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Bedford Train at Station
The Transport Select Committee says commuters, including those in Bedford, worst affected by the new train timetable chaos in May, should have discounts to their 2019 tickets equivalent to the prices rises announced on 30 November.
Bedford Station Sign
The lifts at Bedford train station are finally operational today after being out of action for almost two months. The lifts were taken out of service for what Network Rail called "essential works". But at the time...
Transporting Bedford 2020video Bedford Borough Council has announced plans to tackle the traffic congestion on Manton Lane and surrounding areas, including re-installing a footbridge removed by the former Bedfordshire County Council 10 years ago. The plans are part of...
The media has recently been full of conflicting information about what can and can’t be fed to waterfowl as winter approaches, causing a lot of confusion with those wanting to know what's best for our feathered friends.
World AIDS Day 2018
Today is World AIDS Day and in recognition of this international event, to raise awareness of AIDS and the HIV infection, the Terrence Higgins Trust will be offering free confidential rapid HIV tests to the people of Bedford.
London Irish v Blues
It'll be a landmark match for two of Bedford Blues' finest this weekend as they take on London Irish at Goldington Road in the Championship Cup.
Brewhouse & Kitchen World Recordvideo
Bedford's Brewhouse & Kitchen has entered the record books after taking part in the world's largest beer tasting. The event last night saw around 70 local beer fans join over 1500 others across the UK to...
It’s Fri-yay! There’s a feast for theatre lovers this weekend in Bedford, with productions at the Quarry, the Place Theatre and the Corn Exchange on Friday and Saturday. Small Business Saturday and the Christmas Artisan...
Missing Person - Dorel Clancy-Owens
Have you seen missing Dorel? Bedfordshire Police are appealing for help in finding 16-year-old from Kempston boy Dorel Clancy-Owens.
Old Arcade Christmas
As we head toward Christmas and Bedford shops prepared for the busiest shopping period of the year they'll be doing their best to attract shoppers through their doors. But what can they do to make the most of this busy time and make sure other times of year are as good as they can be?
Bedforshire Clangersvideo
Today is Bedfordshire Day, the annual celebration of all that's great about our county. The first Bedfordshire day was held in 2015 following a public vote by the Friends of Bedfordshire Society to decide on a significant date...
Bedford Independent Stories
This month news reporting in Bedford jumps into the 21st Century with the launch of the Bedford Independent, a new online news desk. The Bedford Independent soft launched on...