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Alistair Cook
Former Bedford School pupil and England cricket captain, Alastair Cook will retire from international duties today, ending a career that has produced more runs, more centuries and more half-centuries than any other player from these shores...
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...
Bedfordshire Police and colleagues join with the NFU to tackle Hare Coursing. It’s been illegal for over 10 years and as well as being barbaric, Hare Coursing also causes thousands of pounds worth of damage to...
Michelle Frost
A Kempston Scout Leader, who became a world record holder after running this year's London Marathon on stilts, is now helping 36 Bedfordshire Scouts prepare for the 24th World Scout Jamboree - North America 2019 in West Virginia. Michelle Frost...
Twinwood Festival 2018
https://youtu.be/FouAUcrAP0g We spoke to Sarah Dunn from Twinwood Festival about the world famous vintage festival right on our doorstep, and how you can get tickets for 2019!
Bedford Visitor Information Centre
Bedfordians have reacted strongly to that survey by YouGov which claims Bedfordshire is England's least popular county. Now a new centre in Bedford will help promote the area far and wide. The Bedford Visitors Information Centre...
Least Popular County Resize
A YouGov survey has found that Bedfordshire is the least popular countyin England. 42,000 gave their views on all 47 counties. Bedfordshire came last with just 40% of the votes. Top of the list was Devon...
Coop Post Office
A Bedford Borough Councillor is calling on Co-op to save Post Office services on Queen's Drive, Bedford, claiming they are to blame for them now being at risk. McColl's on Queen's Drive currently provide Post Office...
Tom Syson
A local Jazz musician has spoken of his absolute delight at playing lead Trumpet with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Tom Syson, 25, was first introduced...
Roosters
Have you seen the new look Roosters Sandwich Bar? Nansi and the team have done a cracking job, it’s bang on trend. Find them on St Cuthbert’s Street, right on the corner of St Peter’s St. They’re...
appeal
Sad news coming out of Kempston this evening. Bedfordshire Police have announced a pedestrian has died, following a collision with a vehicle in Kempston. A section of Bedford Road has been closed while Police investigate. In...
homebase
Homebase has announced it will look to close its St. Johns store on Rope Walk. It's one of 42 stores being closed across the UK, putting at risk 1500 jobs. Bosses say it’s part of...