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SMART CRIB appeal Homeless man[1]
Twenty overnight beds are now available to rough sleepers in our Borough throughout the winter months, thanks to the government's Rough Sleeper Initiative Fund.
Bedford's SMART Prebend Centre for the homeless and socially isolated is just £1,000 away from reaching their £50,000 target, and with the help of Bedford Independent readers...
Steve Lamacq
Bedford Esquires has been chosen by BBC 6Music's Steve Lamacq as one of his Independent Venue Week 'stop offs'.  Steve will be broadcasting live from Esquires on Thursday 31 January.
Bedfordshire Police are inviting local companies and businesses to sponsor the charity football tournament, KickOff@3. The event is part of a national initiative...
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...
For the fourth year running, The Zip Yard Bedford, has been recognised for its outstanding performance and service to community...
Figures obtained by Conservative mayoral candidate, Cllr Gianni Carofano, show that footfall in Bedford town centre fell by nearly three quarters of a million in 2018 compared with 14.7m in 2017.
Pharaoh's Gold Chocolates
Bedford's chocoholics have a new chocolatier on their doorstep with Pharaoh's Gold promising to add something sweet to the artisan foods available in the Borough...
Abba tribute night set to reveal Bedfords real "Dancing Queens" (and Kings!) as school fundraises for once in a lifetime trip for its students...
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.
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...
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.