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A board game cafe in Sharnbrook, has been selected as one of this year's 100 trail-blazing small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business...
A Year 9 student from Bedford Modern School (BMS) has been selected for the U15 Girls England Hockey Performance Centre. Sophia Warren attended trials...
Bedford Town FC 2019 squad photo
Their Southern League Cup match against Peterborough Sports due to be played Tuesday has been postponed because of Sport's replay in the Emirates FA Cup.  With no match last Saturday...
Evacuation scenes at the Weighbridge, St. Helier, 20 June 1940
This is a short story about how Bedford School welcomed boys from Victoria College, Jersey whilst the island was under German occupation in WWII. In an old edition of a Bedford...
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Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after an attempted burglary on Tuesday 10 September, between Box End and Great Denham.
Police Line
The Embankment was closed to traffic this morning following an incident involving a van and a motorcycle. A statement from Bedfordshire Police said...
Families
A system is to be adopted across Bedfordshire to help parents overcome serious drug or alcohol problems and keep their families together, where possible.
The weekend’s nearly here, so here’s our exclusive roundup of the best of what's on in and around Bedford. Join a guided walk at Foster Hill Road Cemetery...
Bedford's Old Arcade
According to research, around 16 stores closed their doors every day in the first half of 2019 while only nine opened. This has seen a net decline of 1,234...
Bedford Blues generic holding card
As the calendar ticks over to September, the start of the new Rugby Championship season is on the horizon with Bedford Blues looking to improve on their 3rd place finish in the last...
Mark Lay receiving his lifetime achievement award from PSA President Paul Griffiths
Mark Lay, Detective Chief Superintendent at Bedfordshire Police has been awarded a‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) annual conference. Judged by the...
Helene Bolton
Local volunteer Helene Bolton was named winner of the RunTogether Leader of the Year Award in the East at the 2019 England Athletics Regional Volunteer...