Richard Fuller, MP for NE Bedfordshire, has criticised the government’s £35m bail out of Luton Council as 'unfair' to his constituents and stated that, instead, council tax should have been raised to meet the shortfall...
The Home Office will today confirm that it is withdrawing plans to house 200 asylum seekers at Yarl's Wood in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. The controversial plans, which involved housing up to 200 asylum seekers in portakabin...
Yarlswood IDC entrance
Controversial Home Office plans to house 200 asylum seekers at Yarl’s Wood near Bedford are under “investigation” by the borough council. But a meeting heard that the likelihood of Bedford Council...
Councillors in Bedford have overwhelmingly passed a budget which could see 95 redundancies and increases the Borough’s part of the council tax by 3.74 per cent. Only two Green councillors, who sat on their hands during the vote on Wednesday...
Greyfriars police station
A “laser like focus” will be directed at a local authority in the weeks ahead over the sale and redevelopment of a former Bedfordshire police station. Planning permission was granted by Bedford Borough Council for a change of use for the Greyfriars site...
Today we have seen a new national vaccination centre open at Bedford Heights. This new centre joins Kings House and the Gurdwara...
RAF Cardington
Council planners are in new talks with developers over a deal to secure the future of the iconic giant airship sheds in Cardington. Bedford Borough Council had in 2014 given permission for 592 homes to be built near the sheds at Shortstown on the understanding that a deal would...
A councillor made a passionate plea for his colleagues to vote against a plan that would “devastate” Sharnbrook. The owners of Colworth Science Park to the west of the village had applied to Bedford Borough Council to build an advanced manufacturing facility and a brand new national...
Concerned residents objected when they found that a restaurant in Wood End, near Kempston had applied to build a pergola for 40 customers. Among their concerns were that even more customers would park outside their homes in Tithe Road, to use the Cross Keys...
Bedford Borough Hall
Continuing Government cuts to local authorities, plus the added pressure of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, mean that Bedford Borough Council must save £10.9million in the 2021/22 financial year...
The watering down of workers' rights, standards and environmental protections was at the heart of my concerns over Brexit. Just weeks after our final ties with the EU were severed and my concerns are already being realised...
Bricks - Building
A planning inspector has thrown out a developer’s attempt to convert offices to flats on the basis that they would create poor living standards. Inspector Andrew Smith also rejected Homelink Properties’ argument that Bedford Borough Council had...