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Spectacularts Website
The team behind Bedford Carnival have launched a new website today, giving more people a chance to get involved with the event and help lay the foundations...
SAFAD
A charity run by students at Cranfield University which helps improve the lives of people overseas, especially in the developing world, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Bedford's SMART Prebend Centre for the homeless and socially isolated is just £1,000 away from reaching their £50,000 target, and with the help of Bedford Independent readers...
Spectacularts Holding Card
It seems like everywhere you turn there’s an event happening in Bedford. Anything from big concerts in Bedford Park to charity soup kitchens for the homeless. Each of them needing...
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...
Leap for Lulu JustGiving
On 19 May people will be jumping from the top of a 125 foot tower at Twinwoods Adventure to raise money for 5-year-old Lulu De Vries so she can get life-saving treatment in...
This January, everyone is invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Bedford which takes place on the first weekend of July at Priory Country Park.
We Are Bedford page
The We Are Bedford facebook group has reached a significant milestone today, welcoming its 17,000 member. Created as part of the We Are Bedford event in 2010, that helped...
A little boy from Bedford with a life-limiting illness has had his wish come true and seen his own book published thanks to volunteers, artists and businesses in Bedford. Pritti Saggi of Bedford based, Creating Memories, heard...
SMART CRIB homeless appeal
This week SMART CJS launches the annual SMART Prebend Centre CRIB appeal, once again calling on local residents and businesses to support Bedford’s...
BI Awards - BI only
The Bedford Independent in partnership with the Harpur Trust is proud to announce a new series of awards to recognise organisations and individuals who make Bedford brilliant. The Bedford Independent...
Bedford in a Day
This Saturday (22 June) the Bedford in a Day photography project will aim to capture 24 hours in the life of the Borough - and you can still be a part of it.