Family’s concerns for safety following ‘drug related’ murder on beach in Mexico

A family who witnessed a fatal shooting on the beach during a holiday in Mexico are concerned for their safety.

Raf Contessa, of Wilstead, is staying at the Cancun Riu Dunamar resort where the shooting happened.


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Fab Four fans get chance to star in historic Beatles tribute show coming to Bedford

Did you see The Beatles when they rocked Bedford back in the 1960s? Then you could play a starring role in a sensational show coming to Bedford Corn Exchange.

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Woman taken to hospital following accident which closed Bedford High Street

A woman needed hospital treatment following a road traffic accident in Bedford town centre yesterday afternoon. (March 21)

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Apprentices celebrated at Lavenders Day Nursery in Bedford

It was child’s play for three apprentices who were treated to chocolates and a special lunch at Lavenders Day Nursery in Bedford.

A manhole at Highfield Farm, Ravensden overflowed with black sludge

Anglian Water agree to pay £50,000 after a water pollution incident near Bedford

A water pollution incident in Ravensden has cost Anglian Water £50,000.

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Council out in force to repair potholes across Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council’s Highways team has been out in force to tackle potholes.

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CCTV cameras installed in three Bedfdord town centre car parks

A total of 124 CCTV cameras have been installed in three Bedford car parks to deter and identify more swiftly any misuse following renovations made to Allhallows and Lurke Street Car Parks in 2017. 
The work started on February 11 and is due to be completed by the end of March.

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Operating unlicensed HMO costs Bedford landlord more than £11K

A landlord has been prosecuted by Bedford Borough Council for operating an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the Bedford area.


Icy conditions cause problems for motorists as Beast from East hits Bedforshire

Commuters have been struggling to get to work today after the Beast from the East hit the county. Most areas had a covering of snow yesterday and overnight with drivers advised to take precautions in the icy conditions.

Bedford car repair business fined over Health & Safety

Bedford car repair business fined over Health & Safety

A sole trader who repaired cars in a residential area of Bedford has been sentenced after failing to comply with an HSE enforcement notice.

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The Rose in Bedford High Street reopens following £360,000 makeover

The Rose in Bedford High Street re-opened on Thursday night following a major £360,000 refurbishment.


Repairs to Hinwick Bridge in Podington delayed until March

Repairs to the damaged Hinwick Bridge at Podington have been delayed due to the unseasonably cold weather with the lime mortar works, affected by the temperature and frosts.

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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)

Sam Laycock, chairman of BedfordBID pictured with Steve McBrearty of Cash Converters and Graham Hill

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.

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Two knives found in park as part of weapons sweep in Kempston

Two knives were recovered yesterday after police searched Addison Howard Park in Kempston.

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Bollywood fundraiser raises funds for rising Bedford kickboxing star

A ‘housewives’ fundraiser did Bollywood in style at a special event to support a rising sporting star.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and released under investigation.

Pensioner’s handbag snatched by motorcyclist in Church Lane Bedford

An elderly woman’s bag was snatched by a motorcyslist as she got off a bus in Churuch Lane, Bedford, last Tuesday (30 January).

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Plans to improve historic shopping arcade dubbed Bedford’s ‘jewel in the crown’

Plans to improve Bedford’s historic shopping Arcade, dubbed a ‘Crystal Palace’ when it opened in 1905, have been unveiled.

Shopper Anonymous consultant Graham HIll is pictured is speaking at the BedfordBID Business Breakfast at the launch of the 2017 Christmas campaign.

Bedford’s footfall numbers rocket in the last week of January

Bedford is bucking the national trend with shops in the town centre reporting a huge increase in footfall compared to the same period last year.

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Homeless man’s mission to clean up streets of Bedford

Meet homeless Richard Normoyle - a one man band whose mission is to clean up Bedford.

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