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Seven pharmacies in Bedford will take on the role of vaccination centres when the temporary sites at the Queen's Park Gurdwara and King's House on Ampthill Road close on 30 June...
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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

Missing: Can you help find 15-year-old Marsha Penman?

Bedfordshire Police is asking for the public's help to find missing 15-year-old Marsha Penman. Marsha has been missing from her home address in Bedford since Friday (18 June). She is 5’6’’, slim...

Shop’s licence under threat after trading standards and police uncover 14,000...

A corner shop found to be storing 14,000 counterfeit cigarettes could be put out of business if its alcohol licence is revoked, a meeting heard. Trading standards officers and Bedfordshire Police have called...

Pfizer drop-in returns to Harpur Suite this Saturday 26 June

Anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop in for their Pfizer vaccine this Saturday (26 June) at the Harpur Suite, or at two other locations Monday - Sunday. You do not need to book an appointment or show ID...

Residents asked to ‘raise a racket’ about their views on tennis...

Bedford Borough Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to find out what residents think about tennis courts in the Borough's parks and what would encourage them to play tennis more regularly...

Bedford residents urged to apply to EU Settlement Scheme by 30...

Amid concerns that some residents might miss the deadline, Bedford Borough Council is urging all EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their families, who lived in the UK on 31 December 2020, to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme...

Clapham Road: latest road widening project to begin on 28 June

The latest stage of queue-busting improvements will start on Clapham road this Monday, creating a dedicated left-turning lane from the south of Clapham Road into Manton Lane, allowing school and freight traffic...

Windrush Day thanksgiving celebration to take place this Sunday

The first Windrush Day thanksgiving and celebration event will take place in Bedford this Sunday (27 June), acknowledging the immense contribution made by the people who arrived from the Caribbean...

Bedford MP joins young learners’ campaign to save their Tavistock Street...

Learners at a not-for-profit centre providing training and educational support to young people with special needs are asking for help to save their Tavistock Street centre, after its ESFA funding will be stopped in July...

Bedford motor racing prospect wins in Scotland to maintain championship lead

Bedford's latest motor racing prospect continued his fine form in Scotland, setting the pace at the top of the National Formula Ford Championship...

This week’s most popular stories

A new world food supermarket has opened in Bedford, with an official visit from the Ghanaian Embassy's Head of Trade and Investment. Mr Papa Kow Bartels joined High Sheriff of Bedfordshire...
A home along Bedford's Embankment has recently been sold with an asking price of £2 million, causing some to wonder if it's the highest priced home in the town. While some homes...
A burglar, who was captured and detained by her intended victim, has been sentenced to over three years imprisonment after targeting an address near Castle Road in Bedford...

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Residents asked to ‘raise a racket’ about their views on tennis...

Bedford Borough Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to find out what residents think about tennis courts in the Borough's parks and what would encourage them to play tennis more regularly...

Bedford team help develop “faster and safer” coronavirus sampling

A team based in Bedford say their work has the "potential to transform the global battle against coronavirus and other viruses" after they developed a 'buffer' to used in testing kits, making them...

Bedford motor racing prospect wins in Scotland to maintain championship lead

Bedford's latest motor racing prospect continued his fine form in Scotland, setting the pace at the top of the National Formula Ford Championship...

Faces of Bedford: Owain George, artist, Willington

When the Prime Minister announced the first lockdown in March 2020, commercial and wedding photographer, Dan Davies of Two-D Photography saw his work evaporate overnight. Weddings and events may have been...

Bedford residents urged to apply to EU Settlement Scheme by 30...

Amid concerns that some residents might miss the deadline, Bedford Borough Council is urging all EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their families, who lived in the UK on 31 December 2020, to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme...

Pfizer drop-in returns to Harpur Suite this Saturday 26 June

Anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop in for their Pfizer vaccine this Saturday (26 June) at the Harpur Suite, or at two other locations Monday - Sunday. You do not need to book an appointment or show ID...

Shop’s licence under threat after trading standards and police uncover 14,000...

A corner shop found to be storing 14,000 counterfeit cigarettes could be put out of business if its alcohol licence is revoked, a meeting heard. Trading standards officers and Bedfordshire Police have called...

Bedford CC humbled by New Bradwell in top of the table...

Bedford CC endured a tough weekend as they lost their top of the table clash in Division Two of the BCCL, as well as succumbing to Kempston Hammers in the local derby...

Jail term for York Street burglar detained by victim in arm...

A burglar, who was captured and detained by her intended victim, has been sentenced to over three years imprisonment after targeting an address near Castle Road in Bedford...