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(ˈbɛdfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of S central England, administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq km (460 sq miles). Abbreviation: Beds


(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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My Father's house is situated in Bedfordshire, my Aunt's in Middlesex, and tho' I flatter myself with being a tolerable proficient in Geography, I know not how it happened, but I found myself entering this beautifull Vale which I find is in South Wales, when I had expected to have reached my Aunts.
Well, dear, I at all events am ready for Bedfordshire.
Now, there's a churchyard in Bedfordshire,' said Pancks.
Contract location- bedfordshire cbc care and support services provides direct care and support services to people living in central bedfordshire, these services include 4 older peoples care homes, a profound and multiple learning disability home, a supported living service for people with learning disabilities day centres for older people and people with learning disabilities(including a horticultural centre) a reablement service which includes support in peoples homes and two brick based reablement services.
The blaze broke out in the early hours of yesterday in the Patas monkey house within the African Forest drive-through enclosure of the park in Bedfordshire.
The Airlander 10, which is 92 metres long and weighs 20 tonnes, broke free from a mooring mast in Cardington, Bedfordshire.
Tracy Houghton, 45, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire, died in the accident on the A34 in Berkshire on Wednesday.
NORTHUMBERLAND had to settle for a draw against Bedfordshire after rain washed out the final day of their Unicorns Championship game.
All-rounder Tindale continues to impress with the bat, finishing unbeaten on 58, Bedfordshire 6-0 in their second innings when rain arrived in mid-afternoon.
Alastair Cook turning out to bat for the Bedfordshire Farmers Cricket Club.
Rugby Independent Bikers (RIB) held a fundraising barbecue and live music event, to help raise funds for children who have long-term illnesses in Bedfordshire.
star was investigated by Bedfordshire police this month after a rival candidate claimed she had broken rules by circulating illegal pamphlets.

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