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Weller Wing
A Bedford pensioner is currently enduring a 140-mile round trip to visit his wife who is being cared for in East London as there are no suitable mental health inpatient beds in Bedfordshire. The case highlights...
Mohammad Yasin MP
On 10 May the Prime Minister announced that Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 would be the first to return to school on 1 June.Teachers’ unions, backed by the...
Captain Tom Moore
Bedfordshire's Captain Tom Moore will be knighted for raising over £32 million for the NHS, by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. His original idea to raise £1,000, as a thank you...
A father feared that his daughter would be subjected to “biblical plagues” of rats and flies from the reorganisation of a council depot...
Bedford Park Concerts Judge Jules - Credit Peter Hayes
The popular summer concert series, Bedford Park Concerts, has been cancelled for 2020 with organisers blaming the knock on effects of the coronavirus...
BMS National Youth Theatre
Two students from Bedford Modern School (BMS) have been selected for the prestigious National Youth Theatre (NYT) course this summer...
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (18 - 22 May), Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service have shared the biggest worries facing their service-users since...
School
Bedford Borough Council and school leaders have said that the safety of children and staff is their top priority, as schools cautiously begin welcoming...
hand heart
Mental Health Awareness Week launches this week and Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be kind to others and to themselves with this...
older person
The Bedford Independent can reveal there have been at least 183 COVID-19 involved deaths in Bedford Borough, with almost a fifth of the deaths...
Junior ver
An eight-year-old from Riverfield Drive who submitted her CV to an online recruitment company has been offered an interview for a £65,000 a year...
ww2 bomb
Bedfordshire Police carried out a controlled explosion of an historic hand grenade found in Queen's Park at the weekend, which was heard cross the town on Saturday night. Bedfordshire Police...