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Carlton pub takes CAMRA crown as North Bedfordshire pub of the...

The Fox at Carlton has been named the North Bedfordshire Pub of the Year, with judges saying the free house is "a fine establishment ". Dan Veal, North Bedfordshire CAMRA...

Concerns for TV news coverage in Bedford as BBC closes Cambridge...

Concerns have been raised about TV news coverage in Bedford and the surrounding area after the BBC announced it is closing its news desk in Cambridge. The BBC's Look East programme...

Bedford’s stolen Crown Jewels replaced in time for Jubilee

Less than a week after the Bedford Independent reported on the theft of the Jubilee post box topper from Bedford High Street, its creator, Steph has crocheted…

Bedford Samaritans ask for help with debt advice service as cost...

Shoppers in Bedford are being asked to support a free service which helps people facing financial hardship. The Salvation Army has a debt advice centre at its church on Commercial Road in Bedford...

Celebrating the month of community in Bedford

Bedford Borough Council is hosting a selection of events in June to celebrate national community month and spread recognition and thanks to volunteers and…

Bedford charity celebrates £95,000 National Lottery funding

A charity based in Bedford is celebrating after being awarded over £95,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Gig Buddies...

Bedford Borough health sector records zero COVID-19 cases over three days...

There were no cases of Covid-19 reported in Bedford Borough’s health sector over three days last week. During a Covid update to yesterday’s Adult Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee...

Blues Foundation and UoB launch project to improve Bedford’s physical and...

A project helping people to make positive lifestyle choices to benefit their physical and mental well-being has been launched by the Bedford’s Blues Foundation and….

Murder charge after death of Kempston man

Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with murder after a Kempston man was found dead at his home. Ferhan Khan, 38, of Cantley Road in Great Denham, has been charged with murder and a...

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Chicken George has revealed the location of their new Bedford sports bar and restaurant in an exclusive interview with the Bedford Independent. After establishing hugely successful businesses in Luton and Hitchin…
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Bedfordshire Police have closed the A421 in both directions between the junction with the A600 and the junction with the A603. The A600 bridge at Shortstown is also closed…

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Charity left devastated as thieves remove Jubilee postbox topper just 24...

An intricately crocheted Jubilee crown and cushion - made to raise money for a local charity - has been stolen from its town centre location.  Steph Goldsmith, who made the crocheted...

Concerns for TV news coverage in Bedford as BBC closes Cambridge...

Concerns have been raised about TV news coverage in Bedford and the surrounding area after the BBC announced it is closing its news desk in Cambridge. The BBC's Look East programme...

Watch: Bedford & Kempston MP accuses PM of overseeing a “culture...

Following the publication of the report into parties held at Downing Street while the rest of the country observed lockdown restrictions, a Bedford MP has accused the prime minister of...

Bedford Neighbourhood Watch celebrates 40th anniversary

Bedford communities are invited to ‘say hello’ and take part in a host of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch Week (28 May - 5 June) will...

Bedford Borough health sector records zero COVID-19 cases over three days...

There were no cases of Covid-19 reported in Bedford Borough’s health sector over three days last week. During a Covid update to yesterday’s Adult Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee...

Bedford Samaritans ask for help with debt advice service as cost...

Shoppers in Bedford are being asked to support a free service which helps people facing financial hardship. The Salvation Army has a debt advice centre at its church on Commercial Road in Bedford...

Bedford charity celebrates £95,000 National Lottery funding

A charity based in Bedford is celebrating after being awarded over £95,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Gig Buddies...

Kempston man gears up for 100 mile cycling challenge in aid...

26 year-old Cameron Johnson from Kempston is fine-tuning his training as he prepares to saddle up for the all-new RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge at the end of the month…

Blues Foundation and UoB launch project to improve Bedford’s physical and...

A project helping people to make positive lifestyle choices to benefit their physical and mental well-being has been launched by the Bedford’s Blues Foundation and….