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Staywell
Last year, over 30,00 older people across Bedfordshire and Luton failed to take up the offer of a free flue jab, leaving them vulnerable during the winter months. Many of those caught the virus...
Local Plan 2030 Leafletvideo
The leader of Bedford Borough's Conservative group, Cllr Stephen Moon, has said the Mayor's Local Plan, which sets out how our area will deal with housing growth up to 2030, has postponed...
Alistair Burt
Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire, Alistair Burt has said he'll be supporting the Prime Minister as she faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership this evening...
BPC Proms 2019
The hugely popular Bedford Park Concerts will be back for 2019 with a slight shift in the usual dates for their three-day concert series in Bedford Park.
Simon Mushonga photo
A fundraising page has been set up for Simon Mushonga, the Bedford man murdered in Kettering at the weekend. The page, set up by a family members is asking for support to raise the £5000 needed to send Simon...
Bedford Sports Awards
Bedford's sporting champions including athletes, coaches and clubs have been given a high five at this year's Bedford Sports Awards which celebrate their dedication, hard work and success...
Pen and Cob4
The Swan Hotel, Bedford has opened its new look Pen & Cob brasserie and bar, giving the much-loved and historic hotel a fantastic new look. Formerly known as the River Room...
A Bedford man has been murdered in Kettering at the weekend. Two people have now been charged in connection with the death.
Education Formula Fundingvideo
The Government has corrected a shortfall in the budget allocated to Bedford Borough Schools after it was discovered it would leave them £1.3million short.
Bedford bridal businesses brought home the silverware at the recent Four Counties Wedding Awards, with local winners in six of the 16 categories.
Prof. Lynette Ryals
Cranfield School Of Management's MBA and Finance and Management MSc have been ranked as the 7th and 6th best respectively in the world Times Higher Education Supplement...
SMART CRIB appeal Homeless man[1]
SMART Prebend Centre has launched their annual appeal to raise funds to support the homeless and vulnerably housed in Bedford and they're aiming to raise £50,000.