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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 Heaviesvideo
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...
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...