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CCTV appeal after woman is attacked in Bedford car park

The attack resulted in the woman falling to the floor and hitting her head.

It happened at around 3am on September 26 (Thursday).

PC Tom Graham, who is investigating this assault, said: “We are keen to speak to the man pictured as we believe he might have key information about ...

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Which Championship has been in front the most and who is the side to most likely fall behind - including Luton Town, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley

Stats have thrown up some surprises in terms of which clubs have been trailing the most and winning the most. Does it follow the table as it stands or are there major discrepancies in terms of teams being really good at getting in front but unable to hold onto their lead. Click and scroll ...

2019-10-12 14:47 open_in_new
These are the ratings of every Bedford primary school recently inspected by Ofsted

Listed are 20 primary schools and their rating from Ofsted, which ranges from ‘1 - Outstanding’ to ‘4 - Inadequate’, based on inspections made from 2018 to 2019. The data is the latest available on the Government website. Schools are listed in order of the most recent ...

2019-10-11 21:59 open_in_new
These are the ratings of every Bedford primary school recently inspected by Ofsted

Listed are 20 primary schools and their rating from Ofsted, which ranges from ‘1 - Outstanding’ to ‘4 - Inadequate’, based on inspections made from 2018 to 2019. The data is the latest available on the Government website. Schools are listed in order of the most recent ...

2019-10-11 18:50 open_in_new
Bedford’s top 10 scary urban myths, true horror stories and unexplained events

With Halloween just around the corner, it seemed an apposite time to present some of the scariest urban myths, true horror stories and creepiest unexplained events in Bedford's history. Will this be the scariest thing you have ever read IN YOUR LIFE? Go through our gallery and decide for ...

2019-10-11 16:44 open_in_new
Review: The Murder Capital may have played Bedford Esquires' best gig this year

Given the calibre of acts which have played Bedford Esquires this year, it’s tough to pick a highlight of 2019.

However, The Murder Capital’s sold-out headline gig last week may just take the crown.

The Dublin based five-piece are on the road, touring in support of their ...

2019-10-11 13:35 open_in_new
Vile Bedfordshire paedophile dubbed worst child sex offender in police force's history gets 20 years in jail

Craig Howe, of Luffenham Place, Cricksands, pleaded guilty to a number of child sexual offences at an earlier court appearance on 10 May and was handed his prison sentence yesterday (Wednesday) at Luton Crown Court. Officers arrested Howe on 19 March after receiving information that he ...

2019-10-10 21:50 open_in_new
Bedford mental health worker makes finals of national beauty pageant

Part-time model Delilah Malik, 23, is not only studying law at the University of Bedfordshire but also works as a support worker.

And after being named as a finalist at the Miss BritAsian Beauty Pageant she wants to highlight the "major" mental health concerns in the Asian ...

2019-10-10 19:44 open_in_new
Older teenagers need more support, say Bedford Borough Council

Bedford chiefs want the law changed so that supported accommodation for children and young people is regulated and inspected.

Last night (October 9) Cllr James Valentine introduced a motion calling for changes to regulations on this semi-independent accomodation.

There are currently ...

2019-10-10 18:41 open_in_new
"We want Bedford to be proud of Esquires": Owner's rallying cry as venue is named one of UK's best

Bedford Esquires is in the final three of this year’s Live Music Awards for the best music venue under 800 capacity in the UK.

Nominations and voting recently took place for the event which is run by the publisher of music industry magazine Live UK.

Esquires will face off ...

2019-10-10 18:41 open_in_new
Full steam ahead for merger of hospitals in Bedford and Luton and Dunstable

Fears that Bedford Hospital will be the ‘poor relation’ after it merges with the Luton & Dunstable Hospital emerged at a meeting this week.

Full steam ahead for Bedford / L&D hospital merger

Fears that Bedford Hospital will be the ‘poor relation’ after it ...

2019-10-10 17:38 open_in_new
These are the ‘happiest’ and ‘unhappiest’ jobs

Bark.com surveyed more than 40,000 service professionals across more than 40 sectors on how happy their professions make them. These are the top five happiest and top five unhappiest jobs.

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2019-10-10 17:38 open_in_new
CCTV appeal after woman is attacked in Bedford car park

The attack resulted in the woman falling to the floor and hitting her head.

It happened at around 3am on September 26 (Thursday).

PC Tom Graham, who is investigating this assault, said: “We are keen to speak to the man pictured as we believe he might have key information about ...

2019-10-10 17:38 open_in_new
Extra 40 officers promised for Bedfordshire Police

The recruits will join during 2020-21, and are in addition to the 40 new officers which will be funded by an increase in council tax, as well as those being hired to fill existing vacancies.

Deputy Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst said: “We are thrilled to receive funding to employ ...

2019-10-10 17:38 open_in_new
Console Corner: FIFA 20 review

FIFA no longer the top dog, for now

Last month I reviewed the latest Pro Evolution Soccer and said it had taken an early lead in the annual football game face-off with FIFA.

But could FIFA 20 equalise or even snatch a late winner? In short the answer is a resounding ...

2019-10-10 16:35 open_in_new
Picture-perfect base from which to explore the gems of Norfolk

My other hand cradles a camera, and I’m torn between snapping the two grey seals bobbing past or the even rarer site ahead; my two teenagers, running as fast as their legs will carry them, enticing the fresh breeze into a dance with their kites.

These forgotten toys haven’t ...

2019-10-10 15:32 open_in_new
Vile Bedfordshire paedophile dubbed worst child sex offender in police force's history gets 20 years in jail

Craig Howe, of Luffenham Place, Cricksands, pleaded guilty to a number of child sexual offences at an earlier court appearance on 10 May and was handed his prison sentence yesterday (Wednesday) at Luton Crown Court. Officers arrested Howe on 19 March after receiving information that he ...

2019-10-10 14:29 open_in_new
Bedford nursery school rated Outstanding

Cherry Trees Nursery School has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

Following a two-day inspection in July the school was upgraded from the score of Good it received 11 months ago.

Cherry Trees received an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all five areas of the latest inspection, ...

2019-10-10 12:23 open_in_new
Police seize cocaine and a sword in Bedford bust

Two people have been arrested following a drugs bust in Bedford town centre this morning.

Police seized a “significant quantity” of suspected Class A drugs and a sword, following the police operation targeting county lines drug dealing.

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s ...

2019-10-10 00:50 open_in_new
Bedford primary school rated Outstanding

Cherry Trees Nursery School has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

Following a two-day inspection in July the school was upgraded from the score of Good it received 11 months ago.

Cherry Trees received an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all five areas of the latest inspection, ...

2019-10-09 19:35 open_in_new
Police officer made “inappropriate comments” to female colleagues despite their asking him to stop

A police officer who made inappropriate comments to female colleagues on social media has been found to have committed gross misconduct.

PC Damian Ratcliffe, who was a response officer based at the force headquarters in Kempston, contacted six PCs and a member of police staff and continued ...

2019-10-09 19:35 open_in_new