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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

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Arlesey move in boundary changes bid

Bedfordshire’s MPs could find themselves with new wards as the consultation into boundary changes opened on Tuesday.

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Town plan is to go forward for 
a referendum

Residents in Arlesey are being given the opportunity to vote on the town’s proposed Neighbourhood Plan.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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Council slammed over housing claim

Council slammed over housing claim

An environment watchdog has attacked a council’s claim that it needs up to 55,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet the needs of its population.

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Bedford’s £10million on healthcare reviews: “£10m which could have gone on health”?

Health bosses have been challenged to explain why they have spent £10million on a series of reviews since 2011, following last week’s proposal to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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BEDFORD AND LUTON HOSPITALS MERGER: More details of what it will mean

Luton & Dunstable Hospital have released new information about their takeover of Bedford Hospital.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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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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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Nadine Dorries selected as Mid Beds MP

Tory MP Nadine Dorries triumphs in Mid Beds

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries won the seat in Mid Bedfordshire with 38,936 votes.

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Election 2017

Live election coverage for Bedford and North East Beds

We’ll be covering the election live today, for both Bedford and Kempston and North East Bedfordshire.

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