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Bedford Credit Union
A community bank in Bedford that provides an alternative to loan sharks for low income residents has been given £25,000 from a council-run fund to...
Could you give up your time to volunteer as a member of  the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), providing independent scrutiny of Yarl's Wood? Yarl's Wood IRC is an Immigration Removal Centre situated in Clapham that is...
This week at the Higgins Bedford, a gallery has been dedicated to the work of people who have experienced homelessness as part of a week of activity.
Harpur Trust 'Fabric of Bedford' competition
An annual art competition, usually just open to schools, is now open to everyone in Bedford, whatever your age or artistic ability.Local charity The...
counselling
One of the region’s longest established family run businesses is launching a new support group in Kempston to help those grieving the loss of a loved one...
Marathon
As if running the London Marathon wasn't challenging enough, David Course is attempting to become the world's fastest skeleton in this year's race...
Poppy wreath Photo credit Janice Elliot
Although crowds are being asked to stay away, Bedford Borough will still be commemorating Remembrance and Armistice Day this year, despite coronavirus...
Emmaus photos
Photographs taken on a vintage camera, bought at a charity shop, have sparked a hunt to find the original owner. Photographer, David Clarke and his...
Nigel Bunney at Emmaus
A formerly homeless man is now in his own home and volunteering for local charity Emmaus Village Carlton that helped him overcome a life-time of mental...
Colour Shop Debbie Burrells
Debbie Burrells, who has raised almost £5,000 for the MND Association, despite battling the deadly Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has now inspired two other...
CALA Community Bursary 2019 - £12,000
Bedfords good causes are being encouraged to apply for a slice of a £12,000 bursary up for grabs as the CALA group extend the deadline...
Charlotte Martin London Marathon
A teacher from Bedford is in training for her first London Marathon this April, raising vital funds for Sarcoma UK following her best friend's...