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Blues Foundation and University of Bedfordshire TRY to change
A project helping people to make positive lifestyle choices to benefit their physical and mental well-being has been launched by the Bedford’s Blues Foundation and….
Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with murder after a Kempston man was found dead at his home. Ferhan Khan, 38, of Cantley Road in Great Denham, has been charged with murder and a...
Residents at the East West Rail drop in session at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford (25 May). Image: East West Rail Co
Drop-in sessions, designed to give Bedford residents a clearer picture of plans to create an Oxford to Cambridge rail line through Bedford have seen hundreds of visitors. Two sessions for Bedfordians...
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Police looking for a missing man from Stewartby have found a body. Marc Pilsbury, 45, was reported missing on Monday (23 May) and was last seen near The Great Ouse Way, near Bedford...
Last year, The Harpur Centre invited children to let their creativity run riot and they’re doing it all over again this year, with the launch of Kids Club activities…
A community nursery provider’s decision to increase the minimum number of hours means adding fees that parents can’t afford, a councillor has claimed. Parents’ concerns about...
Following the publication of the report into parties held at Downing Street while the rest of the country observed lockdown restrictions, a Bedford MP has accused the prime minister of...
Bedford bus station
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after a man was hospitalised following an assault in Bedford town centre. The incident occurred on Sunday (22 May) at approximately 6pm at the bus station. The three suspects are described as two white men; one with curly hair and the other bald, and a white woman.
Year 9 students from across Bedfordshire attended the county’s first-ever three day Youth Conference, hosted by the Bedfordshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner…
Beds Fire and Rescue
Police and fire crews are urging people to avoid Cardington as they tackle a building fire in the village. The blaze is in a large building on Cople Road in Cardington, and residents of...
The heartbreaking consequences of the cost of living crisis have inspired a multi-academy trust in Bedford to provide free uniforms to some…
Bedford local, Kelly Trense, has decided to decorate her car as a giant bunny to raise money for an animal charity close to her heart. Hula Animal Rescue Bedfordshire…