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Service held for mayor of Bedford

Frank Branston

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A memorial service has been held for the former Mayor of Bedford, Frank Branston.

He died in hospital two weeks after he had emergency heart surgery.

The former journalist was the eastern counties' first elected mayor in 2002 and was re-elected in 2007.

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