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In Bedford this week

Bedford School boys give BeeGees’ hit a hairy makeover for Movember

Boys from Bedford School's Upper Sixth have transformed a 70s disco smash into an ode to growing a tash - to raise awareness of men's health and...

Two arrested in latest county lines drugs crackdown in Bedford

A man and a woman have been arrested as part of a county lines crackdown that has seen more than £50,000 worth of Class A and Class B drugs seized...

Bedford musician collaborates with Ed Sheeran songwriter for Parkinson’s charity

A Bedford-based singer-songwriter and a Grammy award winner have collaborated to record a charity single to raise money for Parkinson's charities...

MISSING: Have you seen 12-year-old Rayah?

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl last seen in south Bedfordshire. Rayah Fathallah was reported...

Pubs and bars in Bedford hit back at Tier 2 restrictions

A number of Bedford's pub landlords and bar owners have hit out at the latest government coronavirus restrictions, which place Bedford Borough in...

Bedford placed in Tier 2: High Alert from 2 December

Bedford has been confirmed as emerging from lockdown on 2 December in Tier 2: High Alert.Social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will...

Bedford man avoids jail after stamping on victim’s head in street...

A Bedford man who stamped on his victim’s head during an early morning street brawl escaped going to jail yesterday (Wednesday)...

Thousands of solar panels could turn old Bedford landfill site into...

A part of the massive former landfill tip in Elstow will be covered in solar panels to generate 5.5 megawatts of electricity in Bedford borough. The borough council’s planning committee...

Bedford planners reject calls for review of controversial warehouse application

Calls from a campaigning resident, for a review of a highly contentious plan for massive warehouses near Wixams, have been rejected by the Bedford Borough Council's...

This week’s most popular stories

Bedford has been confirmed as emerging from lockdown on 2 December in Tier 2: High Alert.Social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will...
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A number of Bedford's pub landlords and bar owners have hit out at the latest government coronavirus restrictions, which place Bedford Borough in...
Friends and fellow runners - including Paula Radcliffe - have shared their tributes to a truly great Bedfordian, Iva Barr, who sadly passed away on...

Stories you may have missed

Letters: Did you see Eric Clapton and Cream play in Bedford...

I am researching a ‘people’s history’ of Cream and would love to hear from anyone who may have seen this show or any of their other UK performances, amongst their earliest shows was...

Nadine Dorries MP blames ‘mandatory vaccine’ response on young caseworker

Mid Bedfordshire MP, Nadine Dorries has faced criticism following a message sent to a constituent from one of her caseworkers. The email is in response to a question about whether it will...

Homelessness law event: Rights, wrongs and remedies

This December, JustUs Homelessness Advocacy Bedford is hosting a free online event to look at the rights and wrongs of housing law and remedies...

Nominate your local lockdown sporting heroes

Bedford Sports Awards 2020 may have had to be postponed until next year, but there's still the chance to recognise local lockdown sporting heroes...

Bedford Borough Council chief exec, Philip Simpkins announces retirement

Following a 30 year career at Bedford Borough Council, chief executive, Philip Simpkins, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role...

Free parking bays created to support Bedford’s growing ‘click and collect’...

The introduction of 10 short-term parking bays designed to support Bedford's growing 'click and collect' economy have been welcomed by the town's retailers. The bays, at various locations...

Borough buildings and street lights will switch to 100% renewable energy

Bedford Borough Council has announced that from 1 April 2021, all council-owned and operated buildings and street lighting will run on ‘100% green renewable electricity’. Taking into account...

Bedford planners reject calls for review of controversial warehouse application

Calls from a campaigning resident, for a review of a highly contentious plan for massive warehouses near Wixams, have been rejected by the Bedford Borough Council's...

Bedford & Kempston MP says Universal Credit is not fit for...

In his monthly column, Mohammad Yasin MP aruges that Universal Credit is not fit for purpose, saying it has failed countless of his constituents...