Bedford Free School has said it will open as planned next month even though the council has refused it planning permission.
An appeal was rejected by Bedford Borough Council last night over fears of traffic congestion, but despite the setback the school believes it is legally entitled to operate. Russell Hookey reports.
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Mainly fine with sunny spells. The sunshine will become hazy later with cloud thickening ahead of evening rain. Maximum temperature 19°C.
Police in Essex have launched an extensive search for two teenage girls from Maldon who've gone missing.
Mainly dry during this evening with some late sunny spells, but there is the chance of the odd sharp shower.