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In Bedford this week

Town centre mythbusting: from rent and rates to tree roots

When it comes to town centres, including Bedford's, it seems that everyone is an expert. From rent and rates to regeneration...

PCC aims to change policing messages on violence against women and...

Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. PCC Festus Akinbusoye...

Bedford Rock Choir return to post pandemic real-life rehearsals

Bedford Rock Choir rehearsals resumed in person this week following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions. Members of the Bedford, Milton Keynes and Hitchin choirs were delighted...

Music in the Meadows returns to renovated bandstand this summer

Music in the Meadows is returning to the newly renovated Mill Meadows Bandstand on Bedford's riverside this Sunday (8 August). For the next five weeks, there will be a two-hour...

Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day in Bedford with a host of familiar...

A star-studded, family-friendly celebration of Jamaican culture will take place in Harpur Square this Saturday (7 August) to commemorate the country's independence...

Monthly column: Supporting businesses and jobs in Bedford Borough

As the Coronavirus regulations have started to be relaxed, I have been able to visit some of the Borough’s businesses. Three recent visits have been to see...

Underfunding of Bedfordshire Police to be addressed by Home Office

Policing in Bedfordshire is underfunded by a quarter of the resources the county force needs, a meeting heard. The funding formula for police forces under which Bedfordshire is treated as a rural setting...

Man from Wellingborough charged with Turvey Road murder

A man from Wellingborough has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a man whose body was discovered in fields in rural north Bedfordshire...

Team GB star wears rugby boots designed by Bedford School boys...

Team GB Rugby 7s star, Dan Bibby, took to the pitch in Tokyo in a pair of custom-designed boots made by...

This week’s most popular stories

A star-studded, family-friendly celebration of Jamaican culture will take place in Harpur Square this Saturday (7 August) to commemorate the country's independence...
Beer lovers can now get a pint of Wells & Co's beer at the Bedford birthplace of the brewery, founded in 1876. Bridges Espresso Bar, located at The Pavilion on Riverside Square...
A man from Wellingborough has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a man whose body was discovered in fields in rural north Bedfordshire...

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Bedford CC and Kempston Hammers win again to continue fine form...

Bedford CC and Kempston Hammers still have to play each other in a key local derby, as both continue their fight for the Northamptonshire League divisional title...

Team GB star wears rugby boots designed by Bedford School boys...

Team GB Rugby 7s star, Dan Bibby, took to the pitch in Tokyo in a pair of custom-designed boots made by...

Richard Fuller MP and parish representatives join East West Rail chief...

Richard Fuller, Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire, was joined by parish council representatives on a walk through East West Rail's Route E with EWR Co's chief executive, Simon Blanchflower...

PCC aims to change policing messages on violence against women and...

Bedfordshire’s newly elected policing chief is planning to put the spotlight on violence against women and girls. PCC Festus Akinbusoye...

NHS COVID-19 vaccination drop-in centre opens at Cranfield University today

A drop-in NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre opens today at Cranfield University, for anyone to attend including staff, students and the local community. The centre will be offering...

Man from Wellingborough charged with Turvey Road murder

A man from Wellingborough has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a man whose body was discovered in fields in rural north Bedfordshire...

Legal advice: Government launches consultation on Lasting Power of Attorney reforms

The process of applying for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is currently predominantly paper-based, with the Office of the Public...

Bedford Ladies Tug of War team to represent England on the...

The Bedford Ladies Tug of War team are one of the most successful in the country, and once again won the National Championships leading them to the world stage...

East West Rail: Local political tensions rumble on

The Conservative group continue to want a re-consultation of route options between Bedford-St Neots/Tempsford, but the Lib Dems argue if such a move occurred, East West Rail would be delayed by years...