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Man haunted by sexual abuse as a child sees his abuser sentenced to more than ten years

As his abuser is sentenced for 10-and-a-half years, a man in his 30s, haunted by prolonged sexual abuse as a child, has told of his relief at finally being able to open up and speak about what happened to him.

The abuse began when he was aged around 10 in 2000, and continued for approximately five years, only stopping when he was in his mid-teens and at middle school. He finally found the courage to speak to police in 2018, after confiding in his partner about what had happened.

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Planned £60m mental health provision in Bedford likely to result in closure of three units in south of the county

A new £60m mental health building in the north of the county is “a once in a generation opportunity for the people of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford borough”, a meeting heard.

The potential investment on the Bedford Health Village site would almost certainly lead to three premises in south Bedfordshire being shut down.

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Bedford Borough: Council seeks new deal with developers to secure future of iconic airship sheds

Bedford Borough Council had in 2014 given permission for 592 homes to be built near the sheds at Shortstown on the understanding that a deal would be agreed to maintain them.

But the site has now been sold to Bellway Homes and they and Gallagher Developments applied for planning permission to change the layout and design of the new homes.

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Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes receives a grant from London Northwestern Railway

A charity which provides support to dozens of rough sleepers in Milton Keynes has been given a boost thanks to a grant from rail operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR).

The Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes supports rough sleepers from its base at Unity Park Station which is opposite the city’s Central railway station, operated by LNR.

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