Thursday, February 27, 2020
Operation Soapbox
Operation Soapbox, a platform for young people to air their views and share solutions to issues that affect them, is taking place at McDonalds in Bedford...
BI Awards - BI only
The nominations for this year's Bedford Independent Awards - in partnership with the Harpur Trust - are now open and we're loving reading through the...

In Bedford this week

Rough sleeping reduced, but more meaningful solutions to tackle homelessness are...

Figures released by the government today show that Bedford Borough has seen the tenth largest decrease in the number of people rough sleeping from...

Commuter relief as A6 past Wilstead to reopen in less than...

The wait is almost over. Following major works, which have seen a delay of almost three months, the A6 past Wilstead is set to reopen on Monday 9 March...

Ashburnham Road works delayed until 2 March by leaking gas main

Road works to improve the junction between Ashburnham Road, Bromham Road and Shakespeare Road have been delayed by a fortnight...

Letters: Many Sharnbrook residents unaware of proposal to fell trees

I was very upset to read your article about the tree felling at Sharnbrook Academy. I (and it seems many of the Sharnbrook residents) were unaware of...

Bedford athletes strike gold in National Championships

Bedford and County Athletic Club's promising young high jumper, Gracie Wall, added another national title to her collection at the England Athletics...

Bedford celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 with parties and performances

International Women's Day* takes place on Sunday 8 March, and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements...

Bedford performing arts students join The Opera Boys on stage

Students from a performing arts academy in Bedford took to the stage in Wellingborough recently, accompanying some of the UK's finest classical singers...

Heritage funding success for Full House Theatre and Bedford’s museums

Bedfordshire’s leading children’s theatre company has been awarded £72,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work on an exciting...

This week’s most popular stories

Rogan's Books
After an incredible, magical, fun-filled five years, the time has come for a change. As of Easter this year, Rogan’s Books’ bookshop will close its doors...
Kiosk at the Park
The team from the Longholme Café have been announced as the new owners of the Kiosk in Russell Park.After eight years, owner and the brains behind the...
King William IV
The King William IV pub in Kempston is open for business as usual today, despite being involved in a collision with a Mercedes yesterday (Thursday)...

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Bedford Free School ‘striving for excellence’ recognised by OFSTED

Bedford Free School (BFS) staff, pupils and parents are celebrating following OFSTED's recognition that the school is a place where “...leaders, staff...

Ashburnham Road works delayed until 2 March by leaking gas main

Road works to improve the junction between Ashburnham Road, Bromham Road and Shakespeare Road have been delayed by a fortnight...

Double loss for Men’s 1st team in windy hockey weekend

With further strong winds and heavy showers, most of Bedford Hockey Club’s senior sides will have been relieved to have had a rest day at the weekend...

Bedford’s Harpur Trust shortlisted in the 2020 Charity Film Awards

A local charity has made it onto the shortlist of the 2020 Charity Film Awards, for their film celebrating their work as a grant-maker and promoter of...

Letters: Many Sharnbrook residents unaware of proposal to fell trees

I was very upset to read your article about the tree felling at Sharnbrook Academy. I (and it seems many of the Sharnbrook residents) were unaware of...

Heritage funding success for Full House Theatre and Bedford’s museums

Bedfordshire’s leading children’s theatre company has been awarded £72,000 funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work on an exciting...

Bedford Borough reinforcements arrive to tilt the balance as opening shots...

Reinforcements from the council have arrived just in time for the opening of a public inquiry into plans to build up to 80 new homes in Bromham...

Bedford Town thrown out of Bedfordshire Senior Cup

Bedford Town received word yesterday that they have been thrown out of the county's top cup competition, the Bedfordshire Senior Cup, after allegedly...

Extra Beds Police officers to be recruited after public back plan...

Bedfordians will see an additional 20 police constables on the streets, after an increase in the police share of council tax which was approved by the...