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Bedford Park tennis courts: before and after the refurbishment Image: before/LDRS after/Bedford Borough Council.
A senior Bedford borough councillor said the council won’t put residents’ “hard-earned” money at risk by breaking the pay-to-play agreement which funded the recent refurbishment of borough...
Polling station sign outside a community hall
The results of a constituency-level MRP poll has suggested Labour will take all three seats covering Bedford Borough in the forthcoming 4 July elections, which are just two weeks...
A similar station to this is proposed at Wixams. Image: Bedford Borough Council
The cost to build Wixams Station has increased by £30 million and is due to open in 2026, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council’s Executive heard last night (19 June) that since the council took on the Wixams...
Alex Walker, Bedford's premier motor racing driver in June2023
Bedfordian motor racing driver Alex Walker, 20, has enjoyed the perfect preparation for an exciting weekend ahead in the British GT Championship with victory at Castle Combe near Bristol...
Side entrance to Bedford Station
A major incident between Bedford and Bletchley and London St Pancras is causing extreme disruption to rail services and passengers are advised that some services will be cancelled or delayed...
Tarek Javed. Image: Photo supplied by the candidate
The Independent candidate to be Bedford’s next MP said there has been a lack of progress made in Bedford, and he will work “day and night” to make it a “successful place”. Javed Tarek said: “I’ve been...
Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...
Joanna Szaub-Newton. Image: Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Group
The Lib Dem candidate for North Bedfordshire has said politicians need to think longer term and work across parties to solve the country’s big issues. Joanna Szaub-Newton said she has spent the past...
Signing a contract. Image: Edar/Pixabay
If one is to believe the opinion polls, it seems likely that the Labour Party will form the next Government of the UK following the General Election on 4th July 2024. In this article, we examine what that would mean for...
Keysoe Café is where the space will be hosted. (l-r) Frances Murray and Kaylea Jackson from Keysoe International with Sue Ryder Grief Kind Spaces Area Coordinator, Kerri Bicknell
Charity Sue Ryder is helping more and more local people access informal peer-to-peer bereavement support when they open their third Grief Kind Space in Bedfordshire later this month. Grief Kind...
Police volunteers celebration event June 2024: (l-r) Bedfordshire PCC John Tizzard with volunteer Malgorzata Poczatek and DCC Vajzovic
More than 100 volunteers across Bedfordshire Police and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) have had their efforts celebrated as part of an event to mark the 40th anniversary...
The new album by local artist, My Girl the River (Kris Wilkinson Hughes) will be launched at the Place Theatre this weekend and everyone's invited to the 'band is back together' party on Saturday (22 June)...