Thursday, October 29, 2020
Bedford Community Officer at Chandos Court with the extended closure order.
Bedfordshire Police Officers have secured a three-month extension on a partial closure order issued on an entire block of flats in Bedford. The closure was the first of its kind and was secured...
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We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...

In Bedford this week

Bedford Independent announces new ‘Covid Heroes’ award categories

The Bedford Independent Awards may have been postponed due to the pandemic, but it has allowed us to add two new categories, to find the Borough's 'Covid Heroes'. Throughout the...

Bedford Mayor blasts health chiefs as Borough lags behind flu vaccination...

Bedford's mayor has blasted health chiefs as figures show the Borough is already lagging behind its crucial flu vaccination targets. A special meeting of the council-run health and wellbeing...

Kings Bridge to close for refurbishment

A busy footbridge over the River Great Ouse is to close from tomorrow (29 October) so it can be refurbished.  Kings Bridge which crosses the river from beneath Longholm Way to the...

Bedford Hockey ladies continue fine form as three sides go top...

Three of Bedford Hockey Club's ladies teams have gone top of their respective divisions after another successful weekend across the Chester Road outfit. Five league matches into...

Council will discuss plans to plug coronavirus £26.4 million funding gap...

Bedford Borough Council's Executive committee will tonight (28 October) discuss how they are going to plug a £26.4million funding gap caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Council says...

Black History Month: Tom Carr looks at Bedford’s sporting past, present...

Sport's Editor Tom Carr looks at some of Bedford's sporting stars from the past, present, and also a brief look at what the future may hold. Bedford has produced a multitude of top sports stars from...

Bedford Borough Council’s planning department one of worst in the country

Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...

Three arrested in Bedford after dawn police raids

Three Bedford people have been arrested on suspicions of crimes connected to drug dealing after early-morning raids in the town. Police carried out the raids at addresses in Crowe Road and at an address in Brickhill...

Police appeal after Bedford road rage incident leaves man with “nasty...

Police are on the hunt for a motorist after an apparent road rage incident on Rowallan Drive, Bedford left another man with a fractured cheekbone. On 12 October (Monday), at around...

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Police Appeal witness
Police are on the hunt for a motorist after an apparent road rage incident on Rowallan Drive, Bedford left another man with a fractured cheekbone. On 12 October (Monday), at around...
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Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...
Police raided a property in Brickhill on 22 October 2020, they later arrested a man for drugs-related crimes.video
Three Bedford people have been arrested on suspicions of crimes connected to drug dealing after early-morning raids in the town. Police carried out the raids at addresses in Crowe Road and at an address in Brickhill...

Stories you may have missed

Walk, cycle or scoot round Priory Park’s ‘Wheelie Good Trail’ this...

This half term, Priory Country Park is hosting a family trail, encouraging Bedfordians to get out and walk, cycle or scoot in the fresh air...

‘Lockdown art’ exhibition launches at the Quarry Theatre

An exhibition of over 100 works of art created by members of the public during lockdown opens at the Quarry Theatre this Saturday (24 October)...

Bedford Hockey ladies continue fine form as three sides go top...

Three of Bedford Hockey Club's ladies teams have gone top of their respective divisions after another successful weekend across the Chester Road outfit. Five league matches into...

New Post Office opens at Harrowden Road following coronavirus delay

A brand new Post Office, whose opening was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has now opened on Harrowden Road. The new branch...

Letters: Where is the Government support for independent news providers?

I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...

Black History Month: Tom Carr looks at Bedford’s sporting past, present...

Sport's Editor Tom Carr looks at some of Bedford's sporting stars from the past, present, and also a brief look at what the future may hold. Bedford has produced a multitude of top sports stars from...

Super sub Tomlinson downs Yaxley in tight victory for Eagles

Connor Tomlinson's second half strike at Yaxley was enough to give Bedford Town their second 1-0 win in as many weeks as the Eagles went to within one point of top spot in...

Council’s hands tied over fly-tipped rubbish

Bedford Borough Council is unable to clear away fly-tipped rubbish which has sat festering opposite Borough Hall for over a month as it is on private...

Bedford Borough Council’s planning department one of worst in the country

Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...