Extended opening hours and greater flexibility for users of Putnoe and Kempston Libraries are being cited as benefits of the LibraryPlus scheme that Bedford Borough Council...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Last week the Prime Minister outlined the roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. This is incredibly good news, but we must continue to follow existing guidelines of washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering...
A plan to bring a dead village pub back to life by building four houses on the same site and injecting the profits into a big refurbishment have been reluctantly dismissed by councillors...
A village pub near Bedford cannot be turned into a house, a planning inspector has ruled. Even though the Royal George in High Street, Stagsden, was unviable from 2012 to 2015, inspector Rachel Walmsley...
In the first of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s economy...
Mohammad Yasin MP
Keir Starmer gave his most important speech yet laying out Labour’s vision for the future. “The Conservatives say they want to build back. But I don’t want to go back. You can’t return to business as usual. And certainly not back to...
Richard Fuller, MP for NE Bedfordshire, has criticised the government’s £35m bail out of Luton Council as 'unfair' to his constituents and stated that, instead, council tax should have been raised to meet the shortfall...
The Home Office will today confirm that it is withdrawing plans to house 200 asylum seekers at Yarl's Wood in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. The controversial plans, which involved housing up to 200 asylum seekers in portakabin...
Yarlswood IDC entrance
Controversial Home Office plans to house 200 asylum seekers at Yarl’s Wood near Bedford are under “investigation” by the borough council. But a meeting heard that the likelihood of Bedford Council...
Councillors in Bedford have overwhelmingly passed a budget which could see 95 redundancies and increases the Borough’s part of the council tax by 3.74 per cent. Only two Green councillors, who sat on their hands during the vote on Wednesday...
Greyfriars police station
A “laser like focus” will be directed at a local authority in the weeks ahead over the sale and redevelopment of a former Bedfordshire police station. Planning permission was granted by Bedford Borough Council for a change of use for the Greyfriars site...
Today we have seen a new national vaccination centre open at Bedford Heights. This new centre joins Kings House and the Gurdwara...