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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...
Avenue Q Sharnbrook Millvideo
https://youtu.be/WHdMeVRt7KU Sharnbrook Mill Theatre brings New York's favourite puppets to Bedford with Avenue Q The award-winning and outrageous comedy musical about a university graduate finding his way in New York City opens at Sharnbrook Mill Theatre on Tuesday. Humans and puppets come...
Thomas Smith
The family of Thomas Smith, 19, who was killed on the A421 yesterday morning (1st November), have paid tribute to "a very loving and caring boy". Thomas Smith, from Kempston, was a passenger in a white...
Helen Davies
Helen Davies, a top local butcher in Bedfordshire has reached the finals of the National Women in Meat Awards. The director of Woburn Country Foods which runs the Butcher's Counter at The Barn, Cardington, has been shortlisted in the Food Service Category by Meat Management Magazine. The winners will be...
A further three men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Patryk Olowniuk in Bedford on Saturday night. A 30-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, have been arrested on...
Bedfordshire Police County Linesvideo
https://youtu.be/MLLxZuEKP1A You may have seen County Lines and Cuckooing mentioned in the news lately. In particular the reports from Bedfordshire Police’s recent activity to disrupt the criminal practices, when four people were arrested and another four...
The man murdered during a shooting in Leven Walk on Saturday (27 October) has been named as 20 year old Patryk Olowniuk, from Bedford. Emergency services were called to the street in Brickhill at around 9.40pm....
Budget Bedford High Streetvideo
https://youtu.be/haNgx0sLXL0 Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced his final pre-Brexit Budget on Monday 29 October, including: £30bn for motorway and pothole repairs Additional £2bn for mental health A further £650m for councils struggling to cope with rising social...
Police are appealing for information following the theft of a charity box from a funeral directors in Bedford Road, Kempston. The incident occurred between 12.10pm and 1pm on Monday, 22 October when a man entered the...