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Free gin in Bedford? It’d be rhubarb not to…

Want to know how you can get a free tipple this weekend? A local pub is giving away FREE gin in exchange for very unusual currency – rhubarb.

The is offering a refreshing G&T to any locals who visit this weekend.

All gin lovers need to do to claim their free drink is visit ...

yesterday 16:08 open_in_new
Man guilty of begging offences banned from Bedford town centre

A man found guilty of begging offences has been banned from Bedford town centre for 3 years.

Gareth Owens, 36, of Frampton Court, Bedford, has been found guilty of begging offences and served with a Criminal Behaviour Order for a period of three years.
The conditions of the order ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
Teenage boy rescued from Bedford High Street roof

A teenage boy was rescued from the roof of a building in Bedford High Street by police last night (Tuesday).

Police were called to the scene at 9.10pm to a report of concern for the welfare of a boy.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers attended and the boy was ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Bedford High Street sealed off by police

Bedford High Street was cordoned off by police at 9:30pm last night (Tuesday).

Witnesses sent in these pictures of a police van and officers on duty at the north end of the High Street.

If you were affected by the traffic diversion please get in touch by emailing our newsdesk ...

yesterday 10:53 open_in_new
Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

People smoking cannabis in their own homes continues to cause problems in some communities across our region.

This can create a problem for neighbours who have to put up with the notoriously punch stench wafting towards them.

While some people may not be too bothered about what ...

yesterday 10:53 open_in_new
Appeal after 2 men are hit by black Mercedes following fight in Bedford town centre

Two people were hit by a Mercedes following a fight in Bedford on Sunday morning.

The incident followed fighting in the street between two groups of men outside Lurke Street car park at around 4.30am.

Two of the men were subsequently struck by a vehicle, a black Mercedes A Class, ...

yesterday 00:23 open_in_new
CCTV released after knife wielding thief robs Bedford store

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of men’s clothing worth £300.

The offence occurred at around 1pm on Wednesday August 9, at TK Maxx in Horne Lane, Bedford.

A member of the public and a security guard ...

yesterday 00:23 open_in_new
Bedford branch of Homebase to close

Homebase has announced the next phase of its restructuring plan - and its Bedford store is set to close.

The company is to launch a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) and is seeking approval from creditors on a proposed plan to reduce its cost base in the UK and the Republic of ...

2018-08-14 16:56 open_in_new
Motor Neurone disease sufferer from Bedford raises nearly £2,000 with Daisy Chain campaign
Debbie Burrells will be a familiar face to many in Bedford for being part of a well-known local family business (Kitcheners Marina and Garage) and one who worked in many of the best shops in town for years. ...
2018-08-14 16:56 open_in_new
Indian performing arts festival is back in Bedford for second year

A festival which debuted in 2017, bringing an ancient Indian performing art to Bedford, is back this weekend with new talks, lectures, performances, and Odissi dance workshops.

Ananda Arts is putting on the performance The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum in Castle Lane.

Odissi is an ...

2018-08-14 16:56 open_in_new
Man, 19, banned from Kempston for five years

A teenager has been jailed for 4 weeks and banned from Kempston for five years after repeatedly causing nuisance in the town.

James Bondon, 19, from Bedford, was served with a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) following a hearing at Luton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (13 August). ...

2018-08-14 15:53 open_in_new
Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of carrying a knife after fight in Bedford

Three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of carrying a knife following a fight in Bedford last night (Sunday).

Police were called at approximately 10.10pm, to reports of a fight in Tavistock Street involving a group of people.

Officers arrested three teenage boys on suspicion of ...

2018-08-14 12:44 open_in_new
British grandmother says her holiday to Benidorm was ruined by ‘too many Spanish people’

A British tourist has claimed that her holiday to the Spanish resort of Benidorm was ruined because there was ‘too many Spanish people’.

Freda Jackson, 81, says that she was left in tears at the end of her two-week holiday to the popular Alicante destination.

And she ...

2018-08-14 11:41 open_in_new
LIVE FEED: Pedestrians injured after car crash near Houses of Parliament

A number of pedestrians have been injured after an incident outside the Houses of Parliament, police have confirmed.

A crash involving a car has taken place by the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament earlier this morning.

An armed response team is on the scene, as well as a ...

2018-08-14 11:41 open_in_new
Pedestrians injured after car crash near Houses of Parliament

A number of pedestrians have been injured after an incident outside the Houses of Parliament, police have confirmed.

A crash involving a car has taken place by the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament earlier this morning.

An armed response team is on the scene, as well as a ...

2018-08-14 10:38 open_in_new
Scout group from Flitwick enjoy week of camping

Fifty members of Flitwick Scout Group have just experienced seven days of activities during a week of camping at Gilwell Park in Essex.

The group enjoyed a 3G swing, archery, bouldering, building shelters and sleeping in them, grass sledging, high ropes, hiking, kayaking, medium ropes, ...

2018-08-13 20:59 open_in_new
City performance for young ballet star from Bedford

A young ballet dancer from Bedford is to join professionals on stage in London.

Kate Emerson, 12, a pupil at Bedford Girls School who lives in Husborne Crawley, has been selected by English Youth Ballet (EYB) and is in rehearsals for a professional production of Swan Lake for performances ...

2018-08-13 18:53 open_in_new
Trust project helps young people support homeless in Bedford

The Bedford College Group has teamed up with the Prince’s Trust to help young people move onwards and upwards in their lives.

A 12-week team course has been run at the campus in Cauldwell Street, Bedford, following success in the group via Tresham College in ...

2018-08-13 16:47 open_in_new
There is much we can do to safeguard care services

Opinion by James Jamieson, leader of Central Bedfordshire Council

Following another “crunch” meeting at Northants County Council, the national press has been full of stories about the challenges local authorities face in funding core services with increasingly reduced funds.

Our ...

2018-08-13 16:47 open_in_new
Mayor joins ceremony marking start of construction at Bedford Link Logistics Park

Building has started on three new logistics warehouses in Bedford.

LondonMetric Property Plc and Graftongate hosted a ceremony at Bedford Link Logistics Park to mark the start of construction, attended by Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson and chief executive Phil Simpkins, with other ...

2018-08-13 16:47 open_in_new
Man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after weekend crash in Milton Keynes

At 8.50am, a black Ford Focus and a red and black classic car, were involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway, just before the junction for central Milton Keynes.

Officers and the other emergency services attended the scene.

The woman, in her 60s, who had been travelling ...

2018-08-13 15:44 open_in_new