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Slug and Lettuce assault sparks CCTV appeal

Police have issued a photo of a man they would like to speak to following an incident at the Slug and Lettuce in Bedford last month.

At approximately 1.30am on 30 April, a man was assaulted in the bar in High Street resulting in serious facial injuries.

Detective Constable David ...

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Fun for all the family as Kite and Motoring Festival take off in Bedford

Bedford International Kite Festival returns to Russell Park next month.

For the first time, this popular well-established event will be joined by the inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring.

This year will also see ‘Party in the Park’ on Saturday evening, hosted by the team ...

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MK Theatre’s musical blockbuster Les Miserables is pure theatrical magic!
When I heard that theatrical impresario Cameron Mackintosh had ‘revitalised’ the musical blockbuster that is Les Misérables, my immediate thoughts were “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, writes Alan Wooding. ...
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Making it hot, hot, hot for Cheese and Chilli Festival at Bedford Park
The only dedicated UK Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming to Bedford Park over the bank holiday weekend for the first time this year, taking place in Bedford Park this weekend - Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. ...
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Bedford ballet star secures Hollywood role

Bedford Girls’ School student Kate Emerson has won a place to perform in English Youth Ballet's upcoming production of Cinderella in Hollywood.

Kate who is currently studying ballet Grade 6 level under the direction of BGS Dance teacher, Mrs Hannah D’Arcy, will be sharing the stage ...

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£53.8 million spent on cocaine: the extent of Bedfordshire’s drug problem revealed

A senior police officer has renewed calls for forces to focus on their drugs markets after a major new report exposed the scale of the problem in his force area.

The multi-agency piece of work led by Bedfordshire Police identified 34,000 drug users in the county, equivalent to 9 per cent ...

2019-05-24 21:00 open_in_new
Every Football League club ranked in order of how much money they made or lost last season

Click and scroll through the photos to see where every team ranks for how much money they made or lost in the 2017/18 season...

2019-05-24 18:54 open_in_new
“It’s been comnig for a while,” Bedford Conservatives respond to Theresa May’s resignation

Theresa May will be remembered for her Brexit “failure” according to Bedford Borough’s Conservatives.

The Prime Minister announced the timetable today for her imminent departure as both PM and Tory leader this morning.

But while senior councillor Stephen Moon ...

2019-05-24 18:54 open_in_new
What is the official Universal Credit helpline number?

These and other key questions are answered here for claimants in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

2019-05-24 17:51 open_in_new
New chief constable chosen for Bedfordshire Police

The new chief constable of Bedfordshire Police has been chosen.

Gary Forsyth, who is currently deputy chief constable, was announced as the choice of police and crime commissioner (PCC) Kathryn Holloway on Friday.

This follows an extensive process , including an assessment day where ...

2019-05-24 17:51 open_in_new
What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

If you’re heading on a holiday abroad or even at home, hiring a car can be a good way to get around. It’ll give you the freedom and independence to explore the open road and mean you can do things as and when you want.

In most cases, you’ll have a smooth experience, and everything ...

2019-05-24 16:48 open_in_new
Bedford ballet star secures Hollywood role

Bedford Girls’ School student Kate Emerson has won a place to perform in English Youth Ballet's upcoming production of Cinderella in Hollywood.

Kate who is currently studying ballet Grade 6 level under the direction of BGS Dance teacher, Mrs Hannah D’Arcy, will be sharing the stage ...

2019-05-24 16:48 open_in_new
Skoda Fabia review – a mature decision

Since its launch in 1999 the Skoda Fabia has been inextricably linked to the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, sharing its chassis, engines and more with the other two VW group superminis.

While the VW has always been the “premium” model and Seat the youthful one, the Fabia (surprising vRS ...

2019-05-24 16:48 open_in_new
Taxi drivers in Bedford protest ‘unfair’ council fees

It’s not fair! That’s the cry from taxi drivers in Bedford who claim that they pay much more in fees than their colleagues other towns.

And on Tuesday, a petition signed by scores of drivers from the Bedford Hackney Carriage Association, and their claims of unfairness will be ...

2019-05-24 15:45 open_in_new
Farewell, to brave Bedford fundraiser Debbie Burrells

A brave fundraiser has died just hours after presenting two more huge cheques to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Debbie Burrells passed away at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger, on Thursday (May 23).

A well-known face in Bedford, Debbie started campaigning to raise ...

2019-05-24 13:39 open_in_new
Vauxhall Corsa-e: First look at the all-new all-electric supermini

Vauxhall has released official images and details of its new fully electric Corsa-e.

The all-electric supermini is the first model in Vauxhall’s programme to electrify its entire range by 2024 and sits alongside traditionally fuelled versions in the Corsa model line-up.

Earlier ...

2019-05-24 12:36 open_in_new
Cash boost to help challenge school bullies

A charity started by a Potton mum has won a grant to help disabled children who are being bullied at school.

The £25,000 Bedfordshire Freemasons grant to the Sky Badger charity will help up to 90 per cent of disabled children who are being bullied at primary school.

Sky Badger has ...

2019-05-24 12:36 open_in_new
A network of independents in Bedfordshire

The new Independent councillors took their seats in the main chamber for the first full council meeting since their remarkable victory at the May election.

Thirteen councillors, including five from Chronicle country, representing wards across Central Bedfordshire, sat in opposition to the ...

2019-05-24 12:36 open_in_new
Quiz: How many cars of the 1970s can you name?

Think you know your cars? Take a trip with us back to the decade that taste forgot and see how many of these automotive beauties you can name.


2019-05-24 03:09 open_in_new
Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary

It’s fair to say that recent months have marked a bit of a breakthrough in electric cars, with a host of new manufacturers bringing EVs to market.

But for Nissan, EVs are nothing new and its Leaf is already onto its second generation as other companies just get going with their ...

2019-05-24 03:09 open_in_new
Everything parents need to know as secret new Avengers toy range by Hasbro launches
Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, and thanks to Hasbro, fans of the franchise will now be able to get their hands on a range of new figures and toys which have until now remained secret to avoid spoilers. ...
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