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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.

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Syringe in the sink at Bedford A&E department. Image David Williamson
A spokesperson for Bedford Hospital has apologised to a patient after they were pricked by a discarded syringe in a hand basin. David Williamson was visiting Bedford on Tuesday (2 April) when he was taken ill...
A scheduled strike involving Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital and Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been called off. Healthcare Assistants at Bedford Hospital have...
Bedford Renal Unit. Image: Google Maps image capture July 2016 ©Google
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, has urged Rishi Sunak to "commit all necessary resources" to reopening Bedford Renal Unit, which shut on 6 March. In Prime Minister’s Questions...
Bedford Hospital North Wing / Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road (image: Google, Streetview November 2020)
Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that work is due to start "imminently" to create the new £24 million Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) and Primary Care Facilities at Bedford North Wing...
Bedford Hospital needs a multi-storey car park before East West Rail rebuilds St Johns station, a meeting heard. The borough council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (4 March) was told that the...
The union UNISON has confirmed that hundreds of health staff at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take strike action in March in a dispute over pay. More than 400 workers at...
The recently elected MP for Mid Bedfordshire, Alistair Strathern (Labour), has brought together a group of key decision-makers and residents to finally deliver a GP surgery in Wixams...
Bedfordshire Hospital Trust has blamed its "ageing estate" for one of the highest rises in the cost of high-risk repairs backlog in England, with a 161% increase year on year. High-risk repairs are those which must...
Melanie Banks, Director of Redevelopment, Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford & Kempston and Richard Sumray, Chair of Bedfordshire Hospitals. Image: the office of Mohammad Yasin
A £23 million development at Gilbert Hitchcock House will create a new much-needed health hub at Bedford Hospital’s North Wing. The project will deliver a primary care hub in the Enhanced Services Centre...
An important national clinical trial that launched at Bedford Hospital in March 2023 has celebrated the recruitment of over 1,000 participants. The trial, led by Nottingham Clinical Trials...
Baby Anaya was born at 00.17 on new year's day. Image: Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
A pair of twins were among the 31 'bundles of joy' welcomed into the world at the maternity units at Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital on Christmas Day and New Year's...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Bedford’s mayor has said borough residents have waited long enough for new GP surgeries. Mayor Tom Wootton told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that his administration has “come to...