Friday, September 20, 2019
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...
Car Parking Charges Mayor Davevideo
https://youtu.be/b36y6jWK7c0 Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have hit out at Mayor Dave Hodgson's claim that parking charges are a good deal for Bedford shoppers, saying they could be cheaper and his claim of charges being frozen is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...