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Ryan Henson and Liz Truss
Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, joined Conservative candidate Ryan Henson on the campaign trail yesterday in Bedford.
Soupfest
In less than four weeks’ time, Harpur Square in Bedford will be a hive of soup-based activity as SoupFest returns for its third year.
Nigel Farage
Following an announcement today by Nigel Farage, the Brexit Party will no longer be fielding candidates in the North East Bedfordshire and Mid Beds...
Bedford Hospital entrance
A coroner has demanded action by Bedford Hospital to close loopholes in procedures and training that she believes may lead to more patient deaths...
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for information after three incidents where fireworks were pushed through the letterbox of the same address in Goldington...
MRS writing winners
Five Year 11 students from Mark Rutherford School are celebrating their success in an international essay writing competition run by the Royal Commonwealth...
Goldington Ward Councillors Christine McHugh and Tim Caswell by the new Goldington Road Goldington Green roundabout
Two roundabouts installed on Goldington Road this September have been hailed a success after helping to reduce long waiting times at two notorious junctions on Goldington...
Poppies Mill Meadows
The poppy makers responsible for yarn bombing the Mill Meadows bandstand have revealed that they are planning a permanent remembrance installation in...
Richard Fuller
The former MP for Bedford and Kempston, Richard Fuller, has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the constituency of North East Bedfordshire.
Cat cafe
A mother and daughter from Bedford are aiming to open the town's first cat cafe, where guests can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of spending time with cats...
Hear & Now philharmonia
This month, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s award-winning musical dementia project, Hear and Now, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since 2009, the project has brought together participants with dementia and their carers, from the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4...
Faces cafe
This week, the doors opened at Food@FACES, the 'pay as you feel' café at the Community Centre in Church Lane in Bedford. Run by family support charity...