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Dunstable

(dŭn`stəbəl), town (1991 pop. 30,912), Central Bedfordshire, SE England. Located at the meeting point of the ancient Icknield StreetIcknield Street
, name for a prehistoric road in England, extending SW from the Wash, along the line of the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downs, to Salisbury Plain.
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 and Watling StreetWatling Street
, important ancient road in England, built by the Romans in the course of their military occupation. It ran from London generally north to the intersection with the Fosse Way, c.
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, Dunstable is a developing residential and industrial district, with printing and cement plants and extensive automobile works. There are interesting traces of Stone and Bronze Age civilizations, including the Maiden Bower and Five Knolls earthworks; one of the Knolls, excavated in 1926, contained remains and ornaments of a woman of c.2000 B.C. The Priory Church includes part of an Augustinian priory founded with the town in 1131. Whipsnade Zoo is nearby. Dunstable has a College of Further Education.

Dunstable

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John. died 1453, English composer, esp of motets and mass settings, noted for his innovations in harmony and rhythm

Dunstable

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an industrial town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire. Pop.: 50 775 (2001)
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Meanwhile victory over Dunstable tonight would be their first in six and would also complete a league double over the side from Bedfordshire who are themselves battling to avoid relegation.
According to Dunstable police and fire departments, the skydiver, identified as Aatif Rathad from Pepperell Skydiving Center, was stuck at a height between 60 to 80 feet on the tree.
Even, the building will accommodate fuel and salt stores and will be used to provide support for works at the Dunstable Northern bypass (A5 M1 link) which is being constructed.
Ian Traylor's curling 20-yard effort was saved on 29 minutes before Dunstable stunned the home crowd with an equaliser from their first attack two minutes later by Shane Bush.
The 29-year-old woman driver was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking: officers subsequently raided an address in Dunstable, seizing 26kg of suspected heroin and 60kg of cannabis.
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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, in Bedfordshire, are recruiting Bands 5 and 6 operating department practitioners now.
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NOTHUMBERLAND were restricted to less than two hours' cricket on the opening day of their Minor Counties clash with Bedfordshire at Dunstable.
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Bedfordshire Police said the member of staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital had been released on bail pending further inquiries into a number of alleged serious sexual offences against former patients at the site.