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Bedford Blues and Blues Foundation Christmas Foodbank Collection
Bedford Blues and Blues Foundation announce the date for the return of this years Christmas Foodbank Collection
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Celebrate Christmas In Bedford
Christmas in Bedford starts this weekend with Love Bedford and Bedford Borough Council, in collaboration with Made In Bedford and EAT Feast
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Simply Red Announce Series Of Huge Summer 2022 Live Dates
You can see them at Bedford Park 28th July 2022
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Remembrance and Armistice Events in Bedford Borough
This year events will return to their traditional format with members of the public invited to take part and pay their respects.
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The Forest of Marston Vale - COP26 –what can we do?
With COP26 taking place in Glasgow right now you’ll be hearing a lot of talk about how countries plan to tackle climate change.
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Charity
Sign up for a flipping fabulous fundraiser and take part in a Penguin Parade for Marie Curie
Marie Curie is calling on flipping fabulous young fundraisers to step out this festive season and take part in a penguin parade.
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Charity
Bedfordshire residents challenged to take on the December Daily Dash for Sue Ryder
This winter, people in Bedfordshire are being encouraged to take on a ‘daily dash’ to keep active and raise funds for a good cause.
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Apply now for secondary school places in 2022!
Is your child due to start Secondary or Upper school next September? You need to apply by 31 October 2021!
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Halloween Fun
Here is a round up of some of the spooky happenings in the local area this Halloween
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In the Stix
News from the villages around Bedford
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Words from Mohammad Yasin
Read our monthly feature 'Words from Mohammad Yasin' MP for Bedford and Kempston
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Words from Richard Fuller
Read our monthly feature 'Words from Richard Fuller' MP for North east Bedfordshire
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Works Progress on Ampthill Road
Works began on Ampthill Road in May 2021, to deliver major improvement works.
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Harpur Centre Shortlisted for two Prestigious Industry Awards
 Samantha Laycock along with her team have made the shortlist for this year’s Sceptre Awards
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Climate action coming to Bedford as part of nationwide campaign
Bedford is taking part in a week-long nationwide campaign to highlight the need for urgent action on climate and nature.
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Free High Street Exploration Sketching Day with Bedford Urban Sketchers
Join artists Katy Hawkins and Talia Giles with Bedford Urban Sketchers on an interactive drawing day around Bedford High Street.
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Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture.
Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history - and it's all FREE!
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Bedford Borough Celebrates 999 Day
Today (Thursday 9 September), Bedford Borough Council held a ceremonial event at Borough Hall to mark 999 Day and pay tribute to the people who work f
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Bedford Borough Council Providing Free Taxi Rides for COVID Jabs
Bedford Borough Council is offering free taxi rides to local residents to and from Bedford Borough vaccination sites.
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Bedford Borough Council Celebrates Local Heritage
Bedford Borough Council are highlighting some of the recent exciting archaeological findings from the local area. 
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Stand Up Paddleboarding
Lesley Robinson owner of Heron & Hush Stand Up Paddleboarding, gives us an insight to her passion
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Women's Walking Football
Opportunity for Women of all ages & abilities, to play inclusive, fun Football in Bedford
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Beds RCC win GOLD at the SME National Business Awards
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (Beds RCC) wins gold in the Community Business of the Year Award category
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Sign up now for Walk to Remember - Bedford and walk 5k to celebrate the memory of your loved one this October.
Join hundreds of supporters at Walk to Remember - Bedford on Sunday 10th October 2021.
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High Street Entertainment Retailer, Geek Retreat, Unveils New Store in Bedford
Grand opening Weekend Saturday August 14th and Sunday August 15th
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Pete Tong and Danny Howard Added To Huge Cafe Mambo Ibiza In The Park Line Up At Bedford Park
The legendary Ibiza brand adds the superstar DJs to another massive event under the stars on Saturday 11th September
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News
The Forest of Marston Vale Family Fun Day
The Forest of Marston Vale is bringing the Forest Family Fun Day fundraising event back to the Forest Centre on Saturday 4th September
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Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford - August Volunteering Opportunities
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
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Free School Meal Vouchers Over Summer Holidays
 Bedford Borough Council is providing free school meal vouchers to parents of children and young people in the Borough throughout the summer
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Council Submits £15mBid For ‘Levelling Up Fund’
 Bedford Borough Council has bid for £14.9m from the Government’s ‘Levelling Up Fund’ to make major improvements in Kempston town centre
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Greening Up Bedford – Council Joins National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme
Bedford Borough Council is one of the first UK councils to join the new National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme, Trees for Streets
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Mamma's House
A Walk in the Park
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Unreal Engine meets Bedford's Airships in a new audio visual artwork
In his cinematic video installation, artist Mike Stubbs dreams of Escaping Gravity inspired by a fascination with the airships of his home town.
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Local Plan 2040 Consultation Begins
The next phase of the Local Plan 2040 consultation has started and Bedford Borough Council wants to hear from you.
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A hero in the herd –Captain Tom’s legacy helping make new memories with Keech Hospice Care
Keech Hospice Care is delighted to reveal that one of its Big Trunk Trail herd has been decorated in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore.
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Armed Forces Flags Flying at Council Buildings in Bedfordshire
Armed Forces Flags Have Been Flying All Week at Council Buildings in Bedfordshire
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Bedford Park Concerts Confirm Summer Concert Reschedule!
Bedford Park Concerts Confirm Summer Concert Reschedule to Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September 2021
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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
 COVID-19 Pfizer Drop-Ins in Bedford Town Centre
This Saturday, 26 June, anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop-in to the Harpur Suite, Bedford for their Pfizer vaccination.
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Council asks residents to make a ‘racket’ about their views on tennis courts
Bedford Borough Council launches survey to help them understand what local residents think about tennis courts.
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Reducing Congestion and Making Roads Safer on the ‘Northern Gateway’
Works are set to start on Monday 28 June at the ‘Northern Gateway’ of Bedford, to ease congestion in this busy area.
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Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford - Volunteering Opportunities
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
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Food & Drink
Companions Real Bread
Doubly-good bread available in North Beds!
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NGS Summer Open Gardens
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales.
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County Wildlife Site Status Extended for Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park, a well-known and well-loved country park, has had its County Wildlife Site status extended.
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New Bike Shelter Opens in Bedford Town Centre
A new bike storage shelter has now opened in Bedford town centre, near Harpur Square enhancing the bike racks that are currently there.
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Surge Testing Continues This Week- Get Tested
People who live, work or study in the areas of Cauldwell, Kingsbrook, Queens Park and the Wixams are being strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR
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Villager Minibus (Sharnbrook)
Normal service will START Monday 21st June 2021
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Shuttleworth Estate to host The Great Balloon Race and aerial extravaganza in June
The biggest hot air balloons in the UK are coming to the Shuttleworth Estate this summer as it plays host to the Great Balloon Race.
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Arts, History & Culture
The Higgins Bedford is Reopening
The Higgins Bedford is delighted to be reopening its doors and to welcome visitors back on 18th May, following the easing of national restrictions.
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Mamma's House Blog
Walk This May!
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Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
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News
East West Rail - Public Meetings
Bedford Borough Council is holding two virtual meetings to hear views from residents and businesses on what they wish to see in the Council’s respon
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April 26, 2021
News
The John Bunyan Boat is back!
We are delighted to announce a short series of Socially Distanced Cruises to see in the Summer on the John Bunyan Boat!
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April 26, 2021
Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
Chilterns Walking Festival is taking place this May!
The festival runs from 22 May to 6 June with over 80 guided walks in the beautiful Chilterns
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April 20, 2021
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Lord-Lieutenant's Easter Service
Lord-Lieutenant brings a virtual service to the people of Bedfordshire
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March 26, 2021
News
Views from Richard Fuller, MP for North East Bedfordshire
The government has introduced new legislation to deliver a fair justice system
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March 26, 2021
Charity
Bedford gives HOPE to the street children of Kolkata, India
The Bedford community has helped to raise over £27,000 for vulnerable street children in India.
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March 22, 2021
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Bedford business and local charity join forces to ramp up initiative for a greener future
The Forest of Marston Vale and Midas Pattern Company Ltd launch partnership
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March 18, 2021
News
Virtual Community Event for ‘Safer Streets’
The Safer Streets project in the Midland Road area has seen a major upgrade to the CCTV system
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March 17, 2021
Charity
The Harpur Centre Honours the Lost with Heartfelt Installation
The Harpur Centre are remembering those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and showing support of bereaved families
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March 16, 2021
Arts, History & Culture
Bedford Park Concerts Confirm Summer Concerts!
Olly Murs, Café Mambo and Bedford Park Proms, 29th July - 1st August 2021
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March 15, 2021
Charity
Locally Grown Food & Veg Stall Supports Sue Ryder
Based in Clapham allotments situated on the High Street
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March 13, 2021
Home & Garden
The Forest of Marston Vale - Nesting birds: creating the ideal home
At this time of year, many birds begin building their nests
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March 13, 2021
Home & Garden
Mamma's House - Hello March!
Although, it seems that there’s not been much to look forward to since well, last March?
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March 13, 2021
News
Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief Consultation
The consultation deadline for the Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief has been extended until 31 March 2021 by O&H Land.
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March 10, 2021
Arts, History & Culture
The Higgins Bedford is Reopening
The Higgins Bedford is delighted to be reopening its doors and to welcome visitors back on 18th May, following the easing of national restrictions.
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Arts, History & Culture
Bedford Park Concerts Confirm Summer Concerts!
Olly Murs, Café Mambo and Bedford Park Proms, 29th July - 1st August 2021
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March 15, 2021
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Charity
Sign up for a flipping fabulous fundraiser and take part in a Penguin Parade for Marie Curie
Marie Curie is calling on flipping fabulous young fundraisers to step out this festive season and take part in a penguin parade.
Read more
Charity
Bedfordshire residents challenged to take on the December Daily Dash for Sue Ryder
This winter, people in Bedfordshire are being encouraged to take on a ‘daily dash’ to keep active and raise funds for a good cause.
Read more
Charity
Bedford gives HOPE to the street children of Kolkata, India
The Bedford community has helped to raise over £27,000 for vulnerable street children in India.
Read more
March 22, 2021
Charity
The Harpur Centre Honours the Lost with Heartfelt Installation
The Harpur Centre are remembering those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and showing support of bereaved families
Read more
March 16, 2021
Charity
Locally Grown Food & Veg Stall Supports Sue Ryder
Based in Clapham allotments situated on the High Street
Read more
March 13, 2021
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Food & Drink
Companions Real Bread
Doubly-good bread available in North Beds!
Read more
Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
 COVID-19 Pfizer Drop-Ins in Bedford Town Centre
This Saturday, 26 June, anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop-in to the Harpur Suite, Bedford for their Pfizer vaccination.
Read more
Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
Chilterns Walking Festival is taking place this May!
The festival runs from 22 May to 6 June with over 80 guided walks in the beautiful Chilterns
Read more
April 20, 2021
Home & Garden
The Forest of Marston Vale - Nesting birds: creating the ideal home
At this time of year, many birds begin building their nests
Read more
March 13, 2021
Home & Garden
Mamma's House - Hello March!
Although, it seems that there’s not been much to look forward to since well, last March?
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March 13, 2021
News
Bedford Blues and Blues Foundation Christmas Foodbank Collection
Bedford Blues and Blues Foundation announce the date for the return of this years Christmas Foodbank Collection
Read more
News
Celebrate Christmas In Bedford
Christmas in Bedford starts this weekend with Love Bedford and Bedford Borough Council, in collaboration with Made In Bedford and EAT Feast
Read more
News
Simply Red Announce Series Of Huge Summer 2022 Live Dates
You can see them at Bedford Park 28th July 2022
Read more
News
The Forest of Marston Vale - COP26 –what can we do?
With COP26 taking place in Glasgow right now you’ll be hearing a lot of talk about how countries plan to tackle climate change.
Read more
News
Halloween Fun
Here is a round up of some of the spooky happenings in the local area this Halloween
Read more
News
In the Stix
News from the villages around Bedford
Read more
News
Words from Richard Fuller
Read our monthly feature 'Words from Richard Fuller' MP for North east Bedfordshire
Read more
News
Works Progress on Ampthill Road
Works began on Ampthill Road in May 2021, to deliver major improvement works.
Read more
News
Bedford Borough Council Providing Free Taxi Rides for COVID Jabs
Bedford Borough Council is offering free taxi rides to local residents to and from Bedford Borough vaccination sites.
Read more
News
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Lesley Robinson owner of Heron & Hush Stand Up Paddleboarding, gives us an insight to her passion
Read more
News
Pete Tong and Danny Howard Added To Huge Cafe Mambo Ibiza In The Park Line Up At Bedford Park
The legendary Ibiza brand adds the superstar DJs to another massive event under the stars on Saturday 11th September
Read more
News
The Forest of Marston Vale Family Fun Day
The Forest of Marston Vale is bringing the Forest Family Fun Day fundraising event back to the Forest Centre on Saturday 4th September
Read more
News
Free School Meal Vouchers Over Summer Holidays
 Bedford Borough Council is providing free school meal vouchers to parents of children and young people in the Borough throughout the summer
Read more
News
Greening Up Bedford – Council Joins National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme
Bedford Borough Council is one of the first UK councils to join the new National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme, Trees for Streets
Read more
News
NGS Summer Open Gardens
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales.
Read more
News
County Wildlife Site Status Extended for Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park, a well-known and well-loved country park, has had its County Wildlife Site status extended.
Read more
News
New Bike Shelter Opens in Bedford Town Centre
A new bike storage shelter has now opened in Bedford town centre, near Harpur Square enhancing the bike racks that are currently there.
Read more
News
East West Rail - Public Meetings
Bedford Borough Council is holding two virtual meetings to hear views from residents and businesses on what they wish to see in the Council’s respon
Read more
April 26, 2021
News
The John Bunyan Boat is back!
We are delighted to announce a short series of Socially Distanced Cruises to see in the Summer on the John Bunyan Boat!
Read more
April 26, 2021
News
Lord-Lieutenant's Easter Service
Lord-Lieutenant brings a virtual service to the people of Bedfordshire
Read more
March 26, 2021
News
Views from Richard Fuller, MP for North East Bedfordshire
The government has introduced new legislation to deliver a fair justice system
Read more
March 26, 2021
News
Bedford business and local charity join forces to ramp up initiative for a greener future
The Forest of Marston Vale and Midas Pattern Company Ltd launch partnership
Read more
March 18, 2021
News
Virtual Community Event for ‘Safer Streets’
The Safer Streets project in the Midland Road area has seen a major upgrade to the CCTV system
Read more
March 17, 2021
News
Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief Consultation
The consultation deadline for the Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief has been extended until 31 March 2021 by O&H Land.
Read more
March 10, 2021
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Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford - August Volunteering Opportunities
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
Read more
Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford - Volunteering Opportunities
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
Read more
Volunteering Opportunities
CVS Bedford
Here are this month's featured volunteer roles from the Community Voluntary Service in Bedfordshire.
Read more