Politics

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Bunyan Centre
Bedford Borough Council is asking Bedfordians to tell them what they think of the way Fusion Lifestyle runs the areas leisure facilities. The council outsourced the running of its...
Mohammad Yasin MP in Parliament
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin has been forced to defend not signing a letter denouncing the decision to readmit Chris Williamson to the Labour Party. In a tweet last week...
Bedfordshire Police logo
Two incidents in which teenage victims were threatened with a knife are being investigated by Bedfordshire Police. Both offences took place on Wednesday...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
In his first major announcement about Council spending since being re-elected, Bedford Borough's elected mayor has outlines a series of initiatives which he says "demonstrates the strength...
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...
Mohammad Yasin MP in Parliament
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin has taken took up a seat on the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee. He was elected as one of the...
Luton Crown Court
A jury has cleared a Liverpool man accused of carrying out a knifepoint robbery at a Bedford newsagent early on Boxing Day last year. 48-year-old Jason Speed told Luton Crown Court he...
River Festival Scam
Bedford Borough Council has issued a warning over a possible River Festival scam that claims to be providing tickets for the event. The Facebook page, All Things Beds...
Stephen Maccay
Stephen McCay, a prolific burglar from Bedford, has been jailed for 30 months (2.5 years) after being found guilty of burglary in the Borough. 26-year-old McCay of High Street, Bedford...
European Parliament
The results of the European Elections were declared last night (27 May) and, much like the local elections earlier this month, it was clear voters were punishing the two bigger...
MEP Counting Chelmsford
Who knew we'd be taking part in this year's European Union Elections when the EU Referendum took place in 2016, but here we are and it'll be an interesting night to see how...
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...