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FARMING MATTERS: Educating youngsters

Visiting farms is a popular pastime for families, which is why there is such an abundance of farm attractions and open farms these days.

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Storm Doris pulled down trees all over the UK

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video.

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Gardeners’ delight as green waste collection restarts

Central Bedfordshire Council will recommence its fortnightly kerbside collections of garden waste from Monday 27 February to coincide with its usual dry recycling bin collections.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

“Holy cr*p, people are stupid:” Walking Dead actor blasts minister who got Primark to ban “racist” t-shirt

An actor whose catchphrase is at the centre of a “racist” t-shirt row has blasted the Methodist minister who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES.

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Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

The council tax budget for Central Bedfordshire was approved last night (Thursday).

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The fallen tree in Totternhoe

Fire officers out in force because of Storm Doris

Storm Doris has wreaked havoc across Bedfordshire, with trees falling, roofs blowing off and even a teenager impaled in the wrist by railings.

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TRAVEL ADVICE: Storm Doris affects roads across Beds

Bedfordshire Police is issuing advice in light of Storm Doris closing a number of roads across the county.

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WATCH: Storm Doris round-up: How it is affecting your county

From road closures and damage being caused by the high winds, here is a comprehensive round-up of incidents affecting Northants, Milton Keynes, Bucks, Beds, Herts, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Bedfordshire residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

Residents across Bedfordshire are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE.

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The Bluebell Club

Bluebell gang’s woodland fun

A school holiday club for children launched at Moggerhanger Park during the half-term proved to be a hit with youngsters.

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Birch class at Gothic Mede Academy, Arlesey.

Back to maths classes

Parents of students at Gothic Mede Academy in Arlesey went back to school when they attended their children’s maths lessons.

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Northill & Ickwell Drama Group present The Vicar of Dibley.

The Vicar of Dibley is on her way to village

The legendary Vicar of Dibley is heading towards Northill and is sure to leave a trail of laughter.

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Quiet room at St Johns

Volunteers give hospice quiet room a fresh new look

A group of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to redecorate a family room at Sue Ryder St John’s, in Moggerhanger.

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Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and heavy rain

Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and heavy rain

The UK is set to shiver and get soaked, as Storm Doris hits the country on Thursday.

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The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale.

Petition launched to return “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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County councillors fear the funding cut will place greater pressure on GPs and hospitals

Learn to love your liver with free check

The Bedford area has the highest premature death rate from liver disease in the East of England, the highest rate of hospital admissions due to the Hepatitis C virus and the highest number of deaths from obesity related liver disease according to the most recent Public Health England statistics.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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Royal British Legion offering D-Day veterans tours to Normandy to pay their respects

The Royal British Legion’s travel arm is offering D-Day veterans free-of-charge tours to Normandy, but as the organisation has no database of D-Day veterans, it needs your help to spread the word.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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