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Plastic Bottles
Bedford's first Sustainability Week was launched 'virtually' yesterday (Monday), with the aim of sharing the environmental message, even if we are...
Bedford Town Centre
As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...
Tom Carr
Mental Health Awareness Week (18 -24 May), is an opportunity for all of us to think about a topic that has gained traction in recent years; our mental health. Mental health is...
Marston Vale Line
The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership say the Marston Vale Line service should resume next month. Meanwhile, they have a replacement bus service in place...
emmaus village carlton shop
Bedford Borough's Emmaus Village in Carlton says it will start taking donations again from next week, after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the charity launched...
pharmacy
Normally most of us would be clued up on what we'd need to do if we or a loved one was ill on a three-day weekend, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren't as...
Bill Chandi recognition award
Marston Moretaine Postmaster, Bill Chandi, has been given a special Post Office recognition award for the role he played in helping to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Sir Tom. The...
HWRC litter 1
A Bedford resident has raised concerns over a recently realigned footpath that they are concerned could become a "mugger's paradise". Tim Durrant of Tennyson Road, walks regularly...
house sold signs
A Bedford estate agent has said that Bedford's housing market is slowly starting to "come back to life" after the Government gave estate agents permission to get back to work. Jonathan...
Bedford station is looking brighter, thanks to dozens of posters by young local artists who wanted to say "thank you" to key workers using Bedford station to get to work.  Station Manager...
Operation Boson
Bedfordshire Police have revealed that youth violence has dropped by 9%, the equivalent of 200 fewer victims, in Bedfordshire thanks to new strategies and Government funding. Over the...
Bricks - Building
A Government inspector has ordered Bedford Borough Council to pay costs after “unreasonable” delays in making a planning decision. Dominic Batchelor was so fed up with waiting for...