Real Bedford striker Joey Evans scoring a penalty against Cockfosters
Real Bedford saw out their season in style on Wednesday night as they secured the league and cup double with a 3-1 victory over Cockfosters in the South Midlands Premier Division Cup Final...
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In Bedford this week

The Duchess of Edinburgh pays ‘flying’ visit to Bedford charity

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh flew by helicopter into Bedford yesterday (23 April) to visit a charity working with refugee women. The Duchess landed on the playing fields at Bedford Modern...

Bedford Creative Arts adds a splash of colour to Pine Cones...

A pair of sheds at Pine Cones Family Hub in Bedford have had a colourful makeover thanks to Bedford Creative Arts. The designs were created by artist, Emma Barnie, with...

Amber Taverns to take over Bedford High Street pub

Amber Taverns has confirmed that it is investing in Bedford town centre, taking over the former Brewhouse and Kitchen on Bedford High Street. The Blackpool-based pub chain was contacted by the...

Council issues 18 ‘breach of condition’ notices over last quarter, a...

Bedford Borough Council has issued 18 breach of condition notices over the last three months, including to developers of a site in Roxton, a meeting heard. The council’s planning committee was given an update...

Bedfordian appointed as new chief operating officer at Wheelchair Alliance

The Wheelchair Alliance, an organisation which champions the needs of wheelchair users across England, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer. Nick Goldup, from Bedford, has taken the helm...

Two receive treatment following town centre fire

Two people were treated by ambulance crews after a fire broke out in a derelict building in Bedford town centre. Fire crews from Bedford, Kempston and Leighton Buzzard were called out at 6.52pm on...

“Vile” registered sex offender jailed for eight years

A registered sex offender, described by Bedfordshire Police as "a vile individual", has been jailed for more than eight years after grooming a vulnerable teenage girl into having a sexual relationship with him...

International rugby returns to Bedford with Anglo-Welsh fixture

Bedford will see not one, but two international teams in action this weekend as the England Deaf Rugby side take on...

Letters: Bedford Town FC’s short-sightedness leaves a slightly bitter taste

It looks like the short-sighted, selfish attitude of "l wanna be in charge" by the Bedford Town boardroom will pay a heavy price by their refusing to take the imaginative offer they received a couple of years ago...

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Estrella Damm conditioning tanks at the El Prat Brewery, Barcelona. Image: S.A. Damm
Almost 18 months after they bought Bedford's Eagle Brewery in Queen's Park, Spanish brewer S.A. Damm says they'll be now using the site to brew their world-famous Estrella Damm beer from scratch...
Image: TCS London Marathon/Facebook
This weekend, while many of us will be enjoying a (hopefully) relaxing spring Sunday (21 April) morning, several Bedfordians will be heading into London for this year's marathon. The 26.2-mile course...
The fire at the unit in Gadsby Street. Image: Tom Otley
Two people were treated by ambulance crews after a fire broke out in a derelict building in Bedford town centre. Fire crews from Bedford, Kempston and Leighton Buzzard were called out at 6.52pm on...

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Staff striking at a Bedford independent school over claims of “fire...

NEU Members at Bedford Greenacre Independent School (BGI) began two days of strike action today, in response to what they claim are "fire and re-hire tactics" forcing those included in the...

What’s on Bedford: 18 – 28 April 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...

Bedfordian appointed as new chief operating officer at Wheelchair Alliance

The Wheelchair Alliance, an organisation which champions the needs of wheelchair users across England, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer. Nick Goldup, from Bedford, has taken the helm...

Great Bedfordian: Liberato ‘Libby’ Lionetti

This month’s Great Bedfordian is Liberato ‘Libby’ Lionetti who has run the cafe La Piazza in St Paul’s Square for the last 27 years. A proud Bedford Italian, Libby is one of the most optimistic people we know...

George Galloway ‘launches’ Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

The Workers Party’s MP, George Galloway, has said that there is no better candidate to be Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner than “Mr Luton”, Waheed Akbar. Speaking to supporters in Luton last...

Real Bedford win the double with cup victory over Cockfosters

Real Bedford saw out their season in style on Wednesday night as they secured the league and cup double with a 3-1 victory over Cockfosters in the South Midlands Premier Division Cup Final...

Lobjoit scores again as Bedford Town take title race to the...

Lee Bircham made a successful return to Bell Close as his Bedford Town side comfortably saw off a lacklustre Leighton Town 2-0 on Saturday afternoon to take the title race to the final day...

Bedford becomes home to first Estrella Damm brewery outside of Spain

Almost 18 months after they bought Bedford's Eagle Brewery in Queen's Park, Spanish brewer S.A. Damm says they'll be now using the site to brew their world-famous Estrella Damm beer from scratch...

Beth West will leave East West Rail when interim CEO contract...

After two years in what was an interim CEO post, Beth West says she'll be leaving East West Rail Co (EWRCo) in May. The Bedford Independent reported in December that the Department for Transport...