PCC Festus Akinbusoye
Ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 6 May, the Bedford Independent has asked each of the candidates for their thoughts on topics...
Ryan Henson Thérèse Coffey
The second cabinet minister in a week has visited Bedford, to support the Conservative Candidate for Bedford and Kempston, Ryan Henson.
Wixams warehouse
Residents of Wixams have said they feel like they are being 'deliberately ignored' by Bedford Borough Council's planning department and claim their...
Bricks - Building
A residents’ petition has been launched after developers approached the council for expert opinions on the impact 1,100 new homes near Shortstown would have on the local area...
Richard Fuller, MP for NE Beds
As the UK prepares to leave the EU at 11pm tonight, Richard Fuller MP has defended Conservative MPs who voted down a House of Lords Brexit amendment...
Recruiting care staff is “a struggle” admitted a council chief – but the council is working on ways to attract and retain more people to the sector. The Adult Services Overview & Scrutiny...
While the Government pours its energies into reputation management to save the Prime Minster, and the country is distracted and...
Voting Booth
Polling stations across Bedford Borough will open at 7am tomorrow, giving Bedfordians a chance to choose who they want to be their ward or parish councillor and the Borough's mayor...
alistair burt and mohammad yasin local election count 2019
All sides of Bedford's political spectrum have been reacting to Alistair Burt MP's announcement that he would not be seeking re-election as and when the next general election is called. The MP...
Castle Mound Saxon sign
Bedford Borough Council say the CCTV camera used to monitor Bedford's Castle Mound was 'looking the other way' while a girl was being beaten-up by a gang of teenage girls. The youngster...
Richard Fuller GE19
The former Bedford and Kempston MP, Richard Fuller has been returned to the House of Commons by the voters of North East Bedfordshire. Mr Fuller replaced Alistair Burt, who declared he would not be standing at...
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...