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Four mature trees – and possibly a fifth – are to be sacrificed to the needs of parents driving their children to and from a school...
This year will see a shake-up of the current council wards in Bedford Borough, and the public is being asked for their help to decide the new boundaries...
Police on the beat
Bedfordians will see an additional 20 police constables on the streets, after an increase in the police share of council tax which was approved by the...
Mohammad Yasin MP
The Government’s latest surge of BBC bullying started last year when the Government reneged on its manifesto commitment to pay for free TV licences for all over-75s, leaving the BBC to pay. Now only those aged...
Borough Hall entrance
Today's government announcement for proposals to stop children in care being placed in unregulated accommodation has been welcomed by Bedford Borough...
The 2020/21 Budget proposed by Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Executive was approved at a Full Council meeting last week with no votes against. However, it wasn't...
Police on the beat
After becoming the only force in England and Wales to receive an 'inadequate' grading in 2016, Bedfordshire Police bosses are celebrating achieving an...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
Securing full funding to police Bedfordshire in 2020/21 has been likened to holding police and crime commissioners to ransom and putting a gun to their...
Mohammad Yasin MP in Parliament
For the third consecutive week, Mohammad Yasin, the MP for Bedford and Kempston, has addressed Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions...
Mayor Dave
The last few weeks have seen a fair bit of good news for the Borough, I just want to take the opportunity to highlight three...
Richard Fuller, MP for NE Beds
As the UK prepares to leave the EU at 11pm tonight, Richard Fuller MP has defended Conservative MPs who voted down a House of Lords Brexit amendment...
Richard Fuller speaking in Parliament
MP for North East Bedfordshire, Richard Fuller (Con), has said that more needs to be done to take into account shortages of public services, like GP appointments, because...