Biggleswade News

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Councillor Adam Zerny, who launched the petition.

A Potton entrepreneur’s national petition calling for a ‘community right of appeal’ against rural over-development has attracted more than 3,000 signatures in just three days.

A man was racially abused in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man of mixed race was subjected to racial abuse and had his wallet stolen by four white men in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Admiral John Byng, as painted by Thomas Hudson in 1749. Picture: National Maritime Museum

The name of Admiral John Byng – born, baptised and buried in a village between Shefford and Biggleswade – has, rightly or wrongly, gone down in history as a byword for cowardice. But could a petition to the government see him exonerated after 260 years?

Armed police were called to Regent Street in Stotfold last night after reports of an armed robbery at fish and chips shop Charles & Co. Three teenage boys have since been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Three teenage boys have been arrested after reports of an armed robbery at a Stotfold fish and chips shop last night.

Bernard Rix

A Biggleswade politician has blasted four Conservative councillors for being a waste of money and failing to act in the best interests of the town – resigning from the town council in the process.

Latest Sport News

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce shake hands during the Emirates FA Cup, Third Round match at White Hart Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Keinan Davies has made his senior debut for Aston Villa.

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Mark Burke

Mark Burke says Hitchin Town will not ‘be fooled’ by Stratford Town’s league position ahead of Saturday’s Southern Premier encounter.

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Matt Lench

Hitchin Town are hot on the heels of league leaders Leamington following their latest win in the Southern Premier.

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Heavy snow is expected across Stevenage, North Herts and Central Beds today, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning. Picture: @hellodaveshaw's snowy Letchworth scene.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire today, with rain expected to turn into snow in the late afternoon and early evening.

A person has been hospitalised with serious injuries after a two-car crash in Biggleswade this morning.

A person has been hospitalised with serious injuries after a two-car crash in Biggleswade this morning.

Jayne Miles in her salon in Baldock.

A Baldock beauty therapist has called for volunteers to take part in a Guinness world record bid next weekend, with donations on the day going to charity.

Three Potton men have been charged with possessing a shotgun without a certificate. File photo.

Three Potton men have been charged with firearms offences involving a shotgun, with one also accused of possessing class A drugs.

Sarah Horscroft with some of the youngsters she is working with

Instead of enjoying a comfy Christmas in the UK, 24-year-old Sarah Horscroft from Biggleswade has spent the holiday season helping young people combat poverty in India.

Richard Smith and his grandchildren

One year on from his passing, the wife of a grandfather of 14 who died from asbestos-related cancer has spoken of her shock at her husband’s sudden death.

Andrei Lussman's car thief

The director of a popular Hitchin restaurant is appealing for people to be aware of car thieves after he had his own vehicle stolen – along with irreplaceable sentimental items relating to his late father after he narrowly avoided his young daughter being taken as well.

Adam Clough

Police have located missing teenager Adam Clough from Sandy.

Eric Jakes, photographed in 2009.

Potton is set to say farewell to a true pillar of the community tomorrow at the funeral of a stalwart councillor, churchwarden and charity fundraiser who could claim the title of ‘Mr Potton’.

A cyclist remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash with an HGV on the A507 near Arlesey early on the morning of New Years Day  and officers have today appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A cyclist remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash with an HGV on the A507 near Arlesey early on the morning of New Year’s Day – and officers have today appealed for witnesses to come forward.

An appeal has been launched to track down the driver of a Mercedes who drove dangerously and threatened another motorist while travelling down the A505 near Shefford on Christmas Eve, in what police have described as a 'tremendously frightening' incident for the victim.

An appeal has been launched to track down the driver of a Mercedes who drove dangerously and threatened another motorist while travelling down the A507 near Shefford on Christmas Eve.

Updated: Missing Sandy man found safe

Friday, December 30, 2016
Domenico Carluccio from Sandy has been found safe, police have confirmed this afternoon.

A man from Sandy who was reported missing has been found safe, police have confirmed this afternoon.

Domenico Carluccio

Police in Bedfordshire are appealing for help to find a 58-year-old man who is missing from Sandy.

Firefighters from Beds Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

A man in his 60s was rescued from his Shefford flat yesterday by on-call firefighters after a blaze which started in the kitchen while cooking.

Ross Reid

A badminton coach says UK Sport’s decision to cut financial backing for the sport ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is ‘very upsetting’ and could have major repercussions for years to come.

Mark Rayner from Henlow has been found guilty of 14 sexual offences at Luton Crown Court today..

A Henlow man has today been found guilty of 14 child sexual offences – including meeting a 13-year-old girl after grooming her on Facebook.

Some of the old folks enjoyed the party so much they took to the dance floor for the first time in years.

Elderly folks were so taken with the senior citizens Christmas party laid on by a Biggleswade school that some of them took to the dance floor for the first time in years.

Stratton Upper pupils Keown and Jemima.

A pair of Biggleswade teenagers fundraising for a school trip to Central America have been rewarding runners, walkers and bikers looking to get fit by sending snowflake-shaped medals to anyone who completes a 5k circuit.

The trailer being recovered from the Sandy roundabout. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

There are long tailbacks on the A1 this morning after a flatbed lorry split in two and blocked the Sandy roundabout.

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith speaks to pupils at Sandy Upper School to open their new music suite.

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith came to Sandy Upper School by helicopter this afternoon to open its new music and art wing – but not before giving a thundering drum solo for the students.

The van from which Martin McKenna's tools were stolen in Sandy.

A self-employed Sandy window fitter and his family have been left picking up the pieces just before Christmas after thieves broke into his van and stole all his tools, worth about £2,000.

Biggleswade town centre for the Christmas lights swith-on last week.

An impassioned appeal for action to save Biggleswade’s town centre from decline has been met with a barrage of support.

Police were called to the A1(M) at Junction 10 this morning after a lorry overturned

The A1(M) is closed southbound this morning from Biggleswade North to Junction 10 at Stotfold due to an overturned lorry.

Terry Wadsworth from Sandy, who died aged 55 in November 2014 following failures at Bedford Hospital.

Hospital staff three times failed to diagnose the illness that led to a Sandy grandfather’s death in 2014, a coroner has ruled – and his widow says he may have well have just stayed at home.

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Yesterday, 15:27
Councillor Adam Zerny, who launched the petition.

A Potton entrepreneur’s national petition calling for a ‘community right of appeal’ against rural over-development has attracted more than 3,000 signatures in just three days.

Education

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Guest speaker John Sullivan with all the award winners. Photo: Witold Leonowicz

French horn player and BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Goldscheider was back at Baldock’s Knights Templar School on Thursday for its annual commemoration evening.

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