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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...
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...
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...
NSPCC neglect
As part of the NSPCC and Bedfordshire Local Safeguarding Boards’ Neglect Matters Campaign, the NSPCC’s Local Campaigns Manager, Emma Motherwell, talks about neglect.
Twinwoods fire
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescure have confirmed that they are attending a large fire at Twinwoods Business Park on the outskirts of Bedford.
Otter spotter
Have you been lucky enough to see Bedford's otters at the Longholme boating lake? If so, it's thanks to the tireless determination of the team at the Longholme cafe...
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...
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.
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...
Mary Poppins
With most of us returning to work and school this week, it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the first weekend of the year. Ease yourself in gently with a stroll around...
Race for Life
This year's Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK is taking place at Priory Country Park on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June and everyone's invited to take part - even men!
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...