Friday, September 20, 2019
Remembrance Bench
The Bedfordshire Royal British Legion Riders Branch has unveiled a memorial bench along Bedford’s Embankment to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. The group raised the money needed to purchase and install the bench...
Palmer brothers Bedford Modern School WW1 Centenaryvideo
https://youtu.be/9BdsxY6GWZY Students and staff at Bedford Modern School are each remembering a former pupil who fought in World War One to mark 100 years since its end. Each person at the school has been given one of 1,100 lanyards, with details...
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...
Poppy Pop Up Shopvideo
https://youtu.be/xz77c6E92AU A temporary Poppy Shop has opened again in Bedford's Harpur Shopping Centre, helping to raise much needed funds for the Royal British Legion. Bedford is just one of a few town's to boast a Royal British...
Poppy Police Car
As we head into a week of Remembrance to mark 100 years since the end of the 1st World War, The Bedford Independent will be publishing a series of stories about the activities taking place...
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...
Embrace
Bedfordshire Police praised the 'team effort' that helped win the Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) Fundraising Force of the Year 2018 award, at an event in London last week. Embrace CVOC is a national charity which has worked tirelessly...
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...
In2Beats Logovideo
https://youtu.be/GLRiyKicGaQ In2Beats 106.5 FM presenters DJ Stevo and Danii are waiting to hear if they’ve broken the world record for longest marathon for a radio music show DJ team. The challenge was to be on-air continuously for...
Mel Stratton
A woman from Putnoe has taken inspiration from the other side of the world to bring comfort to others closer to home. Mel Stratton saw a Facebook post that her sister, who lives in Adelaide, had shared. It was about...