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Kite Festival
The Bedford International Kite Festival will take to the skies once again this year but with a down-to-earth difference as it partners with the first ever Bedford Festival of Motoring...
The volunteer-run BedPop Repair Shops have been saving stuff from landfill since 2016 and their next event is on Saturday 16 February at the Tavistock Community Centre.
Cranfield University sewage treatment works
Cranfield University is to train the next generation of leading water scientists and engineers, thanks to receiving a share £446m investment in research by the Government...
Queens Cheque
Queens RUFC have donated over £700 to the Emmaus Village Carlton in memory of former player Richard Coates, who people say was "at his happiest" when using the service...
Bedford Hockey Club Ladies' 2s Players' Player - Katherine Winger
Bedford Ladies’ 1s were due to play in the National League restart this weekend, but let's take a look at their competitive friendly against Leicester this time last week...
Fly-Tipping
Bedford Borough Council say they'll issue fines of £300 to people whose rubbish has been dumped, even if they didn't dump it themselves. The new Fixed Penalty Notice...
Hare Coursing
Bedfordshire Police have arrested two people and seized two cars as part of their crack down on illegal hare coursing in North Bedfordshire. They were called...
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A former Beds police officer found to have committed gross misconduct after passing information about police activity to her cannabis-user boyfriend.
Anderson Cosma
Anderson Cosma has been found guilty of raping a woman on Bedford Embankment in February last year and has been jailed today for 12 years after being deemed as a danger to the public...
Castle Mound Mosaic Damage 1
The mosaic near the Bedford Castle Mound has been damaged leaving a gaping hole and broken tiles strewn across the area. Residents informed the Bedford Independent of the damage...
Bricks - Building
Bedford man, Mohammed Saleem, was fined £13k after pleading guilty to breaching Building Control Regulations on an office conversion...
Fraser Dingwall
Former Bedford School boy, Fraser Dingwall, has been announced as captain for the England Under-20s for tonight's Six Nations opener against Ireland...