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Moon Damian Ratcliffe
This lunar marvel was taken by local 'hobby' photographer Damian Ratcliffe, who shared the piece to the We Are Bedford Facebook group. He took up photography as a distraction from his depression about five years...
There but not there
To mark the centenary of the end of WW1, communities had the opportunity to take part in There But Not There, a national installation of the fallen. The project sees life-size silhouettes and Perspex cut-outs of...
North Beds Day of action January
Bedfordshire Police and Bedford Borough Council carried out a joint operation last week to tackle begging and anti-social behaviour, and offer homeless people in town the support...
Richard Garrett
The trouble with being asked to write an obituary for my husband Rich is that he was a larger than life character and I have no idea how to do justice to the giant who has been by...
Poppy Bridgevideo
https://youtu.be/4P81Vv0skFY Have you seen Bedford's suspension bridge today? It's now covered in woollen poppies to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. Local artist Verity Slaughter-Penney is behind the project and pulled together knitting...
Dumball 2018video
https://youtu.be/8YuX0TPMHqU Three Bedford friends, dubbed the ‘Touring Car Three’ are joining The Dumball Rally 2018 to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. This year, the rally, which has been running for 10 years, will see 48 teams drive from Margate...
Two charities from Bedford have each been awarded £1,000 from the 12 Days of Giving campaign, with the boost promising to make a massive difference to the charities work...
Soupfest
Following the success of last year’s inaugural SoupFest Bedford, the charity take-over of Harpur Square will back on Tuesday 27 November – serving up amazing soups to raise money for homeless charities. Once again, Bedford’s chefs will be...
A thief broke into Bedford Golf Club in Great Denham in the early hours of Saturday 2 February, making off with two charity collection boxes from the bar...
love in a bag
Back in October, we wrote about the launch of Mel Stratton's Love in a Bag campaign - aiming to deliver much needed essentials, plus a message of hope and support, to women in crisis...