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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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Cllr Marc Frost (Conservative, Wixams and Wilstead). Image supplied by Marc Frost
A Conservative Bedford Borough councillor has come under fire and is now being investigated by Bedfordshire Police for posting untrue and "inflammatory" claims about Labour leader...
NEO WTR managing director Nigel McNally. Image: NEO WTR
A Bedfordshire beverage business has become the first in Europe to produce a 100% Prevented Ocean Plastic™ bottle to help stem the tide of plastic ending up in our seas and oceans...
The Bedford Town squad with a play-off winners banner after winning their play-off final against Waltham Abbey
Bedford Town's pre-season schedule for the 2024/25 season has been confirmed, with eight pre-season friendlies confirmed before the Southern League Central Premier Division season...
Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions, The Bedford...
DeadReckoning 2023. Image: Gurnoor-Singh
A nationally touring art installation that has been exhibited at Tate Modern and the British Museum comes to Bedford this month to honour asylum seekers who have lost their lives crossing the sea...
Money cash finance
Sometimes trying to give out grants is like “flogging a dead horse”, a senior Bedford Borough councillor has said. On Wednesday (11 June), the Trustees of the House of Industry...
East West Rail (EWR) jacket
The Conservative candidate for Bedford has said if elected she will stand up for the constituents even if that means not agreeing with the local party’s point of view. In May, a Conservative Party...
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police are on the hunt for two men who ran off after being involved in a collision on Cranfield Road in Salford village near Bedford. A grey BMW and a black Vauxhall, collided...
Anita, Penny and Ruth. Image: Zenana 2023
A Bedford band that played their last gig in 1988 will be making a triumphant hometown return on Friday (14 June) after their single 'Witches' was given a new lease of life by a club DJ...
Frosts Garden Centre Willington Google Streetview image capture June 2016 © Google
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after an incident in which a 59-year-old woman was sadly killed in a collision in a garden centre car park in Willington. The incident occurred just before...
7 The Crescent, Bedford Screenshot Google Street View © 2024 Google Image Capture October 2020. Image: LDRS
Plans have been submitted to convert a building previously used by Bedford High School as classrooms to four “residential units”. Bedford Borough Council has received an application to convert 7 The Crescent...
Co-op delivery robots at Queen's Drive
As the summer holidays approach, it seems that even our friendly local automatons need an annual break for some R and R. On Sunday (16 June), the Co-op robots will be taking a pause from Queen's Drive...