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Faces cafe
This week, the doors opened at Food@FACES, the 'pay as you feel' café at the Community Centre in Church Lane in Bedford. Run by family support charity...
Charles Wells
The teenage victim of sexual assault has spoken out after her perpetrator was jailed for three years today (Friday), for abusing her and her sibling. 
A6 closure July 22
Bedford Borough Council has published an update and apology to Wilstead residents, after the completion of the A6 bypass has been delayed by three months.
BI Awards - BI only
The Bedford Independent in partnership with the Harpur Trust is proud to announce a new series of awards to recognise organisations and individuals who make Bedford brilliant. The Bedford Independent...
On Purple Tuesday - 12 November - Bedford Borough Council and its partners are launching a survey to help create an Inclusive Town Charter.
Poppy displays
As Armistace Day and Remembrance Sunday approach, some beautiful poppy displays can be seen in and around Bedford as a reminder of all those who have...
If you’re one of the 7.65 million people who sat down on Sunday night to watch the BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials, you will recognise Bedford-based Sam Gilbey’s latest illustrations. The artist has created the...
Church lead theft
An investigation into lead theft and criminal activity on local churches in the UK, has found 160 reported crimes in Bedfordshire since 2017. An investigation by Countryside Alliance found that churches in and around the county...
Santa NSPCC letter
As Christmas draws ever nearer, why not get the little ones excited for the big day with a Letter from Santa? It's a great way to bring joy to your own family...
Edgar Martins
A Bedford-based photographer is launching his most ambitious and experimental project to date, developed with the participation of inmates of HMP...
Police on the beat
A prolific Bedford shoplifter has been sent to prison for 44 weeks and given a five year criminal behaviour order (CBO). Chuman Pal, 42, of St Johns Street, Kempston, was...
Kevin Eves
Kevin Eves, 37, of Coppice Farm Road, in Penn, High Wycombe, was jailed today at the Central Criminal Court in London for the murder of his baby daughter, Harper Marie Denton. Eves...