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This drug dealing duo from Bedford has been jailed and £50,000 of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized

Cash seized has been donated to charity Two Bedford men have been jailed as part of an operation that has seen more than £50,000 worth of illegal drugs seized, as Bedfordshire Police continues to strike against county lines gangs. Amir Ghafoor, 30, of Bunyan Road, and Ussman Zafar, 30, of Oldfield Road, received more than six years in jail terms after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

bedfordtoday.co.uk ,  5h 3
This drug dealing duo from Bedford has been jailed and £50,000 of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized

Former scout leader from Bedford is jailed for historic sexual abuse

A Bedfordshire man has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of historic sexual abuse. Bruce Moir, who is now 46, was living in Bedford and volunteered as a scout leader in the 80s and 90s, when he sexually abused a 13-year-old boy. Luton Crown Court heard how Moir had groomed the child by playing golf and video games with him and giving him alcohol.

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Former scout leader from Bedford is jailed for historic sexual abuse

UPDATE: Bedford records over 100 cases in Bedford

10 patients were admitted in the last 24 hours - and four are on ventilation As of today (July 23), recorded 106 new cases of coronavirus, with a total of 17,333 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures Public Health England Central Bedfordshire recorded 177 cases, with a new total of 21,261, while Luton has 104, taking the total to 24,310.

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UPDATE: Bedford records over 100 cases in Bedford

Covid-19 death toll across Bedford care homes revealed

The coronavirus death toll across Bedford care homes has been revealed by the nation’s care watchdog in newly published figures. The Care Quality Commission said it was publishing figures on death notifications it received from named homes for the first time in a bid to be transparent, following earlier requests to share the data.

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Covid-19 death toll across Bedford care homes revealed

Bedfordshire Hungry Horse pubs offering free kids breakfasts

The chain's pubs in Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, and Houghton Regis will all be offering a free breakfast to children Hungry Horse pubs in Bedfordshire are offering a free breakfast to children this summer from today (July 23) until August 18. The deal will be available every day between 8am and 12pm and is valid if purchased with an adult breakfast dish for at least £2.99.

bedfordshirelive.co.uk ,  7h 0
Bedfordshire Hungry Horse pubs offering free kids breakfasts

“I was groomed” victim speaks of ‘voice finally being heard’ as abuser is jailed

The victim of a scout leader, who was abused as a young boy, has spoken of his voice “finally being heard” as his abuser is jailed for 17 years. The victim was groomed and sexually abused by Bruce Moir, now 46, of no fixed address, who was living in Bedford and volunteering as a scout leader, at the time

bedfordindependent.co.uk ,  9h 0
“I was groomed” victim speaks of ‘voice finally being heard’ as abuser is jailed

Two good Samaritans save woman as she's assaulted at Priory Marina in Bedford

Did you help her? If so, police want to hear from you A woman was assaulted in the Priory Marina on Friday (July 16) - and police are appealing for two men who stepped in to help. At approximately 6pm, a woman was assaulted when two men intervened and separated her from the offender.

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Two good Samaritans save woman as she's assaulted at Priory Marina in Bedford

Where can I get a free sunflower lanyard for hidden disabilities in Bedford?

It's a subtle way to show to others a little patience may be needed More and more retailers in Bedford are offering free sunflower lanyards for people with a hidden disability. This could include people with learning difficulties, dementia or poor mental health, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments or asthma - and is a way of letting people know of their disability discreetly.

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Where can I get a free sunflower lanyard for hidden disabilities in Bedford?

Cambridge man kicked in head and knocked unconscious in violent attack in market square

A 36-year-old man from Cambridge was kicked in the head and knocked unconscious in a violent attack in the early hours in the city’s market square. Police have arrested five men, aged 28, 29, 26 and 36, from Bedford, Cambridge and Leicester on suspicion of affray.

cambridgeindependent.co.uk ,  11h 1
Cambridge man kicked in head and knocked unconscious in violent attack in market square

Kids can get a free breakfast at The Anchor in Bedford this summer

The offer is available until September 1 Hungry Horse pub The Anchor is offering kids the chance to fuel up on breakfast for free throughout the summer holidays. The offer - at the Goldington Road pub - is available every day between 8am and noon and is valid when an adult breakfast dish is bought for at least £2.99.

bedfordtoday.co.uk ,  11h 0
Kids can get a free breakfast at The Anchor in Bedford this summer

Will there be thunderstorms in Bedford this weekend? Met office warns of 'torrential' rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning Heavy rain and thunderstorms could lead to disruption and flooding in Bedford, the Met Office has warned. It has issued a yellow weather warning for the east of England, including Bedford, with storms expected from tonight (July 23) and throughout the weekend.

bedfordtoday.co.uk ,  11h 3
Will there be thunderstorms in Bedford this weekend? Met office warns of 'torrential' rain

Overnight road closures for M1 near Milton Keynes over the next few months as smart motorway works continue

There will be lengthy overnight road closures on the stretch of the M1 near Milton Keynes this summer some nights so that smart motorway works can continue. Highways England is in the process of converting the M1 into a four-lane motorway, also known as a smart motorway. The full smart motorway works between Bedford, Milton Keynes and Northampton will most likely conclude in 2022.

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Overnight road closures for M1 near Milton Keynes over the next few months as smart motorway works continue

The areas of Beds to avoid after dark - unless you enjoy dogging

These might be some places to avoid late at night Some people enjoy going for a late night stroll in the wonderful Bedfordshire countryside. Others like to do... something else late at night in the county, apparently, including at Priory Country Park Bedford, Bedfordshire. There are quite a number of dogging hotspots in our county - and we have listed them here so you can avoid them... or find them if you are that way inclined.

bedfordshirelive.co.uk ,  12h 0
The areas of Beds to avoid after dark - unless you enjoy dogging

Bedfordshire’s county flag raised to mark Historic County Flag Day

Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils have marked Historic County Flag Day by flying the Bedfordshire County Flag outside Borough Hall and Priory House. The Bedfordshire Flag, which is a community flag, was adopted as the county’s flag in September 2014. It is based on the banner of arms of the county council, which was abolished in 2009.

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Bedfordshire’s county flag raised to mark Historic County Flag Day

Bedford 9-year-old donates hair to children with cancer

A 9-year-old Bedford girl has donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children, who may have lost their own hair while being treated for cancer. What’s more, she’s raised almost £1,500 for the charity too. Skye Gandy, had 13 inches cut off at a charity event at The Bluebell Pub, which will now be sent to the Little Princess Trust.

bedfordindependent.co.uk ,  13h 0
Bedford 9-year-old donates hair to children with cancer

Covid contact tracing in Bedford 'cannot cope' with rapid rise in infections

Contact tracers are "struggling to manage" with the number of cases per day A rapid rise in covid cases linked to people becoming infected during the European football championships is overwhelming Bedford’s contact tracing system, a meeting heard. Contact tracing is used to tell people who were close to someone with covid-19 that they need to self-isolate and has been a key part of attempts to control outbreaks.

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Covid contact tracing in Bedford 'cannot cope' with rapid rise in infections

Keep on running: Bedford Running festival’s 10k return

Running has returned to the streets of Bedford with 400 athletes taking part in Bedford Running Festival’s 10k last weekend, their first live event for almost two years. The event started and ended along Bedford’s Embankment, and passed through much of the town’s landmarks and Priory Country Park in a sweltering heatwave.

bedfordindependent.co.uk ,  15h 0
Keep on running: Bedford Running festival’s 10k return

Hertfordshire councillor slams officers for repeatedly spelling Abbots Langley incorrectly

Cllr Sara Bedford told a meeting of Hertfordshire County Council officers that the name is "not very difficult" to get right Liberal Democrat councillor Sara Bedford gave officers an impromptu spelling lesson at the latest meeting of Hertfordshire County Council. Cllr Bedford was commenting on county council proposals to purchase the Brookdell Goods Yard, which sits in the Abbots Langley division.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  17h 1
Hertfordshire councillor slams officers for repeatedly spelling Abbots Langley incorrectly