Sheep dead after dogs attack flock near Priory Country Park
Police are investigating after sheep were killed in an apparent dog attack on a flock on an 'island' near Priory Country Park last month. This report contains images some may find distressing....
One Indian restaurant in Bedford needs 'some improvement' in latest food hygiene ratings
Is it your favourite?
Shameless thieves nick car number plates in spate across Bedford
It’s so they can use them on a stolen car
Report of sewage in Bedford’s rivers does not make for “pretty reading” says councillor
The routine discharge of untreated sewage into rivers is “particularly bad” in Bedford, a councillor has said. Cllr Lucy Bywater (Green, Castle and Newnham) told councillors at this...
Discharge of sewerage into Bedford rivers is 'particularly bad' - as Anglian Water admits to 150 hours of spills in one year
“We know how strongly our customers feel about storm overflows and we’ll continue to tackle reducing them” says Anglian Water
Ukrainian refugee praises support received settling family near Bedford
She worked as a doctor but has now retrained as a maths teacher
Central Bedfordshire Councillors given dressing down over standard of conduct
“It’s essential we as councillors behave with dignity, respect and tact to each other, to members of the public and to officers” said council leader
Villagers concerned damaged pavements will leave locals “seriously injured”
Wood End locals have asked borough councillors for safe pavements and usable internet to bring their village into the 21st century. Members at Wednesday's Full Council Meeting...
Bedford Borough Mayor accuses EWR of holding meetings to just “tick a box”
East West Rail has meetings with Bedford Borough Council just to tick a box and not to answer questions, Bedford’s mayor has said. During last night’s Full Council meeting (November...
Plea for Bedford Borough Council to call for Gaza ceasefire ahead of rally this weekend
Bedford Borough Council has been asked to send a message of support to a West Bank village and to call for an immediate ceasefire for Gaza. Mr Rob Wall told last night’s...
It's back: 24 Hours in Police Custody returns with armed siege in Bedford tower block
Cue the scary music
Bedford vintage suit hire business up for sale
It could be a great business opportunity for any entrepreneurs out there
East West Rail: "I get evasion and just avoidance the whole time" says Bedford's mayor as he brands company 'difficult'
He claimed the company refuses to answer questions – and meetings were just a 'box ticking' exercise
All change for Merseyside as Mike Rayer names Blues squad for Caldy
After back-to-back Championship half centuries for Bedford Blues, Mike Rayer has rung the changes for their latest Championship fixture against a dangerous Caldy side in Merseyside...
More than two in five homes in Bedford are suffering poor energy efficiency
Environmental charity says inefficient homes should be retrofitted
Letter: An open letter to our readers on our fifth birthday
Five years ago this week, the Bedford Independent (BI) website went live. In those (what seems like epically long and at the same time blisteringly fast) five years so much has changed personally...
10 Post Office branches in Bedford are now taking Evri parcels
Here is where you can send, collect and return deliveries in the town
Former Bedfordshire Police officer would have been sacked over sexual comments if he hadn't quit
He “persistently pursued young in-service female colleagues”
Council asks Bedford businesses to help install renewable energy initiatives
Bedford Borough Council are encouraging local businesses to seize opportunities in renewable energy initiatives by joining its growing supply chain dedicated to delivering energy-efficiency...
'I visited the Maulden pub that is the perfect place to visit for a winter meal'
There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere with music and open fires.