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Slug and Lettuce CCTV
Bedfordshire Police have issued CCTV images of a man they believe has information relating to an assault at Bedford's Slug and Lettuce last month. While the CCTV image...
Police Chief Constable interview panel
Today (23 May) candidates for the role of Bedfordshire Police's chief constable will face a public panel in what's thought to be the first ever interview process of its kind to select a...
Panacea centenary
An exhibition celebrating the centenary of The Panacea Society opens on Thursday 23 May, lifting the (metaphorical) lid on Joanna Southcott’s box of prophesies
Bedford Topshop Topman
Bedford's TopShop and TopMan store at the Harpur Centre is due to close under a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) plan designed to rescue Philip Green's Arcadia...
Bedford Lock Bridge works
Work to repair the bridge crossing Bedford Lock, which connects the two Islands of Mill Meadows won't be completed until Mid-June, six-weeks after they were due to...
Some might call them crazy but by jumping off a 125ft platform on Sunday (22 May) 75 people aged 6 to 60 helped raise over £16,000 to help Lulu De Vries receive lifesaving cancer...
Cannabis Oil
MAY: Few of us can forget the powerful campaign by Hannah Deacon who waged a public battle to save her son Alfie Dingley’s life. The now 8-year-old, suffers a rare...
Ravesnden Church
Ravensden residents are hosting a 'plants for plaster' Flower Festival and craft fair on 1-2 June to raise funds for the upkeep of the local church. The 1000-year-old All Saints Church is...
(l-R) Aaron Miller, Caleb Brown, Jacob Morgan, Ramon Djuana
Three 15-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man, who stabbed and battered a Bedford boy to death and filmed him as he lay defenceless on the ground, were jailed for a total of...
Police news
A member of the public contacted Bedfordshire Police at 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday 21 May), believing they'd seen someone with a gun near Bedford Central Library in...