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Travel: The Baltic island of Bornholm is Denmark's secret delight

To the locals it's the 'The Sunniest Place in Denmark' yet the Danish island of Bornholm, with its picture-postcard fishing villages, dense beech and conifer forests, stunning beaches and rugged granite cliffs, is little known to us in Britain.

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Dodging flour bombs! Credit: David Hawkes.

Flour, fun and falling in during Langford Raft Race!

Entrepid rafters took to the River Ivel to compete in its annual race, dodging flour bombs and paddling like mad in a bid to raise money for local Langford clubs.

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Wingfield Drive. Credit: Google

Potton Town Council declares war on anti-social behaviour with plans for public meeting

Potton Town Council has declared war on anti-social behaviour which is blighting the lives of residents.

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Grass track cycling winners at Fairfield

National titles won in Fairfield grass track races

Saturday saw the 68th Edition of Biggleswade Sports held at Fairfield sports ground.

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Hungry Shark World on console supports 4k display

Console Corner: Hungry Shark signals change of tide in video gaming world

An announcement from Ubisoft this week has signalled a real change of tide in the world of video games.

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Grand manor home was once a hunting lodge used by Henry VIII

Grand manor home was once a hunting lodge used by Henry VIII

Cainhoe Manor is steeped in history.

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Leonie Brunning in action. Picture: Brunnings.

Biggleswade athletic Leonie leaps to third in UK

Biggleswade Athletic Club’s Leonie Brunning soared to a superb silver medal at the English Schools’ Championships - thanks to a new lifetime best that propelled her to third in the UK rankings.

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Severe weather warning issued with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit our area on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office.

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Fiona Bruce. Credit: BBC

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow at Wrest Park tomorrow

Open your attics, search the second hand shops and bring along your most prized possession, because the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Wrest Park tomorrow!

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Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.
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Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Walnut Cottage, Chawston

Garden on former land settlement site at Chawston opens to the public

The gardens of 8 Great North Road, Chawston, are open to the public on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2pm to 6pm, for the National Gardens Scheme.

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The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

Thinking of escaping the rat race and upping sticks to the countryside?

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Visitors from Hong Kong stop off at Shefford to discuss housing issues

Visitors from Hong Kong stop off at Shefford to discuss housing issues

A delegation of housing professionals from Hong Kong visited Shefford as part of a fact-finding trip to find out more about housing in this country.

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Oscar Francis West with a wax figure of John Bunyan

Literary winner from Shefford crafts words for John Bunyan the prisoner

A year 10 student from Shefford who has asperger’s has won a prize in a writing competition.

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Incredibles 2: great fun

More Incredible adventures in top-notch sequel

Matt Adcock reviews Incredibles 2 (PG)

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The Blakesley Show is on August 4

All the fun of the fair at the Blakesley Show with Michael Graham

The Blakesley Show is all set for another successful year celebrating the very best of British livestock, local food, and rural skills.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Highways England are reviewing speed limits around roadworks

Speed limits could be increased but concern remains over road workers safety

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.

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