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Aston Martin DB5 production restarts as work begins on special edition Goldfinger cars

Aston Martin has started building its iconic DB5 again, 55 years after the last one left the factory.

But the new cars aren’t any ordinary DB5 (as if such a thing exists), they are Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars - a run of 25 “continuation” cars inspired by the 1964 ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
UPDATE: Bedford has four new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

Today (May 28), Bedford has recorded four new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the total to 639.

There have been no new deaths have recorded at Bedford Hospital.

In Luton, there were two new cases with a total of 742. In Central Bedfordshire, there were three new cases ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
Audi A4 Allroad review - maybe all the car you'll ever need

Back in the days when we were allowed to roam free on the highways and byways, I took our Audi A4 Allroad test car on a weekend trip from Scotland to southern Wales and back. Over 1,000 miles taking in motorways, A and B roads, it convinced me that it’s pretty much all the car anyone ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
RSPCA reveals it received 75 reports about cats in Bedfordshire since lockdown

The RSPCA is facing a cat crisis as the charity cares for more cats than any other pet with more than 1,000 felines currently in its care.

The charity is currently caring for 1,013 cats (as of 13 May) which is more than any other pet in its care.

Since the start of lockdown, there ...

yesterday 16:35 open_in_new
Police investigate suspected arson attack in Wootton

Police investigating a suspected arson attack in Wootton on Saturday morning are appealing for information.

At around 4.50am on Saturday (23 May), emergency services were called to a block of flats in Harris Way following reports that a fire had broken out.

Occupants were evacuated ...

yesterday 13:26 open_in_new
Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is back as work begins on Goldfinger Continuation cars

Aston Martin has started building its iconic DB5 again, 55 years after the last one left the factory.

But the new cars aren’t any ordinary DB5 (as if such a thing exists), they are Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars - a run of 25 “continuation” cars inspired by the 1964 ...

yesterday 13:26 open_in_new
Boost for cyclists as new routes to be opened up in Bedford

A scheme proposed by Liberal Democrat Ward Councillors to open up new routes for bicycles is set to deliver a boost for local cyclists in Newnham Ward in Bedford.

The plans, which have been proposed by Newnham Ward Councillors cllr Hilde Hendrickx and cllr Jake Sampson using their ward ...

yesterday 12:23 open_in_new
21 of the biggest cars coming in 2021

We’re not quite halfway through 2020 but the motoring world is always looking forward and as soon as one model is launched a manufacturer’s thoughts turn to the next big thing.

This year has still to see the Aston Martin DBX, Honda e and Volkswagen ID.3 hit the road but already many ...

yesterday 10:17 open_in_new
These are Britain's best car dealers, according to the drivers who use them

Britain’s best car dealer networks have been revealed as dealers in some parts of the country prepare to reopen their showrooms.

New research has indentified the brands with the most highly regarded dealers for servicing and repairs, with Japanese manufacturers dominating ...

yesterday 10:17 open_in_new
UPDATE: Bedford has 24 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

Today (May 27), Bedford has recorded 24 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the total to 635.

Three new deaths have also been recorded at Bedford Hospital.

In Luton, there were two new cases with a total of 740. In Central Bedfordshire, there were eight new cases with a ...

2020-05-27 19:29 open_in_new
Here’s what you need to know about Savannah cats after one was spotted in a UK garden

A large cat with leopard-like spots caused alarm when it was spotted in a back garden in London yesterday (26 May), according to the BBC.

Firearms officers and an animal expert were called to the scene, and a resident’s garden was sealed off. 

The expert concluded the cat was ...

2020-05-27 19:29 open_in_new
Milton Keynes mountain bike pro raises £41,000 for hospice near Bedford

Professional mountain bike rider and Red Bull athlete Matt Jones has put his fundraising into top gear - raising an incredible £41,199 for the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Matt, who competes internationally and has won the Colorado Freeride Festival and Farm Jam in New Zealand, was ...

2020-05-27 18:26 open_in_new
Bedford sisters shortlisted to win kids’ craft competition

With families across the UK stuck at home looking for ways to entertain the children, online discount toy store Bargain Max launched an arts and crafts talent competition for kids.

And two sisters from Bedford have made the final 15 - out of more than 500 entries.

Mum Aisha Hussain ...

2020-05-27 18:26 open_in_new
Car nations quiz - can you identify which countries these brands are from?

We all know Volkswagen is from Germany and Citroen is as French as the Eiffel Tower, but how much do you really know about car brands' origins?

We've gathered 15 manufacturers, some familiar, some not so well-known, to test your knowledge. All you have to do is identify which countries ...

2020-05-27 17:23 open_in_new
Two McDonald's drive-thrus in Bedford to reopen

McDonald's has confirmed its remaining drive-thrus - including the ones at Interchange Retail Park and Aspects - will reopen by June 4.

It said in a tweet: "Following a successful pilot, we can confirm that 924 drive-thru restaurant will reopen between June 2 and 4.

"In order to ...

2020-05-27 17:23 open_in_new
New campaign launched to help spot the signs of cuckooing in Bedfordshire

The Safer Central Community Safety Partnership has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the increasing criminal activity known as cuckooing in Bedfordshire.

Named after the cuckoo that steals other birds’ nests, this is the practice of drugs gangs taking over the home ...

2020-05-27 14:14 open_in_new
Zookeepers capture bull elephant making a splash at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

As Britain basks in glorious sunshine, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s bull elephant, Ming Jung, took to his private pool for a cooling splash.

Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, captured the 4,300kg elephant making a splash as he enjoyed a playful dip at UK’s biggest zoo. ...

2020-05-27 14:14 open_in_new
MOT extension could mean 1 million unsafe cars returning to the roads

More than one million unroadworthy cars could return to the roads in coming weeks because of the Government’s decision to offer an MOT exemption to drivers.

As lockdown eases and people begin to use their cars more to get to work or for leisure, maintenance specialist Kwik Fit is warning ...

2020-05-27 14:14 open_in_new
Postmaster in Bedford receives special award for helping mark Captain Tom's birthday

A special Post Office recognition award has been presented to Marston Moretaine postmaster Bill Chandi for his role in helping to mark Captain Tom's 100th birthday.

More than 200,000 cards, letters and gifts have been sent to to the Post Office - and mail still continues to ...

2020-05-27 13:11 open_in_new
Don Broco to play homecoming Esquires gig to help venue through Coronavirus uncertainty

Don Broco will play a special hometown gig at Esquires in Bedford this winter as part of the venue’s ongoing campaign to raise vital funds while closed during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The alt-rockers, who were due to headline the Slam Dunk festival at sites across the UK last weekend, ...

2020-05-27 13:11 open_in_new
The best hybrids cars of 2020

2020 seems to be the year when many manufacturers are throwing their weight behind electric cars.

Many major brands have one or more pure electric vehicles coming out this year and many more in the pipeline.

While the idea of emissions-free motoring sounds great, pure electric still ...

2020-05-27 13:11 open_in_new