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Breaking News: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced Bedford Borough is to be placed into Tier 3 until at least the next review of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on 23 December...
Less tolerance and fewer people travelling abroad could be reasons for the increase of calls to Bedfordshire Police, a meeting heard. At last week’s Delivery & Beating Crime Meeting...
The Bedford Heights vaccination centre will temporarily close from 25th – 26th December and 1st-2nd January.Large vaccination centres across Luton, and Milton Keynes will also close...
Sean Fellowes
A Bedford man who admitted burgling a Kempston home and a string of other offences has been jailed for more than three years. Sean Fellowes, 44, of no fixed address, was arrested...
In July, Priory Park will once again host the Cancer Research UK's Race For Life and organisers are urging participants to 'look beyond lockdown' to sign up. The charity’s much-loved events are aiming to return to the Borough on 3 and 4 July...
New research has shown that the number of empty shops is reducing throughout the UK, with Bedford having fewer than the national average. In addition, shoppers are...
Dr Navina Evans Chief Executive of ELFT
Tackling health and social inequalities is a priority for the leader of the NHS Trust providing mental health and community health care across Bedford...
Bromham Road bridge
It's the news Bedford has been waiting for: Bromham Road bridge will reopen to motorists on Tuesday 9 June. Network Rail made the announcement this...
Al Walaja
Bedford Borough Council is continuing to build on its friendship links with Al Walaja – a West Bank village informally twinned with Bedford – by planting an elm tree on the Embankment...
railway lines storm damage
Network Rail and train operators across the East Midlands are imposing 50mph speed restrictions on trains running this Sunday (9 February) ahead of...
Kempston Community Weapons Sweep March Kemspton 2019 Police holding knife
Bedfordshire Police and members of the local community carried out a weapons sweep in Kempston this weekend and found two knives that will now be destroyed....
Bedford Corn Exchange
It is now much easier to find and book your favourite acts at Bedford Corn Exchange, following the launch of its new mobile-friendly website...