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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...
Twinwoods fire
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescure have confirmed that they are attending a large fire at Twinwoods Business Park on the outskirts of Bedford.
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...
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.
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...
Garden waste
Bedford Borough Council is reminding residents that garden waste collections will resume on Friday 1 March. Don't forget to put your green lidded garden waste bin out alongside your recycling bin by 6am on your next...
Rough Sleeper black and white
A further £383,323 of funding to support services for those sleeping rough has been secured for Bedford Borough from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government...
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...
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.