Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal stabbing in Bedford earlier today (Friday). Emergency services were called just before 2pm to a report that a man had been...
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In Bedford this week

Breaking news: Borough Council signs deal to buy Debenhams building

Bedford Borough Council has just announced that they have signed a deal to buy the former Debenhams building in the town centre. A council spokesperson says it makes "marking"...

Dorries dives in accusing candidate selection of being “rigged” as Festus...

The former MP for Mid Beds said the selection process to decide the Conservative candidate for the upcoming general election was “rigged”. Last night (23 May), Blake Stephenson was selected...

Police on scene after reports man stabbed on Riverfield Drive

Police are currently investigating on Riverfield Drive, Bedford after receiving reports that a man has been stabbed. A man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. Witnesses...

Weekend train travel warning for anyone heading into London this June

Bedford rail users heading into London may have to rethink their plans next month as major 'upgrade' works will see some weekend services from East Midlands Railway...

Bedford drunk driver jailed after motorcyclist loses leg

A drunk driver from Bedford who collided head-on with a motorbike has been jailed for three years along with a six-and-a-half-year disqualification period. Daniel Molczan, 47, from...

Tulips to go as Embankment flowers up for grabs

Some of the flowers that have been filling Bedford's Embankment with colour could now do the same for local community groups as Bedford Borough Council launches its popular tulip bulb...

Championship season closer sees Blues travel to title-winning Ealing

19 games down, one to go, Saturday sees the end of another Championship season in the world of rugby union as Bedford Blues travel to champions, Ealing in the capital looking to...

What’s on Bedford: 23 May – 2 June 2024

Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...

Leading Bedford gang member and drug supplier jailed

A leading member of a gang supplying Class A drugs in Bedford has been jailed for five years and six months. Reece Thandi, 21, of Edwards Close, who led the ‘Capone’ drug supply...

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Police Appeal witness
Police are currently investigating on Riverfield Drive, Bedford after receiving reports that a man has been stabbed. A man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. Witnesses...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal stabbing in Bedford earlier today (Friday). Emergency services were called just before 2pm to a report that a man had been...
The welcome return of Oasis Beach Pool. Image: Bedford Borough Council
The much-anticipated official opening of Bedford's Oasis Beach Pool will take place this half term with a Totally Tropical Beach Party. A steel band, limbo dancers, competitions and a mocktail 'Tiki Bar' will...

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Wixams retirement village not asked to contribute to local NHS

Bedford Borough Council planners have not sought a financial contribution for the “existing Wixams Surgery Practice” from a retirement village’s expansion, a meeting heard. The Planning Committee...

Police start murder investigation after stabbing on Riverfield Drive

Bedfordshire Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a fatal stabbing in Bedford earlier today (Friday). Emergency services were called just before 2pm to a report that a man had been...

Man hospitalised following Sainsbury’s brawl

A brawl in the car park of a supermarket in Clapham has left one man hospitalised with serious injuries and another arrested. Bedfordshire Police were called to the car park of Sainsbury's in Clapham...

14 year sentence for sex offender who arranged Bedford meeting to...

A ‘dangerous’ sex offender has been sentenced to a total of 14 years after arranging a meeting so he could sexually abuse a child. Alec Parkin, 49, a registered sex offender from Nottinghamshire, bragged...

Bedford Griffins Futsal squad achieve promotion to Tier One

With success in the outside world of football, there's also been success indoors as Bedford Griffins Futsal team won Tier Two South of the National Futsal Series, achieving promotion...

Objections raised over plans for 180 homes in Great Barford

If approved, plans to build up to 180 new homes in Great Barford would be “flying in the face” of the Neighbourhood Plan processes, three objectors have claimed...

Letters: “Even cyclists need to obey the law”

As a fellow newcomer to both cycling and Bedford, I do have a little sympathy for Karyn Pemberton being caught out illegally cycling in a pedestrianised area. After all, there is a strong laissez-faire...

What’s on Bedford: 23 May – 2 June 2024

Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...

Legal advice: Circumstances that prevent fulfilment of a contract

Any well-drafted commercial contract will contain a range of terms and conditions that clearly set out the rights, responsibilities and obligations of each party. As a legally binding document, parties enter...