Thursday, August 6, 2020
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In the latest legal column from Woodfines, Lily Burton a solicitor in their Corporate Commercial team, gives an insight into drafting Terms & Conditions...
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We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...

In Bedford this week

Local resident petitions council to save Robinson Pool

A local resident has started a petition urging the Council to take back control of Robinson Pool to preserve its facilities for community use...

Emergency cash pot to help Bedfordians to eat and get basic...

An emergency cash pot of more than £178,700 has been created to help people who are struggling to afford food and essentials during the covid crisis in Bedford. The money has been...

Council dismisses Bedford Central Library ‘for sale’ conspiracy

Bedford Borough Council have dismissed claims made on a local public Facebook group that Bedford Central Library is being sold to make way for residential and commercial development. The post...

‘Priority initiatives’ highlighted in bid to secure government funding

Bedford Borough Council say they've highlighted a number of "priority initiatives" which could secure Government funding to enhance sustainable transport, event infrastructure, and...

Report: Bedford’s coronavirus infection rate “declining since mid-June”

Bedford Borough's COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report has been published and says that the local infection rate has "declined since mid-June" and that there was "no singular cause...

The future of Bedford town centre: transforming traffic on Bedford High...

In our three-part series on the redevelopment of Bedford town centre, we have spoken to residents, traffic experts and urban planners to find out how...

Proposals put forward to make ‘major change’ to local healthcare

Proposals have been put forward that would see a "major change" in the way healthcare is organised in the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the public are being asked to give their...

Have your say about Coronavirus in Mayor Dave’s survey

While the coronavirus infection rate, in Bedford Borough, has declined since mid-June, there has been an increase in new infections in the last two weeks. This mirrors what has been happening...

This week’s most popular stories

Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...
Luton Crown Court
Drug dealer Kurt Bygraves was caught when his brother told the police they would find a ‘load more drugs’ in his bedroom. Officers had gone to the home the brothers share...
police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have issued an appeal to find the man who robbed a Bedford woman in her late 80s yesterday morning (Wednesday). A man forced his way into her property...

Stories you may have missed

Great Denham man jailed for endangering aircraft and sexual assault

A Great Denham man has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and disrupting an easyjet flight from London Luton Airport. Kramat Khan, 36...

Opinion: PCC’s ‘racism accusation’ makes a mockery of both her careers

As a public official, let alone a former journalist, PCC Kathryn Holloway should be more than aware that she and her office will be asked difficult questions and be held to account. Her...

‘Dream come true’ as Bedfordian takes over at Debenhams

A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...

100 Bedford Borough restaurants taking part in ‘Eat Out to Help...

Foodies across Bedford are being encouraged to "Eat Out To Help Out" next month, with around 100 restaurants in the Borough signed up to a government scheme. The idea of the scheme...

Eight arrested as weapons and drugs seized in early morning Bedford...

Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs during early morning police raids in an operation to tackle crime in the town's high rise flats. Concerns about drugs and anti-social...

‘Priority initiatives’ highlighted in bid to secure government funding

Bedford Borough Council say they've highlighted a number of "priority initiatives" which could secure Government funding to enhance sustainable transport, event infrastructure, and...

Council dismisses Bedford Central Library ‘for sale’ conspiracy

Bedford Borough Council have dismissed claims made on a local public Facebook group that Bedford Central Library is being sold to make way for residential and commercial development. The post...

Britannia Road roadworks finally reach completion

Months of traffic disruption are now, hopefully, at an end after it was announced the Britannia Road part of the Transporting Bedford project has finally reached completion. Britannia Road...

The future of Bedford town centre: transforming traffic on Bedford High...

In our three-part series on the redevelopment of Bedford town centre, we have spoken to residents, traffic experts and urban planners to find out how...