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Concerns have been raised about TV news coverage in Bedford and the surrounding area after the BBC announced it is closing its news desk in Cambridge. The BBC's Look East programme...
Tributes have been paid to a Kempston man who died at the weekend after becoming injured in the street. Flowers were left at the site in Bedford Road where he was found...
Castle Mound slide (April Fool 2022)
Bedford's Castle Mound is getting upgraded to become part of a new tourist attraction which will see a slide installed in the centre of town. The slide, which will use the mound's natural...
Bedford river bridge St Paul's
Bedford has ranked second in a poll of the best places to live in Bedfordshire in this year's Muddy Stilettos' website poll. The county town came second only to Ampthill out of the eight...
Scaffolding has gone up at The Blue Monk to restore the shop front as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zone
Scaffolding has been raised and work has begun to restore the heritage of buildings in Bedford Town Centre as part of the Borough Council’s High Street Heritage Action Zone...
Bedford Borough leaders and councillors have accused the government of letting down the residents of Kempston after the town missed out on 'levelling up' funding in...
St Paul's Square, Bedford
Local businesses have welcomed the latest phase of High Street improvement works which began on the east side of St Paul's Square on Sunday (19 September). Following consultation with...
A home along Bedford's Embankment has recently been sold with an asking price of £2 million, causing some to wonder if it's the highest priced home in the town. While some homes...
John Oliver (Image: Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival)
Former Bedford school boy John Oliver has been handed a stinking insult from the city of Danbury, Connecticut, after it announced plans to name a sewage plant after him. Oliver, who...
River Street Car Park Entrance
Two car parks in Bedford town centre will reopen on 15 June, with Government guidance allowing ‘non-essential’ shops to open on the same day.
River Street...
St Paul's Church and Bedford Town Bridge 1929. Author Aerofilms Ltd.. Source: Historic England Archive
Bedford is to have a share of £95 million designed to help revive historic high streets across the UK. The fund is the biggest ever single investment by Government in the UK’s built...
Bedford river bridge St Paul's
The local government secretary announced yesterday that Bedford is among 100 towns invited to develop proposals for a new generation of multi-million...