The watering down of workers' rights, standards and environmental protections was at the heart of my concerns over Brexit. Just weeks after our final ties with the EU were severed and my concerns are already being realised...
Bedford Borough Hall
Continuing Government cuts to local authorities, plus the added pressure of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, mean that Bedford Borough Council must save £10.9million in the 2021/22 financial year...
Bricks - Building
A planning inspector has thrown out a developer’s attempt to convert offices to flats on the basis that they would create poor living standards. Inspector Andrew Smith also rejected Homelink Properties’ argument that Bedford Borough Council had...
Mohammad Yasin MP in the House of Commons
Mohammad Yasin, the MP for Bedford and Kempston, today raised the issue of the impact of Brexit on business. He quizzed the Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands MP, about how small businesses are struggling to cope with...
A Bedford resident is threatening the Home Office with legal action over its plan to house asylum seekers at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre near Thurleigh. Rosie Newbigging is opposing the Home Office plans to house up to 200 asylum seekers...
David Michael MBE
David Michael MBE has been announced as the Labour candidate for the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May. David has a long association with policing, have served...
A Bletsoe man has been given three months to move out of his log cabin home and another month to remove it from the site after losing an enforcement appeal...
Mayor Dave
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The main thing I know many local residents are looking forward to is the rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...
Bedford's Oasis Swimming Pool has been branded "disgusting" after its outside has been allowed to deteriorate with little to no apparent evidence of repairs or maintenance. The operators Fusion...
Great Denham Golf Club
A crowd-funder to protect the land occupied by the Bedford Golf Club in Great Denham more than doubled its original target in just 48 hours and...
Woodland Manor
A bid to build four homes on an historic hotel’s land has been rejected by a Government planning inspector. Bedford Council had rejected the planning...
Harold MacMillan 'never had is so good' speech
Today we launch a new series of articles for #ThrowbackThursday will take a look at moments in Bedford Borough's history. Young local writer Harry MacPhail looks at moments that...