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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...
Yellow weather warning 25 to 26 June 2019

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...

Assessment says increased output from power station will have ‘negligible’ impact on air quality

Increasing the output from the power station at Little Barford will have a “negligible” impact on air quality, an assessment has claimed. The combined cycle...
Cllr Colleen Atkins represents residents in the Poets area of Bedford

Letters: I am unimpressed with Bedford Borough Councillors backtracking over EWR support

I was one of the residents who recently attended the Borough Council’s Executive to participate in the item that discussed East West Rail. I came away unimpressed. It is obvious that...

Council double down on their opposition of East West Rail six-track proposal

A senior councillor said that Bedford Borough will continue to oppose East West Rail Company’s (EWR) six-track proposal. LibDem councillor Michael Headley, the portfolio holder for...

Great crested newts could scupper plans for 249 new homes in Harrowden

Plans for up to 249 new homes in Harrowden are in the pipeline and an application for a ‘screening opinion’ has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council. Before submitting a planning application...
Oasis swimming pool is often described as dirty and an eye-sore

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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