elderly person old age pensioner
A woman made off with £200 from a property in Oak Road, after pretending she was from a charity helping elderly people during the coronavirus pandemic...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
doctor close up
A plan for a new doctors’ surgery and care home in Biddenham to replace two part-time surgeries in Bromham has been approved despite objections...
Hustings temporary image
BBC Three Counties Radio and the Bedford Independent have partnered to host a hustings event for the 2019 Bedford Borough mayoral elections at the Bedford Blues' ground...
Bromham. Image credit: ADC Films
Councillors have been invited to have another go at making a planning decision that was already on the brink of being signed off. Bedford Borough Council’s lawyers have advised the planning...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Plans to remove much-loved Victorian tiles depicting famous nursery rhymes from a ward at Bedford Hospital, have been labelled as "cultural vandalism" by campaigners who say...
Revoke Article 50 Petition (23 March)
As signatures to the ‘Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU’ petition break the 4million mark (at time of publication), the Anti-Brexit campaign has become the most popular...
Brexit in Bedford
Bedford Borough's MPs are in Parliament today - for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years - for a crunch debate on the Prime Ministers Brexit deal.
Mayor Dave Hodgson
November: The Bedford Independent has made a big impact in its short life so far, and I want to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to contribute to it. I’m particularly pleased to see...
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.
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A Bedford resident has raised concerns over a recently realigned footpath that they are concerned could become a "mugger's paradise". Tim Durrant of Tennyson Road, walks regularly...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...