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Robinson Pool
A local resident has started a petition urging the Council to take back control of Robinson Pool to preserve its facilities for community use...
An emergency cash pot of more than £178,700 has been created to help people who are struggling to afford food and essentials during the covid crisis in Bedford. The money has been...
Bedford Central Library
Bedford Borough Council have dismissed claims made on a local public Facebook group that Bedford Central Library is being sold to make way for residential and commercial development. The post...
Cycle lane sign
Bedford Borough Council say they've highlighted a number of "priority initiatives" which could secure Government funding to enhance sustainable transport, event infrastructure, and...
coronavirus testing
Bedford Borough's COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report has been published and says that the local infection rate has "declined since mid-June" and that there was "no singular cause...
High Street improvements
In our three-part series on the redevelopment of Bedford town centre, we have spoken to residents, traffic experts and urban planners to find out how...
Doctor / GP / medical
Proposals have been put forward that would see a "major change" in the way healthcare is organised in the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the public are being asked to give their...
Mayor Dave
While the coronavirus infection rate, in Bedford Borough, has declined since mid-June, there has been an increase in new infections in the last two weeks. This mirrors what has been happening...
Transporting Bedford 2020
Months of traffic disruption are now, hopefully, at an end after it was announced the Britannia Road part of the Transporting Bedford project has finally reached completion. Britannia Road...
Chief Constable Garry Forsyth
Bedfordshire's top cop, Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, has said he has the "best job in the world" while reflecting on his first 12 months in charge of Bedfordshire Police. “I’m blown away...
Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...
EasyJet Luton airport
A Great Denham man has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and disrupting an easyjet flight from London Luton Airport. Kramat Khan, 36...