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All the latest news from across Bedford Borough. Everything you need to keep you up to date with what’s happening in Bedford Borough on your mobile or desktop via the Bedford Independent.

The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

Our editorial team are NCTJ trained and follows a standards code set out by the independent press regulator IMPRESS Standards.

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In a move that it's suggested will help create more informed and responsible debate, Meta has announced plans to prevent people from commenting on social media posts from news...
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The life of a news editor is never dull. Each morning it's impossible to predict what you'll be doing that day, and what you'll be writing about in your latest column. I was supposed to write about fake...
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The Bedford Independent is giving the feel-good factor across Bedford Borough a boost, with a new filter that only shows good news when selected from the news menu on the website's homepage...
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Reach plc, the UK’s largest regional media company, has said local news website Bedfordshire Live, will be one of 13 they are closing as part of cutbacks that will see 450 jobs lost across...
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The Bedford Independent has deleted its 'X' (formerly Twitter) account after becoming increasingly concerned with the way the platform is being used to spread misinformation, fake news and extremist...
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History was made on Friday after it was announced that Conservative Tom Wootton would be the next mayor of Bedford Borough. Naturally, his team were delighted, and judging by the comments on social...
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You may have heard about ChatGPT and how it is revolutionising content creation and is even now being used by some large publishers to write articles, further diminishing the...
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The Bedford Independent has been accepted, alongside 45 other independent titles across the UK, as a provider of high-quality journalism on Google News Showcase, so we can better...
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A DCMS Committee report into the sustainability of local journalism has warned the government it must act to halt the decline in the quality and coverage of local news, and that more needs...
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Genuine local news is facing unprecedented challenges as we head into yet another crisis that is, once again, out of our control. But, we consistently get up, dust ourselves off, and continue, because delivering the news for Bedford...
Representatives of local media in Bedford have given evidence to the Department of Communities, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Comittee as they investigate the sustainability of...
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As a reader-first publication, the Bedford Independent is always striving to make sure it delivers exactly what you, our readers, want, so we'd like you to tell us. We're running a series of short...