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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

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Palmer brothers Bedford Modern School WW1 Centenary
https://youtu.be/9BdsxY6GWZY Students and staff at Bedford Modern School are each remembering a former pupil who fought in World War One to mark 100 years since its end. Each person at the school has been given one of 1,100 lanyards, with details...
Poppy Bridge
https://youtu.be/4P81Vv0skFY Have you seen Bedford's suspension bridge today? It's now covered in woollen poppies to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. Local artist Verity Slaughter-Penney is behind the project and pulled together knitting...
Kennet Rise
Bedfordshire Police has charged two men for GBH with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, after a man was stabbed on Kennet Rise, Bedford on Monday. Mohammed Rahman, 24, of Cobden Square, and Haseeb Akhtar, 21,...
Poppy Pop Up Shop
https://youtu.be/xz77c6E92AU A temporary Poppy Shop has opened again in Bedford's Harpur Shopping Centre, helping to raise much needed funds for the Royal British Legion. Bedford is just one of a few town's to boast a Royal British...
Bedford’s Eagle Travel has been shortlisted in the Luxury Travel Agency of the Year category in the TTG Luxury Travel Awards. The awards set out to recognise the very best in luxury travel and act as...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...
Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator
A controversial incinerator to be built by Covanta in Marston Vale has been given the go-ahead despite an appeal by local campaign group BACI (Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator). In the High Court today, Mrs Justice Lang...
Brand New Heavies
https://youtu.be/SVCj9-36w5Y Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are coming to Bedford Corn Exchange next May. The band, who have lit up the UK music scene with a blend of jazz, funk and...
Poppy Police Car
As we head into a week of Remembrance to mark 100 years since the end of the 1st World War, The Bedford Independent will be publishing a series of stories about the activities taking place...
Mohammad Yasin MP
November: The community is reeling from the recent wave of serious violent crime in our town mainly involving young men. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones....
Mayor Dave Hodgson
November: The Bedford Independent has made a big impact in its short life so far, and I want to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to contribute to it. I’m particularly pleased to see...
Alistair Burt
November: The outpouring of sentiment in relation to Remembrance recently, was the culmination of four years of reflection mirroring the events of the Great War one hundred years after the event. Whilst there will be many...