After three years of hard work, Goldington Green Academy have been awarded a silver accreditation from Modeshift Stars for encouraging cycling, walking and scooting among their pupils...
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In Bedford this week

Letters: Renhold is united against East West Railway

These photos demonstrate the strength of feeling in Renhold, so many residents have a 'Stop the Railway' poster on display. As all will by now be aware, huge swathes of beautiful countryside, ancient...

Anger at anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation stickers spotted in Bedford

Residents have reacted angrily to a spate of stickers spotted throughout the town, spreading anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The stickers purport to be from...

Letters: Join the summer cycling campaign and get out on your...

Bedford is and has always been a ‘Town of Cyclists’. This summer Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to encourage even more residents to fetch that bicycle from the back of the shed or garage...

Bedford artist’s portrait of Miles Jupp selected for Royal Society exhibition

A portrait by Bedford artist, Martyn Burden, has been selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual show in London. The portrait is of the actor and comedian, Miles Jupp...

New ambulance chief promises to “drive the improvements we want to...

The new Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has spoken of the 'culture change' needed at the service. Tom Abel will take up the role in the autumn from...

Bedford financial advice firm Cambria launches free online information clinics

With the Stamp Duty holiday extended until the end of June 2021, the UK property market remains buoyant. Whether you’re buying your first property or looking for a new home, the Stamp Duty holiday...

Nature-loving six-year-old urges PM to reconsider East West Rail route

A young resident from Rehold has written to the Prime Minister to ask him to reconsider the East West Rail route. Nature-loving Jacob Harker, aged six, who lives with his family in Renhold, sent the letter to Boris Johnson...

Antiques, affordable art and artisan food: Bedford Flea is back

After an enforced year off due to Covid restrictions, the Bedford Flea market is looking forward to a triumphant return to St Paul's Square this Sunday (9 May). The market - which launched in 2018 - is...

Bedford Queens announce former international as new Director of Rugby

Bedford Queens RUFC have landed a coup in signing a former Blues star and England international as their new Director of Rugby at Putnoe Woods...

This week’s most popular stories

ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft crashed during a routine test flight just outside Cranfield airport. Image: Reader photo
A hydrogen-powered plane hailed as the world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial-grade aircraft has crashed just outside of Cranfield airport. ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft made an...
Female pupils protested on the field at Sharnbrook Academy at what they called "unexplained" rule changes. Image: Reader Photo
Female students at Sharnbrook Academy have protested on their school field today after claiming they were told they can't wear skirts or shorts 'shorter than knee length'. A petition, set up...
A 22-year-old man from Bedford who groomed, manipulated and exploited a network of teenagers to deal drugs for his criminal enterprise has been jailed for six years...

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Nature-loving six-year-old urges PM to reconsider East West Rail route

A young resident from Rehold has written to the Prime Minister to ask him to reconsider the East West Rail route. Nature-loving Jacob Harker, aged six, who lives with his family in Renhold, sent the letter to Boris Johnson...

“You are not alone”: New online perinatal mental health service launched...

A new dedicated website resource for mums and families has been created and designed by those who have been through perinatal mental illness themselves...

Letters: Consulted – are you kidding me?

As a resident of the rural part of Bedford Borough, I can genuinely say I have never felt so disappointed and upset at our supposed elected representatives and the lack of transparency from them and...

Police and Crime Commissioner elections: make your voice heard on 6...

Voters in Bedford Borough are reminded to cast their vote in the election for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner this Thursday (6 May). There are five candidates standing for the position...

Letters: Join the summer cycling campaign and get out on your...

Bedford is and has always been a ‘Town of Cyclists’. This summer Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to encourage even more residents to fetch that bicycle from the back of the shed or garage...

Over nine years inside for Bedford burglars caught on camera with...

Two men from Bedford who were identified on CCTV using stolen bank cards have been jailed for a total of nine years and one month. Justin Wilson, 42 of no fixed abode and Emmerson Shaw...

Letters: New station in Bedford is not a new idea

With reference to Stuart Bolton's letter (letters 30th April) in which he states, "It has recently come to light that Bedford Borough Council has offered to pay for the Midland Road Station rebuild...

Anger at anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation stickers spotted in Bedford

Residents have reacted angrily to a spate of stickers spotted throughout the town, spreading anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The stickers purport to be from...

Monthly column: Council to hold public meetings on EWR consultation response

As you may know, the East West Rail Company is currently consulting on the route alignments for the Oxford to Cambridge route. This consultation covers a number of different areas including...