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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...
Twinwoods fire
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescure have confirmed that they are attending a large fire at Twinwoods Business Park on the outskirts of Bedford.
Bedforshire Clangers
Today is Bedfordshire Day, the annual celebration of all that's great about our county. The first Bedfordshire day was held in 2015 following a public vote by the Friends of Bedfordshire Society to decide on a significant date...
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...
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.
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...
Clarence House
As Clarence House homeless shelter celebrates its first birthday, it has been credited as a key initiative helping to tackle rough sleeping in Bedford Borough.
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...
CPRE Oxford to Cambridge development plan
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says three quarters of Bedfordshire residents believe the Oxfordshire-Cambridgeshire Development Plan will destroy the...
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...