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Festival of Hope
From today (30 October), St Paul's Church is inviting Bedfordians into its quiet and historic surroundings to pause for thought at its Rainbow...
Bedford Credit Union
A community bank in Bedford that provides an alternative to loan sharks for low income residents has been given £25,000 from a council-run fund to...
BI Awards - BI only
The Bedford Independent Awards may have been postponed due to the pandemic, but it has allowed us to add two new categories, to find the Borough's 'Covid Heroes'. Throughout the...
Desmond Morrison
As the world celebrates Black History Month the story of boxer Desmond Morrison is a local inspiration.Desmond Morrison came to Bedford from...
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) was visited by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, recently to thank the volunteers and...
Family and friends of Stephen Wheatley have helped raise over £1,200 in his memory for Sue Ryder St John's Hospice by taking on a sponsored walk...
Julie Sims
On Christmas Day this year, David Sims will be taking on a charity challenge to raise £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of his wife Julie...
Imam Mir Irshad Ali
Imam Mir Irshad Ali passed away at home on Wednesday 7 October aged 80. He had led a life dedicated to the service of God and the communities in which...
Memory Walk
Every Autumn, Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk events across the UK see thousands of people come together to raise money to help defeat dementia...
John Bunyan Museum silver owl award
An 89-year-old volunteer at the John Bunyan Museum has been rewarded for over a quarter of a century of dedication to the role...
Bedford Foodbank
Bedford Foodbank has been given a boost to help families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a £23,000 government grant from...
Police Appeal witness
I would like to express my horror and anger that someone chose to assault one of our volunteers on their way back from attending an event on our behalf...