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Comment: Nationalising our railways is the only way to fix chronic problems

Just who exactly supports the UK’s privatised railway industry?

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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5 apps that will help you save money

5 apps that will help you save money

January is traditionally a month for money-saving resolutions, with many people forced to tighten the purse strings after going gung-ho with the plastic over Christmas and New Year.

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Students have helped to design the logo for the new Abbeygate Sixth Form, which opens in Bury St Edmunds in September 2019 Picture Mark Westley

Logo for new Abbeygate Sixth Form college incorporates students’ designs

Students have helped to create a dynamic brand for a new sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds.

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Surplus lambs reared on performance-formulated lamb milk replacer perform just as well as lambs running naturally with the ewe

FARMING MATTERS: Study into rearing surplus lambs

We lamb in the spring, but for farmers who are looking ahead to the Easter market, indoor lambing is now underway.

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Discover the Lake District so loved by William Wordsworth.

Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week

Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.

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Man wanted in connection with four thefts of cars

A man with links to Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire is wanted by police in connection with four thefts of cars.

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Sam Petrie, 33, who has received a terminal cancer diagnosis    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sam’s cancer battle inspires flood of donations

Thousands of pounds have now been raised to help a mother-of-three facing a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Gran: My dream has come true

Gran: My dream has come true

A Shefford grandmother who battled with cancer for seven years has come face to face with “the man that saved her life” in an emotional meeting.

Health

Homes plan ‘is not fair to us’

A Sutton Parish councillor has said plans for up to 37 new homes in the village will affect its whole character.

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Tidy tip changes on hold

A move to reduce the opening of Biggleswade’s Tidy Tip by two midweek days won’t take place until October 2019 at the earliest.

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Unions plan hospital protest over cuts

Health campaigners are planning demonstrations outside Bedford Hospital on Saturday 20 January at 12pm.

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Woburn Abbey

Significant transformation of Woburn Abbey will mean 18-month closure to visitors

Woburn Abbey is scheduled to be closed to visitors for about 18 months from September 2019 as it undergoes the biggest refurbishment since it first opened to the public in 1955.

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Complaint launched against Bedfordshire PCC

Complaint launched against Bedfordshire PCC

Luton Council of Mosques has launched a complaint against Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway after she shared details of on-going sexual offence investigations during a televised hearing.

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Man detained following crime spree in Hepworth, Stanton, Stowmarket, Old Newton, Brockford and Great Blakenham

A 34-year-old man who admitted committing a string of offences has been ordered to be detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Christopher Jackson and Bernard Rix  Suffolk's PCC has been given an award for being open and transparent

Police and Crime Commissioner’s office receives quality mark

The office of Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has won a national award for the third year.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Samuel Whitbread Academy donation to town's Christmas Lights Committee.

Shefford Christmas lights will have added sparkle thanks to students

Students at the Samuel Whitbread Academy in Shefford have raised £600 for the the town’s Christmas lights which have been developed and maintained by a team of volunteers since 1981.

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Fun workshops for children during RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Parents are being given the opportunity to take their children to a series of free wild bird workshops to support the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Sign unveiling in Jepps Close Shillington Beds. by year 4 children from the local school who helped to come up with the name.
L-R Phil Hardy - Grand Union Housing, Kerry Young -Dep Head of Shillington Lower School, Jof Lord - Grand Union Housing
and school pupils Camille, Amber, Harry, Phoebe and William. January 4 2017

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Youngsters helps to honour a fallen hero

Pupils from a Shillington school have officially unveiled a new street named after a local soldier who died in the Second World War.

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