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One of the UK's leading 'variety retailers' is continuing to invest in Bedford with plans to open a second store in the town on Riverfield Drive. The retailer...
Bedford Christmas Lights Fireworksvideo
Patient crowds were treated to a spectacular firework display last night as Bedford officially started the festive season with its Christmas Lights switch on celebrations over the River Great Ouse...
Castle Newnham
On Monday 1 July, Y5 pupils from Castle Newnham School enjoyed a day of fun, sun and ice cream in Bedford Park. The trip included making their own ice cream
Bedfordshire Police County Linesvideo
https://youtu.be/MLLxZuEKP1A You may have seen County Lines and Cuckooing mentioned in the news lately. In particular the reports from Bedfordshire Police’s recent activity to disrupt the criminal practices, when four people were arrested and another four...
Yarlswood IDC entrance
In its annual report, The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) welcomes on-going improvements, but continues...
Cllr Ben Foley
A local councillor was arrested in London yesterday (Sunday) as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests. Cllr Ben Foley, who is Green Party representative...
fly tipping
Two fly-tipping sites in Bedfordshire are being investigated after a two day operation involving Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team and all three councils across the Bedfordshire...
Eagle Travel Team
A Bedford travel agency has vowed to continue raising funds for a local woman who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The team at Eagle Travel are continuing to support Debbie Burrells...
Map_of_the_Arctic_region_showing_the_Northeast_Passage,_the_Northern_Sea_Route_and_Northwest_Passage,_and_bathymetry
Scientists from Cranfield University will be exploring the impact of emissions from shipping and cruises in the Arctic region thanks to new funding. In a joint project a team from...
DKMS Beds Hub Bedford Park
1000 blood stem cell registrations have now been made thanks to DKMS Beds Hub, That means more people with a blood cancer or blood disorders have the chance of finding...
Hear & Now philharmonia
This month, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s award-winning musical dementia project, Hear and Now, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since 2009, the project has brought together participants with dementia and their carers, from the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4...
A Bedford couple are celebrating after winning £60,000 with the People’s Postcode Lottery after gorillas at ZSL London Zoo...