As part of their celebrations of International Women's Day (8 March), Women of Bedford (WoB) teamed up with The Place Theatre to bring Amy Walmsley to life in the streets of Bedford...
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In Bedford this week

Plans put forward for 500 homes and new primary school at...

Plans to build homes, children’s play facilities and land for a new primary school in Clapham have been submitted for outline planning permission. Following two year's engagement...

Wilstead care home residents celebrate Captain Tom’s life and raise funds...

A care home in Wilstead is stepping up - and stepping out - to attempt a challenge to raise money for Keech Hospice Care. Residents and carers at Danecroft Residential Home...

Almost half a million over 55s and unpaid carers to get...

The NHS will begin texting nearly half a million people today, inviting them to book their life saving Covid-19 (coronavirus) jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment...

Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards: Apprentice of the Year nominees

Today we're shining a spotlight on Bedford Borough's apprentices and giving you a short insight into why they've been nominated. The winners will be announced on 25 March 2021 at 7:30 pm on...

No date set for return to normal at Tidy Tip as...

No date has yet been set for a return to normal at the tidy tip in Bedford as a top officer revealed that online pre-booking could have a permanent role in the future...

Bedford’s Crematorium chief hopes Captain Tom funeral publicity will encourage others...

Bedford’s Crematorium chief is hoping that the positive publicity generated by the funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore will generate more sales at the council facility...

Letters: Campaigners want East West Rail to compromise on southern route

Recent coverage has discussed the East West Rail (EWR) route planned through Bedford and out to the north east towards Tempsford. This is the route long supported by the Mayor and...

On-street electric vehicle charging points to be installed for residents without...

30 electric vehicle (EV) charging points are being installed in streets across Bedford thanks to a £96,000 grant. The funding is from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the...

Last minute heartbreak for Blues in Championship opener

Bedford Blues looked to have nicked a tight and cagey Championship opener, only for Coventry's Tony Fenner to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the Butts Park Arena...

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Police looking for a missing woman have found a body in the River Great Ouse in Bedford. In a comment on their Twitter page, Bedfordshire Police said: "We have confirmed a body...
In the fourth of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at East-West Rail. It’s the largest transport project in the OxCam Arc...
Three members of staff at a Bedford care home have been found guilty of ill-treatment and wilfully neglecting an elderly resident after her family installed cameras to capture the treatment she was receiving. Willows Care Home...

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Letters: Campaigners want East West Rail to compromise on southern route

Recent coverage has discussed the East West Rail (EWR) route planned through Bedford and out to the north east towards Tempsford. This is the route long supported by the Mayor and...

Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards: Unsung Heroes nominees

In the build-up to the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, we're taking a closer look at the nominees in each category. Today we're looking at our...

Police confirm body of 62-year-old woman found in river near Barkers...

Police looking for a missing woman have found a body in the River Great Ouse in Bedford. In a comment on their Twitter page, Bedfordshire Police said: "We have confirmed a body...

Women of Bedford bring Amy Walmsley to life for International Women’s...

As part of their celebrations of International Women's Day (8 March), Women of Bedford (WoB) teamed up with The Place Theatre to bring Amy Walmsley to life in the streets of Bedford...

Bedford’s Crematorium chief hopes Captain Tom funeral publicity will encourage others...

Bedford’s Crematorium chief is hoping that the positive publicity generated by the funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore will generate more sales at the council facility...

Riverside Tennis Club in the national spotlight for disability sport provision

Bedford's Riverside Tennis Club has been in the media spotlight recently, thanks to their disability sport provision during lockdown. Within the space of a few days, head of disability tennis at the club, Neil Frankel...

Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards: Apprentice of the Year nominees

Today we're shining a spotlight on Bedford Borough's apprentices and giving you a short insight into why they've been nominated. The winners will be announced on 25 March 2021 at 7:30 pm on...

£2.1m grant to fund county’s biggest ever crackdown on organised crime...

Bespoke funding of over £2m has been granted to Bedfordshire’s PCC, Kathryn Holloway, to target the criminal masterminds behind Organised Crime Groups (OCG) across the county...

Wixams station shunts one step closer to 2024 opening

Wixams residents are one step closer to having their long-promised station after the Wixams Station Board recommended the project can proceed to the next planning stage...