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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.
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...
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...
Abba tribute night set to reveal Bedfords real "Dancing Queens" (and Kings!) as school fundraises for once in a lifetime trip for its students...
Last week, the Guardian published their 'Let's move to... Bedford' article. Co-managing editor Erica Roffe isn't surprised they loved our town...
Manager Jon Taylor believes his side still has the ability to make the play offs this season no matter how hard the challenge. This Saturday, Bedford Town F.C. travel to Bromsgrove Sporting...
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...
At 1.30pm this Saturday 23 February, Bedford town centre will witness a High Street 'funeral procession' with a symbolic coffin as part of Extinction Rebellion Bedfordshire's Day of Action.
appeal
People who saw a woman seriously injured in a road accident at the junction of Marlborough Road and Winifred Road, Bedford are being asked to contact Bedfordshire Police. The accident between a pedestrian and a black...
At a loose end this weekend? Here’s our cultural round-up of the next three days… Friday, Saturday & Sunday You’re guaranteed to get into the Christmas spirit at the St Paul’s Christmas Tree Festival this weekend. It...
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.