The 2022 BookTastic children’s book festival begins today, with a week of exciting events designed to inspire young readers in Bedford and beyond. Festival organiser, Rachael Rogan...
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In Bedford this week

Two hospitalised following explosion at Redwood Grove flats

Two people have been hospitalised following this morning's explosion at a block of flats at Redwood Grove off Elstow Raod this morning (Monday). One has been taken to...

Breaking news: Emergency services in attendance at “major incident” at Redwood...

Redwood Grove near Elstow Road is closed and all emergency services are in attendance following a major incident this morning. An eyewitness said there had been a loud explosion...

Police launch CCTV appeal following Tavistock Street assault

Bedfordshire Police has released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in Bedford. At around 7.55pm yesterday (Thursday), a woman...

Living It Up celebrates charitable status

A local community interest company (CIC) providing social and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism is celebrating gaining charitable status...

New integrated health authority for Bedfordshire and MK launched today

A new health authority covering Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes has been formally created today (Friday 1 July). The NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated...

What’s on Bedford: 30 June – 10 July 2022

It's here... the only one-stop what's on guide with the best of everything that's happening over the next 10 days. From live music to walking tours, markets to comedy, films to theatre...

“Outstanding” Bedford law graduate to join elite London law firm

A University of Bedfordshire student who volunteers at Citizens Advice has accepted an offer of a legal training contract with the renowned multinational law firm, Linklaters LLP...

Violent robber jailed for eight years over ‘frenzied’ knife attack

A violent robber who launched a “frenzied attack” on a man sat in his car, has been jailed for eight years. Mahmoud Amime left his victim with stab wounds to his chest, neck and hands...

Assessment says increased output from power station will have ‘negligible’ impact...

Increasing the output from the power station at Little Barford will have a “negligible” impact on air quality, an assessment has...

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Redwood Grove near Elstow Road is closed and all emergency services are in attendance following a major incident this morning. An eyewitness said there had been a loud explosion...
Two people have been hospitalised following this morning's explosion at a block of flats at Redwood Grove off Elstow Raod this morning (Monday). One has been taken to...
Bedfordshire Police has released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in Bedford. At around 7.55pm yesterday (Thursday), a woman...

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Box End Park submits planning application to extend number of caravan...

A leisure park just outside Bedford has submitted a planning application to extend its existing campsite from 12 to 56 caravan pitches –  plus utility block and arrivals lodge. Box End Park...

Top ten finish for 14-year old Scanlon among world’s best junior...

14-year old Roisin Scanlon is one of many bright young talents in the golfing world from Bedford, and her latest exploits saw her up against the world's best juniors...

Planning application for Souldrop ‘doggy daycare’ centre

Dogs could soon be able to mutt their stuff, paw-ty like a dog-star or just put their paws up at a new doggy daycare centre in Souldrop – if planning is approved. The application...

Victoria Road health and safety improved by Labour Councillors

“The safety and well-being of our residents is paramount. The lighting has definitely improved and has made our residents feel a little safer in their own neighbourhood...

Population growth in Bedford over two-and-a-half times national average

Bedford's population has grown two-and-a-half times higher than the national average, according to the first results from the 2021 Census. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) published the initial...

What’s on Bedford: 30 June – 10 July 2022

It's here... the only one-stop what's on guide with the best of everything that's happening over the next 10 days. From live music to walking tours, markets to comedy, films to theatre...

Turvey Villagers return from third successful Ukrainian aid trip

The Turvey villagers delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine have returned from their third successful trip. Rob Hammond and Alan Wallace departed…

Ukrainian Artists give something back to Bedford with free arts workshops

Bedford Based Ukrainian artists have “given something back” to the community that helped them by running free arts workshops with school children. Married artists Sergey and Maria Came to Bedford as refugees...

Two hospitalised following explosion at Redwood Grove flats

Two people have been hospitalised following this morning's explosion at a block of flats at Redwood Grove off Elstow Raod this morning (Monday). One has been taken to...