Mohammad Yasin MP
After a weekend of growing outrage and pressure from A-level students, teachers and the Labour Party, the inevitability of the Government U turn was...
Freeze Fares - Mayor Dave Hodgson and fellow Campaigners call for fares freeze
January: Sadly it wasn’t a Happy New Year for Bedford rail users last week, with fares rising by over 3%. This is simply indefensible. Bedford rail users have had fast intercity...
Extended opening hours and greater flexibility for users of Putnoe and Kempston Libraries are being cited as benefits of the LibraryPlus scheme that Bedford Borough Council...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
A grant fund has been launched be Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, aiming to support projects to help ex-offenders lead crime-free lives...
Social media
MARCH: On Friday we woke to the terrible news that 50 innocent lives had been taken in New Zealand’s worst terrorist attack on two mosques...
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...
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...
Palace of Westminster
As Parliament enters Christmas recess, at a time when many feel like the country is in turmoil, we've asked both Bedford Borough MPs if they'd be happy to spend more time at work to get...
Kathryn Holloway
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...
Alistair Burt
January: May I wish all constituents the very best for the New Year. It’s been a curious year in politics, with such huge concentration on Brexit, despite many other things being on people’s minds...
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...
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...