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Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after an 18-year-old woman was raped on Friday (16 April). At around 9pm, the woman was with a younger girl in some woods...
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In Bedford this week

40,000 tulips burst into bloom in Bedford

The annual Spring spectacle along Bedford's Embankment has burst into life, with over 40,000 tulips taking centre stage. The bulbs were planted in the autumn along with bedding plants...

Local children’s art brought to life in Mural of Joy in...

Local children have helped bring a joyful splash of colour to a street in Kempston, thanks to a collaboration between the Bedford Borough Parent Carer Form and local charity Creating Memories...

Clinical Blues bounce back to beat Richmond

The 72nd meeting between Richmond and the Blues provided an intriguing match up, with Bedford scoring six tries in a clinical victory...

Maternity chiefs set for grilling following Bedford Hospital ‘inadequate’ rating

Maternity chiefs are set to be grilled by councillors about their improvement plans after inspectors found there was a risk of baby abduction at Bedford Hospital...

Letters: Over-the-top electric charging provision at Riverside North car park

I know that there needs to be lots more charging points for electric vehicles in the future. I do think, though, that the Borough has gone over the top in the provision being installed in the car park on Riverside North...

Get involved to vote for this year’s Bid4Better community project

Residents in Bedford and Kempston have the opportunity this Saturday to vote for the Bid4Better community project they think will have the most impact on tackling serious youth violence in our area...

Bedfordshire charities join forces to provide Covid catch-up support to schools

For many students, lockdown learning has not been easy, but thanks to two Bedfordshire charities and trainee teachers from the University of Bedfordshire, help is on hand to help everyone catch up...

Waffle the toy dog reunited with his owner thanks to Facebook...

A toy dog, lost in Bedford town centre, has been reunited with its owner, thanks to a local Facebook group. Chanique took to the We Are Bedford Facebook group to ask if any of its 29,700 members had seen her daughter's...

Pitchside pint at Bedford’s newest bar and restaurant

Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...

This week’s most popular stories

Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from buildings on Brickhill Drive this morning (Wednesday) after a fire broke out on the roof of Bedford Heights...
A 33-year-old Bedford man is among the 112,00 people affected by brain tumours who are demanding action from the Government today to fund research to help find a cure. Eddie Adams is supporting a petition created...

Stories you may have missed

Bedfordshire charities join forces to provide Covid catch-up support to schools

For many students, lockdown learning has not been easy, but thanks to two Bedfordshire charities and trainee teachers from the University of Bedfordshire, help is on hand to help everyone catch up...

40,000 tulips burst into bloom in Bedford

The annual Spring spectacle along Bedford's Embankment has burst into life, with over 40,000 tulips taking centre stage. The bulbs were planted in the autumn along with bedding plants...

Letters: Over-the-top electric charging provision at Riverside North car park

I know that there needs to be lots more charging points for electric vehicles in the future. I do think, though, that the Borough has gone over the top in the provision being installed in the car park on Riverside North...

Hundreds evacuated after fire breaks out on Bedford Heights’ roof

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from buildings on Brickhill Drive this morning (Wednesday) after a fire broke out on the roof of Bedford Heights...

Letters: Offer free car parking for the next three months to...

As Bedford reopens after this long COVID Lockdown we all need to support its many excellent businesses. A while ago you published a brilliant letter from Gemma of The Arc supporting the independent shops in Bedford...

Police launch investigation into Clapham High Street arson attack

Bedfordshire Police officers are keen to speak to a man seen leaving a suspected arson attack on a house in High Street, Clapham in the early hours of Saturday morning (10 April)...

Local children’s art brought to life in Mural of Joy in...

Local children have helped bring a joyful splash of colour to a street in Kempston, thanks to a collaboration between the Bedford Borough Parent Carer Form and local charity Creating Memories...

Harpur Centre team take inspiration from Captain Sir Tom to raise...

The team at Bedford's Harpur Centre are undertaking a challenge in memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore, to raise money for his charitable foundation...

Pitchside pint at Bedford’s newest bar and restaurant

Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...