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Eileen Bennett (front) and Elstow Manor Business Administrator Kate Christy Bedford Food Bank donation
Care home residents and staff in Elstow have made a generous donation to Bedford Food Bank as part of their community outreach programme. The donation by Elstow Manor Care...
Captain Tom Moore
The team at Bedford's Harpur Centre are undertaking a challenge in memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore, to raise money for his charitable foundation...
Emmaus
A free exhibition showcasing unique artwork is being held by Bedfordshire homelessness charity Emmaus Village Carlton this week.
Nobody gives free money! Actually, sometimes people do, and here are some reasons. Every year on 15 September, virtually or in person, people across...
Two brewers from Bedford have set off on a unique trip of a lifetime to raise vital funds for an international disaster relief charity. Packing brewer, Jon Slate, 34, and ...
Pavilion at the Park
The Pavilion in Bedford Park and Hope Bedfordshire are hosting their annual open air carol service tomorrow and everyone is welcome. "Join us for...
Emmaus photos
Photographs taken on a vintage camera, bought at a charity shop, have sparked a hunt to find the original owner. Photographer, David Clarke and his...
A former teacher who rose through the ranks to become a Baroness is the keynote speaker at this year's International Women's Day celebration...
A free family fun day, aimed at children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25, is being held by the Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum...
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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...
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The Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards recognise people who have made a difference to our Borough and who make Bedford brilliant. We're taking a closer look at each category...
Bedford's Riverside Tennis Club has been in the media spotlight recently, thanks to their disability sport provision during lockdown. Within the space of a few days, head of disability tennis at the club, Neil Frankel...