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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...
(l-R) Aaron Miller, Caleb Brown, Jacob Morgan, Ramon Djuana
Three 15-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man, who stabbed and battered a Bedford boy to death and filmed him as he lay defenceless on the ground, were jailed for a total of...
Castle Road RTC 17 May 2019
A Bedford woman in her 70s remains in a critical condition after a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Castle Road on Friday evening (17 May)...
Police Line
Dramatic scenes unfolded on Barkers Lane, Bedford on Friday afternoon (17 May) after reports a gun had been sighted in a van driving through the area. At around 4pm...
Police news
A member of the public contacted Bedfordshire Police at 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday 21 May), believing they'd seen someone with a gun near Bedford Central Library in...
Have A Go With Harpur
If you've ever wanted to try Zorbing or a terminator turmoil assault course, or maybe even just want to find out what on earth they are, then you've got your chance this weekend in Bedford...
Bedford's River Great Ouse, Longholme Boat House, Longholme Lake and Butterfly Bridge. Credit: ADC Films
Just look at any social media page and you're likely to see spectacular photographs or videos from drones being flown over places like Bedford. Drones are clearly here to stay and...
Polling Station sign
Confused by this week’s European elections? Then let us assist with our (slightly patronising) European election guide for idiots. On Thursday 23 May, the UK will take part in the...
Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
A drugs raid carried out by Bedfordshire Police on Clapham Road last week has led to a Leicester man being charged with drugs supply offences. Police carried out a warrant on a...
Clare Robson
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for your help in locating a vulnerable missing person by the name of Clare Robson, last seen yesterday in Kempston