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Plans to build homes, children’s play facilities and land for a new primary school in Clapham have been submitted for outline planning permission. Following two year's engagement...
Yarlswood IDC entrance
Controversial Home Office plans to house 200 asylum seekers at Yarl’s Wood near Bedford are under “investigation” by the borough council. But a meeting heard that the likelihood of Bedford Council...
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...
Joshua Hawkins Blue Plaque
An extraordinary couple, a couple key to Bedford's history are honoured with the unveiling of a fifth plaque as local historians commemorate...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that the...
A plan for 400 homes and a new primary school on village land just outside Bedford has been binned – for the time being. A Government planning inspector says...
Mayor Dave Manifesto 2019 Launch
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has launched his bid for re-election at the Mayoral and local council elections on 2 May this year. The Liberal Democrat Mayor says...
Terraced houses
To support and resettle those who have fled Afghanistan, Bedford Borough Council is asking landlords to get in touch if they have any empty properties available to let in the coming weeks...
Cllr Alison Foster
A councillor says the democratic rights of the public are being lost during the planning committee’s lockdown.Cllr Alison Foster (Cons, Harrold ward)...
Money
The 2020/21 Budget proposed by Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Executive was approved at a Full Council meeting last week with no votes against. However, it wasn't...
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...
In the first of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s economy...