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Dinky Donuts
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...
Debbie Burrells Combined
Fighter Debbie Burrells said her farewells to friends last night (23 May) and her parting wave was presenting two HUGE cheques to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Debbie died just hours after...
Richard Garrett
The trouble with being asked to write an obituary for my husband Rich is that he was a larger than life character and I have no idea how to do justice to the giant who has been by...
Simon Mushonga photo
A fundraising page has been set up for Simon Mushonga, the Bedford man murdered in Kettering at the weekend. The page, set up by a family members is asking for support to raise the £5000 needed to send Simon...
Bunyan Centre
A local cricket league which has featured England Test legends Sir Alastair Cook and Monty Panesar are furious at being kicked out of their traditional booking at the Bunyan Centre...
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KNE, which has members from the Bedford area, will be performing live on tonight's Britain's Got Talent semi-final show at 7.30pm, fighting for a place in Sunday's final. The performers, who combine complex...
Bedford Blues LuLu's Appealvideo
If it wasn't for the feeding tube you'd think Lulu De Vries was any other care-free five-year-old as she laughs, plays and jumps all over the Bedford Blues players visiting her today....
Rosanna Heasman: The Store
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to ensure that ‘The Store’ - Bedford’s first zero waste shop - can open its doors later this year. The Store will stock loose grocery items...
Dave Denton cake and cheers
An 81-year-old Bedford window cleaner has been thanked and honoured at a surprise birthday party by some of the 30 businesses he cleans windows for. Dave Denton has been cleaning...
Michael Gurr Humans of Bedford
We're very excited to launch 'Humans of Bedford', an occasional column from the Bedford Independent which will be devoted to ordinary Bedfordians who have lived extraordinary...