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At 8pm on Thursday 26 March, thousands of people from Bedford Borough took to their front gardens, windows and streets to simultaneously send a message...
Fundraiser of the year 2020
In the build-up to the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, we’re taking a closer look at the nominees in each category. Last but not least, we're shining our spotlight on...
Residents of the Notting Green, Pavenham and Yelden in Bedford Borough are invited to take up BT's offer to 'adopt' the iconic red phone boxes in their villages, for just £1...
An appeal to raise money for Bedfordians affected by the Redwood Grove explosion has reached the halfway mark in just three days. Hearing how around 30 families were left with "absolutely nothing"...
An established group of parkour instructors has become a Community Interest Company to build the confidence, life skills and mental health of young people...
 An eight-year-old from Bedford has been heard at Morrisons stores throughout the UK, thanks to the supermarket's partnership with CLIC Sargent as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Olivia, who was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma earlier...
Bedford’s Muslim community is keeping the spirit of Ramadan alive with an online Iftar to bring people together – and everyone is invited...
Bedordshire festival of speech music and drama
Volunteers from The Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech & Drama were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) at a ceremony held...
self-isolation
A Facebook group has been set up in Bedford to harness the vast numbers of volunteers wanting to support the old and vulnerable in their communities...
This month, the Bedford Independent is proud to introduce our first ever guest editor, Mikolaj Mackowiak, a sixth form student and deputy head boy at St Thomas More School...
A Bedford schoolgirl who took part in a pen pal project run by the National Deaf Children’s Society has told the Bedford Independent about the positive...
After the enormous success of 2020, the Blues Foundation are returning with efforts to help families in need this Christmas with another huge foodbank...