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KNE, which has members from the Bedford area, will be performing live on tonight's Britain's Got Talent semi-final show at 7.30pm, fighting for a place in Sunday's final. The performers, who combine complex...
We all had our lockdown projects, but one man's self-confessed 'geeky obsession with maps' saw him run along every single footpath and street in Bedford to help him get to know his hometown...
Older person
A social outreach project to combat loneliness and isolation in the community has been recently launched in Putnoe. The befriending service, Project 41...
Debbie Burrells
Debbie Burrells needs help to walk, has a feeding tube and is now losing her voice, as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) slowly weakens and destroys every muscle in her body, but she says...
The latest in our Faces of Bedford series features Gemma Lander, a wedding and event stylist. Gemma's explains what inspired her to set up her business and how badly the entire events industry has been hit...
Anne Grant
Carers in Bedfordshire's former chair, Anne Grant has received an MBE in the  New Year’s Honours  list  for services to the charity. The award was made in recognition of Anne’s unwavering commitment to the needs of...
“Not all kids and families are as fortunate as Finn and lose their battle with cancer at such a young age with so much to live for.’’
During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Her Majesty The Queen will be shining a light on volunteers in the UK. And at Parkinson's UK, we will be waving our flags to mark the extraordinary work...
Clubhouse Summer Party 2018, Andy Willsher
Bedford Creative Arts (BCA), working with the Higgins Bedford and bpha, has been granted major new funding of £78,000 towards a two-year creative project in Queen’s Park. 
David Thompson and his daughter Rachel
Bedford Park runners are being asked to register as potential blood stem cell donors and go on standby to save a life. Tomorrow (20 April) the DKMS team will host a...
Homelessness charity, Emmaus Village Carlton, has launched a new service, aiming to help raise vital funds while its Home Store and Bistro are closed during lockdown...
BLFRS Poppy VE day
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have created a unique tribute to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.To mark the historic milestone...