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Water coming from a tap Image by Jeyaratnam Caniceus from Pixabay
As part of a criminal investigation into all of the UK's water companies, Anglian Water Services Ltd has been found guilty of failing to provide adequate records. The case was brought by the Environment...
An amateur astronomer from Stewartby has shared incredible photos of the path of the sun, taken over a year using a pin-hole camera mounted on the side of his house. Darren Jehan captured the...
Wonky Tree Bedford Park Foster Hill Road Image Bedford Borough Council
At 16 meters high and over 100 years old, Bedford Borough will soon say goodbye to Bedford Park's famous ‘wonky tree’ after five years of monitoring found it was no longer safe. Situated by...
Activists on the river and Embankment taking part in the Surfers Against Sewage Paddle Out Protest
Environmental activists will take to the River Great Ouse this Saturday (18 May) as part of a national protest at the state of the nation’s waterways. They will join thousands of protesters on coasts and rivers across...
An apple being taken out of a fridge full of fruits and vegetables.
Bedford Borough Council said it has already “commenced preparations” to collect food waste following the government’s new approach to waste collection. Last week (May 9) the government said new...
Harrold Odell Country Park. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to submit their best shots of Harrold-Odell Country Park and the winning entries will be selected for the 2025 calendar. The theme of the competition is...
Northern Lights over Stevington. Image: Don Weerasirie
In what was a rare display of nature's beauty, the skies of Bedford Borough were awash with colour last night as a solar storm created a stunning display across the UK and parts of the world not normally...
Glass recycling orange bin trial sticker. Image: Bedford Borough Council
It's been something Bedfordians have asked to have for years and it could divert 1,500 tonnes of glass from landfill sites - Bedford Borough Council is finally trialling glass recycling collections...
Bedford Railway Station entrance sign
BedsGovet, the organisation behind the Don’t Lose the Ouse campaign, has now purchased its first Sonde water quality monitor using money generously donated by a few pioneer Bedford Borough...
Exhaust pipe Pixabay:webandi
Bedford Borough Council's emission standards are "obsolete" and allow high-polluting taxis and buses, that wouldn't be legal elsewhere, to drive on our streets, a meeting has heard. Chris Endacott, an associate consultant...
The Time Gardens in Russell Park. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Funding from the East London Foundation (ELFT) NHS Trust has kickstarted a project to refurbish the Time Gardens at Russell Park to create a sensory-rich environment for visitors - and nature...
Image: lovespace.co.uk
Do the changing seasons bring a wave of clutter crashing into your home? Winter coats threaten to topple in closets, holiday decorations overflow the attic, and pool equipment takes up precious...