Palmer brothers Bedford Modern School WW1 Centenary
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...
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...
Community Minded Business
The nominations for this year’s Bedford Independent Awards – in partnership with the Harpur Trust – are flooding in, so don’t miss the chance to nominate your local everyday hero or why not put...
Coop Post Office
A Bedford Borough Councillor is calling on Co-op to save Post Office services on Queen's Drive, Bedford, claiming they are to blame for them now being at risk. McColl's on Queen's Drive currently provide Post Office...
Santa Special Group Photo at Bedford Station 2018
Father Christmas warmed up for tonight's annual dash across to deliver presents across the world by entertaining young travellers on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley...
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...
SAFAD
A charity run by students at Cranfield University which helps improve the lives of people overseas, especially in the developing world, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...