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A body has been found in Harrold. Bedfordshire Police say they were called at around 8.00am this morning (Thursday) following the discovery of the body close to Brook Lane in the...
Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that the body found at Mile Road yesterday (Monday) was of a man in his 40s. The incident is not being treated as suspicious. Officers were...
(L-R) John Manning and Mark Varney
Tributes have been paid to two men who died in a road traffic collision on Bromham Road, Bedford on Saturday (31 October). John Manning, 66, of Ashburnham Road, Bedford, and Mark Varney, 65, of...
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We are aware of an incident in the Queens Park area of Bedford. We are awaiting an update from Bedfordshire Police and will add further news as it arrives...
Police Appeal witness
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were killed in a road traffic collision on Bromham Road, Bedford yesterday afternoon (Saturday). The accident outside Bedford...
Tavistock Street
The area around Sainsbury's Local on Tavistock Street was cordoned off on Tuesday evening, following the report of a stabbing...
Andrew McCleary
A Bedford man will be behind bars for four-and-a-half years after being sentenced for a string of crimes including two robberies and assaults against a number of people...
Embankment closed after suspected unexploded grenade found. Image: Lee Travers
The Embankment, Albany Road and Newnham Road have been closed by Bedfordshire Police. There are a number of rumours around why the roads have been closed but at present, there is no...
Family members have paid tribute to a 20-year-old man who died in a road traffic collision in Bedford last week. Aaron Athwal, from Bedford...
Bedfordshire Police have charged a man with rape in connection with an incident in The Spinney, Bedford, on Friday 16 April. Rushane Hendricks, 28, of Monkshill, Bedford, has been charged with...
Bedford MOT centre police cordon
Bedfordshire Police have cordoned off an area at Greyfriars, near the junction with the Bromham Road (A4280). There are several police cars and an ambulance on the scene...
Image: BCH Road Policing Unit/Twitter
Bedfordshire Police say a driver is "lucky to be alive" after a crash on the A421 near Renhold last night, which has left one lane of the road closed today (Sunday). Their vehicle...