A brawl involving 20 people broke out in Jubliee Park at the weekend leaving one man with serious injuries. On Saturday evening (24 July), police were called to the park after receiving...
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In Bedford this week

Bedfordshire health bosses change tactics to encourage vaccinations in younger people

A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a...

Two more arrested in connection with body found between Turvey and...

Bedfordshire Police have arrested two more people on suspicion of murder in connection with a body found between Turvey and Carlton earlier this month. Kamil Leszczynski, 33...

Letters: Help us suggest solutions to the East-West Rail Company

Whilst a direct passenger line to serve Cambridge from the West is needed 'somehow', there is a capacity issue of getting intensive freight through the same 'box' between Shepreth and...

School community “devastated” after play equipment burnt to the ground

The Headteacher of Scott Primary School, Bedford has praised the school's community for pulling together in the wake of what she has called a "mindless act of vandalism". Vandals set fire...

“Remarkable act of forgiveness” from victim of Bedford knifepoint robbery

The victim of a knife point robbery in Bedford Town a Centre has forgiven the gang that robbed him late at night and stole his wallet…

Two officers receive Queen’s honours for driving diversity of Bedfordshire Police...

Two Bedfordshire police officers have received honours from the Queen for transforming the force into one of the most representative in the country through a record breaking recruitment drive...

Three “QPCO Mousquetaires” aiming to make a difference in their community

Queen's Park Community Organisation (QPCO) has appointed three new part-time staff as intervention officers, thanks to a £42,000 grant from the Harpur Trust. The 'Three Mousquetaires'...

Eight year sentence for Bedford stalker who smashed windscreen

A man found guilty of stalking a woman and damaging her car was sentenced at Luton Crown Court last Monday (19 July). Gregory Robinson, 31, of no fixed abode, was jailed for...

Harpur Centre’s new Community Wall is unveiled

The Harpur Centre has unveiled its new eye-catching Community Wall to provide a hub for information about local events, initiatives and projects taking place throughout the Borough...

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Bedford's River Great Ouse, Longholme Boat House, Longholme Lake and Butterfly Bridge. Credit: ADC Films
Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that magnet fishing is not permitted in any of the Borough's rivers or lakes, after two unexploded devices have been dredged from the river since the...
The fight against county lines drug gangs continues as two Bedford men have been jailed as part of an operation that has seen more than £50,000 worth of illegal drugs seized. Between them, Amir Ghafoor...
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St Peter Square, the High Street, St Mary’s bridge and pedestrian areas near Mercury Hotel have been closed after a suspected unexploded mortar was found in the River Great Ouse. People are...

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Bedford 9-year-old donates hair to children with cancer

A 9-year-old Bedford girl has donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children who may have lost their own hair while being treated for cancer. What's more, she's raised...

Brawl breaks out at Jubliee Park

A brawl involving 20 people broke out in Jubliee Park at the weekend leaving one man with serious injuries. On Saturday evening (24 July), police were called to the park after receiving...

Upper Dean village school raises cash for Great Ormond Street

A Bedford Borough school, with just 70 pupils, has raised £1,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) following the care given to the daughter of one of the teachers following a...

Sign-writer error misunderstands the importance of being Milton Ernest

A signmaker with a liking for the works of Oscar Wilde was blamed for accidentally renaming a village in Bedfordshire. Milton Ernest was spelt as Milton Earnest - as in Wilde’s play ‘The Importance of...

Eight year sentence for Bedford stalker who smashed windscreen

A man found guilty of stalking a woman and damaging her car was sentenced at Luton Crown Court last Monday (19 July). Gregory Robinson, 31, of no fixed abode, was jailed for...

“Patient” developer gets go ahead for 390 new homes in Bromham

Planners have given the go-ahead for up to 390 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Bromham. A committee was told that the principle of developing the site, off Stagsden Road...

Mehmi ton takes Bedford Cricket Club a further step towards promotion

Rohan Mehmi - who is on the books at first-class county, Northamptonshire - helped secure a fourth straight win for Bedford Cricket Club's 1st XI as they took a big step towards promotion in Elstow on Sunday...

School community “devastated” after play equipment burnt to the ground

The Headteacher of Scott Primary School, Bedford has praised the school's community for pulling together in the wake of what she has called a "mindless act of vandalism". Vandals set fire...

Keep on running: Bedford Running festival’s 10k return

Running has returned to the streets of Bedford with 400 athletes taking part in Bedford Running Festival's 10k last weekend, their first live event for almost two years. The event started...