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  • Jess Grugeon ammended Feb 24th

    Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath and fire my spirit; were the words we all sang /chanted near the end of a summertime camp. In 1983, my older...

  • Jess Grugeon

    Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath and fire my spirit; were the words we all sang /chanted at the end of a summertime camp. In 1981, my older...

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    John Ball's Diary 22.2.15

    Monday. February 16NEW recruit Jenna Hutber goes behind the scenes at the circus on her second week in the role. The ringmaster Paul Martinez introduces her to...

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    John Ball's Diary 15.02.15

    Tuesday, February 10EDITOR Sarah is having a look around a new theatre which is due to open soon. However to do so she has to don wellies but they don't have...

  • Parliament is one big posh school reunion

    UNTIL I watched that new documentary about life Inside The Commons, I had never realised just how similar Sharnbrook Upper School is to the Houses of Parliament...

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    John Ball's Diary 8.2.15

    Tuesday, February 3THE newsdesk is sent an email by a reader containing a number of pictures of the peahen which is regularly seen around Bedford.Also attached...

  • Jess Grugeon

    There really is nothing quite so effective at making, 'anything else' seem an attractive idea than a looming essay deadline.   And I mean, 'anything.'...

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    John Ball's Diary 1.2.15

    Tuesday, January 27AFTER 16 long years our beloved Judy Riley is finally leaving us for pastures new but true to the character she is, she has had to make sure...

  • Jess Grugeon

    As a child, me and my brother were never allowed dogs or cats or anything large enough to cuddle.  We did have mice and several hamsters even goldfish. My...

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    John Ball's Diary 18.1.15

    Sunday, January 11REGULARS at an Ampthill pub gave landlord Russell Fletcher his first shave in 12 months – and raised a massive £6.5k for...

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    John Ball's Diary 11.1.15

    Tuesday, January 6LAST week we ran a story about how Sandy Town Council is planning to close its tourist information centre following calls from concerned...

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    John Ball's Diary 4.1.15

    Monday, December 29OUR sister title, Luton on Sunday, publishes a weekly column written by figures in the local community. This week it is PCC Olly Martins'...

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  • John Ball's Diary

    Monday, December 22BoS always has one eye on the future, but that eye strayed a little too far last week - a whole week too far in fact (pictured below).Some...

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    John Ball's Diary 21.12.14

    Wednesday, December 17THE 'historic Georgian market town' of Ampthill saw its own version of Battle of the Bands when half the local brass band played carols in...

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    John Ball's Diary 14.12.14

    Monday, December 8DEAR pedants,I do love it when you get on your high horse and send BoS a rude email pointing out an error. I have a frank admission to make...

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    John Ball's Diary 7.12.14

    Sunday, November 30PUTNOE motorist and avid BoS reader Hardeep Saggu has sent me this snap (pictured right) of the white markings on the A421 where the...