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In Bedford this week

Feisty draws kick off new National League season for Bedford Hockey...

There were respectable draws for the men and the women as Bedford Hockey Club saw the start of their National League campaigns...

Beds PCC, Festus Akinbusoye, appointed national ‘Prevention’ lead

Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Festus Akinbusoye, has been announced as the National Lead for the ‘Prevention’ portfolio by the Association of Police and...

New refuge in Bedford to support women fleeing domestic abuse

A new refuge in Bedford is providing a safe haven and providing "forward-thinking" support for women and their children, fleeing domestic abuse Bedford Borough Council has...

Bedford young soloist sought to sing at live screening of The...

Bedford's young vocalists are being given an exciting opportunity to perform The Snowman live at a town centre location this Christmas. The lucky soloist will perform Walking in the Air...

Fuel ‘shortage’ to blame as Bedford Town’s Tuesday night fixture postponed

Bedford Town's key away fixture at table-topping Berkhamsted on Tuesday evening is off after the Eagles' request for a postponement due to the nationwide fuel shortage was accepted...

Devonshire Arms named North Bedfordshire Pub of the Year for second...

Bedford's Devonshire Arms on Dudley Street has been named the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year. Each year the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chooses...

Defiant Blues lose Championship opener to the Islanders

The travelling Blues contingent were treated to a momentous second half comeback but it was not enough as the Blues fell short in the Channel Islands...

Stewartby Brickworks chimneys demolition: When, where and why?

Bedford Borough's skyline will never be the same again after this weekend, with the demolition of the four remaining chimneys at Stewartby Brickworks. There were once 167 chimneys...

New netball club in Great Denham look to reach next level...

From the world of lockdown, emerged a netball club and with 35 members already, the club are on the lookout for a new paid coach to take the club to the next level...

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Stewartby Brickworks single chimney Image Anthony Crowe Altitude pics
Bedford Borough's skyline will never be the same again after this weekend, with the demolition of the four remaining chimneys at Stewartby Brickworks. There were once 167 chimneys...
Bedford Borough Hall
Poor communication from the management is causing concerns and anxiety for Bedford Borough staff, a meeting heard. The Bedford Borough Council Employee Partnership...
Devonshire Arms
Bedford's Devonshire Arms on Dudley Street has been named the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year. Each year the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chooses...

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Defiant Blues lose Championship opener to the Islanders

The travelling Blues contingent were treated to a momentous second half comeback but it was not enough as the Blues fell short in the Channel Islands...

Feisty draws kick off new National League season for Bedford Hockey...

There were respectable draws for the men and the women as Bedford Hockey Club saw the start of their National League campaigns...

Eagle Bookshop turns the page on 30 years in business

This month, the Eagle Bookshop is celebrating 30 years of bookselling in Bedford with events, window displays and prizes. To launch the month of celebrations, owner Peter Budek...

Bedford young soloist sought to sing at live screening of The...

Bedford's young vocalists are being given an exciting opportunity to perform The Snowman live at a town centre location this Christmas. The lucky soloist will perform Walking in the Air...

St Paul’s Square improvement works to take place overnight to support...

Local businesses have welcomed the latest phase of High Street improvement works which began on the east side of St Paul's Square on Sunday (19 September). Following consultation with...

Local fertility services a ‘postcode lottery’ with hopeful Bedford parents offered...

Access to fertility services is still a ‘postcode lottery’ in the combined BLMK CCG area, a meeting heard. That's what Bedford Borough Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee heard...

Devonshire Arms named North Bedfordshire Pub of the Year for second...

Bedford's Devonshire Arms on Dudley Street has been named the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year. Each year the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chooses...

GP surgeries ‘acutely aware of difficulties’ as they receive almost double...

One GP surgery in Bedford Borough recently received over 45,000 telephone calls in one month – well over the pre-pandemic norm of 27-29,000 calls. David Picking, head of primary care...

Rotary Club launches crowdfunder to support mental health provision for young...

A Bedford Rotary Club has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support an extra 240 hours of therapy sessions for young people. After local fundraising events were postponed due to Covid...