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Have your say on the future of Shelton Lower School

Residents are being asked to have their say on the future of Shelton Lower School in Marston.

Central Bedfordshire Council has launched a consultation asking for views about the future of the school, including the possibility of closure.

The school in Lower Shelton Road has been hit ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
Award for young Bedford woman working in the roofing industry

A young woman making her way into the roofing industry has been commended for her work.

The construction and roofing firm M&J Group, which has its headquarters in Hammond Road, Bedford, were proud Gold sponsors at this year’s 2018 Women in Roofing Conference.

An employee at ...

yesterday 17:20 open_in_new
Reggae star from Bucks scoops top honour at music awards

Buckinghamshire reggae artist Christopher Grant is celebrating after scooping the scene’s top award.

Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica and now residing in Aylesbury, Bucks, Christopher - who also goes by his reggae name Chris Da Ambassada - is an international recording, ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.

This morning the palace said she was in the ‘early stages of labour’.

It was announced in September that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their third ...

yesterday 15:14 open_in_new
Preliminary results show public resistance to three-weekly black bins and garden waste charge in Central Bedfordshire

The public has expressed strong reservations about the possibility of Central Beds Council introducing three-weekly black bin collections or a £40 annual garden waste charge.

The council’s public consultation ended on Friday, but preliminary results collated a little before the ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

They appear on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted page - a 160-strong list of men and women wanted in connection with crimes across Britain.

Crimestoppers is a registered charity helping ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Fresh talent and established names in theatre festival

One of Bedford’s annual theatrical highlights returns to The Place next week for its sixth year.

Run by LifeBox Theatre and No Loss Productions, StageWrite 2018 presents the best work both from emerging and established writers from the area and beyond.

Harri Mardlin, one of ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
Custard pies and splurge at the ready for Bugsy Malone in Bedford

The classic pint-sized gangster hit Bugsy Malone is coming to Bedford next week.

Rare Productions will be staging the ever-popular show at the Corn Exhange from Thursday May 3 to Saturday May 5.

The story tells how Dandy Dan’s hoodlums terrorise their district of New York, ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
Comical but faithful take on sci-fi classic comes to town

The chances of anything coming from Mars is a million to one, but still they come – to Bedford next month.

The Pantaloons will be bringing the HG Wells classic The War of the Worlds to The Place on Friday May 11.

Audiences should prepare to look on in abject terror as a ...

yesterday 09:59 open_in_new
Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving

We have been spoilt with sunshine for the last few days and the sunglasses have been out in force.

It has been perfect sunbathing weather with many people spending the last few days in the park or even in their local beer gardens.

As a result, sunglasses have been essential attire ...

yesterday 08:56 open_in_new
Three month closure order on Bedford property due to anti-social behaviour and drug related activity

A property in Bedford has been shut down following reports of anti-social behaviour and drug related activity.

The three-month closure order was granted for a property in Ashburnham Court following a hearing at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The order was obtained by ...

yesterday 06:50 open_in_new
REVEALED: The secret Netflix codes that unlock thousands of TV shows and movies

Deciding what to watch on Netflix can be time-consuming. Especially when there are hard-to-please friends or relatives involved.


But what you might not know is that there are ‘secret’ codes to help you ...

yesterday 06:50 open_in_new
Energy bills fall by up to 11 per cent compared with last year

New analysis of energy tariffs has shown British bills have fallen by as much as 11 per cent in the last 12 months – depending on where you live.

New analysis of energy tariffs has shown British bills have fallen by as much as 11 per cent in the last 12 months – depending on where ...

yesterday 06:50 open_in_new
Climate change is slowing Atlantic currents that help keep us warm
The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. ...
yesterday 06:50 open_in_new
Console Corner: Burnout Paradise Remastered

Racing royalty royally remastered.

If like me you spent a lot of time in the noughties (worst decade name ever) enjoying the unforgettable arcade openworld racing thrills of Burnout Paradise with your friends then your prayers have been answered.

That beautiful, iconic game has been ...

2018-04-22 08:41 open_in_new
Hungry House takeaway service to close down

Takeaway food service Hungryhouse has announced that it is closing, after twelve years of delivering fast food.

The news came in an email sent out to customers informing them of the closure.

The news comes after competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) gave ...

2018-04-22 08:41 open_in_new
Why booking a flight on a Monday could save you money

Mondays may be a drag for some, but the first day of the week is the ideal time to think ahead to life away from the 9-to-5 grind.

According to flight comparison website Skyscanner, booking flights on a Monday can save jet setters money.

Due to the constantly varying prices of ...

2018-04-22 08:41 open_in_new
10 ways your home could be breaking the law – without you even knowing it

If you’ve worked on improving your home or garden, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are various ways in which you could be unknowingly falling foul of the law.

From putting up a fence to vacuuming out of hours, here are 10 ways your home could be breaking the law without ...

2018-04-22 08:41 open_in_new
Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

Councillors at CBC’s full council meeting will be considering authorisation to submit the council’s Local Plan to the ...

2018-04-20 16:47 open_in_new
Significant increase in arsons across Bedfordshire last year

Fire services in Bedfordshire saw a significant increase in the number of arson attacks on homes last year, figures from the Home Office show.

In the 12 months to September 2017, the most recent data available,the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 44 deliberately started house ...

2018-04-20 13:38 open_in_new
Nine men jailed for total of 170 years following drive-by shooting during night of violence in Bedord

Nine men have been jailed for a total of 170 years following a night of gang warfare in 2016 - in what is Beds Police’s biggest ever prison sentencing.

Yesterday (April 19), Mohammed Islam, 22, of Iddesleigh Road, Bedford, and Shozel Ahmed, 23, of Foxglove Way, Bedford, were ...

2018-04-20 13:38 open_in_new