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Lidl UK has today confirmed that its new supermarket on Goldington Road in Bedford, will open to the public on Thursday 21 February, creating 40 new jobs.
Thanks to the efforts of local tour guide and historian, David Fowler, and with contributions from Castle Ward councillors David Fletcher and Luigi Reale, the ancient lime kiln underneath Castle Quay can now be accessed for guide walks.
Network Rail has confirmed it will begin work on Bromham Road Bridge - just north of Bedford Central Station - on Monday 4 March 2019.
The organisers of the Bedford Half Marathon weekend have added a 5K run, the nation’s most popular running distance, to this summer's programme (Friday 30 August - Sunday 1 September). Registration opens on Monday 11 February, and...
Manager Jon Taylor believes his side still has the ability to make the play offs this season no matter how hard the challenge. This Saturday, Bedford Town F.C. travel to Bromsgrove Sporting...
Adrian Spurrell Green Party
Luton and Bedfordshire Green Party has announced Adrian Spurrell as their candidate for this year’s Bedford Mayoral election.
Bedford will be hoping it’s fourth time lucky this weekend as they welcome league leaders London Irish to Goldington Road.
Arrest Police
Three men have been arrested for drug offences after a warrant by Bedfordshire Police’s new Boson north team in Coventry Road...
Students from Bedford's Mark Rutherford School are this year's winners of the Bedford District Youth Speaks Semi-Finals having faced stiff competition.
The Gallery cafe on Howard Street (formerly Délices) opens its doors on Saturday 9 February following a complete refurbishment and unveils a collaboration with Companions...
Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
Official rough sleeper count figures published recently show that there are a third fewer people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough than there were a year ago. While it’s encouraging that things are going in the...
Ken Parsons is gearing up for three epic challenges in a bid to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, his inspiration being a family who have faced it all...