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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.

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After a decade of deceit, including living rent-free in a luxury manor house, the purchase of high-end cars and foreign properties, trustees of a charity were evicted from...
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An eight-year-old from Riverfield Drive who submitted her CV to an online recruitment company has been offered an interview for a £65,000 a year...
Over 1,000 members of Bedford's Italian community descended on the town's Embankment for their traditional celebration of their homeland's football success...
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We all know Bedford is a great place to live, but what does it mean to be a true Bedfordian? The people at Explore Bedford think they know what it takes to follow in the footsteps of...
Bedford's young people were out in force today to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and actively take a stand against racism. The event organised...
A family from Bedford has been left devastated after three members died in a tragic car accident on holiday in Italy. As reported in the Daily Mirror, Antonino Marsala...
Bedford's Italian heritage is under the spotlight tonight (Tuesday) in the BBC2 documentary, Inside the Factory, hosted by Gregg Wallace. As well as investigating the production of filled pasta at a factory...
Bedford Borough communities have rallied round to help neighbours and strangers alike, as flooding swept through the town and villages after heavy rainfall began...
We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Bedford legend, Ian “Waggy” Wagstaff, also known to some as The Colonel, on Wednesday 13 April - known to…
A talented Sharnbrook girl, who has been dancing since she was two-years-old says she is "getting stronger everyday" after losing her hand and part of her arm after a trampolining...
"Black Lives Matter" was the chant heard across Bedford Park today as hundreds gathered peacefully and with social distance in mind to protest against racism in all its...
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A peaceful, socially distanced public demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests taking across the world, has been organised for this Sunday (7 June) at 12:00 in...