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Got that Friday feeling? Then let us guide you through the best of Bedford's cultural weekend ahead, including live music and theatre...
Marathon
As if running the London Marathon wasn't challenging enough, David Course is attempting to become the world's fastest skeleton in this year's race...
Gareth Barber of Esquires
Live music venue, Esquires, has announced that they have teamed up with Music Venue Trust and Red Stripe to offer a bursary scheme for budding event organisers.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Eagle v Aldershot 18 Dec
Bedford Town's ‘never-say-die’ performance at the weekend as earned themselves a FA Trophy first round replay against Aldershot Town at home this Tuesday night, 18 December...
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...
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...
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...