Cranfield has a Non-League football team Cranfield United F.C. who play at their own ground in Crawley Road, Cranfield MK430AA

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Cranfield is a village and civil parish in north west Bedfordshire, England, between Bedford and Milton Keynes. It has a population of 4,909,[1] and is in Central Bedfordshire District.

Cranfield is also home to the privately owned English Electric Lightning T5 "XS458" which conducts regular demonstration fast taxi and ground runs at selected weekends during the summer months.

In addition to University flights, Cranfield is home to the Met Office research aircraft Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements.

Cranfield campus is approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of central London and adjacent to the village of Cranfield,[7] Bedfordshire. The nearest large towns are Milton Keynes and Bedford, the centres of which are both about 8 miles (13 km) away. Cambridge is about 30 miles (48 km) east.

In August 2005 a new business incubation centre was opened. It was designed to encourage and support hi-tech and knowledge based pre-start and early start companies during the formative stages of their development.[3]

Cranfield Students Association (CSA) is the students' union and runs the main student bar, cafe and shop on the Cranfield campus. The student newspaper is called "Entropy". Kelechi Anyaoha is the President of Cranfield Students Association for 2016/2017.

On 13th September 2016 the airport announced to operators that with immediate effect, a raft of restrictions would be introduced; these included closure on every weekend for the "forseeable future", closure on some weekdays, limitations on openning hours and "flow control" arrangements.

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An academic partnership with the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) at Shrivenham was formed in 1984. RMCS, whose roots can be traced back to 1772, is now a part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and now forms the Defence College of Management and Technology, known as 'DCMT' and from 2009 as "Cranfield Defence and Security". RMCS became wholly postgraduate in c.2007 with undergraduate courses moved elsewhere.

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Cranfield has two public houses, a football club, hairdressers, several take-away restaurants, two small supermarkets and one car dealership. There is also a surgery and dentist's practice along with a pharmacy. Cranfield has a university, two schools with another in production, three parks and a multi-use games area.

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The Cranfield Institute of Technology was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1969, giving the institution its own degree-awarding powers.

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Shrivenham is about 73 miles (117 km) west of London, adjacent to Shrivenham village, 7 miles (11 km) from the centre of the nearest town, Swindon, and around 23 miles (37 km) from Oxford.

The aerodrome is also used by fixed-wing and helicopter flight training organisations. Increasingly, general aviation, small business aircraft and private jets make use of the facilities. The airfield is 3 mi (4.8 km) from the M1 motorway and the town of Milton Keynes, making it the nearest to the town.

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Cranfield University is adjacent to the village, on the other side of the airfield.

Between 1955 and 1969 a period of diversification took place. In 1967 the college presented the Privy Council with a petition for the grant of a Royal Charter along with a draft charter for a new institution to be called Cranfield Institute of Technology.


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There are a number of companies located on the Cranfield University Technology Park ranging from large international companies to small start-ups. Major companies on the park include:

Although the length of the runway means that Cranfield can handle small to medium-sized airliners, remaining infrastructure is not suitable for scheduled passenger flights.

C4D Building, the Centre for Creative Competitive Design, opened 2010

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The Church of St Peter and St Paul[2] has records going back at least to 1600, and is notable for its newly restored bells.

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The village Post Office is now contained within the Co-op store; previously it was on separate premises near the centre of the village. Cranfield has one of only a small number of Morgan dealerships, in addition to a Ford dealer. There are further facilities at the university campus including a Post Office and bookshop.

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Developing chemical tools to combat the trafficking of illegal substances

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