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Bedford Borough Mayoral election 2019 results
The polls in Bedford Borough closed at 10pm on 2 May. While many areas across the UK have counted well into the night, and already announced their results, Bedford Borough...
A fire has broken out at Bedford's North Wing Hospital. We're on the scene and will bring you regular updates as we have them...
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Bedfordshire Fire Service say the fire at Six's nightclub on Lurke Street started in an air conditioning unit in the roof of the building. Four pumps were called to the scene...
Bedford Park Entrance
A body was found at Bedford Park this morning. Witnesses say Police cordoned off an area opposite Pemberley Avenue. A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police say they're not treating...
Mile Road and Kempston Block Gang Jailed
Five men, involved in clashes between the rival Kempston Block and Mile Road gangs in 2017, have been sent to prison for their part in a kidnap and multiple conspiracies...
Police news
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed a man has died after he was involved in a serious collision between a car and a motorcycle in Kempston last week...
Police on the scene Prebend Street fight 23 April
Two people have been taken to hospital after a "massive fight" on Bedford's Prebend street this evening (23 April). Police were called shortly after 5pm...
Dinky Donuts
We all know Bedford is a great place to live, but what does it mean to be a true Bedfordian? The people at Explore Bedford think they know what it takes to follow in the footsteps of...
Castle Road RTC 17 May 2019
Castle Road in Bedford has been closed between Pembroke Street and York Street after a road traffic collision outside Kidman's Pharmacy. It's believed an elderly lady has...
M&S Bedford
Employees at the M&S in Bedford Town Centre on Midland Road have been told the store is no longer viable and, subject to consultation with their employee representative group...