Saturday, May 30, 2020
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
North East Bedfordshire MP, Richard Fuller says he "understands and accepts" the Prime Minister's decision to not sack Dominic Cummings, despite not being able to see his...
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In Bedford this week

Former Bedford Free School founder sets up common sense campaign

The founder of Bedford Free School and former Conservative parliamentary candidate, Mark Lehain, has launched a national campaign aimed at putting 'grown up debate' back...

‘Bedford’s bin better’ anger at overflowing bins

Bedfordian's doing their best to beat lockdown boredom and entertain themselves and their families during half-term have been dismayed to find bins overflowing in some of Bedford's...

Maternity care services slowly restarting across Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire NHS Trust have said that some maternity services in the area are slowly restarting after we raised concerns new born babies were missing out on important and...

Can you help quench the thirst of Bedford’s young trees?

Concerns over the health of younger trees across Bedford, that are struggling in the current hot and dry weather, has forced the local council to ask residents to help water...

OPINION: When it comes to Cummings – the media fails

Journalism, has, on the whole, had a good crisis. My former trade has held the government's feet to the fire and highlighted key failures. But on Dominic Cummings it's fallen down - badly...

‘Time to end Clap For Our Carers’ says founder ahead of...

From opera singing to banging pots and pans, Bedfordians have shown their thanks for the NHS and key workers every Thursday for the last nine weeks...

Boost for Bedford cyclists as new routes to be opened up

A scheme to remove restrictions for cyclists on one-way streets in Bedford looks set to deliver a boost for bikers in Newnham Ward...

16-year-old sentenced for spree of violent corner shop robberies in Bedford

A 16-year-old boy who took part in a spree of violent shop robberies in Bedford in the early part of this year has been given an 18-month detention...

This week’s most popular stories

A Facebook foodie page which aims to uncover Britain's hidden 'foodie' gems, has paid tribute to a local man with a review of Bedford's Mamma Concetta. Jonathan Thorpe, of nearby...
Bill Chandi recognition award
Marston Moretaine Postmaster, Bill Chandi, has been given a special Post Office recognition award for the role he played in helping to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Sir Tom. The...
Bedford Town Centre
As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...

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‘Bedford’s bin better’ anger at overflowing bins

Bedfordian's doing their best to beat lockdown boredom and entertain themselves and their families during half-term have been dismayed to find bins overflowing in some of Bedford's...

Lucozade Sport gives boost to Bedford speed skipper

A professional speed skipper and double world-record holder from Bedford has been given a boost by Lucozade Sport in lockdown...

Hopes Marston Vale Line service will resume next month

The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership say the Marston Vale Line service should resume next month. Meanwhile, they have a replacement bus service in place...

Former Bedford Free School founder sets up common sense campaign

The founder of Bedford Free School and former Conservative parliamentary candidate, Mark Lehain, has launched a national campaign aimed at putting 'grown up debate' back...

Bedford Sustainability Week launches despite lockdown

Bedford's first Sustainability Week was launched 'virtually' yesterday (Monday), with the aim of sharing the environmental message, even if we are...

OPINION: When it comes to Cummings – the media fails

Journalism, has, on the whole, had a good crisis. My former trade has held the government's feet to the fire and highlighted key failures. But on Dominic Cummings it's fallen down - badly...

‘Time to end Clap For Our Carers’ says founder ahead of...

From opera singing to banging pots and pans, Bedfordians have shown their thanks for the NHS and key workers every Thursday for the last nine weeks...

Bedford Town Centre prepares for post-coronavirus ‘new normal’

As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...

16-year-old sentenced for spree of violent corner shop robberies in Bedford

A 16-year-old boy who took part in a spree of violent shop robberies in Bedford in the early part of this year has been given an 18-month detention...