A former Mark Rutherford and Sharnbrook pupil has wowed the judges on a Swedish TV talent show, reaching an audience of over 1 million people. Saxophonist, Dan Blaxx, 36...
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In Bedford this week

UoB celebrates female history at the heart of its campus for...

As part of its activity during Women’s History Month, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is shining a spotlight on the inspiring women who have given their names to important components of its Bedford and Luton campuses.

Food strategy created to help Bedford tackle ‘urgent’ obesity issues

Residents could be encouraged to grow and cook their own food to help Bedford borough reduce obesity. Councillors fear that the coronavirus pandemic has only made matters...

Police confirm body of 62-year-old woman found in river near Barkers...

Police looking for a missing woman have found a body in the River Great Ouse in Bedford. In a comment on their Twitter page, Bedfordshire Police said: "We have confirmed a body...

Bedford Blues Greene King IPA Championship live streaming plans confirmed

The live streaming arrangements for the new RFU Championship season have been confirmed today. Matches will be available via championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams on a pay per view basis...

Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards: Campaigner of the Year nominees

Today we're looking at Bedford Borough's tireless campaigners and giving you a short insight into why they've been nominated. The winners will be announced on 25 March 2021 at 7:30 pm on our website...

Witness appeal following Carrick Road knifepoint robbery of food delivery driver

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information following an aggravated robbery on a food delivery driver in Carrick Road, Bedford yesterday (Wednesday). At around 8.15pm, the driver was...

Lateral flow testing introduced from 8 March for all school and...

As schools and colleges prepare for all students to return from next Monday (8 March), the government has confirmed that regular lateral flow testing will take place to help keep...

Consultation to extend LibraryPlus to Kempston and Putnoe Libraries begins

Extended opening hours and greater flexibility for users of Putnoe and Kempston Libraries are being cited as benefits of the LibraryPlus scheme that Bedford Borough Council...

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: How will East-West rail impact Bedford?

In the fourth of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at East-West Rail. It’s the largest transport project in the OxCam Arc...

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Police looking for a missing woman have found a body in the River Great Ouse in Bedford. In a comment on their Twitter page, Bedfordshire Police said: "We have confirmed a body...
In the fourth of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at East-West Rail. It’s the largest transport project in the OxCam Arc...
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Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information following an aggravated robbery on a food delivery driver in Carrick Road, Bedford yesterday (Wednesday). At around 8.15pm, the driver was...

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Letters: Campaign of misinformation around East West Rail route

Over the past few weeks there has been a growing campaign of misinformation surrounding the proposed route of East - West Rail Bedford to Cambridge section and Brickhill Parish Councils support for the route...

Wixams station shunts one step closer to 2024 opening

Wixams residents are one step closer to having their long-promised station after the Wixams Station Board recommended the project can proceed to the next planning stage...

UoB celebrates female history at the heart of its campus for...

As part of its activity during Women’s History Month, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is shining a spotlight on the inspiring women who have given their names to important components of its Bedford and Luton campuses.

After damning CQC report, Bedford Hospital appoints new Director and Head...

In response to a damning report into maternity services at Bedford Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made two key maternity leadership appointments to strengthen its leadership team...

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED: It’s almost time to celebrate Bedford’s Everyday Heroes

The Bedford Independent, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, is delighted to announce the nominations for the inaugural Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards 2020. Along with...

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: How will East-West rail impact Bedford?

In the fourth of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at East-West Rail. It’s the largest transport project in the OxCam Arc...

Letters: ‘Evil’ destruction of Sharnbrook bridleway

The lovely bridleway leading from Sharnbrook Mill to Radwell has been completely destroyed with an enormous tractor type vehicle. This was a wonderfully virus safe walk...

Lateral flow testing introduced from 8 March for all school and...

As schools and colleges prepare for all students to return from next Monday (8 March), the government has confirmed that regular lateral flow testing will take place to help keep...

Witness appeal following Carrick Road knifepoint robbery of food delivery driver

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information following an aggravated robbery on a food delivery driver in Carrick Road, Bedford yesterday (Wednesday). At around 8.15pm, the driver was...