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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...
Mayor Dave Hodgson at Bedford Hospital
I am pleased to report that local NHS bosses have finally committed to keeping key services at Bedford Hospital in a huge win for local residents and...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced his new Cabinet, which once again features no Conservative representation. The new Bedford Borough Council Executive...
Bromham Road bridge closure billboard
July: Network Rail’s closure of Bromham Road Bridge is doubly hard to stomach. Not only will it continue to cause disruption until they complete the bridge replacement next spring, we...
Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
Official rough sleeper count figures published recently show that there are a third fewer people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough than there were a year ago. While it’s encouraging that things are going in the...
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
April: The proportion of people in employment in Bedford Borough has increased rapidly in recent years, emphatically outstripping the regional and national growth rates...
Dunster House student visit 2019
August: A number of recent visits I’ve hosted in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Old Town Hall have served as powerful reminders of how fortunate we are to live in a town and a Borough with such...
Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
December: Last week was Homelessness Awareness Week in Bedford, and there was an impressive range of events and activities taking place in and around the town. I want to...
Henry Vann
Town centres across the UK are in deep crisis. We only have to pick up a newspaper or flick on the TV news for the latest story of a national chain carrying...