Thursday, November 21, 2019
Kemo
A campaign to get the Government to increase the punishment for pet theft may have a boost this week, as the Pet Theft Reform Bill is due to have a second reading in the House...
Bromham Mill Apple Day
The popular Bromham Mill Apple Day has left people angry after there were no apples at the event, which promised to "celebrate all things apple related". Angry apple fans took to social media to complain. One...
Adoption
National Adoption Week runs until the 21st October and our reporter, Hannah Brown, looks at what adoption means for children and the people they may one day call mum and dad. There are 2000 children in...
Empty Properties
This week is National Empty Homes Week and Bedford Borough Council are encouraging residents to shout out if they know of any unoccupied and disused homes. The Government estimates that there are 200,000 houses in the UK...
Ryan Henson
Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have chosen a new Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC). At just 31, Ryan Henson is a young candidate by many people’s standards but he says he’s up for the challenge of making Bedford...
Cllr David Fletchervideo
Cllr David Fletcher has issued a stark warning to Bedford Borough Council that they are not doing enough to help areas like Midland Road, and to stop leaving the job of monitoring problems in the area to local people.
Kathryn Hollowayvideo
https://youtu.be/1pdQNMCNkkg The Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Kathryn Holloway, has sent a firm request to the Government, asking for an emergency fund of £4.571m to fight against the spread of gangs, knife carrying and gun...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
iKan
Bedford i-Kan, a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for fledgling business and start-ups, celebrated its tenth birthday this week. Located on Mill Street in the town centre, i-Kan has been...
Bedford prison
MP for Bedford and Kempston, Mohammad Yasin MP has raised an urgent question over the safety of HMP Bedford in parliament today after a report highlights assaults on prison officers are now the highest in the country and there...
Dave Hodgsonvideo
Mayor Dave Hodgson has told Bedford Independent that the build for the proposed railway station at Wixams could start as early as 2019, if proposals to bridge the funding gap...
Bedford Littervideo
https://youtu.be/05ODRmfSXT4 “We have a zero-tolerance approach, and anyone found breaking the law with be fined.” That’s from Bedford Borough Council's Cllr. Charles Royden, the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and the Environment in an exclusive interview...