Friday, October 18, 2019
Polling Station sign
With just over 24 hours left to register to vote all candidates for the Bedford Borough mayoral elections in May have urged Bedfordians to register to vote...
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...
Hustings temporary image
All Bedford Borough mayoral candidates will be attending the BBC Three Counties Radio and the Bedford Independent hustings event this week (18 April)...
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 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...
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...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...
Mohammad Yasin MP
December: We are living in times of profound political significance which will shape all our futures. The stakes are high and the kind of Brexit that is delivered will impact our economy...
Alistair Burt
February: There is a chance that by the time this article reaches publication there may be yet more changes, but as Brexit gets closer I continue to firmly believe in the importance of avoiding ‘no deal’. 
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...