Eddie Izzard
World-renowned actor, comedian, marathon runner and activist, Eddie Izzard, was in Bedford this morning, campaigning in Castle ward with Labour's Mohammad...
Bricks - Building
The Chair of Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee has hailed the adoption of the Bedford Borough Local Plan as a major boost for its work in...
Bedford town sign
Bedford is predicated to have 1.5% GVA (gross value added) growth over the next three years, according to the annual economic forecast by EY, with the highest growth in the arts and entertainment sector. The report...
Mohammad Yasin MP
The tragic death of Sarah Everard and the Met Police's handling of a vigil for her has instigated a national demand for action to tackle violence against women and girls and sparked a renewed focus on...
European Parliament
The results of the European Elections were declared last night (27 May) and, much like the local elections earlier this month, it was clear voters were punishing the two bigger...
Goldington Road Bedford Blues
News this week from the media and entertainment industry union, BECTU, that nearly 7,500 theatre and live events workers have been made redundant as...
Lib Dem manifesto launch
At a campaign launch on Tuesday, local Liberal Democrat party members endorsed their national manifesto ahead of December's general election.​
A Japanese multinational company has been given permission to build its new 13.2m (43 ft) tall headquarters building in Bedford. Bedford Council’s planning committee on Monday heard how Fujifilm, which...
Bedfordshire Police logo
Two incidents in which teenage victims were threatened with a knife are being investigated by Bedfordshire Police. Both offences took place on Wednesday...
Sir Vince Cable Bedford Link
Sir Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats, visited Bedford today and told the Bedford Independent that Bedford deserves the recent and future investment it has received...
The foreboding entrance to Oasis Pool isn't inviting.
Bedford's Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Graeme Coombes has said he is "astonished" that Bedford Borough Council have agreed to give Fusion £632,000 to reopen the Borough's leisure...
Keir Starmer
The MP for Bedford and Kempston, Mohammad Yasin is among over 43 Labour MPs who have declared their backing for Keir Starmer to become the next leader...