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David Thompson and his daughter Rachel
Bedford Park runners are being asked to register as potential blood stem cell donors and go on standby to save a life. Tomorrow (20 April) the DKMS team will host a...
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...
Bedford Radio Marketing Course
Bedfordians can now learn media and marketing skills thanks to a new free course from Bedford Radio. The course, which runs for one day a week over eight weeks...
Valerie Singleton
A charity lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Bedford Castle, and featuring TV legend Valerie Singleton, has raised over £10,000 for Hft, a national charity supporting...
Hustings temporary image
Access Bedford, a charity set up to make Bedford Borough more accessible, will be providing sign language interpreters at the Bedford Independent and BBC Three Counties...
Anne-Marie Stijelja
To coincide with Creativity and Wellbeing week in June, local artist, Anne-Marie Stijelja is curating an exhibition of work created by staff employed by the NHS to be displayed in Bedford Hospital.
Katie Holmes Road Victims Trust Ambassador
The Road Victims Trust (RVT) has announced that Katie Holmes from Oakley, will be taking on the role as an ambassador. The Trust, based in Kempston, provides...
Lulu’s De Vries
The appeal to raise money for life-saving treatment for Lulu De Vries continues, as her dad completes his 12 marathons in 12 days challenge. Lulu De Vries, from Great Denham...
Rachel Efetha
This morning's Bedford Parkrun will be a completely new experience for marathon hopeful, Rachel Efetha, as she'll be running the 5km course in a blindfold and ear defenders.
Semicolon tattoo campaignvideo
Two of Bedford's Tattoo studios, Electric Gypsy and Black Wolf's House of Ink will tomorrow (4 April) be taking part in the international Semicolon Tattoo Campaign...