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Bedford Independent

Opinion: Why don’t we celebrate St George’s Day? Blame late-stage capitalism

Every week I compile our regular ‘what’s on guide’ and every week I’m overwhelmed with the quality and breadth of events that take place in our little old town…

Bedford Independent

Lobjoit scores again as Bedford Town take title race to the final day

Lee Bircham made a successful return to Bell Close as his Bedford Town side comfortably saw off a lacklustre Leighton Town 2-0 on Saturday afternoon to take the title race to the final day...

Bedford Independent

Bedford Blues remain fourth despite comfortable loss at Coventry

Bedford Blues are still fourth, but were unable to break their Butts Park Arena curse after Coventry kept the Championship title race alive with an imposing 54-19 victory on Saturday afternoon...

Bedford Today News

Teachers at Bedford Greenacre Independent School take strike action over "fire and rehire" claims

Union claims members have been told they will be sacked on Tuesday if they do not accept inferior terms

Bedford Today News

Councillor allowances cut to help Central Bedfordshire Council save cash

“Many members of the public are struggling at the moment, and we as elected councillors need to share this burden”

Bedford Today News

One takeaway in Bedford's Ford End Road needs 'major improvement' following food hygiene visit

While two others need ‘some improvement’

Bedford Today News

Fury as council bans Marston Moretaine tradition of naming roads after fallen war heroes

Parish council says it is "incensed"

Bedford Today News

The Workers Party MP says there's 'no better' candidate for Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner than Waheed Akbar

Election will be held on May 2

Bedford Independent

Bird Bros announces “major strategic shift” to improve “hen welfare”

Bird Bros, an egg 'mega farm' in Swineshead, Bedford has announced a multi-million-pound evolution of its business to phase out cage-farming and become a barn egg supplier. The move marks a major...

Bedford Independent

Beth West will leave East West Rail when interim CEO contract ends

After two years in what was an interim CEO post, Beth West says she'll be leaving East West Rail Co (EWRCo) in May. The Bedford Independent reported in December that the Department for Transport...

Bedford Today News

Bedford house prices increased in February with owners of terraced houses seeing biggest rise

The average house price was £337,928

Bedford Today News

Man who caused dangerous explosion in Sharnbrook said he had “good intentions”

He had “developed an obsession with explosives”

Bedford Independent

Man found guilty at the Old Bailey for Sharnbook explosion

A man who caused an explosion which shook Sharnbrook houses and forced the area to be evacuated has been convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey. Matthew Haydon, 48, suffered serious injuries...

Bedford Independent

Here are Bedford’s 2024 London Marathon runners

This weekend, while many of us will be enjoying a (hopefully) relaxing spring Sunday (21 April) morning, several Bedfordians will be heading into London for this year's marathon. The 26.2-mile course...

Bedford Today News

People 'double and triple charged' for green waste collection in Central Bedfordshire

Council introduced a £55 charge in this year’s budget

Bedford Today News

It's the frying squad: Bedfordshire Police deliver takeaway after nicking driver

Now that’s going above and beyond

Bedford Today News

Bedfordshire misses target to reduce numbers of people with learning disabilities and autism in mental health hospitals

Charity launches petition to ‘bring this scandal to an end’

Bedford Independent

Blues look to bounce back against old rivals Coventry in top four clash

The business end of the Championship season really hits hard for Bedford Blues in the coming weeks, and it begins with a tricky trip to the Butts Park Arena to face old rivals, Coventry on Saturday afternoon...

Bedford Today News

Bedford school girls make a splash with free swimming lessons at Trinity Arts & Leisure

Pupils from Shackleton Primary School, King’s Oak Primary School and Queen’s Park Lower School took part

Bedford Today News

Two Central Bedfordshire social workers recognised in national BASW’s Amazing Social Worker Awards

Duo thanked for standout contributions to local community