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Sunday Times Best Places to Live
For the second year running, Bedford has featured in the Sunday Times’ top ten best places to live in the East of England. The list takes into account schools and house prices...
Letters to the editor
Eight months ago we launched the Bedford Independent on social media, with the promise that we would continue to grow and deliver exactly what the people of Bedford...
Rushmoor School
The Rushmoor and St Andrews Schools Alliance is celebrating today after being granted planning approval to build on land off Clapham Road and Manton Lane. However, local...
Spaghetti Johns outside
Bedfordian foodies have expressed their sadness this morning at the news that Spaghetti Johns on Castle Lane, Bedford has closed. In a statement on their Facebook...
Ntrama Church Altar, Rwanda
A Bedford man has been named as part of an investigation into the 1994 Rwandan genocide after a referral from Rwandan authorities. The Daily Mirror reported that five men...
Police Line
We're getting reports that St. Peter's Street, Bedford is closed from the John Bunyan statue to St Cuthberts junction after a person was run over...
Texas Instruments
Bedford Heights, the former home of Texas Instruments, will host a reunion in May for ex staff of the electronics giant which operated in Bedford from 1960 until the...
Debenhams Bedford
Debenhams is said to be on the brink of administration after the company and its financial backers rejected a bid from Mike Ashley to pump £150m into the retailer...
Richard Cook Head Brewer Brewhouse and Kitchen Bedford SIBA Gold Award
The head brewer at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford has been awarded gold in the SIBA independent beer awards, for a charity beer he created to help veteran charities...
River Street Car Park Entrancevideo
Motorists using Bedford's River Street Car Park have been left confused after a new road layout opened with inadequate signage to tell drivers which way to go...