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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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Nobody gives free money! Actually, sometimes people do, and here are some reasons. Every year on 15 September, virtually or in person, people across...
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...
Great Ouse Primary School
Great Ouse Primary Academy has been awarded £2000 from their local Amazon team, as part of a campaign led by the British Science Association to inspire local pupils to embrace STEM.
SMART CRIB homeless appeal
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 yourself...
Cpt Tom Cranfield Uni
The Charity Commission has announced an inquiry into The Captain Tom Foundation after concerns were raised that a private firm run by the fundraiser's daughter “may have...
Holding Space Black Lives Matter
Bedfordians are invited to take part in discussions about racism and help them reflect on their experiences in response to the deaths of Black people in the US and UK. A Zoom meeting...