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David Thompson and his daughter Rachel
Bedford Park runners are being asked to register as potential blood stem cell donors and go on standby to save a life. Tomorrow (20 April) the DKMS team will host a...
BBQ fire safety
Spring has well and truly sprung and as this Easter bank holiday is set for glorious weather, you may be planning a BBQ of two, so Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue have issued...
car wash
During a week of action dedicated to tackling modern slavery, Bedforshire Police visited a number of car washes across Bedfordshire.
XR Beds Parliament Sq
Representatives from Extinction Rebellion (XR) Bedford are in London this week as part of the on-going climate change protests.
fly tipping
Two fly-tipping sites in Bedfordshire are being investigated after a two day operation involving Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team and all three councils across the Bedfordshire...
Mohammad Yasin MP
APRIL: This month, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, made another speech about rising violent crime among young people. In what some interpreted as a leadership bid...
Embankment spring planting
As ever, Bedford Embankment is a riot of colour in the Spring sunshine. The annual floral spectacle is created by the council's Parks and Open Spaces team, using thousands of bulbs and bedding plants...
Arrest
A man responsible for a break in at a Bedford house has been sent to prison for three years after he left traces of blood at the scene. Joseph Lamb, 45, of no fixed address...
Kempston Community Weapons Sweep March 2019 Police holding knife
Bedfordshire Police have been awarded a further £1m fro the home office to tackle serious violence and knife crime. It's on top of the £4.571m already secured in late last year...
Przemyslaw murderers
Five men were today jailed for a total of 102 years for the killing a drug dealer who was asleep with his girlfriend when a gang wearing hoodies burst into their Bedford flat.