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After the enormous success of 2020, the Blues Foundation are returning with efforts to help families in need this Christmas with another huge foodbank...
Team members at a residential home that cares for children with complex needs and disabilities are celebrating winning a national stepathon competition...
Despite having to suspend fundraising during the pandemic, SMART CJS is back with a bang to launch their annual Cold Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal. Their target is £50,000...
A Bedford charity is giving six children a chance to visit chocolate heaven and see their dream sweets made after winning a completion hosted by famous chocolatier Aneesh Popat. The...
The 20th annual Bedford Christmas Tree Festival was launched this morning (Wednesday) with the Bedford Pipe Band marching into a festive-filled St Paul's church. Widow Twanky added to this year's Panto theme with some magic tricks...
National healthcare charity Sue Ryder, which runs Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire, has launched an appeal asking people to make a donation to help families spend their...
Wendy Halling and Frank, winners of Scruffts Most Handsome Dog class at Discover Dogs 2021 Image: Yulia Titovets/The Kennel Club
Two Bedford dogs have been named the prettiest and most handsome dogs in the region by Scruffs, the annual crossbreed competition run by The Kennel Club. Frank, a four-year-old crossbreed...
A photography competition for young people in Bedford has launched to reflect different perspectives of the town's well-known and not-so-well-known landmarks...
A local refugee charity is calling on Bedfordians to volunteer this weekend to urgently help them sort through and categorise their donations. Since the crisis in Afghanistan...
Members of the Rotary Club of Bedford joined foodies at Castle Newnham School to officially open their new food technology facilities. The improvements, which include...
Tap and donate homelessness
Bedford's first Tap to Donate machine will open for business later this month, allowing the general public to make a direct contactless card donation to support the town's homeless. The donation machine will launch at the...
Emmaus
A formerly homeless Bedford man was invited to a lunch with Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall last week, to celebrate the charity that helped get him back on his feet and for whom he still volunteers every week.