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A borough of south-central England on the Ouse River west of Cambridge. It was the site of a Saxon victory over the Britons in 571.


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1. (Placename) a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Bedfordshire


1. (Biography) David. 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
2. (Biography) Duke of, title of John of Lancaster. 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)


(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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The data center is networked to TGS Imaging's processing nodes in Houston, USA and Bedford, England, and is able to perform duplication and integrity checks, data transcription, sub-volume extraction, data split/merges and pre-stack work.
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Wall received his Bachelor of Science from De Montford University in Bedford, England, and a Master of Science from San Diego State University.
The family were living in Knightswood, Glasgow, but two weeks ago they were taken to an immigration centre in Bedford, England.
The brand is made by the Charles Wells Brewery of Bedford, England.
Born in Bedford, England, she has lived in Chatsworth for 10 years.

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