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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

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Bedford Town produced a fine comeback at Loughborough Dynamos in the FA Trophy, but the competition's future is in doubt due to Boris Johnson's announcement...
Bedford station
Passengers between Bedford and London can expect disruption to their journey and packed trains today (Thursday) as Network Rail is running a reduced...
Coffee With Art Bedford High Street Tree hole
The council has confirmed it will replace a tree on Bedford High Street, despite filling in and covering up the hole. Michal Polak, owner of Coffee with Art, told the Bedford Independent that the tree...
With the exciting prospect of a full Championship campaign to come, Bedford Blues face some stern tests in the opening weekends of the new season...
Robinson Pool
A local resident has started a petition urging the Council to take back control of Robinson Pool to preserve its facilities for community use...
The University of Bedfordshire is marking LGBTQ+ History Month this February with a trio of remote events, including a Q&A with military pilot and transgender advocate, Caroline Paige...
Bedford station
A man from Peterborough has been jailed for 16 months after he drove to Bedford Station, expecting to meet a 14 year old boy for sex...
Here's our exclusive roundup of the best of what's on in Bedford this weekend. Lots of live music with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in. Enjoy!
The newly designed High Street is indeed a credit to the Borough but I fear its pristine condition is already marred. Having spent the weekend in Lichfield I was surprised how the...
Conservative PCC candidate, Festus Akinbusoye
Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner has said policing needs to be more open and accept that it still has problems to deal with. One of the findings in a report published...
Bedford Town FC 2019 squad photo
Their Southern League Cup match against Peterborough Sports due to be played Tuesday has been postponed because of Sport's replay in the Emirates FA Cup.  With no match last Saturday...
Bedford Borough Hall
A sophisticated crime group responsible for stealing £1.1m destined for a school in Bedford attempted a similar fraud to acquire a £3.2m grant, which was foiled soon afterwards. The second offence...