Rosanna Heasman: The Store
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to ensure that ‘The Store’ - Bedford’s first zero waste shop - can open its doors later this year. The Store will stock loose grocery items...
The decision has been taken to cancel this month's Bedford Holi Festival, the first time the event was due to be staged in the town centre...
Rickshaw Challenge BBC Children in Need 2019
Bedford's Harpur Square was packed last night (Thursday) as Matt Baker and the Rickshaw Challenge team arrived in Bedford, their last overnight stop on their 400 mile...
Friendly Nettle
A new cafe in Shortstown is aiming to provide the perfect space to bring the growing community together. The Friendly Nettle cafe will open its doors in Jan...
Dave Denton cake and cheers
An 81-year-old Bedford window cleaner has been thanked and honoured at a surprise birthday party by some of the 30 businesses he cleans windows for. Dave Denton has been cleaning...
On Sunday 16 February, a Bedford tattoo parlour will be hosting a fun day with a difference to help one of their staff members as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Keely Freeman is a freelance tattoo...
C-19 community response
As the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak continues, many of Bedford's villages and communities are planning ahead, preparing to support vulnerable...
Midland Road Area Residents Assoc
In the fortnight since we reported on the launch of Operation Apex, partner organisations involved have begun to see positive improvements to the Midland...
Michael Gurr Humans of Bedford
We're very excited to launch 'Humans of Bedford', an occasional column from the Bedford Independent which will be devoted to ordinary Bedfordians who have lived extraordinary...
Today (Tuesday 4 June) Muslims in Bedford and across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, celebrating the end of Ramadan - a month of fasting and religious reflection.
A Bedford couple are celebrating after winning £60,000 with the People’s Postcode Lottery after gorillas at ZSL London Zoo...
People's Postcode Lottery
One Kempstonian is celebrating today after winning £30,000 in the people's postcode lottery. The resident, who lives in Whittingstall Avenue, scooped the lump sum when...