Kevin Eves
Failings by the state contributed to the death of an 8-week-old baby girl, who was murdered by her father in Wixams, a coroner found today (17 August). 8-week-old Harper Denton...
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Former Bedfordshire Police Inspector jailed for online child sexual offences

A former Bedfordshire Police inspector has been jailed for 30 months after admitting to carrying out online child sexual offences. Today (Wednesday), John Nichols, 51, of Bedford, was handed...

Permanent school inclusions fall across Bedford Borough

The number of pupils permanently excluded from Bedford borough schools fell last year. The latest government figures show that 33 pupils were permanently excluded from the borough’s...

New World Record on the cards in aid of Bedford Hospital...

Bedford's 7-time Guinness World Record holder is attempting an eighth world record on Saturday, all in aid of Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends...

Bedford pensioners could be missing out on thousands

Bedford pensioners could be missing out on £2700 extra pension credit per year and are urged by the local Liberal Democrats to check their eligibility. Latest figures estimate that 123 Bedford Borough...

House builders launch 10K fund for Bedfordshire community organisations

Applications are now open for Redrow South Midland’s £10,000 community fund, aimed at supporting organisations and initiatives across Bedfordshire. House builders ‘Redrow South Midlands’ started the scheme in 2019...

Mixed fortunes for the Eagles as Real Bedford hit seven

The season has well and truly kicked off as Bedford Town experienced mixed fortunes across a hectic 48-hour period in the Southern League...

“Vulnerable drug user” given community order for allowing drug dealing in...

A Bedford man, described as “a vulnerable drug user” was given a 12-month community order at Luton Crown Court on Monday, for allowing his flat to be used for drug dealing...

Bedfordshire Police launch blog series to empower survivors of domestic abuse...

Bedfordshire Police have launched a real-life blog series to empower survivors of domestic abuse, rape, and assault to speak out about male violence. The MVAWG (Male Violence Against Women and Girls) blogs...

Bedfordshire Police appeal For witnesses after Apsley Road assault

Bedfordshire Police continue to appeal for information one month after a man sustained life-threatening injuries following an assault in Apsley Road. The incident occurred between 9:30pm and 10:30pm...

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John Nichols
A former Bedfordshire Police inspector has been jailed for 30 months after admitting to carrying out online child sexual offences. Today (Wednesday), John Nichols, 51, of Bedford, was handed...
Bedford Borough Council will resurface three more roads, in the coming months, as part of their annual investment into roads and pavements. Castle Road Gyratory, Eastcotts Road (Kingsbrook) and...
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Bedford Borough has been moved into drought status after the National Drought Group discussed how the country should respond to the driest summer in fifty years...

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Failings by the state contributed to murder of Wixams baby

Failings by the state contributed to the death of an 8-week-old baby girl, who was murdered by her father in Wixams, a coroner found today (17 August). 8-week-old Harper Denton...

Bedford pensioners could be missing out on thousands

Bedford pensioners could be missing out on £2700 extra pension credit per year and are urged by the local Liberal Democrats to check their eligibility. Latest figures estimate that 123 Bedford Borough...

Permanent school inclusions fall across Bedford Borough

The number of pupils permanently excluded from Bedford borough schools fell last year. The latest government figures show that 33 pupils were permanently excluded from the borough’s...

Join Bedfordshire’s Big Sleepout and raise fund for homeless charity

A Bedford homeless charity is inviting people to spend a night 'sleeping rough' this autumn to raise funds for their work supporting and helping homeless people across Bedfordshire. NOAH Enterprise...

Make sure you have your say and register to vote in...

Bedford Borough Council has issued a reminder to all Bedfordians to make sure they are registered to vote so they can take part in local elections next year. The Annual Canvass of households...

Former Bedfordshire Police Inspector jailed for online child sexual offences

A former Bedfordshire Police inspector has been jailed for 30 months after admitting to carrying out online child sexual offences. Today (Wednesday), John Nichols, 51, of Bedford, was handed...

Bedford Borough officially in a drought says Environment Agency

Bedford Borough has been moved into drought status after the National Drought Group discussed how the country should respond to the driest summer in fifty years...

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue issue warnings after field fires in Wyboston...

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has issued a warning to Bedordians after tackling several wildfires in the last few weeks, including one in Great Denham and another in Wyboston...

Bedfordshire Police launch blog series to empower survivors of domestic abuse...

Bedfordshire Police have launched a real-life blog series to empower survivors of domestic abuse, rape, and assault to speak out about male violence. The MVAWG (Male Violence Against Women and Girls) blogs...