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Stop and search is an important tactic, but if it is not used effectively it can damage communities’ confidence with the police, a meeting heard. Bedfordshire’s deputy chief...
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In Bedford this week

A cool 14 teams turn out for Bedford Hockey Club on...

The Ladies first team kept the heat on Sutton Coldfield in the Conference Midlands as 14 teams turned out for the club on a bitterly cold weekend...

Ambitious bus improvement plans unveiled for Bedford Borough

Britain's biggest bus operator is partnering with our region's local transport authorities to develop ambitious plans to get more passengers to swap their cars for greener public transport...

Missing: Have you seen 15-year-old Denisa?

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for help to find 15-year-old Denisa who was last seen in Bedford yesterday (Sunday) at 4.30pm. She is described as 5”4 with long blonde...

eCargo bikes ‘Keygo’ and ‘Greenwise’ a success in cutting carbon

Since their launch in June, Bedford Borough Council's eCargo bikes have been branded a 'huge success' and even have their own names. Thanks to students at Westfield Primary...

Happy Birthday to us! Bedford Independent turns three

Today marks the third anniversary of turning on BedfordIndependent.co.uk and beginning to provide, fact-checked, unbiased and comprehensive news about Bedford Borough. Since 28...

Blues sail past lacklustre Nottingham at blustery Goldington Road

At a cold and blustery Goldington Road, the Blues welcomed old rivals Nottingham looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Cornish Pirates. With four homegrown Bedford players...

“Significant” reduction in number of Bedford Hospital inpatients with Covid-19

A greater proportion of unvaccinated people will end up in hospital, but as there are so few unvaccinated in the community, they don’t make up the bulk of inpatients, a meeting has heard. Ian...

“Upset” over slow investigation into missing Mark Rutherford million

A finance committee chairman has criticised the length of time being taken by a local authority to investigate why more than £1m regeneration money disappeared in the Luton...

Four changes from Pirates loss as Blues host Nottingham

Mike Rayer will be looking for a response from his Bedford Blues side as he makes four changes ahead of Saturday's visit of Nottingham...

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Schools in Bedford have issued safeguarding reminders to parents and pupils after a man in his 20s was arrested this morning (Tuesday). Bedfordshire Police received reports of...
A jury has heard how a Kempston headteacher called in the police when a 15-year-old student came to school with a sawn-off shotgun in his rucksack in 2018...
Britain's biggest bus operator is partnering with our region's local transport authorities to develop ambitious plans to get more passengers to swap their cars for greener public transport...

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110 new urban trees planned throughout the Borough as part of...

Funding is now in place to ensure that over 100 street and celebration trees will be planted throughout Bedford Borough, as part of the Council's plan to plant 10,000 trees...

Four changes from Pirates loss as Blues host Nottingham

Mike Rayer will be looking for a response from his Bedford Blues side as he makes four changes ahead of Saturday's visit of Nottingham...

“Significant” reduction in number of Bedford Hospital inpatients with Covid-19

A greater proportion of unvaccinated people will end up in hospital, but as there are so few unvaccinated in the community, they don’t make up the bulk of inpatients, a meeting has heard. Ian...

Ambitious bus improvement plans unveiled for Bedford Borough

Britain's biggest bus operator is partnering with our region's local transport authorities to develop ambitious plans to get more passengers to swap their cars for greener public transport...

Reduction in disproportionate numbers targeted by ‘stop and search’

Stop and search is an important tactic, but if it is not used effectively it can damage communities’ confidence with the police, a meeting heard. Bedfordshire’s deputy chief...

The red mist descends as Bedford Town fall from the top...

Bedford Town had been top of the tree in Southern League Central Division One before two disappointing results in the past few days...

OPINION: 11 million pages read as we reach our third birthday,...

The Bedford Independent's pages have been read 11 million times since its launch in November 2018. The data provided by Google Analytics show that since our launch we've grown steadily...

Blues sail past lacklustre Nottingham at blustery Goldington Road

At a cold and blustery Goldington Road, the Blues welcomed old rivals Nottingham looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Cornish Pirates. With four homegrown Bedford players...

Happy Birthday to us! Bedford Independent turns three

Today marks the third anniversary of turning on BedfordIndependent.co.uk and beginning to provide, fact-checked, unbiased and comprehensive news about Bedford Borough. Since 28...