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Kempston man jailed after being found with heroin and cocaine

A man from Kempston has been sentenced to three years in jail after he was found in possession of cocaine and heroin.

Ashish Nahar, 21, of Owen Close, was jailed yesterday (Thursday) at Luton Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.

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Tuck in to artisan treats at Frosts Foodie Festival in Woburn Sands this bank holiday weekend

The annual three day celebration returns to the popular Woburn Sands garden centre over the bank holiday weekend from August 24-26.

The free family-friendly event will feature the best of locally-sourced produce along with mouth-watering treats from around the world.

Kids are well ...

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Teenage boy suffers life-threatening injuries after stabbing in Bedford

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Chester Road, Bedford, yesterday morning (Thursday).

A police spokesman said: "If you have any information or were in the area at the time please call 101 quoting reference number 321."

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Teenager suffers life-threatening injuries after stabbing in Bedford

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Chester Road, Bedford, yesterday morning (Thursday).

A police spokesman said: "If you have any information or were in the area at the time please call 101 quoting reference number 321."

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Art for the homeless in Bedford

Artists are creating a picture of hope in Bedford, as part of a new project with the Bedford Homeless Partnership.

Anne Marie Abbate and Sara Turner are heading a scheme which will offer art workshops at hostels, refuges, drop-ins and on the streets, to ensure that everyone affected by ...

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Can you help support young people stay on the straight and narrow in Bedfordshire?

A new initiative aims to help young people to stay on the straight and narrow – by giving them skills to work in online media.

Speak&Do is a multimedia firm formed by Bedford-born Yolanda Copes-Stepney.

And her plan is to raise £70,000 in 30 days from Crowdfunding, in ...

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Ford Fiesta ST review – hot hatch harnesses the power of three

As a native Scot and petrolhead, I confess to a little shame at having never completed the famous North Coast 500 before.

So when I was sent the new Ford Fiesta ST to test it seemed like the ideal time to venture north – a self-declared driver’s car on some of the most acclaimed roads ...

2019-08-22 21:44 open_in_new
Man charged with drug and firearms offences in Kempston

A man is in custody following a firearms bust in Kempston on Wednesday (August 21).

Romeo Aceto, 57, of Birchdale Avenue, was charged today with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, possession of a Section 5 firearm and possession ...

2019-08-22 19:38 open_in_new
GCSE results: Bedford Modern School

Bedford Modern School’s top-performing GCSE student paid tribute to their school this week.

43 per cent of grades awarded were 9, 8 or A*, the highest number in the school’s history.

And 18 per cent of the grades hit the top mark of 9 and the average grade achieved was a ...

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GCSE results: Bedford School

Bedford School’s boys returned a record-breaking set of GCSE results in 2019, with 47 per cent of grades at 8 or 9.

That included 30 boys who achieved at least nine grades 9-8, with George Winder scoring ten straight 9 grades.

Thomas Rault was one of the top-performing ...

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GCSE results: Bedford Girls’ School

Almost 70 per cent of GCSE results at Bedford Girls’ School were top grades today.

And one third of the year group were awarded ten grades at 9-7 (A*-A) across their subjects.

Overall the pass rate was 96 per cent.

Headteacher Jo MacKenzie said: “I am extremely proud of ...

2019-08-22 17:32 open_in_new
Prison smugglers tackled in Bedford

Contraband smugglers at HMP Bedford are being tackled by a joint effort from police, council and prison bosses.

Bedford Borough Council’s CCTV Team have aided Bedfordshire Police in tackling ‘throw overs’ of contraband items at Bedford Prison.

The CCTV Team spotted three ...

2019-08-22 17:32 open_in_new
GCSE results: Sharnbrook Academy

Sharnbrook Academy was “so proud” of its students’ GCSE results today.

Across all Year 11 there were 160 of the highest grade (grade 9) awarded, with the attainment of the highest grades (7-9) 1.4 per cent above national figures.

Eight students achieved six or more ...

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GCSE results: Bedford Academy

Religious studies, child development, health and social care, music, food, and sport were stand-out subjects at Bedford Academy in this year;s GCSE results.

Youngsters who did particularly well include Blessy Inbaraj (seven grade 9s, two grade 8s and a Distinction*), Serendipity Bath ...

2019-08-22 15:26 open_in_new
GCSE results: Kimbolton School

Students were saluted for their “excellent results” at Kimbolton School.

36 per cent of all grades were awarded at the top 9 or 8 grades (equivalent to the old A*) and 58 per cent at 9-7 (old A*/A). 29 students achieved nine or more 9-7 grades. This included results for ...

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GCSE results: Mark Rutherford School

Youngsters at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford were celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

High-achievers included James Rowntree with nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8, Amy Buttice with eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8s, Kaylie Spicer with seven Grade 9s and three Grade 8s, James Duxbury ...

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GCSE results: Bedford Free School

Bedford Free School students produced the school’s best-ever GCSE results today.

Just shy of two-thirds of students achieved a grade 4 (pass) or better in both English and maths, 44 per cent achieved a grade 5 (strong pass) or better in both subjects, and well over 80 per cent ...

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Dramatic footage shows runaway trailer veering across three lanes of busy motorway

Authorities are urging drivers to check their trailers and caravans before towing after surveillance footage showed an out of control trailer rolling across three lanes of the busy M25.

The video, caught by a motorway monitoring camera shows drivers having to avoid the large white ...

2019-08-22 14:23 open_in_new
Travel: Going Dutch? We tip-toed through the Keukenhof tulips on a Titan river cruise

"It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, but my husband refuses to fly," confided Phyllis, a keen gardener and a fellow pensioner. In fact it was her desire to visit Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands which led me to take the opportunity of enjoying a no-fly alternative offered by Titan ...

2019-08-22 13:20 open_in_new
GCSE results day in Bedford

Teenagers across the country are picking up their exam results today - and Bedford is no exception.

We will be publishing results from across the area online at www.bedfordtoday.co.uk

And you can send us your GCSE results stories to editorial@timesandcitizen.co.uk

Quiz: Can you ...

2019-08-22 12:17 open_in_new
August bank holiday travel – warning of record delays as millions hit the roads

Traffic experts have warned that this weekend could see record delays on the roads as drivers make more than 16.5 million leisure trips across the August bank holiday.

The number of planned trips is lower than this May bank holiday but observers are predicting a spike in last-minute breaks ...

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