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Nuclear test veterans campaign to secure £25m charitable fund

Nuclear test veterans are campaigning to secure a £25m pound charitable fund for them and their descendants.

Dominic Owen's father was in the RAF, and was exposed to radiation at nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s.

Dominic, who lives in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, has serious congenital health problems, and says the fund would be a good start.

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Critically endangered twin bongo calves born at Woburn Safari Park

With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.
With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.

Rare twins have been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire. It's thought there are only around 100 East African Mountain Bongos left in the wild.

The birth of twins is incredibly rare. The pair of female antelopes were born in a 14 acre woodland reserve at the park.

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Pensioner injured in attempted street robbery

An 80-year-old man has been injured following an attempted street robbery in Elstow near Bedford.

Map showing location of attempted robbery in Elstow, Bedfordshire.
Map showing location of attempted robbery in Elstow, Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man threatened the pensioner with a knife in West End at about 7pm on Thursday. He managed to run away but fell and suffered a suspected broken arm.

Anyone with information can contact DC Kerr, in confidence, on 01234 275035, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Woman seriously injured in four-vehicle crash on M1

A woman has been left with serious head injuries after a four-vehicle crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning.

The northbound carriageway was shut between junctions 11 and 12 overnight. It re-opened shortly after 8.30am.

The crash involved two HGVs and two cars.

The woman has been taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is due to be transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge later.

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