Spectacularts Logo
SpectaculArts, the organisation behind the first ever full Bedford Carnival due to take place this year, has announced a new plan to help people gain basic life skills and find out what...
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...
SMART Prebend staff thanks
SMART Prebend Centre have said "thank you" to Bedford Independent readers after our story about their Christmas Appeal created a dramatic surge of donations, helping them achieve...
Companions Real Bread cheque
Companions Real Bread on Mill Street Bedford has announced it will be taking over Delices bakery on Lurke Street from mid-January 2019. At a special event today, where the bakery...
love in a bag
Back in October, we wrote about the launch of Mel Stratton's Love in a Bag campaign - aiming to deliver much needed essentials, plus a message of hope and support, to women in crisis...
Bedford Blues and BLCF2
The Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) has teamed up with the Bedford Blues to launch the Surviving Winter Appeal to support the 41,700 households...
Graham Mayles Christmas Lights Wootton
Drive through Wootton at this time of year and you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd reached Father Christmas' grotto in the north pole, as local festive fan Graham Mayles...
MoBros
Pupils at Bedford School have raised over £10,000 for the Movember charity, ranking them the events top fundraising school and 16th highest in the whole country.
Simon Mushonga photo
A fundraising page has been set up for Simon Mushonga, the Bedford man murdered in Kettering at the weekend. The page, set up by a family members is asking for support to raise the £5000 needed to send Simon...
SMART CRIB appeal Homeless man[1]
SMART Prebend Centre has launched their annual appeal to raise funds to support the homeless and vulnerably housed in Bedford and they're aiming to raise £50,000.
World AIDS Day 2018
Today is World AIDS Day and in recognition of this international event, to raise awareness of AIDS and the HIV infection, the Terrence Higgins Trust will be offering free confidential rapid HIV tests to the people of Bedford.
Homeless Adam
This week is the UK's first Homelessness Awareness Week, a series of events in Bedford to highlight awareness of the challenges facing homeless people, the charities helping then and break the...