Conservative PCC candidate, Festus Akinbusoye
Policing in Bedfordshire is underfunded by a quarter of the resources the county force needs, a meeting heard. The funding formula for police forces under which Bedfordshire is treated as a rural setting...
Bedford Station Sign
The Conservative group continue to want a re-consultation of route options between Bedford-St Neots/Tempsford, but the Lib Dems argue if such a move occurred, East West Rail would be delayed by years...
Mayor Dave
Bedford’s mayor is batting for care workers to be given a pay rise by the Government, too. NHS employees are due to receive a three per cent hike but so far nothing has...
Bricks - Building
Planners have given the go-ahead for up to 390 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Bromham. A committee was told that the principle of developing the site, off Stagsden Road...
A Thai restaurant owner who wanted to grow his own herbs and vegetables gave council planners food for thought. But the planning committee decided that the application to build hydroponic greenhouses on land...
Newborn baby
Councillors have overridden huge opposition in Sharnbrook to give the green light to a service for troubled new mums and their newborns. The planning committee was told that the occupiers of a converted...
Mohammad Yasin MP
This week marks a significant easing of all restrictions and I know each person reading this will have their own thoughts and feelings about what these changes mean for them and their loved ones...
pothole squad
A councillor who said many residents believe most council money is spent on areas north of the river provoked a senior officer’s rapid denial. The topic of potholes was...
New Bedford Borough Council CEO, Laura Church.
Laura Church will become the new chief executive of Bedford Borough Council after her position was approved at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday (14 July). Laura has worked in...
A local councillor has welcomed plans for nearly 300 new homes on the site of the former Ouse Valley Golf Club in Biddenham, nearly 15 years after the plan was first mooted. The 33.7-acre site...
The foreboding entrance to Oasis Pool isn't inviting.
Council officers have defended giving taxpayers’ support to a leisure operator to help it when the venues it runs were mothballed during the pandemic. A meeting this week heard that Bedford...
Major improvements to Kempston town centre are on the cards if Bedford Borough Council is successful in its latest bid for the Government's town centre regeneration money. A bid for £14.9m from the...