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After more than a year, face to face meetings of Bedford borough’s councillors are set to begin again next week. As of 7 May, remote meetings are no longer permitted, and councillors right across the political spectrum have...
Philip Simpkins
The retiring chief executive of Bedford Council will receive the highest honour the borough can bestow. Bedfordshire born and bred Philip Simpkins received high praise from councillors who...
Council planners and legal experts say they are doing all they can to make sure a new doctor’s surgery is built on the outskirts of Biddenham. A year’s worth of talks has taken place behind the scenes to sort out...
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...
An old chapel building in Stevington is being held up by buttresses and remains a “danger to health and safety”, a meeting heard. The former Methodist chapel, in Park Road, was built in 1863 but ceased use...
McDonald’s and Bedford Borough Council have teamed up to apply for planning permission to build a new fast-food drive-thru restaurant on the outskirts of town...
A set-to-bursting committee chairman apologised for breaking council protocols after making a just-in-time desperate dash to the loo during a marathon meeting...
Dallas Road, Kempston
A committee chairman used his casting vote to give the go-ahead to a development of 341 new homes on a derelict former factory site in Kempston.''
Developers of nearly 600 new homes already approved for Shortstown have agreed to hand over £1 million to maintain historic airship Shed One at Cardington...
Residents - concerned for the future of a mature tree in their community - have been given extra time to respond to a planning application for a phone mast after Bedford Borough Council put the...
A petition from a Kempston resident calling for an end to the Council's contract with Fusion Lifestyle was debated at Full Council this week. Steve Clark, who has been a member of Kempston Pool since it opened in 1978...
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...