The new manager of Anytime Fitness Club in Bedford is hoping to inspire others to make fitness part of their lives, after discovering a passion for exercise completely changed her own life. Zaynah Musa had barely set foot in a gym...
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In Bedford this week

Bedford celebrates 100k vaccination doses delivered at King’s House and the...

Bedford's local vaccination roll-out has now racked up 100,000 doses administered at Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queen's Park. And the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG has...

PM confirms lockdown easing delayed until 19 July but ‘huge relief’...

Bedford wedding businesses have described the latest statement from the Prime Minister as 'a huge relief' after it was confirmed that nuptials with over 30 guests could go ahead from 21 June...

New Police and Crime Commissioner outlines his aims

The “staggering rate” at which officers are leaving Bedfordshire Police is a key concern of the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, a meeting heard. Festus Akinbusoye, who succeeded Kathryn Holloway...

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary after Black Tom break-in

Bedfordshire Police arrested a man in the Black Tom/Prime Ministers area of Bedford late last night (Sunday) after a resident witnessed him 'casing' houses. The man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of burglary...

Council in talks with big fashion retailer in preparation for town...

A council officer has revealed that efforts are ongoing to find space for big brands to move into Bedford as part of a massive effort to bring shoppers back to the town centre. A committee was told about a multitude...

Letters: Prevent food scraps going to landfill by signing up to...

We all need to do our bit to prevent so much organic waste from ending up in landfill. Bedford Borough Council does not currently have the facilities to recycle kitchen waste, so schemes such as ShareWaste...

Under 13 cricketers shine as 1st XI falter against table-topping Bugbrooke

While Bedford Cricket Club's youth section enjoyed a bumper week of cricket, the Saturday 1st XI were brought back down to Earth with a heavy bump...

School staff take on world’s tallest abseil tower to raise money...

Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) staff are mentally and physically preparing themselves to take on the largest abseil tower in the world to raise money for new playground equipment...

Bedford athletes impress in new National Athletics League alongside household names

Bedford's athletes were back in action at the beginning of June, with interest in the 10,000 metres alongside none other than Sir Mo Farah...

This week’s most popular stories

Up to half the available slots at two GP-run vaccination sites in Bedford aren’t being filled, a meeting heard. Health and council leaders said there are a number of reasons why over 18s haven’t been filling slots...
A Bedford parent has raised concerns that there aren’t enough year 7 secondary school places in Bedfordshire. The parent, who asked to remain anonymous, says they have been...
Luton Crown Court
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed a 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident on Maitland Street on Saturday afternoon (5 June), in which a man was stabbed...

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Large numbers of dead fish mean a delay to fishing season...

The start of this year's fishing season at Priory Country Park lake has been delayed following an investigation by the Environment Agency after an unusually large number of dead fish were found...

Bedford Blues reset as players and board members move on

Two long-standing players and a Director are the latest members of the Bedford Blues team to leave Goldington Road as Mike Rayer's side build for the new season...

“Case numbers now stable” surge testing in targeted areas of Bedford...

The surge testing programme being carried out in the Cauldwell, Kingsbrook and Queens Park areas of Bedford will end today. Heightened testing was rolled out in 'problem' areas...

Bedford athletes impress in new National Athletics League alongside household names

Bedford's athletes were back in action at the beginning of June, with interest in the 10,000 metres alongside none other than Sir Mo Farah...

New Police and Crime Commissioner outlines his aims

The “staggering rate” at which officers are leaving Bedfordshire Police is a key concern of the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, a meeting heard. Festus Akinbusoye, who succeeded Kathryn Holloway...

School staff take on world’s tallest abseil tower to raise money...

Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) staff are mentally and physically preparing themselves to take on the largest abseil tower in the world to raise money for new playground equipment...

Coronavirus survivor who lost hands and feet recognised in Queen’s Birthday...

Bedfordian Caroline Coster, who lost her hands and feet due to complications after contracting coronavirus, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Four...

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary after Black Tom break-in

Bedfordshire Police arrested a man in the Black Tom/Prime Ministers area of Bedford late last night (Sunday) after a resident witnessed him 'casing' houses. The man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of burglary...

Solidarity for Refugee Week at St Paul’s Church in the heart...

St Paul's Church, in the heart of Bedford town centre, will be commemorating Refugee Week this month with a creative installation on the theme of Solidarity. Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating...