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Pair charged with 17 offences including attempted murder and robbery after armed police called to Bedford flat

Paul Burton, 44, and Nathan Turner, 36, have both been charged in connection to the incident in Bury Court, Church Lane on Sunday (November 27). Armed police descended on the flats at around 6pm after reports of a man with a gun. A ‘small number’ of nearby flats were evacuated. Police at the Bury Court …

Bedford will soon run out of school places says senior councillor

Without additional spending on schools, Bedford Borough will soon run out of school places, a senior councillor has said. The council’s portfolio holder for education and children’s services, councillor James Valentine (Labour, Kempston West) told the council’s executive committee (Wednesday, November 23) that the council’s Schools Capital Programme has three phases to increase pupil capacity. …

‘Let Katie Hopkins Come to Bedford’ – petition to reverse ‘ban’ reaches 1,600 signatures

Eddie Adams (Edward Ruggiero) is leading a Let Katie Come protest A protest calling for a decision to ban controversial Katie Hopkins from Bedford has been staged by a former drag queen. But the council is refusing to budge on its stance – despite a petition against the ban topping 1,600 signatures. Katie was due …

Milton Keynes College students to appear on BBC’s Countryfile with presenter Matt Baker

Students from Milton Keynes College will be down on the farm when they appear on Sunday’s episode of BB1’s Countryfile programme. A group of the College’s Inclusive Learning students took part in the filming of a piece about the Inclusive Farm in Steppingley, where they have their weekly work experience placements for their Animal Care …

More than 4,000 bladed weapons off the streets in Bedfordshire this year

More than 4,000 knives and blades have been recovered in Bedfordshire so far this year in a bid to drive down knife crime in the county. Last week’s Operation Sceptre, a national week of action aimed at reducing knife crime, gave Beds Police the chance to engage with local communities on reporting concerns and the …

Funding for two new schools and 40 new classrooms in Bedford announced

Two new primary schools are to be built at Wixams and Sharnbrook along with around 40 new classrooms at existing schools. Funding for the projects will be made available via the Borough Council’s investment in the School Capital Programme in 2024. Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “Investing in schools and education is a top priority. Bedford …

Covid cases rise in Bedford’s Kingsbrook area while they are negligible elsewhere

Encouragingly, only three wards have had an increase: Goldington, Kingsbrook and Wyboston, Great Barford & Cople. And much of the borough has recorded so few cases over a seven-day period, the Government hasn’t even shared the data. Kingsbrook is one of only three areas of Bedford borough to record a rise in cases Read More …

New Hatters chief won’t ‘rip things up’ at Luton as he believes Town are capable of ‘something special’

New Hatters chief Rob Edwards – pic: David Horn/PRIME Media Images New Luton boss Rob Edwards insists he won’t rip everything up at Kenilworth Road after being appointed as Nathan Jones’ successor last week, believing ‘something special’ can be achieved with what is already in place. The 39-year-old was named in charge of the Hatters …

HATTERS CHATTER: Luton Town fans react to Rob Edwards taking over at Kenilworth Road

New Luton boss Rob Edwards – pic: David Horn/PRIME Media Images The 39-year-old had success with Forest Green Rovers last season, leading the club to the League Two title, before moving to Vicarage Road for a stay that can only be described as brief, sacked after a mere 10 league games. When asked for their …

Bedfordshire Police’s use of China-owned CCTV a “serious security risk” and “morally reprehensible”

The same Chinese company whose technology Beijing is using for the oppression of a minority population also provides surveillance technology to Bedfordshire Police. This company makes more CCTV cameras than any other company in the world but their use has caused controversy after it was alleged they are instrumental in human rights violations of the …