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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

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Jenni Jackson launches the Labour manifesto for Bedford Borough's 2019 Mayoral elections
Jenni Jackson, Labour's Mayoral Candidate for Bedford Borough has launched her manifesto, saying they are "putting people first." Jenni Jackson said: "Our plan brings...
People across the Borough are being reminded to make sure they register to vote so that can have their say on who represents them at Bedford Borough council and...
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...
Gianni Carofano, Conservative Mayoral Candidate, Bedford Borough
Conservative Bedford Borough Mayoral Candidate, Gianni Carofano has launched his mayoral manifesto, which he says will give Bedford what residents have told him they want for the Borough....
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...
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...
Needles - Black Tom
A video of a Bedford Borough Council worker finding discarded drug needles in a public area easily accessible by children has surfaced, highlighting what many feel is a growing problem...
With just 85 days until the local elections on 2 May, members of the Labour Party in Bedford Borough have selected Jenni Jackson as their mayoral candidate.
Henry Vann
More average speed camera sites have been announced in an effort to tackle dangerous driving in areas where local communities have called for them...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says Bedfordians have been misled over a political leaflet, made to look like a newspaper, that suggests she's not doing enough to...
Mayor Dave Hodgson has set out his budget proposals for Bedford Borough Council ready for debate at a full council meeting on 6 February, but already some say he...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Bedford Borough Council has one of the healthiest financial reserves in the region, according to recent research with £12m unrestricted reserves, despite the on-going cuts to...