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RAE Bedford Picture of Concorde
A new display at the Higgins Bedford celebrates RAE Bedford’s major, but often unrecognised, contribution to Concorde, the world’s first fully operational supersonic airliner.
Three men have been arrested after a break-in at One Stop, Castle Road in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police were called at around 3am after glass in the shop...
Bedford River Clean up truck full of rubbish pulled from the river
Saturday's Bedford RiverCare 2019 has been hailed a success after 150 volunteers pulled 107 bags of rubbish from the River Great Ouse and along its banks...
Covanta Incinerator at Rookery Pit Artist's Impression
Covanta have announced that they'll start building the controversial incinerator at Rookery Pit, just outside Stewartby, now that finances have been agreed...
Community Toilet Scheme Sign Bedford High Street
Despite the Chancellor of the Exchequer giving business rates relief for public toilets in last year's Budget, a Times opinion piece this week claimed many local authorities...
Union Street Ghost sign before & after
Bedfordians have reacted angrily after property developers painted over a historic 'ghost sign' that has been in place since the c1920s. The faded sign, on the...
Debenhams
While it remains unclear if the Bedford store is to close, the financial woes of the Debenhams chain have been well documented, with the company confirming that 20 stores...
Cycle lane sign
Bedford Borough Council is consulting on the renewal of controversial Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) which are due to expire later this year.
Made in Bedford
This month, the team behind the popular Made in Bedford artisan fairs will open their new café and shop at Number 13 in St Paul’s Square, showcasing local artists, makers and designers...
Power Cut Bedford town Centre - cars navigate traffic lights 12 March
A large power cut in Bedford town centre has left businesses, homes and traffic lights in the dark this morning. There are other smaller power cuts reported in Kempston and Brickhill...
Kempston Community Weapons Sweep March 2019 Police holding knife
Bedfordshire Police and members of the local community carried out a weapons sweep in Kempston this weekend and found two knives that will now be destroyed....
Wyatt Road, unexplained death
Bedfordshire Police are investigating an unexplained death on Wyatt Road, Kempston. The road is closed at the High Street end while police gather evidence...