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Police hunt for man who dumped Class A drugs, cannabis and knife in Bedford

Police are hunting for a man who is wanted for carrying Class A drugs, cannabis and a knife.

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This beautiful barn conversion just outside Bedford combines hi-tech with history

Who doesn’t love a barn convo? Think space, quirkiness and plenty of light.

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Bedford company told it "deserves to go out of business" after having goods operator licence revoked

A Bedford company has been told it “deserves to go out of business” after having its licence revoked by the Department of Transport (DoT) following driving and safety breaches.

Bedford Independent

Mid-Beds candidates rule out second Brexit referendum

There should not be a second EU referendum, the candidates to be Mid Bedfordshire’s next MP have said. But there needs to be better trading agreements with the EU, they added. Earlier this month, when...

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Bedford drivers warned to expect overnight delays on A421 and A1

Drivers in and around Bedford will have five National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

Bedford Independent

Council denies Bedford’s mayor broke pre-election purdah rules

The Labour Party has claimed that by criticising an opposition party’s policy Bedford’s Conservative mayor has “potentially” broken pre-election (purdah) period rules and should be investigated by the “relevant...

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Crews called to arson at old Robert Bruce School in Kempston ahead of demolition

Fire crews tackled a blaze at Robert Bruce Middle School in Hillgrounds Road yesterday (Sunday).

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Help your child be a marvellous maker in Central Bedfordshire’s libraries this summer

Children can unleash their creativity with this year's Summer Reading Challenge, “Marvellous Makers”, which starts in Central Bedfordshire libraries next month.

Bedford Independent

Letters: “The only person showing authentic leadership and vision is Nigel Farage”

With the upcoming General Election on 4 July 2024, Bedford is given a fresh choice to vote for a candidate that will put Bedford first. With scheduled General Elections (traditional date being...

Bedford Independent

Take part in landmark event to commemorate 800 years since the Great Siege of Bedford Castle

This August will mark the 800th anniversary of the Great Seige of Bedford Castle - a siege that lasted eight weeks, involved an army of over 2,500 soldiers and eventually led to the Castle's destruction...

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Woman arrested after attacking Superdrug staff member and trying to bite PCSO in Bedford

A woman was arrested after attacking a Superdrug staff member - and slapping, spitting at, and trying to bite police officers.

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Holly Willoughby: Gavin Plumb to stand trial accused of kidnap plot against ex-This Morning star

A man is set to stand trial accused of a plot to kidnap and murder former This Morning host Holly Willoughby.

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Police arrest would-be thief in Bedford Tesco - who was already wanted on recall to prison

Officers arrested a would-be thief in Tesco, High Street, after he attempted to steal from several shops in Bedford.

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Workshop and online session to supplement Central Beds Council's special educational needs and disabilities provision

Guidance on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in Central Bedfordshire is to be made available at a workshop and a separate online session arranged for parents by the local authority.

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Police arrest 'prolific offender' after chase through Bedford town centre

Police arrested a "prolific offender" after a chase through Bedford on Saturday (June 22).

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General Election: Conservative candidate wants to be "the MP Mid Bedfordshire has always deserved"

The Conservative candidate for Mid Bedfordshire has said residents really deserve a “strong local constituency MP”.

Bedford Independent

Mid Bedfordshire deserves a “strong local constituency MP” says Conservative candidate

The Conservative candidate for Mid Bedfordshire has said residents really deserve a “strong local constituency MP”. Blake Stephenson said that Mid Beds didn’t have one for a...

Bedford Independent

Events for SEND provision will focus on Central Bedfordshire’s education health and care plan

Guidance on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in Central Bedfordshire is to be made available at a workshop and a separate online session arranged for parents...

Bedford Independent

Interview schedule for general election candidates across Bedford Borough

As part of our commitment to providing balanced reporting, we have been provided with our local democracy reporter's interview schedule for general election candidates across...

Bedford Independent

SDP candidate for Mid Bedfordshire outlines his “ideas on how to make the area better”

The Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) candidate for Mid Bedfordshire said he is just a “bloke with ideas on how to make the area better”. Richard Brunning said people need to...