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Superhero Awards
The nominations for this year’s Bedford Independent Awards – in partnership with the Harpur Trust – are flooding in, so don’t miss the chance to nominate your local everyday hero or why not...
Friends of Al Walaja
Two Palestinian students from the village of Al Walaja are visiting Bedford this week, with the aim of building links with UK students...
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after a shop robbery in Cranfield. Last night (29 January), at approximately 10pm, a man entered the Co-op...
Players at Bruno's Brazilian Soccer School
Bruno's Brazilian Soccer School in Bedford is among 40 projects to benefit from PCC Kathryn Holloway's £400,000 grant to tackle the problem of young...
Bedford Train at Station
The Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris has written to the Bedford & Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, to confirm that peak-time services will...
The government have announced today that the new East West Rail line will be stopping at Bedford Midland station, connecting the town directly to Cambridge...
Bedford prison
A recent study by University of Bedfordshire academics has shown a rising number of prison officers who have experienced aggression or assault at work in...
Mohammed Saada
A prolific and aggressive shoplifter from Bedford has been served with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), preventing him from visiting the town centre...
Times Tables Rock Stars
A educational technology company based at Bedford Heights was among the winners at the Bett Awards this week. Maths Circle won the Primary Content award...
John Bunyan boat
Bedford's volunteer-run Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be moving to a new home in Bedford Central Library from March this year...
Team Garrett
A year ago today we published the moving obituary of Richard Garrett, written by his wife of 26 years, Emma.  Richard had fought cancer for nine years, having been...