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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...
Debenhams Bedford
Debenhams has increased the number of stores it will close across the UK as it seeks to turn around record losses. The company will not say which stores are earmarked for closure so we don’t...
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...
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...
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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman’s bag was snatched as she waited for a bus on St John's Street on Wednesday 6 February.
Beds Fire and Rescue
Alex Gentry, of no fixed address, was charged today with two counts of arson and one count of arson with intent to endanger life following three separate incidents in...
Bedford Half Marathon 2018
https://youtu.be/n1F26J2Rbq0 Did you take part in this year's Bedford Half Marathon Weekend? The annual event only started in 2016 and already attracts thousands of runners from across the country. See if you made it into our...
Arrest Police
A Bedford man has pleaded guilty to wielding a hammer during a theft at a convenience store in, after her was identified by media sharing CCTV images of the attack. Rodney Loveridge...
Arrest Police
Three people - including a 17 year old - have been charged with robbery following an incident on Midland Road.
Dumball 2018
https://youtu.be/8YuX0TPMHqU Three Bedford friends, dubbed the ‘Touring Car Three’ are joining The Dumball Rally 2018 to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. This year, the rally, which has been running for 10 years, will see 48 teams drive from Margate...
Arrest Police
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that armed officers attended an incident in Kempston early this morning.
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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...