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Sophie Harrison playing for Arsenal in June2023
Sophie Harrison has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks at Arsenal and has now taken the next step up by signing a two-year academy contract...
Universal Globe at theme park. Image: Universal Destinations & Experiences
Representatives from Universal Studios met with Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, yesterday (Monday) to discuss their plans for their first UK theme park in Bedford Borough...
Residents at the East West Rail drop in session at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Bedford (25 May). Image: East West Rail Co
Drop-in sessions, designed to give Bedford residents a clearer picture of plans to create an Oxford to Cambridge rail line through Bedford have seen hundreds of visitors. Two sessions for Bedfordians...
GDPR
On 25th May, 2019, the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation 'celebrates' its first anniversary of being legally enforceable. There's still much confusion about what businesses...
Your weekly what’s on guide for Bedford and the surrounding area from The Bedford Clanger. Never miss a thing in Bedford ever again. From theatre to film, live music to art exhibitions...
A bizarre five-minute period in the second half was the deciding factor as the Blues hosted the Islanders at Goldington Road...
The Mayor’s Climate Change Fund still has grants available to help reduce carbon emissions and running costs of community buildings across Bedford borough, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council’s...
18-year old Alex Walker has made the step up from the National Formula Ford Championship to the GB4 Championship as his career in single-seater racing accelerates...
John Barnes, owner of the Blue Glass on St Cuthbert’s Street, last featured in our very first issue, back in 2011.  Since then, the shop – and the Clanger – have gone from strength to...
exterior photo Jade Buddha Spa, offering Thai massage in Massage,
On 1st June, Bedford's Cultural Quarter will welcome an exciting new addition to the business community: Jade Buddha Spa. Just a short walk from the town centre, and set to become...
Bedford Borough River Great Ouse Floods December 2020
Bedford's Mayor has thanked volunteers and organisations who displayed "Bedford Borough’s incredible community spirit" by helping those affected by flooding in areas along the...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire Police has not been consistent in reporting how officers are allocated in community teams which makes it “frustrating” when tracking numbers, a meeting heard. The Bedfordshire Police...