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...
The Bedford Club has presented St Paul's Church, Bedford with a silhouette statue commemorating a World War One soldier. Part of the national There But Not There campaign, in association with Help for Heroes Official and...
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...
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...
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...
Poppy Bridge
https://youtu.be/4P81Vv0skFY Have you seen Bedford's suspension bridge today? It's now covered in woollen poppies to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. Local artist Verity Slaughter-Penney is behind the project and pulled together knitting...
Poppy Pop Up Shop
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...
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...
A little boy from Bedford with a life-limiting illness has had his wish come true and seen his own book published thanks to volunteers, artists and businesses in Bedford. Pritti Saggi of Bedford based, Creating Memories, heard...
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...
Soupfest
Following the success of last year’s inaugural SoupFest Bedford, the charity take-over of Harpur Square will back on Tuesday 27 November – serving up amazing soups to raise money for homeless charities. Once again, Bedford’s chefs will be...
In2Beats Logo
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...