Saturday, September 19, 2020
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In Bedford this week

Bedford outlines plans for £1.7m town centre heritage funding

Regeneration funding of £1.76m has been awarded to Bedford High Street to encourage more people to visit the town centre...

Wilden dog theft CCTV footage shared by Beds Police

Do you recognise these men? If so, Bedfordshire Police would like to speak to them following a spate of dog thefts. Eight dogs were reported stolen on...

Regulators step in after concerns about troubled East of England Ambulance...

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has reiterated its commitment to patient safety after regulatory action has been taken against...

Three members of Bedford-Cambridge county lines drug gang jailed

Police have cracked down on a county lines gang running from Bedford to Cambridge, leading to three men being jailed for a total of 15 years for a...

‘Do not drink your tap water’ Turvey residents warned

Until further notice, Turvey residents are advised by Anglian Water not to drink their tap water. It follows third party damage to a nearby water...

Tidy Tip reopens to vans and trailers as capacity increases

For the first time since the end of March, vans and most trailers will be able to return to Bedford's household waste recycling centre...

L&D receives almost twice as much A&E funding as Bedford Hospital

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital (L&D) has today been awarded a £5.7m funding boost to their A&E department, almost twice that awarded to Bedford...

NSPCC Bedfordshire launches online gift fair to support Childline

NSPCC Bedfordshire have launched an online luxury gift fair today, with all profits and a 10% donation from online sales going to Childline. Usually the Bedfordshire branch of the NSPCC hold a...

Police issue CCTV in Bedford footbridge robbery investigation

Bedfordshire Police are keen to speak to three men captured in CCTV footage in relation to a robbery near Midland Road on 5 September...

This week’s most popular stories

CCTV Wilden dog theft
Do you recognise these men? If so, Bedfordshire Police would like to speak to them following a spate of dog thefts. Eight dogs were reported stolen on...
Spot the difference. Two photos taken almost a month apart show no change in social distancing outside the Bedford Wetherspoons pub 'The Pilgrims Progress'. The picture on the left was taken by @kevin27677521 on 15 August, the right hand picture was taken on 12 September by Nigel Smith.
Bedford's Wetherspoons, The Pilgrim's Progress, has come under fire again after another photo has emerged showing a lack of social distancing in people queuing up outside. The picture...
Red Lion Wilstead
Bedfordshire Police are investigating a reported breach of coronavirus guidelines and a subsequent verbal altercation that took place at a village pub. They have confirmed that their community policing...

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Bedford outlines plans for £1.7m town centre heritage funding

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View from the villages: pavement parking

There are certain topics which may seem on the face of it more ‘mundane’ but always cause passions to run high, and one of those is undoubtedly the...

Bedford man told he will kill someone if he continues to...

A Bedford man with an appalling driving history was told today by a crown court recorder today (Mon), “if you carry on drink driving you are going to end up killing someone.” Recorder Cairns...

Rotary Club and High Sheriff donate laptops to Ridgeway School

Laptops to help some of a school's most vulnerable pupils have been donated by the Rotary Club of Bedford Park in an initiative organised by the High...

Wootton drug line operator jailed after undercover police operation

A father of five from Wootton who found himself in debt, thought he could ease his financial headaches by manning a phone for an illegal Bedfordshire drug line. Nigel Morrison had...

Mayor’s Charity Committee rewards three deserving causes

Three good causes in Bedford have each been awarded £1,000 funding by the Mayor’s Charity Committee. Every three years, the Mayor's Charity...

Bedford drink-driver “narrowly escapes prison”

A man who went “careering” through the streets of Bedford late at night, trying to shake off a police car, has narrowly escaped going into prison. Rajesh Singh drove through residential...

£25m Bedford Town Investment Plan seeks Council endorsement this week

Regeneration of Midland Road and the 'station quarter' of Bedford, improvements to St Paul's Square plus better cycling infrastructure are planned as...

Young Playwright Competition keeps Sharnbrook Mill Theatre alive

A local theatre company has found a creative way to keep connected with its members during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre has been...