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New Kempston coffee shop on Branston Way chooses Kings Arms Project as charity partner

The Kings Arms Project, a Bedford-based charity tackling homelessness, displacement, and isolation in Bedford and beyond has been chosen as the charity partner of a new Starbucks...

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Hoping to get your Ikea on? This Scandia-Hus bungalow in Bedford's Kimbolton Road is on the market

If you hate vacuuming the stairs, this place could be just what you’re looking for.

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Bedford drivers warned to expect overnight delays on A1 and A421

Bedford's motorists will have five road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week.

Bedford Independent

Borough Conservatives accused of putting council at risk by “burning through” savings

Bedford Borough Council's Conservative cabinet has defended spending council tax reserves after being accused of "burning through" council savings and putting the council...

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Bedford Girls’ School alumna to represent GB at Paris Olympics

Never mind Emily in Paris, Revée Walcott-Nolan is the one hoping to make a name for herself in the French capital this summer.

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Heads up - Catherine's back at Ampthill boozer

Just weeks after a national newspaper reported how furious Ampthill residents were demanding publican Richard Hammond be sent to the tower, Catherine of Aragon’s picture has been put back outside the Queen’s Head pub.

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"Positive feedback and minimal complaints" since new company took over Bedford's leisure facilities - with more improvements to come

Bedford borough’s new leisure provider said it has had “positive feedback and minimal complaints” since taking over in February.

Bedford Independent

Castle Newnham bids farewell to longstanding principal

Ruth Wilkes, Federation Principal, is retiring after a decade of dedicated leadership at Castle Newnham School and an impressive 35 years in education. Ruth’s career began as a...

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Why make a will?

Making a Will is valuable regardless of your age. This is your opportunity to share and formalise your wishes. If you don’t have a Will on your death your belongings will pass by rules of...

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Bedford Blues face Caldy first as new Championship fixture list released

The new fixture list for the 2024/25 season has been released with Mike Rayer's side facing Caldy first on Saturday 21st September at Goldington Road as the Blues look ahead to the...

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The rain stayed away as crowds flocked to Bedford River Festival

It was a fun-filled weekend for the town as families and friends enjoyed the river festival.

Bedford Independent

Second SEND data breach at Central Bedfordshire Council

A local authority is considering extra training options for staff, after a second special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) data breach in two months. The need for stringent checks...

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Bedford drug dealer jailed after police raid his home and find drugs, cash, and ammunition

A Bedford drug dealer, who was discovered by police with drugs worth more than £50,000, has been jailed for more than four years. Bedfordshire Police officers raided Mazar Ali's home...

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Wixams Station agreement due to be signed this week

Bedford Borough Council is due to sign an agreement with Network Rail this week to build Wixams Station, a senior council officer has said. Jon Shortland, chief officer for environment and...

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Fire crews tackle second arson in a month at former Robert Bruce School in Kempston

Three separate fire crews tackled another blaze at the former Robert Bruce Middle School.

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Global IT outage: what caused CrowdStrike outage and could other IT outages happen in the future?

That’s a worrying warning 😬

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Agreement to build railway station in Wixams set to be signed this week

Bedford Borough Council is due to sign an agreement with Network Rail this week to build Wixams Station, a senior council officer has said.

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The 10 worst areas for mobile phone signal in the UK - full list of postcode dead spots

The dead spots have been revealed 📱

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CrowdStrike outage: 3 ways IT outage is still causing disruption in the UK and around the world

Not an ideal way to start the week 😢

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CrowdStrike outage: what is the latest on the fix this morning, what has been said?

Millions of Windows users were affected by the IT outage 😱