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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...
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...
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...
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...
Bedford's Oasis Swimming Pool has been branded "disgusting" after its outside has been allowed to deteriorate with little to no apparent evidence of repairs or maintenance. The operators Fusion...
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...
Bedford Borough Mayoral election 2019 results
The polls in Bedford Borough closed at 10pm on 2 May. While many areas across the UK have counted well into the night, and already announced their results, Bedford Borough...
Mayor Dave Manifesto 2019 Launch
After a long and drawn-out electoral count, Liberal Democrat, Dave Hodgson was re-elected Mayor at just after 8pm on Friday 3 May, following the Bedford Borough Mayoral...
Wixams G-Park
Calls from a campaigning resident, for a review of a highly contentious plan for massive warehouses near Wixams, have been rejected by the Bedford Borough Council's...
Great Denham Golf Club
A crowd-funder to protect the land occupied by the Bedford Golf Club in Great Denham more than doubled its original target in just 48 hours and...
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...
Bricks - Building
Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...