Bedford Park fountain. Credit: ADC Films
Bedford borough’s green spaces capture enough carbon from the atmosphere each year to offset 35,786 flights from London to Glasgow...
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In Bedford this week

Nominations now open to celebrate our brilliant Bedfordians

The Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards 2021, in partnership with the Harpur Trust, are now open for nominations so you can join us and celebrate those who make...

Pandemic highlights “greater uncertainty” for Bedford Borough Council finances

The pandemic has highlighted the exposure to changes in the economy councils face when collecting council tax and funding its services. Bedford Borough’s portfolio holder for finance...

Ampthill steal the plaudits in Battle of Bedfordshire clash

Ampthill have been in the Championship since 2019 and have proven themselves to be no pushovers against their more prestigious local rivals...

Guest editor: Interview with Mags Brady of PBIC

Magda Brady has been in the UK ever since 1989. She says: “The values from the Polish culture have shaped who she is today.” In 2007 she...

Preferred design of Wixams train station revealed with 2024 completion still...

The long-awaited train station for Wixams is still on track to be completed by 2024, with a preferred design of the building being chosen. “I’m very pleased that we have been...

Mid-Bedfordshire MP called “delusional” after claims voters have “nothing but support”...

Mid-Bedfordshire Conservative MP, Nadine Dorries, has been called "delusional" after claims people she had spoken to had "nothing but support" for the Prime Minister over lockdown...

Sex worker activity and violent behaviour left residents of Bedford road...

The high concentration of temporary accommodation on Rutland Road, Bedford has caused disruption to residents, leading to sleepless nights, damage to property and concerns for...

Battle of Bedfordshire reignites as Bedford Blues change seven

Bedford Blues are looking for the Battle of Bedfordshire double after a frustrating few weeks since their blistering Boxing Day victory against Jersey...

Opposition councillors say they will scrutinise Mayor’s proposed 3.99% council tax...

The Conservative Group and Bedford's Green Party councillors have said they will be scrutinising the Mayor's 2022/23 budget to ensure...

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After a decade of deceit, including living rent-free in a luxury manor house, the purchase of high-end cars and foreign properties, trustees of a charity were evicted from...
Rutland Road. Image: Google Street View June 2021
The high concentration of temporary accommodation on Rutland Road, Bedford has caused disruption to residents, leading to sleepless nights, damage to property and concerns for...
A van driver who said: “What am I going to say to his parents?” when he crashed and killed his teenage apprentice was today (Wednesday)...

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Schoolreaders charity scoops share of £120,000 festive financial boost

A nationwide organisation that supports literacy in primary schools is one of five charities in Bedfordshire to receive a £1,000 Christmas...

Battle of Bedfordshire reignites as Bedford Blues change seven

Bedford Blues are looking for the Battle of Bedfordshire double after a frustrating few weeks since their blistering Boxing Day victory against Jersey...

School attendance ‘above national average’ as children want to get back...

Attendance at state-funded schools in Bedford borough was above the national average last term, which shows that “children and young people want to get...

Bedford councillors shut out of consultation on parental leave for elected...

Bedford councillors have expressed their surprise that consultation for a report on parental leave for councillors did not involve elected members – including two that recently had additions to...

Preferred design of Wixams train station revealed with 2024 completion still...

The long-awaited train station for Wixams is still on track to be completed by 2024, with a preferred design of the building being chosen. “I’m very pleased that we have been...

Opposition councillors say they will scrutinise Mayor’s proposed 3.99% council tax...

The Conservative Group and Bedford's Green Party councillors have said they will be scrutinising the Mayor's 2022/23 budget to ensure...

Bedford Borough Council ends fossil fuel pension fund investments

Bedford Borough Council has said it will join Luton Borough Council and urge Bedford Pension Fund to no longer invest in fossil fuels. The decision was made at this week's full...

Police appeal after man killed on A421

Bedfordshire Police officers are appealing for information after a man was killed in a road traffic collision on the A421 in Bedford this morning (Thursday). At around 12.40 am...

Wilko reassures Bedford shoppers of their commitment to town centre and...

Retailer, Wilko, has assured Bedfordians that its two stores in the Borough are not under threat, despite announcing 15 closures across the UK...