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Rayah Fathallah
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl last seen in south Bedfordshire. Rayah Fathallah was reported...
Plastic Bottles
Bedford's first Sustainability Week was launched 'virtually' yesterday (Monday), with the aim of sharing the environmental message, even if we are...
Bedfordshire Police special constables
Bedfordshire Police have issued a social distancing reminder after an officer was seriously injured while breaking up a party of 20 people. While the party was in Luton, police have...
(l-r) PCC, Kathryn Holloway and current DCC, Garry Forsyth.
Deputy Chief Constable, Garry Forsyth, has been officially confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police and will replace Jon Boutcher next month. Mr Forysth was the...
Sarah Dazley
A grisly souvenir from the 19th century execution at Bedford Gaol of the UK’s first female serial killer has sold at auction in Salisbury for £2,250...
Bedford Park Concerts Judge Jules - Credit Peter Hayes
The popular summer concert series, Bedford Park Concerts, has been cancelled for 2020 with organisers blaming the knock on effects of the coronavirus...
Clarence House
As Clarence House homeless shelter celebrates its first birthday, it has been credited as a key initiative helping to tackle rough sleeping in Bedford Borough.
Litter
Why would anyone? Since the beginning of lockdown, as I have discussed before, it’s been wonderful how many people have been enjoying our beautiful...
Shires House make safe demolitionvideo
Concerns were raised this morning as a demolition crew arrived at Shires House at Bedford Hospitals 'North Wing' Health Village and started to pull down parts of the building...
Eagle Travel
In her latest column, Sue Alexander, Managing Director of Eagle Travel, highlights the new trends in family holidays, which go much further than a simple...
stolen bikes
A stolen bike, advertised for sale via social media, led Bedfordshire Police to recover over 100 other bikes at a Bedford property. And anyone who has...
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...