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Tributes to ‘one in a million’ teacher and Harlington 'legend' Andra Bishop

TRIBUTES have been paid to a teacher, playwright and beloved member of the community after she lost her battle with cancer this month.

Andra Bishop, 62, from Harlington was head of drama at Rushmoor School, ran Harlington Performs for 32 years and wrote the village pantomime each

2017-10-01 11:35
Launch of Bedfordshire Midweek paper will bring you news and events from heart of the community

TODAY will be the last publication of Bedfordshire on Sunday - but we are launching a new newspaper for the community in its place.

On Wednesday, October 4 Bedfordshire Midweek will hit door mats across the county.

The new title will have a changed emphasis, with community at its

2017-10-01 09:23
Teenage gang arrested after violent altercation in Queen's Park, Bedford

SEVEN teenage boys have been arrested after after a violent altercation in Queen's Park yesterday.

Officers were called to Old Ford End Road and the police helicopter was deployed just after 3pm yesterday after the force received numerous calls about the incident.

Upon arrival eight

2017-09-27 14:05
Locals voice traveller gripes after fly-tipping blaze in Houghton Regis

A VILLAGE was smoke-logged over the weekend after piles of fly-tipped rubbish were set alight.

Locals have been left fuming as BoS understands the fire started at a traveller site settlement off the M1-A5 Link Road near Houghton Regis.

A group of 30 caravans set up camp near to the

2017-09-26 11:39
​Biggleswade teacher avoids jail after sexually touching student and sending lewd messages

A TEACHER has avoided being locked up after he sent lewd messages to a school girl and touched her in a sexual manner.

Ricky Sedani, 34, of Chamberlain Drive, Biggleswade, used SnapChat to send inappropriate messages and images to the school girl.

He also took advantage of an after

2017-09-25 17:51
​Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency

POLICE officers toting weapons across the county will now be fitted with body worn video cameras to help corroborate evidence in relation to incidents attended by firearms officers.

The move was enforced as of today (Monday, September 25) within the tri-force armed policing unit in order

2017-09-25 12:19
Bedfordshire artist's playful chimney sculpture raises the roof on art

A HOMEGROWN artist has been commissioned to create one of the UK's most ambitious artworks to date.

This week former Bedford Modern School student Alex Chinneck unveiled his designs for his Onwards&Upwards sculptural trail around Sheffield and Tinsley Canal to celebrate the area's

2017-09-24 09:53
COMPETITION: TWo tickets up for grabs to CAMRA Bedford Beer Festival courtesy of Charles Wells

Beer's to new brews!

TWENTY two new beers will be created over the next two years, thanks to a project launched by Bedford's family brewer.

Charles Wells will be sending out their brewers to collaborate with a collection of Britain's best breweries.

Each trip will result in

2017-09-24 09:53
Media slapped with filming ban ahead of Bedford's public rail consultation meeting

MEDIA outlets have been refused permission to film a public meeting discussing the future of rail services between Bedford and London.

In July this newspaper revealed government proposals to scrap fast inter-city trains stopping at Bedford, Luton and Luton Airport Parkway during peak hours

2017-09-24 09:53
See a new side of the Storage Hunters with comedy show at The Grove in Dunstable

Storage Hunters

Grove Theatre

Saturday, 8pm

IF you own a TV there's no doubt you have witnessed the madness that is Storage Hunters.

A group of folks searching for hidden treasure blindly bid on the contents of a storage unit that could prove very lucrative - or

2017-09-23 16:17
Calls to extend ‘appalling’ train consultation period

A COUNCILLOR has launched a scathing attack on the government over the consultation process for major changes to Bedford's rail services.

Cllr Louise Jackson said the Department for Transport's (DfT) consultation into the future of East Midlands railway services has been 'disgraceful' and

2017-09-23 11:51
Bedford council offices to be reborn as 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar'

A RESTAURANT chain has been searching for premises in Bedford for over a year, BoS can reveal.

Loungers Ltd is planning to open a 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar' to the Cowper Building next to Riverside North next month.

A spokeswoman said: "We will bring our homely, relaxed and

2017-09-23 11:51
​Making light work out of weightlifting

IT is an unfortunate truth that the weights room is still seen as a kind of 'man cave' extension.

But Bedford mum-of-four Lisa Yeats, 36, can pump more iron than the vast majority of men reading this newspaper, with an eye-watering 220kg deadlift.

She started lifting just two years

2017-09-23 11:51
Lincroft School has lost its outstanding rating in the midst of Bedford borough two-tier switch

A SCHOOL has been stripped of its long-time Outstanding rating following a recent Ofsted inspection

.Lincroft School, based in Oakley has held onto the highest rating for many years now, securing its place as one of the best schools across the entire Bedford borough.

But as it

2017-09-23 10:45
Police investigating 'suspicious' fire in block of flats in High Town, Luton

POLICE are investigating a suspicious fire in a multi-occupancy home in Luton and say it is 'lucky; no one was seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Hightown Road, Luton around 8pm on Wednesday (September 20)

Upon arrival they found the fire had

2017-09-22 17:09
​CCTV issued following attempted robbery in Luton

POLICE have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into an attempted robbery at Corals in Luton.

On Saturday (September 19) at around 9.30am, two men entered the bookmakers on Tavistock Street and demanded money from the till.

In the process they injured a staff

2017-09-22 13:51
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Launch of Bedfordshire Midweek paper will bring you news and events from heart of the community

TODAY will be the last publication of Bedfordshire on Sunday - but we are launching a new newspaper for the community in its place.

On Wednesday, October 4 Bedfordshire Midweek will hit door mats across the county.

The new title will have a changed emphasis, with community at its

2017-10-01 13:47
Teenage gang arrested after violent altercation in Bedford's Queen's Park

SEVEN teenage boys have been arrested after after a violent altercation in Queen's Park yesterday.

Officers were called to Old Ford End Road and the police helicopter was deployed just after 3pm yesterday after the force received numerous calls about the incident.

Upon arrival eight

2017-10-01 09:23
Locals voice traveller gripes after fly-tipping blaze in Houghton Regis

A VILLAGE was smoke-logged over the weekend after piles of fly-tipped rubbish were set alight.

Locals have been left fuming as BoS understands the fire started at a traveller site settlement off the M1-A5 Link Road near Houghton Regis.

A group of 30 caravans set up camp near to the

2017-09-27 14:05
Calls to extend ‘appalling’ train consultation period

A COUNCILLOR has launched a scathing attack on the government over the consultation process for major changes to Bedford's rail services.

Cllr Louise Jackson said the Department for Transport's (DfT) consultation into the future of East Midlands railway services has been 'disgraceful' and

2017-09-24 02:11
Bedford council offices to be reborn as 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar'

A RESTAURANT chain has been searching for premises in Bedford for over a year, BoS can reveal.

Loungers Ltd is planning to open a 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar' to the Cowper Building next to Riverside North next month.

A spokeswoman said: "We will bring our homely, relaxed and

2017-09-23 20:41
Police called to reports of shots being fired in Barford Avenue, Bedford

A HIGH police presence is expected in the London Road area of Bedford today following reports of a shooting yesterday evening.

Bedforsdshire Police were called to the scene in Barford Avenue yesterday evening but say they have found no conclusive evidence of a firearm being

2017-09-20 23:17
Bedford dad pushing for better business understanding of the autism spectrum

A FATHER has taken his passion for equality – inspired by his autistic son and questions about his own character – to one of the

biggest fast food restaurants in the world to help make a change in society.

Adrian Edwards, from Bedford, has volunteered for autism

2017-09-17 11:29
​Stretched bus service replaced by authority after Mark Rutherford pupils repeatedly late to school

A SCHOOL has been forced to arrange its own bus service for students after an existing route consistently picked children up late.

Pupils in Great Barford and the surrounding villages rely on public number 27 bus from Grant Palmer to get to Mark Rutherford school as there is no

2017-09-17 11:29
Latest news from Bedford
2017-10-01 13:47 Launch of Bedfordshire Midweek paper will bring you news and events from heart of the community
2017-10-01 11:35 Tributes to ‘one in a million’ teacher and Harlington 'legend' Andra Bishop
2017-10-01 09:23 Teenage gang arrested after violent altercation in Bedford's Queen's Park
2017-10-01 09:23 Launch of Bedfordshire Midweek paper will bring you news and events from heart of the community
2017-09-27 14:05 Locals voice traveller gripes after fly-tipping blaze in Houghton Regis
2017-09-27 14:05 Teenage gang arrested after violent altercation in Queen's Park, Bedford
2017-09-26 11:39 Locals voice traveller gripes after fly-tipping blaze in Houghton Regis
2017-09-25 17:51 ​Biggleswade teacher avoids jail after sexually touching student and sending lewd messages
2017-09-25 12:19 ​Armed Bedfordshire police officers equipped with body worn video cameras to increase transparency
2017-09-24 09:53 Bedfordshire artist's playful chimney sculpture raises the roof on art
2017-09-24 09:53 COMPETITION: TWo tickets up for grabs to CAMRA Bedford Beer Festival courtesy of Charles Wells
2017-09-24 09:53 Media slapped with filming ban ahead of Bedford's public rail consultation meeting
2017-09-24 02:11 Calls to extend ‘appalling’ train consultation period
2017-09-23 20:41 Bedford council offices to be reborn as 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar'
2017-09-23 16:17 See a new side of the Storage Hunters with comedy show at The Grove in Dunstable
2017-09-23 11:51 Calls to extend ‘appalling’ train consultation period
2017-09-23 11:51 Bedford council offices to be reborn as 'friendly neighbourhood cafe bar'
2017-09-23 11:51 ​Making light work out of weightlifting
2017-09-23 10:45 Lincroft School has lost its outstanding rating in the midst of Bedford borough two-tier switch
2017-09-22 17:09 Police investigating 'suspicious' fire in block of flats in High Town, Luton
2017-09-22 13:51 ​CCTV issued following attempted robbery in Luton
2017-09-21 16:55 Luton woman sentenced to four years in prison for sexually abusing young child
2017-09-20 23:17 Police called to reports of shots being fired in Barford Avenue, Bedford
2017-09-20 17:47 Wixams man locked up after leaving his glasses at the scene of £70,000 robbery
2017-09-20 16:41 Police investigating hate crime after young men racially abused and threatened with a knife in Luton
2017-09-20 16:41 Police called to reports of shots being fired in Barford Avenue, Bedford
2017-09-20 16:41 Dunstable man slapped with fine after fraudulently claiming £11,000 in care fees from a council
2017-09-19 19:47 Man jailed for conspiracy to supply drugs
2017-09-19 19:47 M1 closed after smoking package found containing 'yellow bubbling liquid'
2017-09-19 14:17 Disgraced former detective locked up for trying to blackmail a man for using a prostitute in Luton
2017-09-19 12:05 M1 closed due to 'chemical substance on the road'
2017-09-18 13:55 Bedford man behind bars for 15 years after brutal knife attack on four people
2017-09-18 13:55 Last chance to 'kick up a stink' over giant incinerator
2017-09-18 13:55 CCTV released after a grieving widow had her handbag stolen in Luton
2017-09-18 12:49 Bedford takeaway and flats above seriously damaged after deep fat fryer blaze
2017-09-18 11:43 ​Tonnes for rubbish cleared from preferred Luton football stadium site after public pressure
2017-09-17 12:35 Get meow't of here! Cat found in rubbish heap on Caddington farm
2017-09-17 11:29 Bedford dad pushing for better business understanding of the autism spectrum
2017-09-17 11:29 ​Stretched bus service replaced by authority after Mark Rutherford pupils repeatedly late to school
2017-09-17 11:29 ​Great Barford footie star Ellery 'honoured' by England u-19 call-up
2017-09-17 11:29 Bedford's economy could see £3.5m hit from changes to the East Midlands train franchise
2017-09-17 11:29 Politicians plead to protect key services in Bedford hospital merger
2017-09-16 20:05 ​Climate fears voiced in Covanta incinerator battle as second consultation starts
2017-09-16 15:41 Bedford council asking landlords for help to attract big names to the town
2017-09-16 12:23 ​Teaching standards blamed for dip in Foxdell Junior School's Ofsted rating
2017-09-16 11:17 Bedford council asking landlords for help to attract big names to the town
2017-09-16 11:17 Bedford brothers to climb 4500m mountain inspired by fellow fundraiser's bone marrow transplant
2017-09-16 11:17 ​Climate fears voiced in Covanta incinerator battle as second consultation starts
2017-09-16 11:17 Luton's Chicken George ruling the roost one year after British Takeaway Award win
2017-09-15 17:41 Cheshire Cats set to be a touching tale of sisters in arms
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