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Twinwoods fire
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescure have confirmed that they are attending a large fire at Twinwoods Business Park on the outskirts of Bedford.
coffee beans like a pot and cup
A new 'super coffee shop' is planned for the centre of Bedford Town Centre after developers said they wanted to cash in on Bedfordian's love of coffee. Stultum Developments...
Cyclist Josh Quigley, who is embarking on a round-the-world bike ride, received a £75 fine from a Bedford enforcement officer for cycling through the town centre this week.
Police Latest News
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that they were called to an incident in Great Denham this afternoon. "We were called by the ambulance service...
Chihuahua Puppy
The RSPCA has appealed to the public for information after a dead Chihuahua puppy was found on the side of a road in Bedford Borough...
Arrest Police
Five men from rival gangs have been convicted after a violent crime spree in Bedford in 2017. Three serious incidents took place in little over two weeks...
A BBC documentary will this week feature a Bedfordshire Police investigation which resulted in the first woman to be convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour in the UK.
Charge/Arrest Bedford Bedfordshire Police
Five people have been arrested after a drugs warrant targeting county lines activity in Bedford.
East West Rail Route B
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has said there's only one route for East West Rail that will be provide the means of reducing congestion on major road networks...
Mark Love and Jacqui Saunders are the parents of 15-year-old Zack who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two. Now 15, he's been excluded from St John's School, Kempston, leaving his parents...
amy walmsley blue badge
On Friday 14 December 2018, exactly one hundred years since women cast their first vote in the UK, a blue plaque was unveiled at 14 The Crescent, Bedford, commemorating...
Bedfordshire Police are asking for help to find 16-year-old Daniel Knight. He has been missing from Bedford since Monday (11 February) and concern is growing for his welfare.