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A village pub near Bedford cannot be turned into a house, a planning inspector has ruled. Even though the Royal George in High Street, Stagsden, was unviable from 2012 to 2015, inspector Rachel Walmsley...
Police are appealing for help to find a man from London who is currently wanted in connection with an incident in Kempston in January 2020 and on recall to prison...
In the first of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s economy...
University of Bedfordshire Arts & Culture Projects - artist & community (Rachel Cherry)
The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded £250,000 to fund a development project for communities across Bedfordshire. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and overseen by the Arts & Culture Projects team...
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There was nothing friendly about the first of two 'Battle of Bedfordshire' games, as Bedford Blues pip local rivals Ampthill at Dillingham Park...
Bedfordshire Police are warning people to be aware of people posing as police to try and scam their victims of thousands of pounds. A woman was recently contacted by someone claiming to be a police officer...
At 10am on Wednesday 24 February, 13 presenters from Hospital Radio Bedford (HRB) will begin broadcasting live and non-stop for 24 hours to support a charity fundraiser...
Real Bread Week (RBW) is being celebrated in style at Companions Bakery, thanks to a collaboration with Wells & Co's new Brewpoint brewery. The bakery team were scratching their heads trying to come up with something new...
Bedford prison
A man who tried to smuggle mobile phones into Bedford jail was caught when an alert prison officer saw a fishing line dangling over a wall. Abdul Allen, 33, ran off when the police were called but gave up after...
Mohammad Yasin MP
Keir Starmer gave his most important speech yet laying out Labour’s vision for the future. “The Conservatives say they want to build back. But I don’t want to go back. You can’t return to business as usual. And certainly not back to...
This month, The Quarry Theatre is bringing some family-friendly fun to our screens, thanks to two streamed performances. On Saturday 20 February, magician Dave Alnwick...
Wildflower meadows and new hedgerows are just two initiatives to encourage wildlife to thrive in Bedford Borough. As part of its ‘Bugs and Bees’ project, the Council is also reducing grass cutting in some areas of the Borough...