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  • Letters 28.9.14: Dial 999 for kindness

    I RECENTLY felt moved to send a message to the ambulance service as all we read and hear is negative comments.I wanted to express my appreciation for the...

  • Letters 28.9.14: Media 'witch-hunt'

    WHY this apparent witch-hunt in the media against Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins and his team (right)?First Mr Martins finds himself...

  • History repeating itself

    I TOTALLY agree with John Lloyd about the increase in traffic along Ampthill Road.I contacted the council refuse department regarding the time that they collect...

  • Our police force is no taxi service

    I AM truly amazed by this story ('Cops give a lift to detainees', Bedfordshire on Sunday, 14/9/14).Do the cops not know that there is a bus stop just a couple...

  • Waddle on drivers. . .

    FULL marks to Bedford Borough for raising the pavement at bus stops in Queen's Park, which makes it much easier for disabled people to access the local buses.It...

  • Headline not much cop

    AFTER picking up today's copy of BoS (7/9/14) I was dismayed to see the headline 'Report says cops put public at risk'.Not only is 'cops' a derogatory and...

  • GPs - speak out!

    THERE is growing alarm that the short-listed proposals for local health provision seem very likely to include plans to curtail services currently available at...

  • Time to take booze ban town wide

    I USE the river to walk/cycle beside and with regards to the area between the railway underpass and the Prebend bridge I notice that it is often frequented by...

  • ​Virgin's 'low blow'

    WAS it a publicity stunt by Virgin which saw a hot air balloon skimming houses in Bedford (BoS 3.8.14)?I hope not as the hot air balloon was spotted by me in...

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    'Support your future'

    HAVE you been on holiday paying £700-£1000 a week? This is the sum currently required to pay for care when you are elderly.Have you questioned what...

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    Your Letters Extra - 10.08.14

    Fluoride 'facts'I AM compelled to respond to Charles Bailey's recent misleading letter regarding water fluoridation. I would like to make him aware of the...

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    'Pricey but practical'

    Pricey but practicalOH dear. I would have thought the writer of this article ('£2.3m 
taxpayers' cash blown on bridge too far', BoS, 3.8.14) would have...

  • Your letters - 13.07.14

    Italian consul successWE are an English couple who arrived in Bedford three years ago.We had no idea that the town had any particular connection with Italy or...

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    Power to the people

    THANK you. In last week's newspaper our very real concerns were given the front page ('Solar farm invasion' BoS, 29.7.14). This unseemly gold rush in the...

  • Invasion ‘fiction’

    LAST week's front page headline 'Solar farm invasion' (BoS, 29.6.14) and opening paragraph about north Bedfordshire villages seeing 'thousands of panels taking...

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    Setting up camp

    IN the June 15 BoS Steve Lowe commented on the current tributes to WW1 and the D Day landings which is all well and good but he then ended by saying we should...

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    Nuisance is no walk in the park

    A RECENT walk in the sunshine through Clapham's delightful nature reserve, Brown's Wood, was spoilt by the unwelcome sound of racing motorcycles. Exhaust fumes...

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    BoS’ bus pass success

    WELL done Bedfordshire on Sunday reminding us all that the concessionary bus pass for senior citizensand the disabled is under threat from the future actions of...

  • ‘Indulge’ yourself

    'Indulge' yourselfI READ with interest and some dismay last week's letter, 'Don't take handouts, do something'.Whilst I applaud Mrs O's daughter's success in...