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Snow warning for our region issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in the home counties today, Sunday January 21.

An area of snow is likely to move eastwards across many central and northern parts of the UK on Sunday.

The snow is more likely to affect higher routes with lower levels ...

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Console Corner: Street Fighter V Arcade Edition review

Finally worthy of legendary series.

No beating around the bush this week because Street Fighter fans rejoice, we finally have a title worthy of this cornerstone of video gaming.

The original Street Fighter V barely scraped a 7 or 8 in review scores when it was released back in 2016 ...

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5 apps that will help you save money

January is traditionally a month for money-saving resolutions, with many people forced to tighten the purse strings after going gung-ho with the plastic over Christmas and New Year.

Indeed, according to new figures from National Debtline, almost eight million people are predicted to ...

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

The iconic tinned pies, which come in a number of flavours, have all been criticised for being ‘no filling all pastry’ ...

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Comment: Nationalising our railways is the only way to fix chronic problems

Just who exactly supports the UK’s privatised railway industry?

John Stittle, University of Essex

It’s certainly not passengers, taxpayers, railway employees or increasingly many politicians. The state-owned British Rail was privatised over several years starting in 1995. ...

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Police involved in restraining Bedford man who died after swallowing drugs will not face disciplinary action

Police involved in restraining a man who died after swallowing drugs in Bedford, will not face disciplinary action.

The decision follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which found no evidence to justify disciplinary proceedings against officers ...

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Man airlifted to hospital after suffering head injury in car crash

A man was airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in an accident in Renhold this morning. (Jan 19 )

The man sustained a head injury and was placed in a medically induced coma to protect his injuries before being taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a serious ...

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Much-loved string quartets to be brought to life in Bedford concert

An evening of string quartet favourites performed by a newly-formed ensemble of virtuosos takes place in Bedford this week.

Albion Quartet give Bedford Music Club’s opening concert of 2018 at the Bunyan Meeting Church on Thursday January 18 at 7.45pm.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Emma ...

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Top comedians team up with school in Bedford to raise cash for trip

Top-quality comics are coming to Mark Rutherford School in Bedford to raise money for a Cambodian adventure.

Castle Comedy is teaming up with the school to present the show on Friday January 19 from 8pm.

Among the acts are The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. Likened to Morecambe and ...

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Here come the boys to Milton Keynes Theatre

I see a lot of shows in this job, and one of the best I have ever seen for sheer uplifting joy, is The Jersey Boys.

I wasn’t even a fan of Frankie Valli or The Four Seasons, but once the show started I realised I actually knew all the songs. They are such blockbusters, and have been ...

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Bedford man charged with firearms offences

A man has been charged with several firearms offences following his arrest in Bedford on Monday (15 January).

Jay Jassal, 27, of Carrick Road, Bedford, has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of possessing ammunition after being arrested in Castle ...

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Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week
Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers. ...
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Man wanted in connection with four thefts of cars

A man with links to Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire is wanted by police in connection with four thefts of cars.

Talha Ahmed, 21, who is of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with the following crimes, all which all took place last year:

Theft of a black Mercedes in Southdown ...

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Man airlifted to hospital after suffering head injury in car crash

A man was airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in an accident in Renhold this morning. (Jan 19 )

The man sustained a head injury and was placed in a medically induced coma to protect his injuries before being taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was in a serious ...

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'Despicable' thieves steal from Ampthill OAP after posing as police officers
An investigation has been launched after three men who claimed to be police officers entered a house in Ampthill on Wednesday evening (January 17) and stole cash, jewellery, and bank cards from an elderly woman. ...
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Bedford Hospital pays out £28m in negligence compensation in just 5 years

Hospital bosses have paid nearly £28million-worth of compensation over the last five years, according to new figures.

Bedford Hospital has paid at least £4million medical negligence costs each financial year since 2012-13.

Out of 256 NHS trusts, Bedford Hospital was rated ...

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Inquest rules death of Bedford man Karl Brunner was accidental

An inquest into the death of Karl Brunner, who died after swallowing drugs following his arrest in Midland Road, Bedford, has ruled his death was accidental.

Mr Brunner, 48, of Clarendon Road, Bedford, died on May 11, 2016. He had tried to swallow a package of drugs after plain-clothed ...

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Police involved in restraining Bedford man who died after swallowing drugs will not face disciplinary action

Police involved in restraining a man who died after swallowing drugs in Bedford, will not face disciplinary action.

The decision follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which found no evidence to justify disciplinary proceedings against officers ...

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Man robbed of his moped by gang of four

A man was robbed of his moped on Tuesday evening by a gang of men on dirt bikes and in a car.

The victim was travelling along Union Street at around 8.40pm when he was approached by two men riding dirt bikes and two men travelling in a silver Vauxhall Astra.

One of the men on the ...

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Four people arrested after drugs find at property in Bedford

Three men and one woman were arrested after a house in Spencer Road, Bedford, was searched in relation to a drugs investigation.

Police seized a small quantity of what is believed to be Class A and Class B drugs, £300 cash, a number of knives and several phones at the property on Monday ...

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Bedford man charged with firearms offences

A man has been charged with several firearms offences following his arrest in Bedford on Monday (15 January).

Jay Jassal, 27, of Carrick Road, Bedford, has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of possessing ammunition after being arrested in Castle ...

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