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Cllr Henry Vann (Lib Dem, De Parys) Leader, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats.
I want to shine a light on what has been going on in the Council and update you about the work we are doing on your behalf. It is a mixture of good news and bad news. I had hoped this first Column might...
Following a £1m investment, John Bunyan Sports & Fitness is opening the doors to its brand new facilities over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. Special activities over the open weekend will include...
Three members of staff at a Bedford care home have been found guilty of ill-treatment and wilfully neglecting an elderly resident after her family installed cameras to capture the treatment she was receiving. Willows Care Home...
Police Latest News
A man has been charged with a number of drugs and firearms charges after police searched a house in Kempston yesterday morning (21 Aug) Romeo Aceto, 57, of Birchdale Avenue...
Cardington Sheds
Concerns have been raised about the future of Cardington Sheds after one of them has been purchased by a building developer. The sheds (or hangars to some) are protected as...
All 14 Bedford Labour Group councillors
Bedford Borough’s Labour Group won’t reconsider its position on East West Rail until after the next consultation, its leader has said. Councillor Carl Meader ( Kempston South) gave this...
Grease Goldington Academy, Sylvie Storey as Sandy. Image: Goldington Academy
I don't think you can say the word 'Grease' to anyone and not get at least a hint of recognition about one of the world's most-loved musicals. So, it was quite exciting to hear...
With a theme of 'the coronation', style kings and queens will be heading down the catwalk this May as part of the annual Bedford College Hair and Beauty Show...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have thanked their former Bedford mayor for serving the borough for over 13 years. “Dave Hodgson worked tirelessly for the borough in his role...
Borough Hall
Where better to get into the festive spirit than Bears and Tales? We sent Clanger and cocktail fan, Emily Finney to Lime Street to interview the man with the mixers, Tom Faden: Originally envisioned as spirits...
Neil Gibb, Woodfines' managing partner
Bedford-based legal firm, Woofines, has unveiled an overhaul of its branding, alongside an investment in its infrastructure and modernisation of working arrangements. It is part of the firm's ongoing objective to...
Christmas is usually a special and happy time of the year for most. However, it can be a stressful time for separated families. The festive season can be dampened by disputes...