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Bedford’s MPs give their opinion on the PM’s decision to suspend parliament

In the week that Boris Johnson announced plans to suspend parliament, the Bedford Independent asked local MPs and political hopefuls for their opinions on...
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Opinion: There’s another yellow weather warning but it probably won’t amount to much

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of a thunderstorm across Bedford Borough next week. In fact they've issued the warning for pretty much the whole of England...
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Opinion: It’s too late moaning about roadworks once they start

Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, and Network Rail have spoken to the Bedford Independent about the demolition of Bromham Road Bridge and the number of large scale roadworks...
Bedford Borough Mayoral Hustings 2019 candidates on stage

OPINION: Forget about Brexit, our local elections are far more important

Bedfordians will be heading to the polls on Thursday (2 May) to decide who will represent them at a local level, or will they? Concerns that many will simply use the polls...

OPINION: Of course Bedford’s nicer than you think…

Last week, the Guardian published their 'Let's move to... Bedford' article. Co-managing editor Erica Roffe isn't surprised they loved our town...

Opinion: Beyond M&S – the future of Bedford’s town centre

The decision of M&S to close the Bedford town centre store was not only expected but inevitable. To deny that is to put one’s head in the sand. The brand’s focus and profits have been...
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Fusion moans media are “unfair” when reporting on their running of Bedford’s leisure facilities

A representative of Fusion Lifestyle, the company that runs Bedford borough’s leisure facilities has moaned that media reports of how they run the facilities is “unfair”. Fusion Lifestyle Ltd...
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Letters: Network Rail advocate six track option for EWR through Bedford

Network Rail (NR) has released their Strategy Statement regarding East West Main Line (a.k.a. East West Rail) in advance of the remodelled business case review for the Department for Transport...
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Marshall Aerospace propose relocation to Cranfield Airport

Marshall Aerospace wants your opinions on its proposal to relocate from Cambridge to Cranfield Airport. And it says the move could create up to 1,200 jobs at Cranfield with a ‘diverse...
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Fire Service will prosecute businesses breaching safety orders following Broadway House incident

Business owners are warned that the fire service won’t hesitate to use legal enforcement powers, including prosecution, if fire safety orders are not complied with and people are put at risk. The prosecution...

Planning officer says “live somewhere else” if you want to own a car on...

Buildings at the former Rushmoor School site will become blocks of one- and two-bed apartments – but if you have a car then you should look for somewhere else to live. That was...

Inspectors give glowing report to Bedford Greenacre Independent School

The newly formed Bedford Greenacre Independent School, following the merger of Rushmoor School and St Andrew’s School, has received a glowing report from inspectors.
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