang. This might only be rated 15 but do not underestimate the sheer evil contained and the mind-bending freakery it ...

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Rail boss quits while rail chaos continues

The chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway has resigned.

Charles Horton has quit after widespread criticism over delays and cancellations to services.

In a letter to staff, Charles Horton it is believed he said the company had been going through some “very challenging” times ...

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Rail boss quits while rail chaos continues

The chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway has resigned.

Charles Horton has quit after widespread criticism over delays and cancellations to services.

In a letter to staff, Charles Horton it is believed he said the company had been going through some “very challenging” times ...

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From open air cinema to a chilli festival, packed summer in store at Waddesdon Manor

The hugely popular Waddesdon Manor in Bucks has announced a jam-packed summer schedule of fun.

Waddesdon Manor recently opened its summer exhibition in the Coach House Gallery, which showcases specially commissioned work by Michael Eden. Using the Waddesdon collections as inspiration, and ...

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Center Parcs Woburn Forest close to perfection after retaining five star status

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has retained its Five Star status from VisitEngland, following the recent annual assessment.

The Bedfordshire village near Milton Keynes achieved a quality score of 98%, after VisitEngland assessors reviewed the services and facilities on offer at Center Parcs ...

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CBC fears over future borrowing

Finance officers are depiciting a healthy picture of Central Bedfordshire Council’s finances, despite a £29m deficit for 2017/18.

Figures show expenditure for the last financial year reached just over £621m, while income totalled around £592m.

With the help of £53m ...

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