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Operation Soapbox
Operation Soapbox, a platform for young people to air their views and share solutions to issues that affect them, is taking place at McDonalds in Bedford...
Rita Henman
A retired Bedfordshire nurse from Willington has been highly commended by national charity, Sue Ryder, for her ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to families...
Neighbourhood Watch Week
This week sees the celebration of 35 years of Neighbourhood Watch Week in Bedford. The first week-long event was held in the town in 1985, bringing the community together in a variety...
An online fundraiser has been launched by the organisers of the Groove in the Park festival to ensure that this year's Jubilee Park event can take place. Now in its third year...
Sustrans donate a bike
Following the huge success of their last event, Sustrans will be back this weekend, accepting donations of unused and neglected bikes...
Carers in Bedfordshire
A support group for carers in Bedfordshire has marked the festive season with a special Christmas celebration. Carers’ Thursday, which is run by staff...
In March 2017, a mental health support group launched in Bedford, joining over 20 other towns and cities throughout the UK providing peer support...
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) was visited by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, recently to thank the volunteers and...
Marcellus
Today (Saturday) is World Homelessness Day and to raise funds for the charity that helped him, a former homeless man from Bedford has organised a sponsored hike, symbolically carrying his possessions on his back. Two years...
Sue Ryder Ampthill Road
Since the Government announced that non-essential shops could reopen, Sue Ryder has been planning for a phased return of its charity shops across the UK...
Generations dancing
A community arts project, led by the University of Bedfordshire, has been awarded Big Lottery funding to continue its work in bringing generations...
Flashmob Harpur Centre
Hope Bedfordshire brought some surprise Christmas cheer to Bedford town centre on Saturday, with two flashmob performances of festive carols.