Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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All Bedford Borough mayoral candidates will be facing the people they want to represent at tonight's mayoral hustings organised by BBC Three Counties Radio and the Bedford Independent...
Bedford Borough political makeup 2019
Mayor Dave Hodgson is likely to wait until next week to announce his new cabinet, an insider at Bedford Borough council has revealed. He's currently speaking to councillors...
Police Line
Dramatic scenes unfolded on Barkers Lane, Bedford on Friday afternoon (17 May) after reports a gun had been sighted in a van driving through the area. At around 4pm...
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...
Cannabis Oil
MAY: Few of us can forget the powerful campaign by Hannah Deacon who waged a public battle to save her son Alfie Dingley’s life. The now 8-year-old, suffers a rare...
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’. 
GP prescription
Theresa May is frantically trying to rush through policies on mental health and climate change to try to ensure she leaves a legacy – any legacy that isn’t a catalogue of abject failure. Her...
Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum (BCCF)
Bedfordshire's Climate Change Forum (BCCF) is hosting a Bedford Borough mayoral election hustings this evening, to find out candidate's views on the environment and...
Joshua Hawkins Blue Plaque
An extraordinary couple, a couple key to Bedford's history are honoured with the unveiling of a fifth plaque as local historians commemorate...
Mowsbury Walk Play Park
The Bedford Independent is able to allay concerns of Putnoe residents, following the news that Bedford Borough Council was intending to sell part of an...
Mohammad Yasin MP
This week the Queen was summoned to Parliament to read out Boris Johnson’s Government’s agenda. But this was a highly unusual Queen’s speech, because...
Bedfordshire Police Dog Oz
Oz, the award-winning police dog, who has helped to catch criminals on the run and acted as a Public Order and Firearms Support Dog across Beds, Herts and Cambs, has retired...