Bedford's Parks are among over 2,000 green spaces around the UK that have been awarded Green Flag Awards this year, and 2021 marks the 20th consecutive year that...
As fuel prices soar, many people in Bedford Borough may be eligible for help to heat their homes this winter as part of the government's Warm Home Discount. The Warm Home Discount is a...
Millions of people could struggle to heat and power their homes this winter with the rise in prices plunging more households into fuel poverty. According to National Energy Action...
Bedford’s mayor has written to the Prime Minister requesting the powers and funding to tackle the climate emergency at a local level, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough...
Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that it is working with an ecologist and drainage experts to ensure that the much-loved Longholme Lake is returned to a 'self-maintaining condition.'..
ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft crashed during a routine test flight just outside Cranfield airport. Image: Reader photo
A hydrogen-powered plane hailed as the world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial-grade aircraft has crashed just outside of Cranfield airport. ZeroAvia’s R&D aircraft made an...
Mayor Dave Hodgson with Borough Hall Solar Panels
A lack of body heat from staff during lockdown meant Borough Hall needed more heating than usual. This was one of the findings in the Annual Greenhouse Gas report presented at...
Borough Hall
One way Bedford Borough Council could reduce its carbon emissions would be to sell Borough Hall and rent it back, but this is “ultimate greenwashing”, a meeting heard. Bedford mayor...
A species of moth caterpillars have set up home in around 100ft of trees and hedgerow in Elstow, creating a ghostly, but totally harmless, spectacle. The blanket of caterpillar webs is the work of ermine moth caterpillars...
Parents idling their cars on the school run are not only causing a nuisance to residents, they are ‘poisoning’ their children, a meeting heard. The Green Travel Plan for Schools report...
Covanta Incinerator at Rookery Pit Artist's Impression
Bedford Borough Council is facing criticism today after it awarded a new waste contract to Veolia who will be sending residents' rubbish to the controversial Covanta incinerator in Stewartby. Only...
OxCam arc environment countryside
Several high-profile charities have called upon Bedfordians to take part in the Ox-Cam consultation so the Government includes wildlife and countryside protection in its development...