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Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

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Edward Bawden, Bedford Gallery, Bedford

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Mark Glazebrook

Mark Glazebrook's contribution to Bedford Park (from his E. J. May, not Norman Shaw, house) went further than raising money for the church (Obituary, 26 November 2009), writes Dr D. W. Budworth.

Frank Branston: Journalist who exposed local corruption and became mayor of Bedford

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Retiring hotelier reveals secrets of his celebrity guests

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'Sparks' expected in London Marathon

Dave Bedford is sitting in the bar of the Tower hotel, sinking a bottle of London Pride. The Portland stone of London's landmark bridge is gleaming in the sunshine behind him and the old showman of the track has a glint in his eye. The clock is ticking down to the Flora London Marathon, Bedford's pride and joy, and this year the race director is expecting "some sparks" at the sharp end of the 36,000 field will wend its way on the 26.2 mile route from Blackheath to The Mall on Sunday.

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Baby found abandoned in bushes

A three-hour old infant was saved from what would almost certainly have been death from hypothermia yesterday when she was found left under bushes by three teenage boys.

Teenager murdered in street stabbing

Police confirmed today that a 19-year-old man stabbed in the street was murdered.

Teenager found stabbed to death outside pub

Police were searching a town centre today after a man was found with fatal stab wounds.

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