A plan for 400 homes and a new primary school on village land just outside Bedford has been binned – for the time being. A Government planning inspector says...
Mayor Dave
Christmas is going to be very different this year for everyone, but that doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate. Last week, I announced the winner of my Christmas Card...
Wixams G-Park
Calls from a campaigning resident, for a review of a highly contentious plan for massive warehouses near Wixams, have been rejected by the Bedford Borough Council's...
Bricks - Building
Bedford Borough Councillors went against the strong advice of their planning officers to put off a decision on a plan to build seven retirement bungalows in the Riseley village conservation...
Philip Simpkins
Following a 30 year career at Bedford Borough Council, chief executive, Philip Simpkins, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role...
Mohammad Yasin MP
In his monthly column, Mohammad Yasin MP aruges that Universal Credit is not fit for purpose, saying it has failed countless of his constituents...
Woodland Manor
A bid to build four homes on an historic hotel’s land has been rejected by a Government planning inspector. Bedford Council had rejected the planning...
Wixams warehouse
Residents of Wixams have said they feel like they are being 'deliberately ignored' by Bedford Borough Council's planning department and claim their...
Mayor Dave
The rise in COVID-19 cases nationally is hugely concerning. With cases continuing to rise here and elsewhere, and new national restrictions coming into...
Kings Bridge
A busy footbridge over the River Great Ouse is to close from tomorrow (29 October) so it can be refurbished.  Kings Bridge which crosses the river from beneath Longholm Way to the...
Bricks - Building
Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...
Goldington Road Bedford Blues
News this week from the media and entertainment industry union, BECTU, that nearly 7,500 theatre and live events workers have been made redundant as...