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A planning application for up to 500 new homes in Sharnbrook has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. The development, located east of the village at Hill Farm, Mill Road, will...
Adult social care in England is getting worse, rather than better despite the Prime Minister’s, day one promise to “fix social care once and for all.” The growing numbers of people needing care and the increasing...
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Retrospective planning permission for a detached double garage in Odell has been granted despite a claim that part of the development was overhanging a neighbour’s property. The plans...
Cllr Mohammed Nawaz
Councillor Mohammed Nawaz (Kempston Central & East, Labour) has been elected unopposed as the new speaker of Bedford Borough Council yesterday (2 May). His duties for the new municipal...
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A local council is taking on “quite a workload” to be the responsible authority for a regional group aiming to bring prosperity to Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and parts of Northamptonshire...
One of things I am most proud of is the diversity of, and cohesion between, our communities. Last week, thanks to Bedford Islam, we saw Bedford's first Street Iftar take place. The Iftar is the evening meal with...
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Bedford council has said it won’t get involved in rows over who owns land when planning applications are submitted. The comment came during a discussion over retrospective...
Polling Station sign vote
On Thursday 5 May, local elections are taking place up and down the country. However, alongside the majority of other unitary authorities, Bedford Borough Council has ‘whole council elections’ every four years, with the next...
National planning rules are preventing Bedford councillors from refusing unwelcome developments, a meeting heard. The planning processes that have to be followed by Bedford...
How the Home of Production (HOP)at Quest Pit Stewartby might look
A former quarry pit, once destined to be a home for an ambitious aquatic project in Stewartby, could now become a state-of-the-art film and television studio. Home of Production (HOP), a newly...
Oasis swimming pool is often described as dirty and an eye-sore
A representative of Fusion Lifestyle, the company that runs Bedford borough’s leisure facilities has moaned that media reports of how they run the facilities is “unfair”. Fusion Lifestyle Ltd...
A 'Boris Johnson resign' poster placed on the railings outside Whitehall
Conservatives serving Bedfordians have repeatedly ignored requests for comment on the Prime Minister and partygate. Last week, we contacted Nadine Dorries MP, Richard Fuller MP...