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Newborn baby
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says that from tomorrow (21 September) 2020, partners can accompany women at their 20wks scan appointment. In a statement issued...
Spot the difference. Two photos taken almost a month apart show no change in social distancing outside the Bedford Wetherspoons pub 'The Pilgrims Progress'. The picture on the left was taken by @kevin27677521 on 15 August, the right hand picture was taken on 12 September by Nigel Smith.
Bedford's Wetherspoons, The Pilgrim's Progress, has come under fire again after another photo has emerged showing a lack of social distancing in people queuing up outside. The picture...
For the first time since the end of March, vans and most trailers will be able to return to Bedford's household waste recycling centre...
Social media
Following a spate of recent social media posts regarding suspicious activity involving children, Bedfordshire Police are concerned that unverified posts...
Mohammad Yasin MP
“We will have a test track and trace operation that will be world-beating, in place by 1 June” promised the Prime Minister on 20 May...
Controversial plans for a hot food takeaway in a Bedford borough village hinge on whether officers at the council can reach an acceptable legal agreement...
Stolen springer spaniels
Eight dogs, including a black Labrador, two cocker spaniels and five English springer spaniels have been reported stolen from a kennel in Wilden...
laptop donation
Laptops to help some of a school's most vulnerable pupils have been donated by the Rotary Club of Bedford Park in an initiative organised by the High...
Bedfordshire Police have reissued their appeal to find 59-year-old Clive Travis from Bedford. A post on the Bedfordshire Police...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Health chiefs are set to begin trials next week to start allowing visitors back onto the adult wards at Bedford Hospital.A meeting also heard yesterday...
David Fowler and Victoria Ward tiles history panel
The latest addition to Bedford Hospital details the background to the historic Victoria Ward tiles which have been on display since 1897. The tiles...
Bedford skipping sensation, Pete Thompson, has emerged from retirement to reclaim the Guinness World Record of the most crossovers in 60 seconds...