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Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedfordians are asked to nominate their most-deserving charities for a slice of this year's £1m Movement for Good awards...
Home care staff at Brickhill's Class Care are taking on the task of walking 280,000 steps during Mental Health Awareness Week to fundraise for their...
Dima
Colleagues from Bedford Borough Council are undertaking a 40km charity walk later this month to help a Syrian refugee achieve her dream of running again.
Capt Tom Bedford Schoolvideo
Bedford School might not be full of pupils this week, but the Great Hall was a hive of activity yesterday (Tuesday) as the school took delivery of over 40,000 birthday cards for Captain Tom...
Sun Felmersham
It's many years since the village of Felmersham had its own shop, but - in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak - the owners of The Sun pub are taking...
Bedford’s Muslim community is keeping the spirit of Ramadan alive with an online Iftar to bring people together – and everyone is invited...
The decision has been taken to cancel this month's Bedford Holi Festival, the first time the event was due to be staged in the town centre...
Since lockdown began, animal charity the RSPCA has received more than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals across England & Wales, the equivalent of 40 a...
Bedford Visitor Information Centre
Bedfordians have reacted strongly to that survey by YouGov which claims Bedfordshire is England's least popular county. Now a new centre in Bedford will help promote the area far and wide. The Bedford Visitors Information Centre...
Nelson Mandela
Twenty years ago today, on 7 April, 2000, Nelson Mandela made an historic visit to Bedford, to rededicate a statue of his friend and anti-apartheid...
Hope & Faith Foundation
A couple who went through the heartache of baby loss last year, are aiming to raise £15,000 for their charity, the Hope and Faith Foundation, to improve...
Today (Tuesday 4 June) Muslims in Bedford and across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, celebrating the end of Ramadan - a month of fasting and religious reflection.