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Police identify body of man found in Bedford river on Tuesday

Police have identified the body of man pulled from Bedford river on Tuesday (18 July), as Zbigien Lasocki, 39, of no fixed address.

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16 recorded sex crimes for Abuse of Position of Trust in Bedfordshire

16 recorded sex crimes for Abuse of Position of Trust in Bedfordshire

Sixteen child sex offences involving adults in positions of trust, have been recorded in Bedfordshire since 2011-12, new figures show.

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The scales of justice

Fare dodgers fined

The latest hearings in Luton Magistates Court

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VIDEO: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how “all hell broke loose” as the plane she was travelling on dropped towards the sea.

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WATCH: The local performers making up 100-strong Oliver cast for Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience

The countdown is on to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience in collaboration with Vivo D’Arte and Aylesbury Vale District Council featuring 126 local performers.

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Call for police action over Shefford teen gangs

Gangs of youths are making residents’ lives a misery in Shefford.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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PCC Kathryn Holloway and her crime plan PNL-160621-164657001

Bedfordshire’s thin blue line is too thin says crime commissioner

Crime across Bedfordshire is up 5% in the year up to March 2017 according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Firefighters and rescuers clear a road after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos (Kostoday.gr via AP)

Two dead and 120 injured as powerful earthquake hits British holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey.

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Biggleswade AC Couch to 5k graduates running at Bedford. Picture: Damien Pitts. PNL-170719-132619002

Biggleswade couch clan deliver at 5k graduation

Biggleswade Athletic Club’s third Couch to 5k course was rounded off in sensational style on Saturday as dozens of new runners crossed the line for their first attempt at the distance.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Jet2 has apologised after the incident

Terrifying moment plane ‘fell from the sky’ during flight home from Ibiza as passenger texted his goodbyes

An airline passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on plummeted towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

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Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Motorists warned of Airport Way resurfacing work in Luton

Road resurfacing will take place in Airport Way, Luton, over five nights from Monday, July 24 to Saturday, July 29.

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Another school in lockdown as armed police turn out to detain suspected gunman today

A school went into lockdown this morning as armed police detained a suspected gunman nearby.

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Carers' group at St John's Hospice

Carers welcome to join new group meeting at St John’s

Carers are being invited to join a group meeting at St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger, to provide support and advice.

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Tracey and Pete Biernis

Farewell to dedicated good neighbours volunteers

It is with great sadness that Biggleswade Good Neighbours say goodbye to two of their longest-standing members, Tracey and Pete Biernis.

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Luxury gift box business launched by mum-to-be in Biggleswade

A Biggleswade mum-to-be has launched a luxury gift box business

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From left: Ivel Valley School Chair Of Governors Steve Court, Ivel Valley Schools retiring headteacher Julie Mudd and Mayor of Biggleswade Cllr Michael North at Thursdays garden party.

Garden party farewell for Ivel Valley’s dedicated head teacher

It was the end of an era for a Biggleswade special school as staff, governors, pupils and dignitaries gathered together to say goodbye to their headteacher Julie Mudd.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Animal agents hold the clues in Summer Reading Challenge

The summer book challenge is back on for the holidays and libraries in Biggleswade and district are inviting children to take part.

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