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MPs Stephen McPartland, Sir Oliver Heald, Alistair Burt and Heidi Allen are ‘hunkered down in meeting rooms’ amid lockdown after a shooting at the Houses of Parliament.

Stevenage is the most adulterous town in Hertfordshire – that’s according to an index released today that claims to chart infidelity across the UK.

Stevenage narrowly edges out Letchworth and Hitchin as the best town for commuters in North Herts – that’s according to a formula put together by a credit comparison website.

The coal miner’s son who has served the people of Bedfordshire as a councillor for more than a decade has this week stepped down.

Looking for something to do with the kids today? There’s lambing at Stratton School Farm in Biggleswade, and all are invited to come and see the new additions.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Baldock Town strengthened their position in second place in SSML Division One with a 3-1 win at promotion rivals Langford.

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Anthony James has broken the record for the most goals scored in a single season by a Baldock Town player.

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Langford beat Brimsdown 2-1 on Saturday to move to within three points of second-place Harpenden Town in SSML Division One.

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Three men have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of stealing power tools in Biggleswade and elsewhere.

Are you a Biggleswade resident who needs a hand with accessing the services and support you require?

Do you recognise any of these seven men? Detectives investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old boy think they may be able to assist their enquiries, and could be in Herts, Beds or Cambs.

A Biggleswade nursery has apologised in the wake of a damning Ofsted report telling of compromised safety and a lack of proper first aid treatment.

The tragic death of a beloved Shefford GP at the weekend has prompted an outpouring of generosity from the community, with more than £6,650 raised in his memory within two days.

A Sandy company was among those praised for its part in rescuing a horse which became trapped in a ditch in the town.

Thieves smashed through a lock to steal tools from a van in Biggleswade.

St Swithun’s VC Lower School in Sandy is celebrating after it was rated ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted.

RSPB The Lodge in Sandy held its annual Giving Nature a Home festival on Sunday – and despite the wet weather, a great time was had by all.

A pair of teenagers fundraising for a spell of volunteering in Tanzania held a quiz night at the Stotfold Conservative Club.

If you see a white minibus with a distinctive green ‘Ivel Sprinter’ logo on it, flag it down and grab yourself a lift.

Sandy’s Kings Road Surgery is to move into the town centre within months after its request for reserved bays in the town council car park received final approval.

A hospital whose doctors performed open-heart surgery on a dad from Stotfold is to benefit from £2,200 raised by the patient’s wife and a friend through a half marathon.

Who’s that with our celebrity? It’s Scarlett Moffatt of course!

Thieves who broke into a van and stole tools in Biggleswade in the early hours of yesterday morning fled when confronted by their victim.

A dad and two sons from Potton were today jailed after they admitted keeping unlicensed shotguns, with one also pleading guilty to possession of hard drugs.

Central Bedfordshire Council has begun to address ongoing concerns raised over parking shortages and levels of trade in Biggleswade, but advocates for the town say their pledge is really just ‘a drop in the ocean’.

A former Premier League goalkeeper was in Sandy on Friday night for the opening of a new academy for aspiring shot-stoppers.

In the wake of Bedfordshire Police’s damning HMIC report on Thursday, North East Beds MP Alistair Burt has called for a meeting between the inspector, those responsible for the county’s policing and all Beds MPs.

Biggleswade’s Islamic community opened their doors to people of all backgrounds during a day of dialogue, fun and food last Saturday.

Angry Potton residents braved Storm Doris in an attempt to disrupt a Central Beds Council budget meeting on Thursday – as police were called to calm frayed tempers.

Bedfordshire Police has been branded the worst force in the country in a damning report released today by the national watchdog.

A brave single mum with incurable cancer is crowdfunding her funeral costs and also wants to provide a chance for her two young boys – who are also her carers – to develop their talents and flourish.

Police in Beds, Herts and Cambs will now have the benefit of a new HGV cab to help catch motorists who use their mobile phones while behind the wheel.

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MPs Stephen McPartland, Sir Oliver Heald, Alistair Burt and Heidi Allen are ‘hunkered down in meeting rooms’ amid lockdown after a shooting at the Houses of Parliament.

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