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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen has confirmed it will close 17 restaurants as Famous Brands, the company that owns Gourmet Burger King, files for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). While the plan still needs approval, the company has...
SSC Action Group
Parents and children caught up in a shakeup of schools under the Heart Multi Academies Trust have spent the day speaking with the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner about their concerns. Heart MAT have proposed a restructure of Shackleton, Shortstown...
The Arcade
If you’ve visited the Arcade, connecting Bedford High Street and Harpur Street, over the last few months you can’t help but notice the amount of building and development work going on. And while the work is...
Embrace
Bedfordshire Police praised the 'team effort' that helped win the Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) Fundraising Force of the Year 2018 award, at an event in London last week. Embrace CVOC is a national charity which has worked tirelessly...
A judicial review and a resubmitted planning application for the Fairhill Site, just off the A6 in Bedford, may delay the opening of Charles Wells' new brewery until 2020. A neighbouring land...
Bromham Mill Apple Day
The popular Bromham Mill Apple Day has left people angry after there were no apples at the event, which promised to "celebrate all things apple related". Angry apple fans took to social media to complain. One...
Julian Cole
Three Bedfordshire Police officers have been sacked after they were found to have committed gross misconduct for their honesty and integrity in accounts given about a man’s...
Julian Cole
Four Bedfordshire Police officers have been found guilty of misconduct while dealing with an incident where a man was left paralysed and with brain damage. On 6 May 2013, Julian Cole, who was 20 at the...
town centre stabbing
A man had been killed after a stabbing in Bedford in the early hours of this morning. Police were called to a flat on St Mary's Street at around 2am. Paramedics also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stocks
A former Bedfordshire man, who was educated in Bedford, has been found guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud charges in relation to the Libor rigging scandal. The Wall Street Journal reports that on Wednesday, Gavin Campbell...
https://youtu.be/3KomX_jv7Qc The third BABA (Bedfordshire Asian Business Association) Business Excellence Awards 2018 took place in front of a packed Bedford Corn Exchange on Saturday 13 October. The event recognises the brightest and best businesses across Bedfordshire...
Adoption
National Adoption Week runs until the 21st October and our reporter, Hannah Brown, looks at what adoption means for children and the people they may one day call mum and dad. There are 2000 children in...