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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for information following an assault in at Priory Marina in Bedford on Friday 16 July. At approximately 6pm a woman was subjected to an assault...
The fight against county lines drug gangs continues as two Bedford men have been jailed as part of an operation that has seen more than £50,000 worth of illegal drugs seized. Between them, Amir Ghafoor...
John Sebborn
Bedfordshire Police are on the hunt for a prisoner who absconded while on home leave in the county and wants the public's help to track him but say he should not be approached. Burglar, John Sebborn...
Child abuse NSPCC
The victim of a scout leader, who was abused as a young boy, has spoken of his voice “finally being heard” as his abuser is jailed for 17 years. The victim was groomed…
(l-r) Vienna Hayers and mum Michelle
A Bedford Borough school, with just 70 pupils, has raised £1,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) following the care given to the daughter of one of the teachers following a...
A 9-year-old Bedford girl has donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children who may have lost their own hair while being treated for cancer. What's more, she's raised...
Mayor Dave Hodgson with Borough Hall Solar Panels
A total of £480,000 has been allocated to the Mayor's climate change fund until 2024, with £120,000 set aside for this financial year. The Bedford Independent takes a closer look at the scheme.
Running has returned to the streets of Bedford with 400 athletes taking part in Bedford Running Festival's 10k last weekend, their first live event for almost two years. The event started...
Bricks - Building
Planners have given the go-ahead for up to 390 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Bromham. A committee was told that the principle of developing the site, off Stagsden Road...
A rapid rise in covid cases linked to people becoming infected during the European football championships is overwhelming Bedford’s contact tracing system, a meeting heard. Contact...
Bedford's River Great Ouse, Longholme Boat House, Longholme Lake and Butterfly Bridge. Credit: ADC Films
Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that magnet fishing is not permitted in any of the Borough's rivers or lakes, after two unexploded devices have been dredged from the river since the...
A Thai restaurant owner who wanted to grow his own herbs and vegetables gave council planners food for thought. But the planning committee decided that the application to build hydroponic greenhouses on land...