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Fox and Hounds, Goldington Road, Bedford Image: Screenshot Google Streetview (c)2023 Google Image captured Nov 2020
Plans to change the use of a Bedford pub have returned after three refusals and two dismissed appeals since 2021. Bedford Borough Council has received a fourth application...
MP for Mid Beds, Nadine Dorries and PCC Festus Akinbusoye
The former MP for Mid Beds said the selection process to decide the Conservative candidate for the upcoming general election was “rigged”. Last night (23 May), Blake Stephenson was selected...
No 10. Downing Street. Image: Sergeant Tom Robinson RLC:MOD, OGL v1.0OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons
With the news yesterday that there will be a General Election on 4 July 2024, details of who will be running in constituencies across Bedford Borough are starting to come in. While some candidates...
An aeroplane fuselage being delivered to Shed 2 at Cardington Airfield, 18 November 2023. Image: Drone Photos Sandy/Facebook
The Home Office has refused to comment on the location of a 'secret' facility to train officers being used to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda...
Extra Care Wixams / Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Google Image capture October 2021. Image: LDRS
Bedford Borough Council planners have not sought a financial contribution for the “existing Wixams Surgery Practice” from a retirement village’s expansion, a meeting heard. The Planning Committee...
Polling Station church red brick building. Image: Peter Fleming/Adobe Stock
It's stupid o'clock on a Sunday morning in October 2023, I'm tired, and as my partner and close friends know, I love a lie-in. But there's work to do and the eyes of the world are turned...
Professional worker using pan knife for building brick walls with cement and mortar planning new homes builder building Image Adobe Stock:aboutmomentsimages
If approved, plans to build up to 180 new homes in Great Barford would be “flying in the face” of the Neighbourhood Plan processes, three objectors have claimed...
Land adjacent to 19 Rosedale Way, Kempston/Screenshot Google Street View (C)2024 Image capture June 2023. Image: LDRS
Plans to build on a patch of land in Kempston have been resubmitted after the original application was refused. The planning application to build a detached home on land adjacent to 19 Rosedale Way...
Polling station sign outside a community hall
Following months of speculation, the Prime Minister has formally confirmed the date for the next general election. After stating that an election would be called in the "second half of the year", Rishi Sunak held a...
Violet Alison (10) and Eleanor Casey (11) enjoying the Oasis Beach Pool party. Image: Bedford Independent
Oasis Beach Pool officially opened today (Tuesday) and hundreds of Bedfordians came along to celebrate 'Hawaiian style' with a beach party to remember, and I loved it. Walking...
The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road screenshot Google Streetview (C)2023 Google Image capture May 2023
Yet another planning application to convert a former Bedford pub has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. In the last three years, two applications have been made to change...
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As you may have noticed, a general election is on the horizon. Announced last week, voters will head to the polls on Thursday, 4 July. Here are the key dates and details you'll need to know ahead of 4 July...