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Cranfield University takes ownership of new flying classroom and laboratory

Cranfield University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre’s (NFLC) fleet expansion became a reality this month with the transfer of ownership of its latest asset, a Saab 340B aircraft. The University has been fundraising this year for a replacement to their aging Jetstream 31, which operates from Cranfield’s Global Research Airport. The facility is unique in the UK by providing aerospace engineering students from over 20 Universities and Cranfield with invaluable flight test experience as a flying classroom. Further funding is needed to complete modifications to support the next generation of aero-engineers. Being larger than the Jetstream 31, the Saab 340B will accommodate more students on each flight. This will create new research capabilities, including potentially in collaboration with other universities. The flying laboratory also undertakes research projects testing the development of aerospace technologies and flight operations.

Marston Moretaine News

The latest news from the village of Marston Moretaine

Independent candidate visits Marston Moretaine

Mid Bedfordshire's Independent Candidate, Alan Victor, was in Marston Moretaine on Friday (29 November 2019). It was part of his tour of the constituency, asking people what they want from their parliamentary representative. He said: "At least 90% of people I talk to say they are not happy with politicians. Many say it in much stronger words! "I feel the same and that is why I decided to stand in the general election. I would like to send a message to the politicians but I can only do it with your help." Alan told the Chronicle that many of the people he has spoken to are unhappy because they see politicians as an obstacle to getting out of the EU, which they voted for in the 2016 referendum. "Many others are unhappy because they feel their voice isn’t being heard and the politicians are leading us down a path against their interests."

Wootton News

The latest news from the village of Wootton

Bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat

The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease in their birds over the winter. There are some simple measures that all poultry keepers, whether they are running a large commercial farm, keeping a few hens in their back garden, or rearing game birds, should take to protect their birds against the threat of avian influenza (bird flu) in the coming winter months.

Lidlington News

The latest news from the village of Lidlington

Linsay’s fundraiser for Keech Hospice Care

On Sunday 1st December Lisa Raphael and Linsay Black will be running 17 miles to mark the time Linsay’s mum spent receiving care at Keech Hospice. Part of the run will be on the Bedford Santa 5K Run (3.1 miles) along with hundreds of other runners, all dressed as Santa. The fun run was organised by Keech Hospice Care to help to raise vital funds. After completing this race Lisa and Linsay will run a further 14 miles back to Woburn, still dressed as Father Christmas. Linsay said: “This will make 17 miles in total and will be in recognition of the 17 days Linsay’s mum spent being looked after by the wonderful staff at Keech before she sadly passed away in September last year.” Lisa and Linsay’s aim is to raise as much well-needed funds as possible, Linsay commented that it takes £7000 per day to keep Keech Hospice open.

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