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Driver who left mum paralysed is jailed for three years

A lorry driver who caused a pile-up which left a mother paralysed and a university student with serious injuries was jailed this week for three years.

Nicholas Corley, 26, who was travelling at 6mph over the limit failed to spot a line of stationary traffic until it was too ...

yesterday 21:47 open_in_new
Appeal after woman is seriously injured in Bedford town centre attack

A woman was seriously injured following as assault in Bedford High Street on Tuesday. (Feb 20)

It happened around 1.55am when the woman left Vogue nightclub and was approached by a man and assaulted, leaving her with serious injuries.

The offender is described as white, slim, ...

yesterday 18:38 open_in_new
Corby Glen seeks bigger council

The village of Corby Glen is growing so much, its parish council wants to make itself bigger.

At present, Corby Glen Parish Council has seven members, but there are plans to make it nine.

Now, the parish council has asked South Kesteven District Council to undertake a review to make ...

yesterday 17:35 open_in_new
Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

You don’t need to look far to see the power of effective local journalism either. And despite times of uncertainty for the print media our exclusive reporting has exposed decisions affecting your community that may have ...

yesterday 16:32 open_in_new
Appeal after woman is seriously injured in Bedford town centre attack

A woman was seriously injured following as assault in Bedford High Street on Tuesday. (Feb 20)

It happened around 1.55am when the woman left Vogue nightclub and was approached by a man and assaulted, leaving her with serious injuries.

The offender is described as white, slim, ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Bedford businesses rewarded for service and customer care

Three businesses proved they are the best of the best in a Love Bedford customer care survey.

Baby and Play in Castle Quay, Nicholas Anthony in St Peter’s Street, and Cash Converters at the Bus Station, all gained top marks in the secret sweep.

They were presented with prizes by ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Mayor announces £1million plan to improve Bedford roads

A million pound bid for additional local road and footway improvement works across Bedford has been approved by the borough council.

The money will be spent on road resurfacing, upgrade schemes and footway maintenance throughout 2018/19.

Bedford’s road condition scores are already ...

yesterday 12:20 open_in_new
Driver who left mum paralysed is jailed for three years

A lorry driver who caused a pile-up which left a mother paralysed and a university student with serious injuries was jailed this week for three years.

Nicholas Corley, 26, who was travelling at 6mph over the limit failed to spot a line of stationary traffic until it was too ...

yesterday 12:20 open_in_new
Shefford pull clear in Bedfordshire League as Ickwell slip up

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They were helped as Ickwell & Old Warden, who had started the day in second spot in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform, saw their six game winning home run ended by Queens Park Crescents.

Goals from Chisom Amadi, Dominic Parrella and Fabio Sattar ...

yesterday 10:14 open_in_new
Bedford man jailed for attempted online grooming of children

A man from Bedford has been jailed for two years after he attempted to groom children online.

Barry Lees, 61, of Conquest Road, Bedford, was sentenced to two years in jail last Thursday (February 15) after being found guilty of two charges of attempting to meet a child under 16 for sexual ...

2018-02-21 21:32 open_in_new
Police cordon in place following discovery of hand grenade in Turvey

A police cordon has been put in place after the discovery of what’s believed to be a hand grenade in Turvey.

The discovery was made at around 2.30pm today (Wednesday) following reports that the device was found at a house on Bancroft, Turvey.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal ...

2018-02-21 21:32 open_in_new
Bedford man jailed for attempted online grooming of children

A man from Bedford has been jailed for two years after he attempted to groom children online.

Barry Lees, 61, of Conquest Road, Bedford, was sentenced to two years in jail last Thursday (February 15) after being found guilty of two charges of attempting to meet a child under 16 for sexual ...

2018-02-21 21:32 open_in_new
Police cordon in place following discovery of hand grenade in Turvey

A police cordon has been put in place after the discovery of what’s believed to be a hand grenade in Turvey.

The discovery was made at around 2.30pm today (Wednesday) following reports that the device was found at a house on Bancroft, Turvey.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal ...

2018-02-21 18:23 open_in_new
Runners set off on first parkrun at Great Denham

A group of 240 people took part in the first Great Denham parkrun.

Runners have been training for the event which took place on Saturday, February 17, around the country park and meadows, starting at the play park at 9am.

Toby Chinn, the race director, gave a briefing and talked ...

2018-02-21 17:20 open_in_new
Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

Representatives of community groups from across Central Bedfordshire will descend on the Council’s offices in Chicksands at ...

2018-02-21 17:20 open_in_new
Bedfordshire Police ‘overwhelmed’ by viewers’ reaction after story of corrupt detective featured on documentary
Bedfordshire Police says it has been “overwhelmed” by public support following Monday night’s screening of 24 Hours in Police Custody, which featured a corrupt detective blackmailing a prostitute’s customer. ...
2018-02-21 16:17 open_in_new
Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

Representatives of community groups from across Central Bedfordshire will descend on the Council’s offices in Chicksands at ...

2018-02-21 13:08 open_in_new
Review - Beautiful at Milton Keynes Theatre
Her music had been the soundtracks of my teenage years but this week everyone can enjoy Beautiful, the superbly constructed jukebox-style musical which plays Milton Keynes Theatre and features the hits of legendary singer song-writer Carole King. ...
2018-02-21 12:05 open_in_new
Officer loses both legs after horror crash

A police officer has lost both his legs following a horrific car crash on the A600.

Wilf Taylor, 26, who is based in Luton, was travelling from Bedford to Shefford on Sunday, January 14, when his car hit a tree near Chicksands.

The officer, who was off duty at the time, was trapped ...

2018-02-21 12:05 open_in_new
Officer loses both legs after horror crash

A police officer has lost both his legs following a horrific car crash on the A600.

Wilf Taylor, 26, who is based in Luton, was travelling from Bedford to Shefford on Sunday, January 14, when his car hit a tree near Chicksands.

The officer, who was off duty at the time, was trapped ...

2018-02-21 09:59 open_in_new
Fat Friends comes to Milton Keynes stage

Kay Mellor is on a mission to make us feel good about ourselves, whatever our size.

Author of the hugely popular television series Fat Friends, which launched the careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones, about a group of friends fighting the battle of the bulge, Kay has now adapted the ...

2018-02-21 08:56 open_in_new