The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) is reviewing Bedford's council ward boundaries to make sure that councillors represent roughly the same number of electors. The LGBC wants...
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In Bedford this week

Bedfordians gather for peaceful demo to show solidarity to Palestine

Over 100 people gathered on Silver Street in Bedford yesterday morning (Saturday) to call for an end to all hostilities in Palestine and Isreal. The event, organised by Bedford Friends Of Al-Walaja...

Blues battle bravely but fall to high-flying Ealing Trailfinders

Bedford Blues hosted high-flying Ealing under the Friday night lights at Goldington Road and put up a strong showing; the final score of 17-40 flattering the visitors...

Bedford man charged with rape

Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with rape in connection with an incident in The Spinney, Bedford, on Friday 16 April. Rushane Hendricks, 28, of Monkshill, Bedford, has been charged with...

Letters: Councillors’ own communities and environments are under threat

At the recent EWR Public Q & A with the Mayor and members of the Borough Council, I was astonished at the callous and patronising nature with which some of the attendees were treated. Residents...

Bedford “now back to where it was in October and November”...

Public health chiefs in Bedford believe the Borough is now back to where it was in October and November after a new, more catchable, form of COVID-19 (coronavirus) unleashed itself on town. A...

Letters: National Lottery Awards celebrate those whose selfless work makes a...

The 2021 National Lottery Awards are now open for entries. Once again, the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects will recognise those individuals and organisations...

CHUMS benefits from ’emergency’ NFU Mutual fund

Bedfordshire's mental health and well-being charity, CHUMS, has been handed £6,400 from a national £2million ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual. The fund was set up by NFU...

Auction raises thousands for Bedford charities

The Rotary Club of Bedford Castle has donated over £12,000 to two Bedford charities after organising an online charity auction supported by former England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook, who...

Council writes to Vaccine Minister requesting jabs for all over-16s

Vaccines for all Bedford Borough’s over-16s are being called for as the number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases has surged. Bedford Borough Council is calling on the government..

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Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with rape in connection with an incident in The Spinney, Bedford, on Friday 16 April. Rushane Hendricks, 28, of Monkshill, Bedford, has been charged with...
Public health chiefs in Bedford believe the Borough is now back to where it was in October and November after a new, more catchable, form of COVID-19 (coronavirus) unleashed itself on town. A...
coronavirus
With confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) more than doubling in Bedford Borough in the last seven days,  residents are urged to be cautious and to exercise common sense. Cases per 100,000 people rose from 39.8 last...

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“No need to demolish Poets’ homes” says rail consultant’s report into...

Bedford's Mayor, councillors and campaigners have welcomed a report that has shown that the East West Rail service could run effectively using just the existing four lines, and avoid the need to...

Council writes to Vaccine Minister requesting jabs for all over-16s

Vaccines for all Bedford Borough’s over-16s are being called for as the number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases has surged. Bedford Borough Council is calling on the government..

Proposed new political map for Bedford: have your say

The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) is reviewing Bedford's council ward boundaries to make sure that councillors represent roughly the same number of electors. The LGBC wants...

Council urge caution as Bedford Borough Covid cases more than double

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) more than doubling in Bedford Borough in the last seven days,  residents are urged to...

Bedford man charged with rape

Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with rape in connection with an incident in The Spinney, Bedford, on Friday 16 April. Rushane Hendricks, 28, of Monkshill, Bedford, has been charged with...

Letters: No-one should rest on the council’s laurels over commissioned East...

The report issued by the mayor was not issued by East West Rail, nor has it been agreed by them. It is written by a consultant that Bedford Borough Council (BBC) employed called SLC...

Letters: National Lottery Awards celebrate those whose selfless work makes a...

The 2021 National Lottery Awards are now open for entries. Once again, the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects will recognise those individuals and organisations...

Bedford student wins National Formula Ford races in action-packed Donington weekend

17-year old Alex Walker is well on his way to the National Formula Ford title after two more victories at Donington Park at the weekend, with Silverstone up next for the Bedford racer...

Letters: Whatever your views, make sure you respond to East West...

Whatever your views are on East West Rail please respond to this current consultation directly to East West Rail Co. From my experience in planning the earlier pre-planning stage you reply at, the greater...