Bedford Corn Exchange
After more than a year, face to face meetings of Bedford borough’s councillors are set to begin again next week. As of 7 May, remote meetings are no longer permitted, and councillors right across the political spectrum have...
Conservative PCC candidate, Festus Akinbusoye
The Conservative party candidate, Festus Akinbusoye, has been voted in as the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Mr Akinbusoye, 42, receveid 59,7934 votes. In second place...
Mayor Dave
As you may know, the East West Rail Company is currently consulting on the route alignments for the Oxford to Cambridge route. This consultation covers a number of different areas including...
Voters in Bedford Borough are reminded to cast their vote in the election for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner this Thursday (6 May). There are five candidates standing for the position...
Jas Parmar - Liberal Democrat Bedfordshire PCC Candidate 2021
LibDem candidate, Jas Parmar, is 63-years-old and has lived in the mid-Bedfordshire village of Clifton for over 33 years. He served as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police and as well as...
Philip Simpkins
The retiring chief executive of Bedford Council will receive the highest honour the borough can bestow. Bedfordshire born and bred Philip Simpkins received high praise from councillors who...
David Michael MBE - Labour Bedfordshire PCC Candidate 2021
David Michael is 67 and lives in Luton. He served in the police force for over 30 years and was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He was awarded an MBE in 2020...
Patrick Hamill - Independent Bedfordshire PCC Candidate 2021
Patrick Hamill, 67, lives in Houghton Regis and serves on Central Bedford Council as an Independent councillor. He is passionate about local issues and has successfully campaigned for the first...
Council planners and legal experts say they are doing all they can to make sure a new doctor’s surgery is built on the outskirts of Biddenham. A year’s worth of talks has taken place behind the scenes to sort out...
A Japanese multinational company has been given permission to build its new 13.2m (43 ft) tall headquarters building in Bedford. Bedford Council’s planning committee on Monday heard how Fujifilm, which...
An old chapel building in Stevington is being held up by buttresses and remains a “danger to health and safety”, a meeting heard. The former Methodist chapel, in Park Road, was built in 1863 but ceased use...
Festus Akinbusoye - Conservative Bedfordshire PCC Candidate 2021
Ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 6 May, the Bedford Independent has asked each of the candidates for their thoughts on topics...