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Bedfordshire Police officers join staff from Willmott Dixon and Bedfordshire's PCC to 'break ground' on the new Police HQ custody suite.
Work has started on a new £18 million custody suite for Bedfordshire Police at its Kempston headquarters. The suite, due for completion in 2022, will include...
Green bin garden waste
Gardeners rejoice - Bedford Borough Council have announced that from Monday 17 August, they will be reinstating fortnightly green bin collections...
A donation of £1,000 will benefit a Bedford charity's scheme to feed underprivileged children during the school holidays...
"I think this was always going to happen!" says Rene Howe, as the prolific striker re-joins Bedford Town a whole fourteen years after leaving The Eyrie for a successful career in the Football League...
A campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues will see Everything Everything playing a gig at Bedford Esquires as soon as live music is...
Bunyan Centre
The petition to remove Fusion as the provider of Bedford Borough Council’s (BBC) leisure facilities is understandable but will not have any effect on...
Mental Health Partnership
In the year since it launched, more than 1,500 detentions have been avoided thanks to a pioneering partnership between mental health professionals and Bedfordshire Police. The mental health hub partnership between East London NHS Foundation Trust...
Paige Lucas
16-year-old Paige Lucas has now been found safe and well, after going missing on 4 August...
A former Bedfordshire Police detective constable who sent inappropriate messages to female colleagues over social media, has been found to have...
coronavirus
A rise in cases or coronavirus could result in a local lockdown warn Borough leaders.The government has named Bedford as an 'area of concern' as 97 cases...
coronavirus
Key indicators on covid infections are still heading in the wrong direction as public health experts battle to stop Bedford plunging into a local lockdown..
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In the latest legal column from Woodfines, Lily Burton a solicitor in their Corporate Commercial team, gives an insight into drafting Terms & Conditions...