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Leap for Lulu JustGiving
On 19 May people will be jumping from the top of a 125 foot tower at Twinwoods Adventure to raise money for 5-year-old Lulu De Vries so she can get life-saving treatment in...
Castle Mound repairs
Repairs are being carried out on Bedford's Castle Mound this week to repair damage to the canopy roof and also install climbing deterrents to areas around the site...
Bedford's River Great Ouse, Longholme Boat House, Longholme Lake and Butterfly Bridge. Credit: ADC Films
Just look at any social media page and you're likely to see spectacular photographs or videos from drones being flown over places like Bedford. Drones are clearly here to stay and...
We Are Bedford page
The We Are Bedford facebook group has reached a significant milestone today, welcoming its 17,000 member. Created as part of the We Are Bedford event in 2010, that helped...
Police Chief Constable interview panel
Bedfordians are being invited to help question candidates for the position of Police Chief Constable at a bid to open up the interview process for the county's top police...
Luton Crown Court
A Bedford man who lost control and forcibly shook an eight-month old baby boy was given a suspended sentence today (15 May). Alan Thompson, 34, caused the child...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced his new Cabinet, which once again features no Conservative representation. The new Bedford Borough Council Executive...
Barkers Lane crash
A man has been airlifted to hospital after the car he was in spun off the road and smashed into a tree along Barkers Lane in Bedford. Two men were in the car when it crashed...
Rogan's Books
The finalists of the Muddy Stilettos’ awards have now been announced, and the cream of Bedford’s independent businesses have been shortlisted.
The River Great Ouse, Bedford: The Swan hotel and the town's famous swans.
The River Great Ouse in Bedford is looking lovely today. We took these quick pictures on a walk this morning (14 May) and though we'd share them with our readers. The river enters...