Local celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee begin this week with something for everyone to enjoy - and plenty of good reasons to visit the town centre. The events are kicking off...
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In Bedford this week

The Turvey heroes taking humanitarian aid to Ukraine

How do a group of villagers from the small north Bedfordshire village of Turvey end up risking their lives to take aid to Ukraine? It seems almost unreal, and like the plot of a film, it started...

Bedford buzzing as bees get a boost across the Borough for...

A business centre, brewery, and council have all been busy as a bee making sure bees have a safe and friendly home across Bedford. In a bid to put its extensive grounds and gardens...

Delay to Bedford ‘Health Hubs’ blasted by Mayor

Delays over health hubs in Bedford borough were blasted at a meeting this week. A report to the Rural Affairs Committee on Tuesday (17 May) said there had been minimal investment...

Bedford College students help children ‘staywise’ with fire safety messages

Design students at Bedford College have helped Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue (BFRS) teach youngsters about fire safety by coming up with ideas for modern educational resources for...

Data protection is still ‘business as usual’ for Bedford businesses after...

A notable inclusion in the Queen's Speech earlier this month was the proposed UK Data Reform Bill – the “Brexit Dividend” as the Government has labelled it. The Government claim...

Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association celebrate belated 60th anniversary

Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association (BDHRA) cracked open the champagne for a belated 60th Anniversary on Saturday 7 May. The efforts of volunteers Helen Dunster and Brenda Woodham...

Bedford School builds on awards winning streak with more nominations

Bedford school continue to build on their recent award-winning streak reaching the shortlist for two TES Schools Awards. This takes their 2022 awards haul to four, having...

Bedford media gives evidence at DCMS enquiry into local journalism

Representatives of local media in Bedford have given evidence to the Department of Communities, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Comittee as they investigate the sustainability of...

Council tell Bedford festival organisers to open phone line for noise...

A phone line to report excessive noise will be manned throughout the duration of a planned music festival in Bedford Priory Park, says the council. Bedford Borough Council’s licensing...

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Morgan said if the sandwich hadn't rolled when he opened it he may not have seen the screw and swallowed it.
An investigation is underway after a Bedford man found a screw in his order from one of Bedford's Subway fast-food restaurants. Morgan Humphries and his fiance placed an order...
Tributes have been paid to a Kempston man who died at the weekend after becoming injured in the street. Flowers were left at the site in Bedford Road where he was found...
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Emergency services are currently on the scene of an accident on Cardington Road. Traffic is being prevented from passing the scene and it has also caused jams in nearby roads, including...

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Bedford’s Alex Goulding becomes five-time Guinness World Record holder

Bedford's Alex Goulding already had two world records to his name but he has now added to his growing collection of Guinness World Records...

Bedford buzzing as bees get a boost across the Borough for...

A business centre, brewery, and council have all been busy as a bee making sure bees have a safe and friendly home across Bedford. In a bid to put its extensive grounds and gardens...

Go-ahead given for garage despite claims it overhangs neighbour’s property

Retrospective planning permission for a detached double garage in Odell has been granted despite a claim that part of the development was overhanging a neighbour’s property. The plans...

Five Bedford Blues players leave Goldington Road but Adamson re-signs

Bedford Blues have confirmed the departure of five players as they begin preparations for the 2022/23 season after finishing fifth in the Greene King Championship...

Tributes paid following the death of Kempston man

Tributes have been paid to a Kempston man who died at the weekend after becoming injured in the street. Flowers were left at the site in Bedford Road where he was found...

Bedford College Hair and Beauty show returns, bringing glamour to town...

After a two-year hiatus, the much-loved Bedford College Hair and Beauty show returns to Bedford Corn Exchange on 26 May. This year's theme is 'Celebrations' and as ever...

Russell Park drugs arrest after residents report suspicious activity

A teenage boy was arrested yesterday (Monday) on suspicion of drug dealing, after residents in the Russell Park area of Bedford reported suspicious activity. A 16-year-old boy...

Bedford man charged with manslaughter following incident outside Dunstable pub

A man has been charged with manslaughter after a 28-year-old man died following an incident outside a pub in Dunstable. Police were called just before midnight on Saturday...

Artists and amateurs encouraged to ‘Paint Bedford’ to raise money for...

How would you like to join fellow established artists and enthusiastic amateurs to paint and draw Bedford's beautiful riverside and raise money for charity? On Sunday 29 May...