Thursday, October 29, 2020
Robinson Pool
A local resident has started a petition urging the Council to take back control of Robinson Pool to preserve its facilities for community use...
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...
Amira Pagliari Black Lives Matter
A Year 13 student at St Thomas More (STM) School in Brickhill has been inspired by anti-racism protests to create a piece of art that she's now...
Marika Mario's Hair Design
A Kempston-based hair stylist has launched a charity fundraiser, with the prize of free haircuts for a year. Marika Coluccino, a stylist at Mario's...
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...
Roy Jenkins blue plaque
A blue plaque has been put up in Bedford to Roy Jenkins, who played a key part in British politics in the second half of the twentieth century...
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.