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Prison service confirms death of serial sex attacker ‘The Fox’ whose crime spree spanned Beds, Bucks and Herts

A serial sex attacker who committed crimes across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire has died in prison.

Bedford Independent

Plea hearing date set for teenager charged with Riverfield Drive murder

A plea date has been set for the teenager accused of the murder of 20-year-old Leon Penman on Riverfiled Drive, Bedford last week (18 May). 18-year-old Jacob Zuco of Kimble Drive, Bedford...

Bedford Independent

Bedford Giving announces grants available to organisations supporting Bedford’s children and families

Bedford Giving has £80,000 worth of grants to distribute to local organisations which support children aged five and under and their families. The movement is looking for local...

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Cost-of-living crisis may be behind rise in abortions recorded in Bedford

There were more abortions recorded in Bedford in 2022, new figures show – as the number hit a record high across England and Wales

Bedford Today News

Here's how many people bought leasehold properties in Bedford – as watered-down reform bill pushed through Parliament

The latest figures from the Land Registry show how many people bought a leasehold property in Bedford in 2022.

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Police granted closure order at Bedford flat following drugs bust

Bedfordshire Police secured a closure order for an address in Bedford’s Holme Street today (Wednesday).

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Man caught with weapons and Class A drugs worth £17k arrested in Bedford's Queen's Park

A drug dealer has been nicked following a six-month police op and tip-offs from the public.

Bedford Independent

Real Bedford owner launches philanthropy initiative to support young people

The owner of Real Bedford FC has launched a new grant funding initiative to support the aspirations of young people in Bedford Borough. Peter McCormack said that the Bedford Future Fund aims...

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Woman arrested after driving car wrong way on A1 near Bedford

A woman left fellow motorists in a panic when she was spotted driving the wrong way on the A1.

Bedford Today News

"They are at most risk of being killed": Police host workshops for teen bikers in Kempston

Police are hosting a free biker workshop this weekend specifically for anyone aged 16 to 19.

Bedford Independent

Check for short measures in Borough pubs and clubs, say Trading Standards

Anyone who continues to be short-measured in the borough’s pubs and clubs should report the issue to Trading Standards, Bedford Borough Council has said. New research from the Chartered Trading...

Bedford Independent

Staploe solar farm is “essential infrastructure project” say developers

A proposed Solar Farm near the A1 is an “essential infrastructure project” for a clean energy supply, applicants have claimed. Bedford Borough Council has received a planning application to...

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Calling all punters: If you're being sold a short measure Bedford council wants to know

If you’re being short measured in any Bedford pubs or club, report it to Trading Standards, the council has said.

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Former Bedfordshire Times editor Neil Roy dies aged 80

Bedford journalist Neil Roy who worked as editor of The Bedfordshire Times before becoming a reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio has died.

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Watch moment major Bedford drug dealer who led Capone network is nicked

This is the dramatic moment armed police officers burst into the home of Bedford drug dealer, Reece Thandi.

Bedford Independent

Opinion: Aloha, Bedford! Oasis Beach Pool party brings Hawaii to town

Oasis Beach Pool officially opened today (Tuesday) and hundreds of Bedfordians came along to celebrate 'Hawaiian style' with a beach party to remember, and I loved it. Walking...

Bedford Independent

Bedford Tigers explore Goldington Road ground share in hunt for Super League spot

Bedford's primary Rugby League side, Bedford Tigers have announced an 'expression of interest' in joining the professional ranks and have Goldington Road on their bucket list to help them...

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What luxury: This house in Bedford's Goldington Road has a bathroom for every bedroom

No more waiting your turn in the morning… that’s the dream, isn’t it?

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Expect overnight delays on the A421 and A1, Bedford drivers are warned

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

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Police secure house near Bedford train station after reports of drug dealing

Officers have managed to secure a house off Ashburnham Road following intel about anti-social behaviour.