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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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Wayward bowling after winning the toss saw Bedfordshire reach 173-1 off 44 overs at lunch - the morning summed up by the last ball.
Left-arm spinner Ollie McGee claimed 3-46 from 19 overs and Newcastle team-mate Mickey Allan 3-32 from nine overs as Bedfordshire struggled.
Speaking at Home Office questions in the Commons, Conservative MP Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire) called on the Government to "pay particular attention to the issue of internal trafficking within the UK, given that 17 of these 24 slaves were British citizens".
Mr Dhillon was one of two members of Bedfordshire Police to receive honours.
Ellie-Jane's parents, Stephen and Nicola, from Langford, Bedfordshire, spent the night at the hospital.
Inspector Jonathan Bevan, of Bedfordshire Police, said: 'I can't really say what condition the children are in.
If a pair for both openers is very rare occurrence the Bedfordshire attack, with only a small total to defend, moved in for the kill to reduce Northumberland to 23-4 in the 19th over.
Lillian Jacobson, 13, left her uncle's address in Luton, Bedfordshire, at 7am on Friday, December 12, to attend school but did not arrive there and has not been seen since.
The Mid Bedfordshire MP had not breached second home rules, standards commissioner John Lyon concluded - because she was actually spending the majority of her time in the Cotswolds.
Fairfield Park, Stotfold, Bedfordshire; later prehistoric settlement in the eastern Chilterns.
Robert Barrington Gill has not been seen since leaving his brother's house, in Shortstown, Bedfordshire, on Boxing Day.
But they made the mistake of picking targets in Bedfordshire, where a rapid response team has just been set-up to catch such conmen.

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