Trees along The Embankment with their lockdown haircuts
What on Earth was in the mind of those who ‘trimmed’ the beautiful willows along the Embankment?  Having planted the summer bedding plants, which are promising a beautiful...
Over 27 events will be taking place in Bedford next week as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the need for urgent action on climate and nature. Starting this Saturday (18 September)...
Cycle lane sign
Councillors across the parties have welcomed the Borough's latest active travel grant, but Green party councillors are urging the Council to aim high to make Bedford a "truly cycle-friendly town"...
The media has recently been full of conflicting information about what can and can’t be fed to waterfowl as winter approaches, causing a lot of confusion with those wanting to know what's best for our feathered friends.
In the second of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s demographics and higher education...
Needles - Black Tom
A video of a Bedford Borough Council worker finding discarded drug needles in a public area easily accessible by children has surfaced, highlighting what many feel is a growing problem...
The Bedford Players’ Trust have appealed for public support to help The Place Theatre become more environmentally friendly. A Gofundme page has been set up as The Place seeks £9,500 of public funding within two months to enable the...
Three swans and a Canadian goose have been found dead in the River Great Ouse in Bedford, following a suspected outbreak of bird flu. One of the swans and the goose were discovered on Saturday...
Bottle bank overflowing
A combination of lorry driver shortages, vastly increased alcohol consumption and closed charity shops are putting council waste collection services under growing pressure. Councillors were…
Bedford Lock Bridge works
Work to repair the bridge crossing Bedford Lock, which connects the two Islands of Mill Meadows won't be completed until Mid-June, six-weeks after they were due to...
Cranfield University sewage treatment works
Cranfield University is to train the next generation of leading water scientists and engineers, thanks to receiving a share £446m investment in research by the Government...
Bedford Market
The first sustainable market to be held in Bedford will launch this weekend, featuring food, homewares and toiletries from local suppliers...