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Dema with blade Image: my AFK
Keen runner Dema Aktaa, 27, lost her leg in an explosion when her Syrian village was attacked in August 2012. After coming to the UK in 2017 as a refugee, charity my AFK (formerly Action for...
Annual Ken Liddell Charity tournament Image: Flitwick and Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club
Flitwick and Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club recently held its annual Ken Liddell Charity Tournament in aid of the Brain Research UK. The charity funds research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives...
Cricket stumps and bails hit by a ball Image by woodsy AdobeStock_23971167
A Central Bedfordshire Council scheme which encourages local voluntary and community groups to apply for grants of up to £25K has awarded £200,000 to twelve groups, following its latest bidding round. The Community Assets Grant Scheme,...
Rye Demolition
Rye Group, a provider of demolition, remediation and ground and enabling works has substituted its use of standard red diesel with HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) in its site plant and machinery, to proactively reduce fuel...
Woman swallowing a Capsule Endoscopy Camera Image by PhotoEdit AdobeStock_329180722
A pilot using advanced screening technology to identify cancer and other diseases early is being rolled out in Bedfordshire.  The imaging technology is incorporated in a capsule no bigger than a pill, and can provide...
Hedgehog in someone's garden Image: Flitwick News
Collisions with vehicles is one of the most common forms of mortality in hedgehog populations, which has halved in rural areas since 2000. To help to reduce the number of small mammal deaths by vehicles, a...
COVID vaccination Image by scaliger AdobeStock_392345110
Dr Sean O’Kelly, regional medical director for the East of England said everyone aged 18 and over should use this weekend to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with more than eight walk-in...
Flitwick & Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club LTA Regional Club of the Year
Flitwick & Ampthill Lawn Tennis Club has been chosen from over 500 clubs to be the Regional Winner of the Club of the Year for Central & East in the 2021 LTA Tennis Awards. LTA volunteer...
Flitwick Sign Cropped
As part of the Government’s £56m ‘Welcome Back Fund’ being issued to councils nationwide, Central Bedfordshire is being allocated £255,873 to help local high streets reopen and attract shoppers and tourists. The council has plans for...
Flitwick Station
Central Bedfordshire Council is moving forward with its plans to improve Flitwick train station with a new transport hub, connecting bus and rail services for the community. To start work on redeveloping the train station, pre-works...