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...
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In Bedford this week

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...

Bedford’s 16 and 17-year-olds urged to get Covid vaccine as booking...

From 6pm today (Friday) anyone in Bedford Borough aged 16 or 17 can book their Covid-19 jab through the National Booking Service (NBS).  Almost three-quarters of a million young people...

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...

Legal advice: Difficult decisions facing employers as furlough scheme ends

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme drawing to a close at the end of September, many employers are facing some difficult decisions, writes Natasha Moore of Woodfines Solicitors...

Prebend homeless day centre wants your views on their future

Bedford's Prebend Day Centre is asking Bedfordians to help shape the future of the centre as they aim to redevelop their services to help more homeless people in need. The SMART CJS...

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...

Bedford Borough Council staff ‘concerned and anxious’ over restructuring and returning...

Poor communication from the management is causing concerns and anxiety for Bedford Borough staff, a meeting heard. The Bedford Borough Council Employee Partnership...

Bedford Hockey sing ‘Home Sweet Home’ after week one of the...

Home sweet home was the tune of the day at Bedford Hockey Club with the season kicking off with some fireworks at Chester Road...

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...

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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...
Two men who carried out a vicious retribution attack with an axe and a machete have been jailed for more than 10 years. Last October, Gary Lecky and Mohammed Hussain got out of a car...

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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...

Mark Rutherford in the running for Cyber School of the Year...

The headteacher of Mark Rutherford School has described her pride as the school was announced as a finalist in the Education category in this year's National Cyber Awards. The awards recognise...

The lockdown project that saw one man run every street and...

We all had our lockdown projects, but one man's self-confessed 'geeky obsession with maps' saw him run along every single footpath and street in Bedford to help him get to know his hometown...

Share what you love about Bedford High Street to help shape...

From today (Monday), Historic England is starting a conversation with the nation about what the future of the UK's high streets could be as town centres face the most drastic changes...

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...

BBC’s Justin Dealey helps as Bedford Academy launches their new school...

A new initiative to enhance students’ communications skills, career choice and community engagement has launched at Bedford Academy. The new school radio station, BA Radio, was...

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...

Bedford Borough Council staff ‘concerned and anxious’ over restructuring and returning...

Poor communication from the management is causing concerns and anxiety for Bedford Borough staff, a meeting heard. The Bedford Borough Council Employee Partnership...

East West Rail campaigners confront Mayor Dave on his village tour

Mayor Dave Hodgson's annual Village Tour has given rail campaigners the opportunity to share their views on the East West Rail's...