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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...
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...
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...
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...
Sir David Jason
Sir David Jason has confirmed that he will make one last appearance as Del Boy at an Only Fools and Horses convention in Sharnbrook next year.
The rare...
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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Two men, both from Great Denham, arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity, have been bailed with conditions while the police investigation continues. The 39-year-old man and...
Bedford Festival of Motoring 3
It's likely to have been the best Bedford Kite Festival yet, with much more on offer than previous years and thousands descending on Russell Park and the Embankment to enjoy...
Bedfordshire Police have reported that four people, who were in self-isolation following concerns they may have displayed signs of COVID-19, have...
British Police Tape In Front Of Red Post Box, Shallow Depth of Field
A 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, after being stabbed on London Road, Bedford. Police were called to the scene earlier this afternoon and the teenager...
Lucy Applegate and Nacho
Bedfordshire Police say they are treating an incident, in which a woman with a rare genetic eye disorder was told she couldn't bring her guide dog inside a Bedford shop, as a possible...
Will Hooley Team USA locker room
Bedford Blue's Will Hooley suffered a "very bad concussion" as Team USA faced England in their first Rugby World Cup match at Kobe today. Team USA Coach...