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Robbers flee empty-handed after Dunstable shop owner sprays their faces

Cowardly armed robbers fled empy-handed in Dunstable after a brave shopkeeper sprayed their faces with marking spray.

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Masked robbers raid Dunstable betting shop at knifepoint

Masked robbers raid Dunstable betting shop at knifepoint

Knife-wielding robbers raided a Dunstable betting shop yesterday morning, making off with thousands of pounds.

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Houghton Regis man jailed for grooming young teen

A man in his late 50s who wanted a kiss and a hug from a 13-year-old girl was jailed for 12 months on Friday.

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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Houghton Regis pensioner guilty of historic child abuse

A Houghton Regis pensioner is facing jail after being convicted of child sexual abuse dating back 50 years.

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Specials’ success in 100 days of action

Specials’ success in 100 days of action

Bedfordshire Police’s Special Constabulary has volunteered over 16,000 hours of service during 100 Days of Action.

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Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Two fly tippers have been fined over £2,600 after both were caught on Central Bedfordshire Council’s CCTV cameras.

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Fined over mouse droppings in Luton shop

A food safety officer found mouse droppings among sweets when they checked out a Luton shop.

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Do you know the law on naked selfies?

Sending a naked selfie can be a criminal offence — but not many teenagers know this

Young people have always explored their sexuality and shared these experiences with others.

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Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Safeguarding professionals joined together last week to attend the first-ever Bedfordshire Against CSE conference on child sexual exploitation which particularly focused on how to protect young people from online grooming.

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Manslaughter verdict over death of Adam Fanelli

A traveller has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after being convicted of the manslaughter of Dunstable man Adam Fanelli in 2015.

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PCC Kathryn Holloway and new prison govenor Helen Clayton-Hoar

Beds PCC meets new Bedford prison governor

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, welcomed Helen Clayton-Hoar to her post as the new Governor of HMP Bedford with an offer to work together to better prepare prisoners for release.

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Family pay tribute to Dunstable dad Paul Pradier

Family pay tribute to Dunstable dad Paul Pradier

The family of Dunstable man Paul Pradier have issued a tribute to him following his death last week.

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BREAKING: Shots fired outside Leagrave McDonald’s

Police have set up a guard outside Leagrave McDonald’s after shots were fired.

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File photo dated 19/05/10 of a Ryanair plane lands at East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire. The budget airline is to slash its 2010/11 winter capacity by 16%. Ryanair will be cutting winter flights at most of its other UK bases, except Edinburgh and Leeds Bradford, and will - overall - fly two million fewer passengers than last winter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday June 29, 2010. See PA story AIR Ryanair. Photo credit should read: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire ENGEMN00120130521162631

Breaking news - security alert on Luton bound Ryanair flight

A security scare on board a Ryanair flight that was escorted by RAF jets and saw flights at Stansted Airport grounded was a suspected hoax, the

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Man charged with murder over Dunstable death

A man has been charged with murder following the death of Paul Pradier in Dunstable on Friday evening.

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Vulnerable pensioner from Central Bedfordshire purchased £1,000 of fake iTunes vouchers after being threatened with arrest by bogus caller

An elderly resident was conned into purchasing £1,000 worth of fake iTunes vouchers to clear a non-existent debt she was being threatened with arrest over.

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Man arrested in Dunstable murder investigation

Man arrested in Dunstable murder investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Dunstable on Friday evening.

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Murder investigation launched after man dies in Dunstable after being hit by a car

A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal collision in Dunstable yesterday afternoon (Friday).

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Dunstable man pleads guilty to historic child sex abuse

A man from Dunstable has pleaded guilty of 17 counts of child sexual abuse, in relation to crimes dating back to the 1970s.

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