Thursday, October 1, 2020
Mohammad Yasin MP in the House of Commons
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin was surprised to receive a birthday greeting from Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove, in response to a his...
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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

New event series dedicated to supporting mental health starts today

A new series of online events, aimed at promoting support and awareness for mental health issues is starting today. Set up by Bedfordian, Yolanda Copes-Stepney, the series is designed to help tackle the...

Kingsway and Cauldwell Street traffic light upgrade begins next week

A well-known traffic hotspot is the next in line to receive an upgrade as work begins at the junction of Kingsway and Cauldwell Street next week...

Letters: Gold medallist, Sam Quek, supports Stroke Assoc ‘Give a Hand...

Four years ago while was in Rio winning gold with the women’s hockey team, my lovely 95-year-old Nanna, Dolly, had a stroke. I saw first-hand how...

Grange Academy pupils and staff devastated after Forest School equipment theft

Staff, pupils and parents at Kempston's Grange Academy have been left devastated after tools and equipment for their new Forest School were stolen...

Letters: Unshielded solar farms are ugly and intrusive

If you wish to see how ugly and intrusive unshielded solar farms can be, visit Anglian Water land by Grafham Water, on the road between Perry and Buckden...

Health body’s controversial merger of Beds, Luton and MK passes one...

A family doctor sprang to the defence of a controversial new health body by saying it has passed his ‘poo test’. The...

Six months after lockdown, the Quarry Theatre in Bedford is set...

In just over two weeks time, the Quarry Theatre in Bedford will reopen for the first time in six months. Bedford's theatres and other cultural venues...

CQC Report: Bullying and harassment rife at East of England Ambulance...

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its damning report into ongoing and deep-seated issues at the East of England Ambulance Service...

Digital billboard approved after planning rejection overturned

An old-fashioned paper advertising billboard is set to go digital after a planning inspector overturned the council’s refusal of consent. Clear Channel UK appealed to the Government’s Planning...

This week’s most popular stories

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A Bedford man has been sentenced to six years and six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to the violent armed robbery of a town centre jewellers...
 An eight-year-old from Bedford has been heard at Morrisons stores throughout the UK, thanks to the supermarket's partnership with CLIC Sargent as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Olivia, who was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma earlier...

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Exclusive: Robinson Pool to open 30 September

After a long wait and heavy criticism over lack of communication and delays to Bedford Borough's leisure facilities reopening, it has been revealed Robinson Pool and Fitness Centre will reopen on...

Digital billboard approved after planning rejection overturned

An old-fashioned paper advertising billboard is set to go digital after a planning inspector overturned the council’s refusal of consent. Clear Channel UK appealed to the Government’s Planning...

Blue plaque recognises Lord Jenkins’ Bedford and Bletchley Park connection

A blue plaque has been put up in Bedford to Roy Jenkins, who played a key part in British politics in the second half of the twentieth century...

Six months after lockdown, the Quarry Theatre in Bedford is set...

In just over two weeks time, the Quarry Theatre in Bedford will reopen for the first time in six months. Bedford's theatres and other cultural venues...

Kingsway and Cauldwell Street traffic light upgrade begins next week

A well-known traffic hotspot is the next in line to receive an upgrade as work begins at the junction of Kingsway and Cauldwell Street next week...

Bedford girl chosen as voice of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 An eight-year-old from Bedford has been heard at Morrisons stores throughout the UK, thanks to the supermarket's partnership with CLIC Sargent...

Health body’s controversial merger of Beds, Luton and MK passes one...

A family doctor sprang to the defence of a controversial new health body by saying it has passed his ‘poo test’. The...

New event series dedicated to supporting mental health starts today

A new series of online events, aimed at promoting support and awareness for mental health issues is starting today. Set up by Bedfordian, Yolanda Copes-Stepney, the series is designed to help tackle the...

New (disrupted) hockey season begins with big victory for Ladies

A mere couple of weeks after a successful Masters run, Bedford Hockey Club were back on the field last weekend, welcoming in the new season...