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Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...
police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have issued an appeal to find the man who robbed a Bedford woman in her late 80s yesterday morning (Wednesday). A man forced his way into her property...
Luton Crown Court
Drug dealer Kurt Bygraves was caught when his brother told the police they would find a ‘load more drugs’ in his bedroom. Officers had gone to the home the brothers share...
coronavirus
Public health officials have issued new advice on family gatherings in Bedford following an increase in COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections. With the publication of a deep dive report into the situation in the town delayed until today...
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...
Eat Out To Help Out Pay It Forward
Foodies across Bedford are being encouraged to "Eat Out To Help Out" next month, with around 100 restaurants in the Borough signed up to a government scheme. The idea of the scheme...
Bunyan Centre
Customers who had booked classes at council leisure centres run by Fusion Lifestyle say they've been left to "work it out for themselves" after it was announced the centres wouldn't be opening along...
Network Rail train lines and overhead cables
Network Rail has issued a warning to passengers travelling on the Midland Mainline on weekends this August as extensive engineering works may cause disruption. To ensure works are...
Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs during early morning police raids in an operation to tackle crime in the town's high rise flats. Concerns about drugs and anti-social...
Midland Road Bedford
Cash for "dramatic improvements" to Midland Road in Bedford has been secured to make the area safer. £434,000 was secured by Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) after...
Play Parks Closed
Bedford Borough Council have said all 120 play parks will be open from this weekend, except Kingfisher play area in Wixams. A spokesperson for the council says that due to...
Caretaker PCC, Kathryn Holloway
BAME leaders across Bedford have reacted strongly to comments made by Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, who appeared to accuse the Bedford Independent...