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Two care home residents who had hoped to tie the knot in 2020 were finally able to say 'I do' at their wedding ceremony on Saturday (7 May). Susan and Gareth met after they both moved to Highfield Residential Home...
Harpur Centre Capt Tom 100 challenge April 2021
To mark what would have been Captain Sir Tom's 101st birthday last week (30 April) businesses across Bedford have taken part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge for the Captain Tom Foundation...
Members of the Boys' Brigade, 1st Kempston Company are cycling 350 miles - the equivalent distance of Bedford to Glasgow - to raise money to support their activities...
I hope parents will encourage their children to take part in Royal Mail’s stamp design competition, to honour the heroes of the pandemic. The competition is open to children, aged 4 to 14...
Cavalier Club
A barber shop in Bedford is opening up on Boxing Day to provide food, festive fun and hair cuts to the town's homeless. The Cavalier Club, on the...
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...
Spectacularts Holding Card
This weekend (7 September) will see the very first Spectacularts Bedford Street Arts Festival which organisers, volunteers, sponsors and participants all promise will be spectacular. The event, organised...
The new High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Eric Masih, was sworn in today (Wednesday) at a virtual ceremony and described his appointment as 'an honour'...
With carol services cancelled and Christmas get-togethers given the heave-ho, one Bedford resident has come up with a socially distanced way that we can...
Thanks to a grant of £5,000, teenagers from Bedford have created their own TV show with the aim to entertain and inspire young people to stay away from trouble...
A team of family members from Bedford have run 700km and raised £6,300 in loving memory of Kerry McGirl to help other women diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy...
Oxfam shop
Like many charity shops, the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the volunteer numbers at Oxfam's two stores in Bedford town centre...