Starbucks is looking to replace the former Maplin unit in Bedford’s St John’s Retail Park with a 24-hour drive-thru coffee shop. The planning application, which has been submitted...
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What’s on Bedford: 4 August – 4 September 2022

Your summer of fun starts here, with everything you need to make the most of what’s on our doorstep. From superstar DJs to family-friendly film screenings, river cruises to walking tours...

“Cheers!” as King’s Arms Project fundraiser climbs equivalent of Mount Everest

A charity supporter has climbed 8,848.86 metres, the height of Mount Everest, to raise money for a homeless charity. Sarah Blakely raised over £1,800 for King’s Arms Project...

Passengers ‘delighted’ at new bus stop seating

More comfortable seating has arrived for bus passengers in the area around Elstow Road, after councillors were asked for help by older residents. The new seats have been...

Kids eat free at Wells & Co pubs in Bedford this...

School’s out for the summer and until Wednesday 31 August, Wells & Co have introduced a 'Kids Eat Free' deal at three of their Bedford pubs. The D’Parys, Gordon Arms and The Pheasant

Blue plaque to commemorate WWII and BBC history of Bunyan Meeting

Bedford's historical World War II connection to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is being honoured with the unveiling of a blue plaque on the side of Bunyan Meeting on Mill Street...

Solar farm on former landfill site in Elstow goes live generating...

A new solar farm in Elstow - which is built on a former landfill site and is made up of over 8,000 solar panels - is now fully energised and providing low-carbon electricity to the grid. Bedford Borough...

Council assures taxpayers that they are not putting “hardworking” people’s money...

Bedford Borough Council is not one of the councils behind a government warning about putting taxpayers’ money at risk, the councillor in charge of its purse strings has said...

Firefighters tackle field fire in Cranfield and urge motorists to avoid...

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue (BFRS) has urged motorists to avoid the area while they deal with a large field fire in Cranfield. The blaze is in an area covering 800m x 800m of...

Incinerator owners say there have been no complaints from residents about...

People living near an incinerator site close to Bedford have expressed concerns about emissions to their local councillor. But the owners of the site say no one has complained to...

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Starbucks is looking to replace the former Maplin unit in Bedford’s St John’s Retail Park with a 24-hour drive-thru coffee shop. The planning application, which has been submitted...
When 18-year-old Jon Miles was conscripted to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1958 he could not imagine that he'd become part of one of the British government's longest-running scandals...
The family of a teenager who died after getting into difficulty in a lake in Stewartby have paid tribute to him. Kyron Hibbert, 13, was playing in a lake with friends at about 6.45pm...

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The family of a teenager who died after getting into difficulty in a lake in Stewartby have paid tribute to him. Kyron Hibbert, 13, was playing in a lake with friends at about 6.45pm...

Council assures taxpayers that they are not putting “hardworking” people’s money...

Bedford Borough Council is not one of the councils behind a government warning about putting taxpayers’ money at risk, the councillor in charge of its purse strings has said...

Blue plaque to commemorate WWII and BBC history of Bunyan Meeting

Bedford's historical World War II connection to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is being honoured with the unveiling of a blue plaque on the side of Bunyan Meeting on Mill Street...

Firefighters tackle field fire in Cranfield and urge motorists to avoid...

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue (BFRS) has urged motorists to avoid the area while they deal with a large field fire in Cranfield. The blaze is in an area covering 800m x 800m of...

Snap happy youngsters win cameras in school photography competition

Three children Kempston Challenger Academy (KCA) and Ridgway have each won a camera after taking part in a photography competition organised by local charity Creating Memories....

“Cheers!” as King’s Arms Project fundraiser climbs equivalent of Mount Everest

A charity supporter has climbed 8,848.86 metres, the height of Mount Everest, to raise money for a homeless charity. Sarah Blakely raised over £1,800 for King’s Arms Project...

Incinerator owners say there have been no complaints from residents about...

People living near an incinerator site close to Bedford have expressed concerns about emissions to their local councillor. But the owners of the site say no one has complained to...

Bedford RAF veteran campaigns for MoD recognition of nuclear test ‘guinea...

When 18-year-old Jon Miles was conscripted to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1958 he could not imagine that he'd become part of one of the British government's longest-running scandals...

New playgrounds, bee-friendly planting and amazing volunteers help Bedford celebrate Love...

Friday 29 July saw the start of Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks Week - an opportunity for us to celebrate the parks and open spaces throughout Bedford Borough. It is also a chance to...