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Bedfordshire

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Bedford,

former county, central England. Also called Beds, it was abolished as an administrative authority in 2009, but it remains a ceremonial county under the Lieutenancies Act. The county seat was BedfordBedford,
town and borough (1991 pop. 75,632), central England, on the Ouse River. It is an important industrial center; diesel engines, pumps, turbines, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, and transistors are the chief manufactures.
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; other chief towns were LutonLuton
, borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 163,209), S central England on the Lea River. Hats, automobiles, ball bearings, and aircraft parts are among the products manufactured. The English millinery industry was established there during the time of James I.
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 and DunstableDunstable
, town (1991 pop. 30,912), Central Bedfordshire, SE England. Located at the meeting point of the ancient Icknield Street and Watling Street, Dunstable is a developing residential and industrial district, with printing and cement plants and extensive automobile works.
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. The county was a refuge for Protestants from the European continent during the English civil warEnglish civil war,
1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the "parliamentarians," that culminated in the defeat and execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth.
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Bedfordshire

a county of S central England: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Bedford. Pop. (excluding Luton): 388 600 (2003 est.). Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq. km (460 sq. miles)
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NORTHUMBERLAND 1ST INNINGS: 461-9 (90 overs) BEDFORDSHIRE 1ST INNINGS: 317 all-out (87.
Sunday's raid on the Greenacres travellers' site, in Leighton Buzzard, was launched as part of a long-running investigation by Bedfordshire Police which suggested the men were being held against their will in poor conditions at the site, and forced to work for no pay.
Peter Conniff, Bedfordshire Police Authority chairman, said: "When we first talked about how much it would cost, we were only estimating.
Pc Mick Collard of Bedfordshire Police's missing persons unit said: "We and his family are very concerned about his welfare and want to hear from him or anyone who might have information about his whereas.
75"), and well illustrated with b&w and color plates of finds, drawings, and maps of the site, this volume presents a detailed analysis of excavations carried out between 2004-2005 by Oxford Archaeology on nine sites along the route of the new bypass around the town of Great Barford in Bedfordshire.
But yesterday Bedfordshire Police said the loss of the ammunition the defence would not be able to fully test the accusation that it was linked to one of the defendants' guns.
Dr Gail Kinman, of the University of Bedfordshire, said: "It is important to ensure that the efforts academics put into their work are balanced by the rewards they receive, which may not necessarily be financial.
Last night Inspector Chris Sapsford, of Bedfordshire Police, said: "The woman is being questioned at Dunstable police station.
If you are an under-18 living in Hertfordshire, you're eight times more likely to have your DNA data stored than next door in Bedfordshire, even though Bedfordshire has higher crime rates.
5m tourists a year and create hundreds of jobs, has given its support to a rival bid in Bedfordshire.
Five days before the couple were due to appear in court on criminal charges, they died under a train at Arlesey, Bedfordshire, in June this year.
The drama happened as the car careered out of control and tumbled down a steep bank into the lake at Arlesey, Bedfordshire.

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