Christmas is coming and by the time you read this, the festivities will be well underway across Bedford Borough with Christmas Lights throughout the Borough. Father Christmas has been...
School children
Guidance for keeping children safe in education has been divided into two sections to include a section for ‘low level’ concerns, a meeting heard. And these include situations like teachers...
Robinson Pool
Users of some leisure centres in Bedford are being faced with "dirty" facilities, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, councillor Doug McMurdo...
Cllr Lucy Bywater
A Green councillor has lost her seat on a Bedford Borough Council committee following the defection of a Lib Dem councillor to the Conservatives. And the Lib Dems were blasted at a meeting...
Bedford Borough Hall
A lively debate over Bedford Borough Council’s constitution was suddenly taken off the air when the live feed of its Full Meeting was cut without warning. The live stream of the meeting on...
Bedford Borough Hall
Councillors have expressed disappointment that a call for a fully-funded pay rise for council and school workers has been amended after it was found to undermine a national process. A...
blue badge, disabled parking
Council tax fraud and blue-badge misuse are among the serious issues recognised by Bedford Borough Council as a drain on public funds. A report to Bedford Borough Council’s...
Former detainees of Yarl's Wood have returned to the immigration removal centre (IRC) in Thurleigh to protest its continued operation, 20 years to the day that it first became operational. Protesters...
Mohammad Yasin MP
Chaos, cronyism and corruption stories continue to engulf the Conservative Government as the lobbying scandal continues with new stories each day of MPs making vast...
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
Richard Fuller MP (Conservative) has ignored repeated calls to answer questions about jobs in addition to his parliamentary duties, which have brought him a reported £94,900 since being...
Mayor Dave solar panels
Prior to COP26, I wrote to the Prime Minister to express how important tackling the climate emergency was and how we needed joined-up government to achieve net-zero. I have committed the...
A former Liberal Democrat councillor has defected to the Conservative Group, saying she is disillusioned with the Mayor of Bedford's policies. Cllr Sarah Gallagher, who represents...