Thursday, July 9, 2020
Fasal Ali CCTV
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) says violence on shop staff is on the rise with a 9% increase on violence or abuse on retail workers since last year. The news comes as a man who threatened...
coronavirus latest updates
We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...

In Bedford this week

‘Joyful reunion’ as 40-year-old photos are returned to their owner

Photographs, found on a 40-year-old camera in a charity shop, have now been returned to their delighted owner. Thanks to the detective work of photographer...

PM must apologise for care home comments says Bedford and Kempston...

Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford and Kempston has asked the Prime Minister to apologise for laying the blame of 20,000 coronavirus deaths across the UK on care home workers and...

Have your say on Bedford’s future housing strategy

Bedfordians are being asked to make sure they put their views across on the Borough Council's housing strategy up to 2026. The consultation, which is now open until 18 August...

Witness appeal after Mowsbury Park electric scooter robbery

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Mowsbury Park in Bedford last week. The victim and some friends were in Mowsbury...

Coronavirus ‘deep dive’ suggests rate of infection decreasing in Bedford

An investigation into Bedford's coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection suggests the Borough is seeing a fall in its R-Number. The two-week investigation by Public Health England and the Joint...

Campaign to save Great Denham Golf Club gathers momentum

A petition to save Great Denham Golf Club has received over 1,700 signatures since it was launched on Friday (3 July). The club is due to close on...

Man jailed after driving to Bedford Station for sex with 14...

A man from Peterborough has been jailed for 16 months after he drove to Bedford Station, expecting to meet a 14 year old boy for sex...

“Thank you, Bedford” says Mayor Dave Hodgson

I would like to thank everyone for playing their part. The last four months have been difficult. We have had one of the highest rates of positive...

This week’s most popular stories

Emmaus photos
Photographs taken on a vintage camera, bought at a charity shop, have sparked a hunt to find the original owner. Photographer, David Clarke and his...
Great Denham Golf Club
A petition to save Great Denham Golf Club has received over 1,700 signatures since it was launched on Friday (3 July). The club is due to close on...
coronavirus testing
A more accurate picture of the number of coronavirus cases in Bedford and the rest of the UK is now being reported by Public Health England. And while it...

Stories you may have missed

Bedford businesses must record customers’ personal details for coronavirus ‘track and...

If you're planning on visiting any of the businesses re-opening in Bedford Borough today, you must be ready to hand over some personal details - or you could be turned away...

Watch: Borough Council live streams Bedford’s Local Outbreak Control Plan

Bedford Borough Council will endorse its Local Outbreak Control Plan at a meeting at 5pm today (Thursday). It will outline the measures the local...

Pop up ‘house gallery’ opens to showcase local Bedford artists

A Bedford artist has opened a gallery in her house, to safely showcase local artists' work throughout lockdown.Shân Edwards teaches ceramics at...

Witness appeal after Mowsbury Park electric scooter robbery

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Mowsbury Park in Bedford last week. The victim and some friends were in Mowsbury...

21 arrests plus cocaine, firearms and cash seized in Bedfordshire organised...

In Bedfordshire, police seized over 90 kilos of Class A drugs, seven firearms and £88,000 in cash as part of the UK’s largest ever operation to combat...

Can you help solve the mystery of the 40-year-old photos?

Photographs taken on a vintage camera, bought at a charity shop, have sparked a hunt to find the original owner. Photographer, David Clarke and his...

Have your say on Bedford’s future housing strategy

Bedfordians are being asked to make sure they put their views across on the Borough Council's housing strategy up to 2026. The consultation, which is now open until 18 August...

“Thank you, Bedford” says Mayor Dave Hodgson

I would like to thank everyone for playing their part. The last four months have been difficult. We have had one of the highest rates of positive...

Prebend Centre celebrates £20k grant from Panacea Charitable Trust

SMART CJS, the charity that runs the Prebend Day Centre, has been awarded a much-needed grant of £20,000 by Bedford's Panacea Charitable Trust...