Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Local Plan 2030 Leaflet
The Planning Inspectorate has sent back Bedford Borough Council's Local Plan 2030 for further review, saying it needs to do more to take into consideration future housing growth. This review includes a Borough wide...
Tre Mitford celebrates scoring Bedford Town's winning goal
After weeks of preseason training and matches, and assembling a strong squad of players, you never actually know how things will go until you take to the pitch for the first match of the season. The Bedford Town...

In Bedford this week

Indian High Commissioner helps Bedford celebrate Indian Independence day

Her Excellency Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India, travelled to Bedford last week (15 August) on the most important date in the Indian calendar, their independence day. Over...

Bedford Blues bring ticketing into the 21st Century with new ‘mobile-first’...

It's not just the players that have been preparing for Bedford Blues' forthcoming pre-season friendlies, staff off the pitch have been getting ready to for the 2019/20 season too. One big part of...

Life for arsonist who put Wootton and Biddenham families at risk

A Bedfordshire arsonist who put five people's lives at risk and caused one and a half million pounds' worth of damage in Wootton and Biddenham was give a life sentence today. Alexander Gentry...

National Grid says lightning ‘tripped’ Little Barford Power Plant causing major...

The National Grid says lightning was to blame for the failure at a Little Barford Power Plant that resulted in Britain's largest blackout in over 10 years. The blackout at around 5pm on 9 August, affected...

Sharnbrook Academy students organise fundraising gig at Esquires

A team of Sharnbrook Academy teenagers will round off their National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this year with a charity gig at Esquires.

Women’s refuge recognised for improving the lives of marginalised communities in...

A social housing provider is celebrating after its South Asian Women’s Refuge (SAWR) in Bedford has been shortlisted for a national Women in Housing award.

Refill Bedford campaign aims to sign up Bedford businesses and reduce...

The campaign against single-use plastic is set to reach a significant milestone with the launch of Refill Bedford, making it easier to reuse and refill...

Bedfordshire Police makes first use of powers to tackle human trafficking

Bedfordshire Police have made use of innovative legislation to crack down on four people suspected of being involved in human trafficking.

This week’s most popular stories

A hard-of-hearing Bedford woman has spoken out after audience members at a film screening shouted abuse when she asked for the advertised subtitles to be turned on. Film lover Suzie Sampson...
Throughout the day we'll be adding each Bedford school's a-level results as we receive them. Please keep checking back for the latest updates...
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Houses in Queens Park were damaged in the early hours of Friday morning (16 August) after a car was set alight on Cutcliffe Place. A black Vauxhall Corsa was set on fire at around...

Stories you may have missed

Live: Bedford Borough A-level results

Throughout the day we'll be adding each Bedford school's a-level results as we receive them. Please keep checking back for the latest updates...

Your Bedford weekend starts here: 16 – 18 August 2019

As ever, it's our exclusive roundup of what's on this weekend.Live music - including the open air Music in the Meadows - plus dance demonstrations at...

Bedford Sixth Form students achieve 100% pass rates in 21 A-level...

21 subjects at Bedford Sixth Form have seen some students achieve 100% in their A-Levels. 42.4% of students reached A*, A and B Grades across all A-level subjects. Maths achieved the highest percentage of...

Bedfordshire welcomes five new firefighters to the Fire and Rescue Services

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has five new full time firefighters, after five of its On Call firefighters successfully completed a further...

Bedfordshire Police makes first use of powers to tackle human trafficking

Bedfordshire Police have made use of innovative legislation to crack down on four people suspected of being involved in human trafficking.

Bedford High Street to be closed during River Festival

Bedford High Street will be closed for the 2020 River Festival. Mayor Dave Hodgson made the announcement at the Eagle Brewery last week at an event to launch the 2020 festivities. Speaking to...

A-levels: Nearly 99% of Bedford Borough pupils achieve at least one...

Exam celebrations for students and staff took place across Bedford Borough yesterday, with provisional figures showing that nearly 99% [98.9%] of pupils...

A-level results day: what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

As the country’s sixth formers receive their A-level results today, the Bedford Independent has asked some of the town’s educators, leaders and business...

Bedford Depot open day raises £1,500 for Cancer Research charity

Stagecoach East opened the doors of its Bedford depot on Saturday 10 August and helped raise £1,500 for Cancer Research UK.