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The Under 18 Bedford Academy Basketball side at the Dynamik School Games final in Manchester in April 2023
Bedford Academy's Under 18 side narrowly lost out in the Under 19 School Games final, but will return next year with hopes of going one step further...
Artist impression of the new Kempston SEND school on the former Robert Bruce site
There is disappointment after it was announced earlier this week that the opening of the new SEND school on the former Rober Bruce School site will be delayed and now take place in phases. Bedford Borough...
A Championship Cup tie full of drama ended in agonising defeat for Bedford Blues in front of a lively Goldington Road crowd this afternoon...
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
MP for North East Bedfordshire, Richard Fuller (Con), has said that more needs to be done to take into account shortages of public services, like GP appointments, because...
One of things I am most proud of is the diversity of, and cohesion between, our communities. Last week, thanks to Bedford Islam, we saw Bedford's first Street Iftar take place. The Iftar is the evening meal with...
After 26 years as Principal and CEO of the Bedford College Group, the Grand Hall at Bedford Sixth From was a fitting location for the official retirement dinner of Ian Pryce OBE. The evening saw 100 colleagues...
Trevina Hill
Have you seen missing Trevina Hill? The 33-year-old was last seen in the Tavistock Street area of Bedford yesterday (Saturday) and is described as being...
Real Bedford increased their league lead at the top of Spartans South Midlands Premier Division to nine points, but not without their moments as they battled to four points from...
Luke O'Connor. Image: Liz Simmonds
A woman from Bedford who has single-handedly raised over £25,000 for charitable causes, is taking on her latest challenge to raise awareness of knife crime in memory of her friend's son and former Lincroft and...
Viv Goldman
Legendary music writer and performer, Vivien Goldman will be visiting The Third Place on 8 July to talk about her new book, Revenge of the She-Punks...
Mark Rutherford - Bedford’s Youth Speaks Winners
Mark Rutherford School’s public speaking team have won the Bedford round of the Youth Speaks competition. The competition run by Rotary International had five other schools...
Covid postponements have led to the Championship Cup being rearranged, with the final now rescheduled to the weekend of 21st May...