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Console Corner: Assassin’s Creed Origins review

Origins of a new era for Assassin’s.

I’m a big Assassin’s Creed fan and even I was growing tired of the copy and paste nature of the series.

Yes you could argue the formula works so why make drastic changes but it has at times felt like all that has changed is the ...

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Revealed: Top 50 bugbears of motorists from lane hoggers to tail-gaters

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

Nine in ten drivers get annoyed by others, with tailgating being the most popular annoyance winding up over three quarters of Brits.

The detailed ...

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Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

The discovery could lead to a screening programme for the disorder - with sufferers given oxygen masks, or mouthguards that keep their airways open ...

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

But a physical letter’s journey is still subject to the delays caused by the huge distances ...

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Pervert jailed after trying to meet child for sex in Bedfordshire

A man from Scotland has been jailed for 10 years after travelling around 370 miles with the intention of meeting a child for sex in Bedfordshire.

Robert Burns, 48, of Wyndford Road, Glasgow, was sentenced today (Friday) at Luton Crown Court after being found guilty of arranging or ...

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Unwanted toys will help vulnerable children this Christmas

Parents in Bedford are being urged to donate quality toys and games to the UK’s leading children’s charity in the run up to Christmas.

All profits raised from the sale of toys at the Barnardo’s stores on Rose Walk in Ampthill and Unit 2 District Centre in Great Denham will ...

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Pooches from MK share film fame after appearing in re-make of Murder on the Orient Express

Two adorable dogs from Milton Keynes captured the heart of Dame Judi Dench to become her co-stars in the hit film Murder on the Orient Express.

Shih Tzus Mr T and Louigi belong to Cat Dickson and live with their six canine companions at Shenley Church End.

Cat, who is well-known ...

2017-11-16 19:19 open_in_new
Traffic to be diverted via LINCOLN to avoid roadworks on the A17

Road resurfacing works on a stretch of the A17 between Sleaford and the A1 at Newark will see three weeks of overnight closures and drivers ordered to re-route via Lincoln.

The resurfacing and reconstruction works west of Beckingham, close to the Nottinghamshire border, will start on ...

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Bedford fraudster told to repay £10k or face jail after insurance sting

A senior support worker who told appalling lies in a bid for £1m compensation after a fatal road crash has been ordered to pay a £10,000 fine or go to jail.

Aleksandar Kovacic claimed he could hardly walk, couldn’t drive and was unable to look after his children following the ...

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Shocking details emerge of six child abuse investigations in Bedfordshire

Beds Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway has revealed there are six child sex exploitation investigations in Bedfordshire that are “ferociously absorbing” police resources.

Giving evidence about the state of policing before the Home Affairs select committee on ...

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Here’s how to be part of Great British Bake Off 2018 - apply now

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

If you are brilliant with brioche, marvellous with meringue or super with Sponge, then why not put your baking skills to the test?

Producers of the show - which controversially moved to Channel 4 from the ...

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Crawley Green Reserves narrow Shefford’s lead in Bedfordshire League

Shefford Town & Campton are now just four points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform standings after they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Marston Shelton Rovers.

Ricky Young and Ryan Lewis scored for the Town against Rovers replies via Jimmy Burraway and ...

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Ampthill suffer Albion defeat

Ampthill visited Plymouth Albion for another titanic battle in National One on Saturday with the hosts coming out on top 16-9.

Amps had made an excellent start, dominating territory and possession for the first 10 minutes.

But Josh Sharp missed a sitter of a penalty in front of the ...

2017-11-15 19:19 open_in_new
Review - Tango Moderno at Milton Keynes Theatre

From start to finish, you are whisked away into a whirlwind of foxtrots, sambas, quicksteps, salsas and even Argentine tangos with a very modern twist.

With an underline story of relationships being formed, from modern day dating using apps to meeting people through friends, you will be ...

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Rape not accepted as form of torture, says new report on Yarl’s Wood

Traumatised rape victims held at Yarl’s Wood have been told their ordeal does NOT come under the legal definition of torture, the T&C can reveal.

A recent prison inspector’s scrutiny studied samples of Rule 35 cases, where officials are obliged to report victims of torture to ...

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Mortimer sets new Athletic points record

Bedford Athletic made it 10 wins from 10 by thumping Oundle 65-17 in Midlands One East on Saturday.

The match will be remembered for James Mortimer successfully surpassing the points record for the first team in the modern era, with his five conversions taking him to a career record 1,378 ...

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Irish superstar Imelda May brings LP tour to the region

A limited number of tickets remain for Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May who is back in the region on Friday to headline The Corn Exchange in Bedford.

May released her latest single Leave Me Lonely in October and recently performed the Irish National Anthem in front of a ...

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Sax player and trumpeter to team up for jazz night in Bedford

Two of Britain’s leading jazz musicians play at the White Horse in Bedford next week.

Josh Kemp is jazz saxophonist known for his gift for melody, lyrical improvising style and attractive compositions.

A regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and Jazz Clubs and Festivals around ...

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Curtain falls but show goes on with hit musical comedy in Bedford

Theatre company ShowCo is going out in style as it presents its final production, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The smash-hit musical will be staged at The Place in Bedford from Tuesday November 21 to Saturday November 25.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical is a caper about two ...

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Experience music on the edge as orchestra returns to town

Bedford hosts the second of a series of concerts by the Philharmonia Orchestra next week.

The Corn Exchange hosts an evening evening celebrating Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, featuring George Li on piano.

The programme comprises Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla, Rachmaninov’s ...

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Scout with autism camps out for two months to fundraise for jamboree

A teenager with autism from Silsoe is to help unlock his world as he fundraises for a lifetime trip to a scout jamboree.

Thomas Kevan, 16, who delivers the T&C in his village, is a member of the Brocks Explorer Unit in Maulden, and he also has dyspraxia and issues with his speech. ...

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