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Bricks - Building
Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...
Police raided a property in Brickhill on 22 October 2020, they later arrested a man for drugs-related crimes.video
Three Bedford people have been arrested on suspicions of crimes connected to drug dealing after early-morning raids in the town. Police carried out the raids at addresses in Crowe Road and at an address in Brickhill...
Police Appeal witness
Police are on the hunt for a motorist after an apparent road rage incident on Rowallan Drive, Bedford left another man with a fractured cheekbone. On 12 October (Monday), at around...
coronavirus latest updates
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 Community Officer at Chandos Court with the extended closure order.
Bedfordshire Police Officers have secured a three-month extension on a partial closure order issued on an entire block of flats in Bedford. The closure was the first of its kind and was secured...
Kings Bridge
A busy footbridge over the River Great Ouse is to close from tomorrow (29 October) so it can be refurbished.  Kings Bridge which crosses the river from beneath Longholm Way to the...
Desmond Morrison
As the world celebrates Black History Month the story of boxer Desmond Morrison is a local inspiration.Desmond Morrison came to Bedford from...
While the government is advising against families trick or treating this year, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy some family fun and still observe the rule of six this Halloween...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council says they're still facing "difficult decisions" due to the financial impact of coronavirus on the local area. The comments come as the Government has announced...
Cauldwell Street Prebend Street
The junction at Cauldwell Street and Prebend Street is the location for the last traffic light upgrade in Bedford this year. Throughout 2020, the council...
Roisin Scanlon
Sport's Editor Tom Carr looks at some of Bedford's sporting stars from the past, present, and also a brief look at what the future may hold. Bedford has produced a multitude of top sports stars from...
Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...