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Robbed in Beeston after on night out

A man was robbed and assaulted in Beeston on Sunday (18 June) after getting into what he thought was a taxi.

Crime
One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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Reuben’s volunteering puts him in line for award

Reuben’s volunteering puts him in line for award

A Fairfield boy who has never been in the scouts so impressed a scout leader with his commitment and dedication to younger children she has put him forward for a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Bedfordshire’s younger generation.

Education
‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

An ‘angry’ Audi driver was pulled over twice on the same evening by traffic cops who clocked him doing 130mph.

Crime
Product warning

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

Spain is the holiday destination where you are most likely to fall ill or have your passport or money stolen, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Half of us don’t know our neighbours’ names, says poll

Half of us don’t know our neighbours’ names, says poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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Product warning

TOMY recall children’s toy over injury fears

Children’s toy manufacturer TOMY Europe has recalled a popular product over safety fears.

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Sheep farmer Richard Belgrove giving a sheep demonstration at Buckinghamshire Young Farmers Rally in 2014. Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: All hands on deck for sheep shearing

Sheep shearing is well under way around the country and we had our own small flock shorn recently, when it was a case of all hands on deck with help from family and friends who helped out with handling the ewes and rolling the fleeces. We don’t have a sheepdog, so the flock was rounded up with the quad bike as the ewes and lambs were funnelled into the field shed where the shearer Richard Belgrove was waiting for them. Richard is a neighbouring sheep farmer who has a mobile shearing rig on the back of his Land Rover and he travels around the area to help shear small flocks.

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Sussex Police Pride car. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170623-162326001

Sussex Police defends £750 spend on Pride cars

Sussex Police has defended its decision to spend hundreds of pounds on livery for two of its cars for Gay Pride events.

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A 28-year-old man has been jailed for three years for dealing on streets of Skegness. ANL-170525-153830001

Biggleswade man jailed for threats and controlling behaviour to partner

A Biggleswade man has become the first person in Bedfordshire to be convicted of exercising coercive and controlling behaviour, following an investigation by the force’s Emerald team.

Crime
Cars have been left covered in a layer of red dust

Why have our cars suddenly been covered in dust?

People across the country will have woken up this morning to find their cars covered in a mysterious red dust.

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Social worker fined for illegal blue badge use

Social worker fined for illegal blue badge use

A woman who fraudulently used a Blue Badge to park in a disabled bay has been sentenced in court.

Crime 1
Set for a great day as town ready to party

Set for a great day as town ready to party

The weather is set fair - so Biggleswade is ready to party with the carnival procession on Saturday!

Environment
Appeal after man killed on M1 while running across motorway

Appeal after man killed on M1 while running across motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision on the M1 today while running across the motorway.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

Offbeat 2
Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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