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After days of gridlock in and out of Bedford around Clapham Road and the Paula Radcliffe Way roundabouts, the council is adding extra measures to ease up traffic flow...
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In Bedford this week

Bedford man charged with numerous child sexual offences

A man in his 20s from Bedford has been charged in connection to a number of offences, including engaging in sexual communication with a child. The man was arrested in...

Sue Ryder appeals for help so families can spend final Christmas...

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder, which runs Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire, has launched an appeal asking people to make a donation to help families spend their...

Missing: Can you help find missing 15-year-old Nazim?

Bedfordshire Police is asking for the public's help to locate a missing Bedford teenager. Nazim Uddin, aged 15, was last seen at his home address in the town on Sunday...

Former Chaucer Road care home to become supported living flats for...

A former care home will be converted into 13 flats providing supported living accommodation to people with learning difficulties. The transformation of the former Darrell Jeffreys...

Reduction in disproportionate numbers targeted by ‘stop and search’

Stop and search is an important tactic, but if it is not used effectively it can damage communities’ confidence with the police, a meeting heard. Bedfordshire’s deputy chief...

A cool 14 teams turn out for Bedford Hockey Club on...

The Ladies first team kept the heat on Sutton Coldfield in the Conference Midlands as 14 teams turned out for the club on a bitterly cold weekend...

Ambitious bus improvement plans unveiled for Bedford Borough

Britain's biggest bus operator is partnering with our region's local transport authorities to develop ambitious plans to get more passengers to swap their cars for greener public transport...

Missing: Have you seen 15-year-old Denisa?

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for help to find 15-year-old Denisa who was last seen in Bedford yesterday (Sunday) at 4.30pm. She is described as 5”4 with long blonde...

eCargo bikes ‘Keygo’ and ‘Greenwise’ a success in cutting carbon

Since their launch in June, Bedford Borough Council's eCargo bikes have been branded a 'huge success' and even have their own names. Thanks to students at Westfield Primary...

This week’s most popular stories

Britain's biggest bus operator is partnering with our region's local transport authorities to develop ambitious plans to get more passengers to swap their cars for greener public transport...
A man in his 20s from Bedford has been charged in connection to a number of offences, including engaging in sexual communication with a child. The man was arrested in...
A greater proportion of unvaccinated people will end up in hospital, but as there are so few unvaccinated in the community, they don’t make up the bulk of inpatients, a meeting has heard. Ian...

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110 new urban trees planned throughout the Borough as part of...

Funding is now in place to ensure that over 100 street and celebration trees will be planted throughout Bedford Borough, as part of the Council's plan to plant 10,000 trees...

Bedford’s male force in a female-dominated sport tasked with boosting Netball...

Bedford's Gary Burgess began netball umpiring at the University of Bedfordshire, and it has seen him fly all over the world on his way to becoming one of the sport's most recognisable faces...

Happy Birthday to us! Bedford Independent turns three

Today marks the third anniversary of turning on BedfordIndependent.co.uk and beginning to provide, fact-checked, unbiased and comprehensive news about Bedford Borough. Since 28...

A cool 14 teams turn out for Bedford Hockey Club on...

The Ladies first team kept the heat on Sutton Coldfield in the Conference Midlands as 14 teams turned out for the club on a bitterly cold weekend...

Reduction in disproportionate numbers targeted by ‘stop and search’

Stop and search is an important tactic, but if it is not used effectively it can damage communities’ confidence with the police, a meeting heard. Bedfordshire’s deputy chief...

Sue Ryder appeals for help so families can spend final Christmas...

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder, which runs Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire, has launched an appeal asking people to make a donation to help families spend their...

Council introduces new measures to ease roadworks gridlock on ‘Northern Gateway’

After days of gridlock in and out of Bedford around Clapham Road and the Paula Radcliffe Way roundabouts, the council is adding extra measures to ease up traffic flow...

Former Chaucer Road care home to become supported living flats for...

A former care home will be converted into 13 flats providing supported living accommodation to people with learning difficulties. The transformation of the former Darrell Jeffreys...

The red mist descends as Bedford Town fall from the top...

Bedford Town had been top of the tree in Southern League Central Division One before two disappointing results in the past few days...