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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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coronavirus
We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...
Bedford Borough Mayoral Election Candidates 2023. (l-r) Saqhib Ali (Labour), Alberto George (Heritage Party), Dave Hodgson (Liberal Democrats), Adrian Spurrell (Green Party), Tom Wootton (Conservative)
The 2023 Bedford Borough local council and mayoral election polls closed at 10pm on 4 May. While many areas across the UK have counted well into the night, and already announced their results...
Universal Studios Parks & Resorts logo
Excitement has been building in and around Bedford over the last 24 hours after a respected theme park website reported on evidence suggesting Universal Studios could be expanding its theme park empire into the...
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...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital has confirmed they are treating a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is the first case in Bedford. In a statement to the Bedford Independent just before midnight yesterday...
ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft crashed during a routine test flight just outside Cranfield airport. Image: Reader photo
A hydrogen-powered plane hailed as the world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial-grade aircraft has crashed just outside of Cranfield airport. ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft made an...
coronavirus
Bedford Borough has the highest coronavirus infection rate within the Eastern region. And with 685 confirmed cases and 174 deaths recorded at Bedford...
Castle Mound attack 23 July
Shocking videos of a teenage girl being beaten-up by a gang in broad daylight at Bedford's Castle Mound yesterday (23 July), have been posted on...
A Bedford couple received their perfect early Christmas present, when they were reunited with their lost dog last week. Toby, the Cavalier King Charles...
Bedford's Oasis Swimming Pool has been branded "disgusting" after its outside has been allowed to deteriorate with little to no apparent evidence of repairs or maintenance. The operators Fusion...
Universal Globe at theme park. Image: Universal Destinations & Experiences
A new website, detailing information and plans about a possible Universal Theme Park in Bedford Borough has been launched to help answer questions and introduce the...
blood test
Blood test appointments from 1 March onwards at Gilbert Hitchcock House (North Wing) can now be made using their new booking system. Patients can now book a blood test, sometimes on the same day, and there will be early appointments...