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As part of the worldwide celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a local councillor from Sharnbrook has recently returned from a...
Fiver Fest Oct
Fiver Fest is back this October and thanks to the Town Centre Champions, there are more independent businesses taking part in Bedford than anywhere else...
Zinc Nightclub
Zinc Nightclub was raided yesterday morning as police executed a number of warrants across Bedford and Kempston to disrupt drug supply in the town. Between Tuesday (28 May) and...
Rita Ora Live in Bedford Park banner 27 July 2019
Rita Ora is coming to Bedford Park this summer as part of the Bedford Park Concerts weekend in July. The internationally renowned singer is playing a small tour...
Kempston Rovers Logo
Kempston Rovers took a point from Berkhamsted and will be disappointed not to have all three after a crazy afternoon. Rovers arrived in the rather well-heeled town of Berkhamsted...
Cat
A local pet charity is running an online cat show in order to raise vital funds for their branch, and share photos of Bedfordshire's...
Anderson Cosma
Anderson Cosma has been found guilty of raping a woman on Bedford Embankment in February last year and has been jailed today for 12 years after being deemed as a danger to the public...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
A building project at Mark Rutherford School has secured £2m funding and is set to become a Centre of Excellence by inspiring the next generation of...
Livingstone Primary
Livingstone Primary School on Clapham Road has pledged to make sure that their school plays its part in kicking racism out of sport...
Knife wand
Bedfordshire Police is installing 'knife wands' in all response vehicles so they can safely search anyone who they believe may have a weapon on them. Bedfordshire's Police and Crime...
Average Speed Camera Sign
Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington will soon have average speed cameras installed in an effort to increase road safety. Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford...
Superhero Awards
The nominations for this year’s Bedford Independent Awards – in partnership with the Harpur Trust – are flooding in, so don’t miss the chance to nominate your local everyday hero or why not...