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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.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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Community officers from Bedfordshire Police have arrested five people in an operation tackling retail crime, burglary and theft from business premises. Three men were arrested yesterday (Monday)...
A care home in Wilstead is stepping up - and stepping out - to attempt a challenge to raise money for Keech Hospice Care. Residents and carers at Danecroft Residential Home...
A well-known traffic hotspot is the next in line to receive an upgrade as work begins at the junction of Kingsway and Cauldwell Street next week...
Rhod Gilbert
I am writing to you on behalf of a charity that is close to my heart – The Stroke Association.These are incredibly testing times for all of us and...
The Rotary Club of Bedford Castle has donated over £12,000 to two Bedford charities after organising an online charity auction supported by former England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook, who...
Bedford Borough Council has defended the warm welcome it has given a new business in the Borough, despite accusations from Green Party councillors that the firm develops nuclear weapons...
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Kempston Rovers’ captain, Shane Bush, popped up in stoppage time to bundle home his tenth goal of the season to grab his side a well earned point against one of the...
Good News Here/Indie News Week. Image: PINF/Ben Graham
Spearheaded by the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF), this month's Indie News Week campaign aims to show how fundamental local news is to a healthy democratic society. Local news encourages people...
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Kempston Rovers had been leaking goals in the run up to Christmas, but a four game unbeaten run has opened up a cosy gap between the Walnuts and the relegation zone...
Aircraft Research Association (ARA) inside windtunnel
ARA Ltd in Bedford is looking for talented, agile and dynamic individuals who can help solve the toughest engineering problems. We are holding a recruitment event at our site on Manton Lane...
Mayor Dave
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The main thing I know many local residents are looking forward to is the rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...
Cow Bridge Ampthill Road
A stretch of the B530 undergoing essential roadworks has been temporarily reopened to ease traffic problems at the Interchange Retail Park in Kempston...