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Woman dies after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station

A woman has died after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has died after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station this morning.

Emergency services were called to the station in Greenhill Street just before eight o'clock.

The station was re-opened at around midday. An investigation into the collision is underway.

Police were at the station for much of the morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“The collision occurred shortly after a bus had arrived at the depot this morning so it is likely people would have witnessed the incident.

The investigation is ongoing and we would like to speak to anyone who may have any information to assist us in this case.”

– PC Martin Longley, Bedfordshire Police

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a lorry at Bedford Bus Station.

It happened just before 8am this morning, and emergency services are still at the scene.

The station is expected to be closed for much of the morning.

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School Debate in Bedford

The countdown to the General Election in May is well underway - but one of the big challenges is getting more young people interested and involved in politics.

School Debate in Bedford Credit: ITV Anglia

To do that our Election 2015 School Debate for years eleven and above is underway.

If your class is doing anything to mark the election - we'd like to see you in action and maybe include you in our programme. You can get more details here

Sarah Cooper has been listening in on a debate organised by St Thomas More Catholic School in Bedford and you can see her report below

Man arrested on suspicion of murder following Bedford incident

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident in Bedford this afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident in Bedford this afternoon.

A man in his 30s was found dead at a property in Byron Crescent at around 4.30pm.

The area's been taped off as forensic teams investigate.

A post-mortem will be held in due course, but police have confirmed that the man had been stabbed.

Two men arrested under terrorism act in Bedford

Two men in their mid-20s have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offences after warrants on two properties in Bedford on Monday 29th December.

Members of the East Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit (ECTIU) executed the warrants. The men were taken to Greyfriars Police Station.

Anyone with information about terrorist related matters can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 111 or the National Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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Warning not to go to Bedford A&E unless absolutely necessary

Bedford Hospital has told people not to come to its Accident and Emergency department unless it's absolutely necessary.

Bedford hospital is urging patients to stay away from A&E unless absolutely necessary. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The hospital is struggling to cope with what it's calling "exceptionally high demand" and cancelled all routine operations on Thursday 18 December to free up beds.

Hospital bosses say they're working hard to resolve the issue but have warned that patients with serious and life-threatening conditions will take priority in the meantime.

Lollipop cameras catch six drivers who failed to stop at school crossings

Video cameras worn by lollipop ladies and men in Bedford have filmed six drivers who have failed to stop at school crossings.

Six drivers caught by lollipop camera Credit: ITV News Anglia

Earlier this year the council brought in the new technology to help protect pupils from drivers who don't stop when told to by crossing patrol staff.

The council described the actions of some drivers as "irresponsible" and said it will pass the footage to the police.

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