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Beds' beautiful under-appreciated village hidden in Woburn Safari Park's shadow

Gorgeous Georgian buildings, kind and friendly people plus the odd deer roaming around, Woburn is much more than the popular Safari Park Source link

Picnic spot and new play area amongst ideas for Stockwood Park improvements

Luton Borough Council wants to know how you would improve Stockwood Park Source link

Luton shopkeeper in court for selling illicit tobacco

Luton Trading Standards is currently investigating and gathering information on the sale of illicit tobacco, shisha and vaping products across Luton. Source link

Luton had the highest number of arson attacks in Bedfordshire, as numbers increase

Last year there were 89 arson attacks in Central Bedfordshire alone Source link

Jones left frustrated once more as Town fail to take their chances during Lilywhites defeat

Town boss Nathan Jones during today’s defeat to Preston Luton manager Nathan Jones cut a frustrated figure this afternoon as his side’s winless run to the season continued, beaten 1-0 on home soil by Preston North End. The hosts conceded […]

Photo show Bedford from above with hundreds of scorched fields as second heatwave hits

The dry, hot weather has taken the colour from the landscape Source link

Jones assures Lockyer and co they are still ‘key’ members of Luton’s squad

Town defender Tom Lockyer Hatters boss Nathan Jones has told the likes of Tom Lockyer and the rest of the team who took part in the Carabao Cup defeat to Newport County on Tuesday night that they will still be […]

Ride at Wyboston Lakes, the perfect place for hot weather with inflatable assault course, jet skis and newfoundland dog experience

Activities including an aquapark, stand up paddle boarding and jet skiing are all on offer Source link

Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery in Beds as police target M1 lorry stop, car washes and nail salons

The number of victims identified in Bedfordshire is the ninth highest of every police force area in the country Source link

‘Sophisticated crime group’ behind £1.1m stolen from Luton council that was destined for a Bedford school

Mark Rutherford School An organised and sophisticated crime group was responsible for stealing £1.1m regeneration funding destined for a Bedfordshire school, an inquiry has found. Luton Borough Council and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) were both victims of […]

Man charged with burglary and assaulting an emergency worker in Flitwick

A man has been charged with SEVEN offences, including burglary, assaulting an emergency worker and several driving offences. Thomas Gilheaney, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with burglary in connection with an incident in Flitwick on Tuesday, August 2, […]

Bedfordshire weather: East of England officially in drought as 'extreme' heat hits the UK once again

The lack of rain and high temperatures kill the county Source link

Former Aston Villa and Crystal Palace youngster Williams elated to make his full Hatters debut in Carabao Cup

Josh Williams gets stuck in during his Luton debut on Tuesday night Town defender Josh Williams was thrilled to make his senior debut for the Hatters during their Carabao Cup first round clash against Newport County on Tuesday night. The […]

Neufville believes he is settling in well at Sutton United following loan switch from Luton

Attacker Josh Neufville on the ball for Sutton United against MK Dons in midweek The 22-year-old has featured in all three of the U’s matches so far, starting two of them, including the Carabao Cup first round defeat at MK […]

Villagers warn of increased fatal accidents if £7.5m Clophill roundabout improvement plans go ahead

Villagers are calling for a 30mph speed limit on the road if the work is to go ahead Source link

More than 400 potential victims of modern slavery identified in Bedfordshire last year

More than 400 potential victims of modern slavery were identified in Bedfordshire last year – the ninth highest in the country. Data from the Home Office shows 402 referrals were made to Bedfordshire Police by the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) […]

Jones hopeful that Onyedinma is soon over his ‘unfortunate year’ for Luton

Fred Onyedinma during Town’s opening pre-season game against Hitchin Luton boss Nathan Jones is hopeful that midfielder Fred Onyedinma will soon be over the ‘unfortunate year’ he has endured since moving to Kenilworth Road. The 25-year-old, who is now in […]

Hatters will tread carefully with summer signing Doughty following hamstring problem

Alfie Doughty is out with a hamstring problem Luton will tread carefully with recent addition Alfie Doughty after the wing-back picked up a hamstring problem during pre-season. The 22-year-old was Nathan Jones’ first signing of the summer, joining for an […]

Huge black plumes of smoke spotted as Bedfordshire fire crews tackle field blaze near Wyboston

A team from Cambridge fire and rescue are in attendance Source link

Dozens of firefighter jobs cut in Bedfordshire over decade

There are dozens fewer firefighters in Bedfordshire than a decade ago, figures show, as the Fire Brigades Union accuses the Government of “complacency” over cuts to services in the face of climate change. With hot weather this month, the FBU […]

Luton Airport: Man charged with terrorism offences after arriving into UK from Turkey

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning Source link

Bedford cake business owner in run-in with council over ancient law

Bedford Borough Council has come under fire after a small cake business owner discovered she was breaking an ancient law by putting on her own fayres. Sian Prewett, from Confetti Events, set up Confetti Cake Lab in 2020 after being […]

Five Bedford people die from Covid in a week

As of today (August 10), Bedford has recorded 178 cases since last Wednesday, with a total of 68,332 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England Central Bedfordshire recorded 230 cases, with a […]

Video shows huge fire tearing through stubble field as five crews tackle blaze in Luton

Five fire engines, along with multi-role vehicles, are currently in attendance Source link

Mendes Gomes left with a ‘sour taste’ after stunning Luton strike is spoiled by injury and cup defeat

Carlos Mendes Gomes wheels away after putting Town ahead with a wonderful strike from distance last night Town goalscorer Carlos Mendes Gomes admitted that his joy at scoring a stunning first goal of the season had been soured by injury […]

Bedford Borough Council issues warning over blue-green algae

The blooms produce toxins which can kill wild animals, farm livestock and domestic pets. Source link

Jones warns ‘naive’ Town players they must be better if they want to feature for Luton following cup exit

Newport County score the winner to make it 3-2 at Kenilworth Road last night Luton chief Nathan Jones warned the players who took to the field for last night’s Carabao Cup first round defeat to League Two Newport County that […]

‘Threatening and violent’ man banned from Tesco supermarkets begging in Bedford town centre

The man has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order Source link

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue issue warning about dangers of fires as heatwave hits county

They have urged people not to put others at risk with hot weather set to continue Source link

‘Embarrassed’ Hatter boss hits out at one of the ‘worst’ individual performances he has ever seen after Town’s cup exit to Exiles

Hatters boss Nathan Jones An ‘embarrassed’ Luton boss Nathan Jones declared he had witnessed one of the ‘worst’ individual performances he has ever seen in his lifetime during this evening’s 3-2 Carabao Cup first round defeat to League Two Newport […]

Police step up patrols after Bedford car workshop broken into more than 35 TIMES

A businessman is at his wits’ end after his workshop was broken into and set on fire multiple times. Imran Mustafa says over the last 10 years, the Japanese Car Breakers in Ampthill Road has been broken into on more […]

Central Bedfordshire Council alter bin collection times as 'extreme heat' warning issued across county

The change is temporary due to the hot weather Source link

Nurses at Luton and Dunstable Hospital asked to work as cleaners alongside their usual duties

"The staffing crisis is the worst ever experienced." Source link

60 jobs up for grabs as EV charging point factory opens in Bedford

A new factory in Stewartby which will manufacture innovative domestic charge points for electric vehicles has opened – and will create 60 jobs. They’ll be a wide variety of roles at EVIOS including app developers, production managers, electrical engineering, installations, […]

Luton chief will look to use his squad against Newport during ‘stupid month’ for the Hatters

Midfielder Henri Lansbury could well be involved against Newport County this evening Luton chief Nathan Jones will definitely rotate his squad for tonight’s Carabao Cup first round tie against Newport County during what he labelled was a ‘stupid month’ for […]

Woburn Safari Park offering VIP Experience to walk with the elephants and celebrate World Elephant Day

Win a once-in-a-lifetime walk with Woburn’s Eles Source link

Forest of Marston Vale receives over £2.3 million to plant trees and create new woodland

The funding will help more families and communities access nature Source link

Hatters striker heads to Grimsby on a season-long loan

Striker Aribim Pepple has signed on a season-long loan for Grimsby – pic: Gareth Owen Town striker Aribim Pepple has joined League Two side Grimsby Town on a season-long loan. The 19-year-old moved to Kenilworth Road last week from Canadian […]

Ever wondered what these houses look like inside as you walk to Bedford train station?

You must know the feeling. You’re walking to the train station, snooping at the houses. As you make your way along Bromham Road, you stumble across this beauty. Ever wondered what it looks like inside? Well, wonder no more as […]

Motorcyclist was 'inches away' from losing their life after 'drink-driver' drove on wrong side of A421

“As a result of her decision to drive that evening, my life has changed forever." Source link

Bedfordshire Police offices to carry nasal spray to save the lives of those suffering opiate overdose

The initiative will be trialled by officers in Bedfordshire Police’s frontline response and community teams for two years. Source link

'I tried my first ever Tim Hortons at Dunstable's new restaurant and I want more'

Their donuts are really to die for Source link

Clarets boss Kompany believes Luton are a ‘play-off team’ following Turf Moor draw

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany discusses his side’s 1-1 draw with Luton Burnley boss Vincent Kompany believes that Luton showed their play-off credentials during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. The Hatters made a lively start to proceedings, taking the lead […]

The quiet Bedfordshire life of Olympic legend Greg Rutherford and influencer fiance Susie Verrill

Greg lives in a gorgeous home in Bedfordshire after retiring from athletics Source link

Firefighters tackle caravan and cars blaze on wasteland in Bedford

‘Several’ crews were at the scene on Ampthill Road on Saturday evening Source link

Jones hails Luton’s defensive display after picking up a battling draw at Turf Moor

Hatters boss Nathan Jones The Hatters had taken an early lead through Dan Potts, before the hosts, a top flight team this time last term, hit back five minutes into the second half through Josh Brownhill. Although the Clarets dominated […]

Hosepipe ban 'unlikely' for Bedfordshire residents despite bans elsewhere

"Whatever the weather brings, we always ask customers to help by using less water to leave more in our local environment, such as our regions globally rare chalk streams. " Source link

Hatters chief confident his side will relish Clarets trip

Hatters boss Nathan Jones Luton boss Nathan Jones believes his side will relish the opportunity of going up against one of the favourites for promotion this season in former Premier League side Burnley. The Clarets saw their stay in the […]

Female football clubs across Bedfordshire waiting for you to join

Many Bedfordshire – based girls and women football team you can join Source link

Shuttleworth family air show returns with fun fair and playground

Aerobatics and wing walking will be welcomed to the Bedfordshire skies this weekend Source link

LINE-UP: The last Luton Town team to beat Burnley at Turf Moor in March 2000

Luton head to Fulham this weekend looking for their first victory at Turf Moor since March 7, 2000, a run spanning almost 23 years. Back then, the Hatters won a Division Two clash 2-0, defender Alan White putting the visitors […]

Starbucks submits plans for 24-hour drive thru coffee shop at Bedford retail park

Starbucks is looking to replace the former Maplin unit in Bedford’s St John’s Retail Park with a 24-hour drive-thru coffee shop. The planning application, which has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council, said the unit has been vacant since Maplin’s […]

PREVIEW: Burnley v Luton Town

Burnley’s Ian Maatsen celebrates his winner against Huddersfield last Friday It’s all rather new for Burnley this season. Not only is it a new division for the Clarets, having been relegated out of the Premier League last term, but also […]

GP patient survey 2022: The best and worst rated doctor’s surgeries in Bedford

Patient satisfaction with GP surgeries has slumped in the past year across England, results of an official NHS survey show. The study also reveals the best and worst-rated surgeries in Bedford. The latest GP Patient Survey, produced by Ipsos on […]

Child rushed to the hospital after 'distressing' dog attack in Bedford

The dog has been seized by police under the Dangerous Dogs Act Source link

Pepple aiming to help the Hatters reach the Premier League

Town forward Aribim Pepple – pic: Gareth Owen New Town striker Aribim Pepple is hoping to play whatever role he can in the Hatters’ quest to reach the Premier League this season. The 19-year-old was officially unveiled at Kenilworth Road […]

Pension credit: More than 100 Bedford pensioners could be missing out on around £2,700 every year

Pensioners in Bedford are being urged to check if they’re eligible Source link

New Hatters forward could be out for ‘months’ if he requires shoulder surgery

New Luton signing John McAtee faces a spell on the sidelines New Luton signing John McAtee could be out for ‘months’ according to Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst if he requires surgery on a shoulder injury. The 23-year-old joined the […]

Dozens of Bedford pupils excluded for breaching Covid-19 rules

Breaches of coronavirus rules were behind dozens of school exclusions in Bedford last year, figures reveal. Labour said the Government’s lack of clear guidance over pandemic measures threatened children’s futures, and contributed to almost 13,000 of these exclusions nationally. Department […]

Jones not about to reveal which of Luton’s missing trio is out of Burnley trip

Luke Berry missed the season opener against Birmingham last weekend Hatters boss Nathan Jones wasn’t giving anything when it came to revealing which of his injured trio will miss the trip to former Premier League side Burnley this weekend. Summer […]

Police chase in Bedford leads to arrest of man wanted in connection with 5 offences

The man was spotted in the Bromham Road area of town which was being patrolled by local community officers (PCSOs). A spokesman said: “While patrolling the Bromham Road area, local community officers spotted a man wanted for five outstanding offences […]

Emergency responder has heart attack while resuscitating patient in Stewartby

Jeremy Williams said: “I will be forever grateful for the amazing team effort which saved two lives that day” Source link

Former Bedford landfill site transformed into solar farm powering 1,000 homes

A new solar farm in Elstow, built on a former landfill site has begun producing low-carbon electricity. Source link

A6 crash near Knotting Green leaves four people with 'life changing and serious' injuries

Police were called to the scene on Sunday afternoon Source link

Can you rough it for just one night? Bedford charity needs your help

The SMART Prebend Centre is appealing for plucky volunteers to sleep rough for one night next month. It may be warm, it may be cold – but at least if you sign up, for you the experience will be short-lived. […]

Hatters to faces Potters after Addicks friendly is cancelled

Luton’s academy director Paul Hart Luton’s Development squad’s scheduled fixture against Charlton Athletic U23s, due to take place on Friday, has been cancelled. Paul Hart’s side were meant to take on the Addicks at Hitchin Town’s Top Field stadium, but […]

Huge Biggleswade development with 1,500 homes and new primary school set to hit delay

The application is being considered by Central Bedfordshire Council Source link

Canadian Premier League director of football explains how he helped Luton beat Forest Green to Pepple’s signature

Luton have signed forward Aribim Pepple from Cavalry FC Canadian Premier League director of football Oliver Gage has revealed how he helped Luton Town to win the race for Cavalry FC striker Aribim Pepple ahead of League One Forest Green […]

PDSA warn not to keep dogs in locked cars during the summer

Leaving a dog in a car on a warm day can create a potentially fatal situation (photo: Adobe) But what can start out as a fun relaxing day in the sunshine can have tragic consequences for dogs, who can sadly […]

Jamal Edwards died of heart attack after drug and alcohol session, inquest finds

His heartbroken mum, Brenda, described him as "a beautiful and selfless person" in a statement read to the inquest Source link

Former Flitwick lorry driver vows to enjoy life again after losing over NINE STONE

A man who was staring death right in the face has turned his life around after losing an amazing nine-and-a-half stone. Former lorry driver, Mike Ashton, of Flitwick, says he was eating all “the wrong things while on the road” […]

Muskwe scores twice as Luton beat Reading U23s

Town forward Admiral Muskwe scored both goals against Reading this afternoon Admiral Muskwe scored a brace for Luton Development squad during their 2-0 win against Reading U23s in a behind closed doors friendly at Kenilworth Road this afternoon. The Zimbabwe […]

Police release picture of 70-year-old missing from Kempston Hardwick

Can you help find missing Arif? The 70-year-old was last seen near Kempston Hardwick at 10am today (Tuesday). He is described as Asian, of medium build and 5ft 9in, and has a white beard. He was last seen wearing a […]

Six Luton parks awarded the prestigious Green Flag award this year

Along with 14 other awarded parks across Bedfordshire, all are worth visiting during a summer day out Source link

Luton Town trio are called up to Ireland U19s training camp

Hatters youngster Ed McJannet in action for the Republic of Ireland U19s Head coach Tom Mohan has called up 30 players to assess his options for the UEFA European Under-19 Championships qualifiers that sees Ireland head to Wales in September […]

Family tribute to 'beautiful' teen who drowned at Stewartby lake

Kyron Hibbert, 13, was playing at a lake with friends when he got into trouble in the water Source link

Emergency services called to ‘incident’ at Bromham Bridge

Posts on the Bromham Village FB Group suggested police were searching for a missing person but also speculated someone may have entered the water and got into difficulties, One stated: “Saw them on bypass, 3 cars and had the dog […]

New Bedford coffee shop hopes to recreate relaxed vibes of South Africa

A new coffee shop is on a mission to improve the quality and consistency of coffee in Bedford. The idea for the shop – in Wellington Street, off Tavistock Street – follows an excursion to South Africa’s Cape Town, where […]

Braney at the double as Luton’s Development squad hammer Diamonds

Josh Williams added the sixth goal for Luton at Rushden on Friday night Luton Town’s Development squad ran out 6-0 winners at Southern League Premier opponents AFC Rushden & Diamonds in their latest pre-season friendly on Friday night. The Hatters, […]

Man found with £4.5m worth of cocaine after he tried to hide from police 'in a child's playhouse'

Robert Stewart was unaware that he was under surveillance by the NCA Source link

PREDICTION: How the final 2022-23 Championship table could look

With the Championship campaign beginning last Friday night, then it’s time to predict just how the final table could look in May. Who will come out on top? Will the Hatters be able to do better than last season’s excellent […]

Former Beds police officer given five-years to live after cancer diagnosis – but still alive 14-years later

14 years ago Andy was told he had five years to live Source link

Luton chief wasn’t prepared to risk injured trio against City

Alfie Doughty missed yesterday’s goalless draw with Birmingham Doughty, a summer signing, from Stoke City, had impressed during the pre-season campaign, starting last weekend’s final friendly against West Ham United that ended in a 1-1 draw. However, the 22-year-old, who […]

The 20 Bedfordshire parks given a prestigious Green Flag award for 2022

They are all perfect for a summer day out Source link

Luton chief thought his side lacked ‘sharpness’ during City draw

Elijah Adebayo is well marshalled during this afternoon’s draw with Birmingham City Town boss Nathan Jones felt his side were just lacking a little bit of ‘sharpness’ during their opening day goalless draw against Birmingham City this afternoon. The Hatters […]

Luton can’t break through against Blues as they are held to an opening day stalemate

Town defender Gabe Osho slides in to dispossess Birmingham striker Troy Deeney Luton’s struggles in front of goal against Birmingham City continued this afternoon as they were held to a stalemate during their opening Championship contest of the season. Last […]

Luton Airport: Watch the moment Airbus Beluga lands and takes off in Bedfordshire

It’s an impressive feat of engineering Source link

Town skipper views Birmingham opener as the ‘perfect fixture’ after Luton’s heavy defeats to the Blues last season

Luton’s season opener against bogey side Birmingham City this afternoon could be the ‘perfect fixture’ in which to begin their Championship campaign with according to skipper Sonny Bradley. The Hatters were beaten twice by the Blues last term, heavily so […]

Bedfordshire fraudster jailed for his part in fake rugby ticket scam

A group conned victims out of £1million for fake Twickenham tickets Source link

Police appeal for help in tracing missing Siayna

The girl was last seen in Bedford on Friday morning Source link

Former Bedford brickie who tried to take his life goes for gold at Commonwealth Games

There is a lot of talk about journeys at the Commonwealth Games. St Helena’s used to take 11 days by land, sea, and air, though a new airstrip in Jamestown has ruined the romance of that. Craig Bowler However, Craig […]

Ambitious Bradley knows bettering Luton’s sixth place finish will be ‘extremely difficult’

Town skipper Sonny Bradley Town skipper Sonny Bradley is determined to give his all in the quest to make Hatters improve again from last season, even though he knows just how hard a task that will be. The Hatters finished […]

Here’s why Bedford’s Corn Exchange was lit up in green

No, you weren’t mistaken – the front of the Corn Exchange was indeed lit up in green last night. The reason behind it was the council wanted to honour several of the town’s parks winning the Green Flag Award – […]

RSPCA investigates after cat swung by tail in Bedford

The charity has released a picture of a man as part of the investigation into the incident Source link

Luton crime: Police arrest a man after finding a gun, ammo and heroin in Luton during search warrant

A gun have been seized following a pre-planned operation Source link

Hatters desperate to right last season’s wrongs against Blues

Action from Luton Town’s 5-0 home hammering at the hands of Birmingham City last August That is the aggregate score and the harsh statistics from the two meetings last season between the Hatters and the Blues, who face up again […]

Planned road closure postponed in Flitwick due to water valve delay

Steppingley Road will be open as usual this weekend Source link

Luton property: Luton buildings near police station to be demolished to make way for 36 flats

The new apartment space could also feature accessible parking, cycle storage and amenity garden space Source link

Online sellers pop-up to provide much-needed boost to nation's troubled high streets

Brands can now rent space across UK on a daily, weekly or even hourly basis, paving the way for a high street boost driven by online independents Source link

Luton chief had always been ‘wary’ of Woodrow’s quality whenever Town faced Barnsley

Town forward Cauley Woodrow Hatters boss Nathan Jones was eager to add forward Cauley Woodrow to the squad during the transfer window after admitting he was a player Town were always ‘wary’ of when facing him during his Barnsley days. […]

Luton man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 'firearms' incident

A Luton man has been arrested but released under investigation in connection with a firearms incident in Oxford Source link

Cyber hackers threaten Bedford school, demanding ‘£500k or else’

Hive Ransomware Group has hacked Wootton Upper School and threatened to post sensitive data unless the school pays out £500,000. In a message to students and parents, the cyber hackers claim to have infiltrated Wootton networks a number of weeks […]

Bedford records SEVEN Covid deaths in a week

As of today (July 27), Bedford has recorded 343 cases since last Wednesday, with a total of 67,911 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health England And with Bedford recording 343 cases today […]

Discover wines of France and Portugal on board rail and river cruise trips

There is nothing better than a cold glass of rose, a crisp white, sparkling champagne, or rich red – and Great Rail Journeys options to tempt all tastes Source link

How Luton’s opening day record compares to Birmingham

The new Championship season finally gets underway this weekend. The opening weekend of the Football League campaign is a special moment for fans all across the country. With a summer of recruitment behind them and the points columns reset, it’s […]

Starship delivery robots: How the robots actually work and how Bedfordshire residents can use them

The pilot project will see around 20,000 households in Bedford benefit from quick deliveries Source link

New threat to Ryanair Spain flights with cabin crew strikes planned into next year

Angry cabin crew members, which operate routes between popular airports in Spain and the UK, are demanding higher pay and better working conditions Source link

Three men appear in court charged with modern slavery offences and drug supply charges in Bedfordshire

Officers have been investigating in Sandy and Biggleswade Source link

Police release image of man wanted in connection to burglaries in Luton and St Albans

Have you seen Marian Busuioc? Source link

This house in Bedford’s Castle Road area is like something from a TV makeover show

Situated in George Street – on the edge of Bedford’s Russell Park – this Victorian house is like something from one of those TV makeover shows. It’s got all those lovely period features you’d hope for such as sash windows […]

The Flitwick community which is helping teen’s bid for Paralympic glory

Varun having the fitting for his new racing wheelchair Varun Bandi is already making a name for himself in wheelchair racing. And a fundraising campaign to provide a special wheelchair and equipment to take him to the next level is […]

Man and woman taken to hospital after 'being attacked with knife' at Bedford River Festival

An arrest has been made after a man and a woman were assaulted Saturday evening Source link

Wayne Rooney prepare seven-figure bid for Hatters striker

Here is the latest from today’s Championship transfer news. Luton Town are closing in on their season opener this weekend as they host Birmingham City in the Championship. Saturday’s clash comes a week after their final pre-season match against West […]

Police concern as Bedfordshire girl, 13, goes missing

Joyve was last seen in Scotgrange Meadow, Shefford, and worried officers are appealing for help to trace the teenager Source link

Closures on Bedfordshire road for weeks while bridge is reinforced

The structure is being given new support for its foundations Source link

In pictures: Bedford River Festival returns with a bang after four years

Adults and children joined together for a two-day event on River Great Ouse as the Bedford River Festival returned after four years. On Saturday and Sunday (July 23 and 24), an expected 250,000 people got involved in the funfair, water […]

Win an unforgettable VIP safari experience for four people at Woburn Safari Park

The black bear cubs enjoying life at Woburn Safari Park The prize includes a 90-minute off-road tour of the Road Safari for up to four people. A dedicated guide will take you thrillingly close to an array of amazing animals, […]

Bedford pub embracing its industrial side scoops highly acclaimed CAMRA design award

The production side of the building is not hidden away but proudly displayed Source link

Live A505 traffic updates: Road shut as police investigate 'serious collision' near Dunstable

Police have said two vehicles were involved in a "serious collision" earlier this morning (Monday, July 25) Source link

Missing Bedford man prompts police appeal

Darren was last seen yesterday Source link

Birmingham 2022: The Bedfordshire competitors hoping to win gold at the Commonwealth Games

They are busy preparing for the Commonwealth Games Source link

Hatters boss reflects on ‘worthwhile’ outing against top flight Hammers

Hatters boss Nathan Jones Up against an opposition containing England internationals Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen, Town fell behind when Czech Republic skipper Tomáš Souček headed home Aaron Creswell’s pinpoint cross midway through the first half. However, the Hatters levelled […]

Bedfordshire's Deji Adeniyi's friend praises him for 'gentlemanly' Love Island demeanour

Deji is just like how he is portrayed on TV according to one of his closest mates Source link

Bradley pounces late on to earn Luton a draw with Premier League West Ham

Sonny Bradley pounces to score late on and earn Town a 1-1 draw with West Ham Luton skipper Sonny Bradley scored with the final kick as the Hatters ended their unbeaten pre-season campaign with an encouraging 1-1 draw against Premier […]

Thousands in UK poised to get little-known £100 added to bank account

The changes will come as a welcome boost for many. Source link

Bedfordshire car thieves going unpunished as fewer offences lead to a suspect being charged

Bedfordshire had the fourth lowest closure rate for car thefts across England and Wales Source link

Former Luton Town defender seals non-league move, QPR want Millwall youngster

One former Hatter has secured his next move. The disappointment of last season’s play-off semi-final defeat has been washed away as Luton Town supporters focus on the new Championship campaign. Excitement is building with the opening day home meeting with […]

Former Gunner Macey hoping to test himself against Premier League side West Ham in Luton’s final friendly

Luton could find themselves up coming against West Ham’s England international Declan Rice this afternoon The Hatters finish their pre-season campaign when taking on a Hammers side who finished seventh in the top flight last term, also reaching the Europa […]

New boy Morris ‘excited’ by the quality of Luton’s strikers

New Town signing Carlton Morris New Luton striker Carlton Morris admitted that a glance at Town’s teamsheet has left him ‘excited’ by the attacking options that the Hatters possess this season. The 26-year-old was brought in from Barnsley for an […]

Macey highlights Woodrow’s ‘clinical edge’ after former Barnsley attacker nets during Peterborough win

Cauley Woodrow finds the net during Town’s pre-season friendly win over Hitchin Town The finishing skills on show from one of Luton’s seven summer signings, forward Cauley Woodrow, have already caught the eye of fellow new addition Matt Macey. Hatters’ […]

Ed Sheeran's touching tribute to Luton's Jamal Edwards showing he 'lives on forever'

The song called ‘Are You Entertained?’ is out now Source link

Volunteers wanted to help scrutinise Bedfordshire Police’s ‘use of force’

Bedfordshire Police wants volunteers to join the independent Use of Force scrutiny panel If you’re passionate about the police and would like a say in ensuring their integrity, why not volunteer to join the independent Use of Force scrutiny panel? Use of force […]

Warning as Bedfordshire found to be the most 'fire-prone' area in the UK

There has been 181 garden fire callouts per 100,000 people in the past decade Source link

Things to do in Bedfordshire: Final preparations for Bedford River Festival that kicks off this weekend

The festival kicks off at 10.30am on Saturday Source link

Young Luton defender urged to ‘drink a few gallons of water’ after cramp ends his impressive outing against United

Town defender Avan Jones Town’s development squad defender Avan Jones was urged to ‘drink a few gallons of water’ by first team coach Alan Sheehan after his impressive outing with the senior side in yesterday’s 2–0 win at Peterborough was […]

Sheehan hails display from ‘bums off seats’ Pereira during Peterborough win

Dion Pereira gets forward during the pre-season win over Hitchin Town first team coach Alan Sheehan believes attacker Dion Pereira is the kind of player who will get ‘bums off seats’ for the Hatters. The 23-year-old has been used heavily […]

Co-op delivery robots take to the streets of Bedford and Kempston

Three Co-op stores in Bedford and Kempston are revolutionising grocery shopping with the launch of a fleet of delivery robots. Following successful pilot schemes in Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Northampton, the automated delivery units are now being rolled out – […]

Starship delivery robots to be rolled out across Bedford and Kempston by Co-op

The robots are lightweight and travel at the speed of a pedestrian Source link

Delivery robots are coming to Bedford streets

Delivery robots are coming to Bedford streets – and will bring your groceries straight to your door. Already a familiar sight in nearby Milton Keynes, the collaboration between the council and Starship Technologies, in partnershp with the Co-op, will mean […]

Suspected paedophile bailed to live in Bedford Travelodge hotel for nearly three months

A court has bailed him to live in the budget hotel Source link

Hatters make it five out of five by beating Posh

Cauley Woodrow scored the opening goal at Peterborough this evening Luton recorded their fifth win out of five during the pre-season campaign after beating League One Peterborough United 2-0 at the Weston Homes Stadium this evening. In a game that […]

Bedfordshire tops Reddit’s underrated staycation list

A staycation in Bedfordshire? Really? Well, it may not compare with the likes of Cornwall, Devon or the Cotswolds, but according to Reddit users, our very own county is an underrated gem. We top the list, no less – and […]

IN PROFILE: The career of Luton Town’s summer signing ex-Norwich, Hamilton, Shrewsbury and Barnsley forward Carlton Morris

The Luton News takes a detailed look at the career of the striker since coming through the ranks at Norwich City in a special picture gallery below. Born in Cambridge, Morris went to Norwich City at the age of 11, […]

Renhold Fire: Two firefighters and police officer rushed to hospital after blaze tears through field

40 hectares of field went up in flames Source link

Morris labels Luton’s ‘humble’ dressing room as the ‘easiest’ he’s ever had to integrate with following Barnsley switch

Town striker Carlton Morris – pic: Pete Norton / Getty Images Hatters attacker Carlton Morris insisted the Kenilworth Road dressing room has been the ‘easiest’ for him to integrate into following his move to Luton earlier this month. The 26-year-old […]

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Bedford primary school turns around Ofsted rating after glowing report

Westfield Primary is a good school – and that’s official. Ofsted inspectors gave the school in Chester Road the thumbs up after two visits in May. It was rated as good across the board – for quality of education, behaviour […]

New walking tour explores heritage of Bedford High Street

It stops at some of the street’s key locations to shed light on the history behind them Source link

Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning across Bedfordshire following 'extreme' heatwave

It comes following days of extreme heat in the county Source link

Luton boss amazed that no League One clubs took a chance on ‘class act’ Hylton

The 33-year-old forward left Kenilworth Road after six years service recently, which included two promotions and a maiden campaign in which he scored 27 times. However, despite notching four goals in 19 Championship appearances last term, he wasn’t snapped up […]

HGV driver shortage meant Bedford council hired drivers that may have otherwise missed the cut

But the council carries out a skills analysis to ensure drivers are safe before they head out onto the streets, it added. A report presented to the Environment and Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee last week (Thursday, July 14) […]

Flights suspended at Luton Airport due to runway 'defect' amid heatwave

Airport bosses have said sorry to passengers Source link

Bedford mum lied to council to get free school transport for her kids

A Bedford woman lied to the council so her children could get free school transport. And the council’s fraud investigation team has now cautioned her for supplying false information. It was discovered the family had applied for their child to […]

Green Space Dark Skies pictures: Hundreds of people light up Dunstable Downs at dusk with stunning displays

It was part of a series of large-scale outdoor artworks in picturesque UK places Source link

New signing Morris happy to make his ‘first connection’ with Hatters supporters during Northampton victory

New Town striker Carlton Morris enjoyed getting his first taste of life as a Hatters player in front of his new supporters during the 2-1 pre-season friendly win at Northampton Town on Saturday. The summer addition from Barnsley started the […]

Drivers wearing flip-flops behind the wheel warned of huge £5,000 fine during heatwave

A colossal £5,000 fine could be handed to drivers wearing flip-flops this week as sweltering temperatures continue Source link

Bin lorry driver shortage and heatwave causing Luton refuse collection delays

The council has asked for patience while it is ‘doing everything we can to attract recruits’ Source link

No Hatters deal for former Nottingham Forest defender

Baba Fernandes before Town’s pre-season friendly against Hitchin recently The 22-year-old moved to the City Ground from Vitória Setúbal in 2020, making two first team appearances for the Reds last term in the Carabao Cup, before being released once Steve […]

Luton boss still looking to bring in a defender during the transfer window

Hatters boss Nathan Jones Hatters boss Nathan Jones has confirmed he is still interested in bringing in a defender to the club this summer. The Town chief has made seven signings so far during the transfer window, but believes there […]

The best Bedfordshire waterparks and splashpads to cool you down this summer

If the heatwave gets a bit too much, why not go for a dip at one of these brilliant spots Source link

Works complete on Northern Gateway roads project

This project is part of Transporting Bedford a project to tackle congestion hotspots Source link

Don’t let your snake escape, RSPCA warns Bedford pet owners during heatwave

The RSPCA is advising snake owners in Bedford to be extra-vigilant as the charity braces itself for a rise in stray pet snakes due to the hot weather. The warning comes after a stray 3.5ft corn snake was found loose […]

Man seriously injured in Bedford street attack

Officers investigating the assault are appealing for information Source link

Works now complete on Bedford’s Clapham Road roundabout

After months of misery, the good news is the Northern Gateway has now been completed. Clapham Road between Paula Radcliffe Way and Manton Lane has been widened to create an extra lane for traffic and a left-turn filter lane up […]

Pubs in Bedfordshire: Popular Dunstable pub reopens after £220k makeover – and it's got an even better beer garden

The revamp has come just in time for the summer weather Source link

Bedford families encouraged to claim £90 food voucher for free school meals over summer holidays

The Council and Bedford Borough schools are encouraging more families to register and apply for free school meals Source link

Charles Bronson: UK’s 'most violent' inmate begs for freedom

His lawyer claims that his risk of violence has "significantly reduced" Source link

Jones has seen an ‘instant reaction’ since Hart’s appointment as academy director at Luton

Town’s academy director Paul Hart Hatters boss Nathan Jones believes the appointment of Paul Hart as the club’s new academy director in April has already led to an ‘instant reaction’ at the club. The 69-year-old had been first team coach […]

Flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women in Bedford falls to record low

Fewer pregnant women in Bedford received a flu vaccine last winter than ever before, figures suggest. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said it was concerned by the record low uptake nationally among pregnant women, and warned that getting […]

Swans ‘delighted’ to see young midfielder sign for Luton

Daniel Idiakhoa puts pen to paper on his Luton contract Newport Pagnell Town have declared they are ‘delighted’ to see young midfielder Daniel Idiakoah announced as one of the players to have signed professional terms with Luton Town this week. […]

Ex-Hatters striker Collins leaves Cardiff for Derby County

James Collins returned to the Hatters with Cardiff last season The 31-year-old spent four years at Kenilworth Road, scoring 72 goals in 183 games, winning two promotions as Town went from League Two to the Championship. Collins then went to […]

Bedford street ‘devastated’ by antisocial behaviour from people ‘dumped’ in temporary housing, says councillor

A quiet Bedford street has been ‘devastated’ by people ‘dumped’ in temporary housing by the council and ‘left to their own devices’, a ward councillor has claimed. The borough council says it has not been evicting people for antisocial behaviour […]

Blue Monk in Bedford High Street restored to its original 19th Century glory

Painstaking work is taking place to restore Bedford High Street’s historic 19th Century buildings Source link

Luton boy, 17, charged after attempted robbery at knife-point in Milton Keynes

He has been remanded in custody Source link

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust rated as 'requires improvement' after CQC inspection

The CQC said that while improvements had been made, "there is still work to do" Source link

Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries claims 'coup' brought down Boris Johnson

She has consistently stuck by the outgoing Prime Minister Source link

Bedford school donates uniforms to pupils in Africa

A pre-preparatory school in Bedford has spread joy to children thousands of miles away – after donating uniforms to two schools in Africa. Pilgrims School in Brickhill Drive has sent dozens of second-hand uniforms to Riverside Academy, in Kakamega, Kenya, […]

More needs to be done to keep doctors in Bedford – as GP describes long hours and high patient numbers

More needs to be done to encourage newly qualified doctors to choose a career as a Bedford GP, a meeting heard. On Monday, Dr Jane Kocen, from the King Street Surgery, took the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee through life […]

Jerome nets a brace as Hatters defeat Gillingham

Cameron Jerome scored both goals in Luton’s 2-1 win over Gillingham today Striker Cameron Jerome scored both goals as Luton Town beat League Two Gillingham in a behind closed doors friendly at the Brache this afternoon. Club captain Sonny Bradley […]

Member of 'Rolex Rippers' gang tried to snatch man's £10k watch before being caught at Luton Airport

She is the first member of the gang to be convicted Source link

Luton crime: Police issue images of nine Luton fans after violence at at Play-Offs against Huddersfield in May

Trouble flared at the end of the EFL Championship semi-final game in May Source link

Luton chief keeps his promise following Campbell’s Scotland debut against Armenia

Hatters midfielder Allan Campbell earned his full Scotland debut recently Luton boss Nathan Jones revealed how midfielder Allan Campbell’s debut for Scotland over the summer meant he was a man of his word when bringing the player to Kenilworth Road […]

More than 150 people in Bedford given help for problem debt

More than 150 people in Bedford asked for legal protection after struggling with problem debt, new figures show. In May 2021, the Government launched its Debt Respite Scheme which saw people unable to pay debts become eligible for a “breathing […]

Hatters announce latest batch of youngsters to join Town’s academy

Jayden Luker has signed for the Hatters’ academy Luton Town have announced the newest members of their academy who have pen to paper on development deals at Kenilworth Road. Striker Tobian Braney, 18, who was at Millwall’s academy previously, also […]

Bedford man now best friends with stranger who saved his life after he collapsed at stag do

Gavin Hoyte made his lifesaver Damian Wright guest of honour at a charity football match he organised for the British Heart Foundation Source link

Bedford council urges people to wear a mask as Covid cases rise

The council is urging people to think about wearing masks again as cases start to rise in the town. In a tweet put out at noon today (Tuesday), the council said: “As Covid-19 cases begin to rise please consider wearing […]

Man pretended to be pensioner's neighbour and charged him hundreds for 'gardening' work

"I really hope that this sentence will give Fury an opportunity to reflect on his actions and get the support needed to help him turn his life around" Source link

Huddersfield tipped to win the race for Luton target Rudoni

AFC Wimbledon midfielder Jack Rudoni is expected to go to Huddersfield Luton are expected to miss out on the signing of AFC Wimbledon midfielder Jack Rudoni, with Championship rivals Huddersfield Town tipped to win the race for his signature. The […]

Perfect in this heat – the bedrooms in this Bedford house have air conditioning

Now, this house is impeccable. Dating back to the early 1900s, the detached family home in Goldington Road has been finished to a high spec. It’s got an amazing large open plan kitchen/dining/family room which overlooks the garden. And each […]

Bedfordshire weather: County under 'danger to life' weather warning issued by the Met Office

Some exceptionally high temperatures are possible on Sunday (July 11) Source link

Luton crime: Officers urge public to 'contact police immediately' if they spot wanted man

Police think the man could be in Luton, and say he also has links to Hertford and Milton Keynes Source link

Police armed with speed guns target Bedford’s Park Avenue and Avon Drive

Police are out in force in Bedford today, targeting both Park Avenue and Avon Drive. In a tweet, officers said they were hitting those two streets in particular as they say “as speeding is the new priority for the ward”. […]

Hatters are reported to be showing an interest in Canadian striker Pepple

Luton are being linked with Canadian forward Luton are reportedly interested in a deal for young striker Aribim Pepple who plays for Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC. The 19-year-old, who was born in Kettering and played for Oadby Owls […]

Bedfordshire Police search for key witness after Ridgmont crash killed motorcyclist

Callum Wilkinson tragically died in the crash in June Source link

Hatters attacker loaned to Sutton United for the season

Hatters attacker Josh Neufville The 21-year-old academy graduate, made his Hatters debut back in September 2018 and has gone on to feature four times in total, his last outing the 3-1 win over Ipswich Town in August 2019, although he […]

Luton Airport: Two hundred people race down runway in the early hours of the morning for charity

It has been the first time the annual Runway Race has been able to take place since before the pandemic Source link

Things to do in Bedford: Bedford River Festival is coming back to town for the first time in three years

The festival had been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions Source link

Hundreds of Arriva bus workers could go on strike in Bedfordshire over pay

A strike could be avoided if Arriva are willing to make a pay offer that matches expectations Source link

New Hatters signing Morris is looking forward to creating some ‘chemistry’ with his fellow Luton attackers

New Luton signing Carlton Morris – pic: Gareth Owen New Town signing Carlton Morris is looking forward to the chemistry he can not only create, but recreate with the rest of the Hatters attackers this season. He spent 18 months […]

'Dangerous sexual predators' jailed for 52 years for false imprisonment and rape of woman in Bedford

The attack by Gemti Hyka, Ibrahim Bezati and Vullnet Haka happened in September of last year Source link

Things to do in Bedfordshire: Help name Woburn Safari Park's newest residents – two adorable black bear cubs

You can win yourself and three friends a VIP Safari Off Road Experience Source link

Pereira and Cornick score as Luton beat NK Bravo in Slovenia

Dion Pereira made it 1-1 out in Slovenia Hary Cornick scored the winner as Luton Town defeated NK Bravo 2-1 in their latest pre-season friendly in Kranjska Gora this afternoon as part of their week-long training camp. The Hatters named […]

How to claim a free cold drink at Costa Coffee this weekend

Costa Coffee are giving out free cold drinks – everything from iced coffees to ready to drink frappes – this weekend but you will have to be quick to make sure you qualify for a freebie. Source link

17 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award winners you can visit in Bedfordshire

The temperatures are rising and the summer holidays are looming – but with airports up and down the country experiencing disruption, you may not want to risk travelling abroad. Luckily, you don’t have to – because there are plenty of […]

UK heatwave: Met Office issues 'Level 3 heat warning' as intense heatwave set to hit Bedfordshire

The weather warning is set to begin from 9am on Monday morning ( July 11) and last until Friday morning (July 15) Source link

Man victim of 'concerning and unprovoked' attack in Luton shop

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm Source link

Commonwealth 2022: Everything you need to know about the Queen's Baton Relay in Luton today

The Queen’s Baton Relay will be briefly passing through Wardown Park today Source link

Onyedinma doesn’t feel Luton are under any extra pressure in the Championship after reaching play-offs last season

Town attacker Fred Onyedinma Town attacker Fred Onyedinma doesn’t believe there is any extra pressure on his side this season following their excellent efforts last term which saw them finish sixth in the Championship. The Hatters defied all expectations from […]

Police appeal to trace missing Evelyn, 15

Have you seen her? Source link

Only a quarter of type 1 diabetes patients in Bedfordshire getting important health checks

Only a quarter of people with type 1 diabetes in Bedfordshire received important annual health checks in 2021, new figures show. Across England, check-up rates have fallen dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, and Diabetes UK said missing health checks can […]

Man left with serious injuries after being hit by car in early hours of the morning in Bedford

Bedfordshire Police is hoping any witnesses will come forward Source link

Bedfordshire mum of three needs to raise £75k by next month for breast cancer treatment

She needs a specialised form of radiotherapy only offered in Europe Source link

Luton tipped to be in pursuit of young Arsenal midfielder

Arsenal’s Matt Smith in action for the Gunners against Ipswich recently Luton have been linked with yet another move in the transfer window, this time for young Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith. The 21-year-old came through the ranks at the Gunners […]

Bedfordshire crime: Bedford man arrested over 'fraudulent house sales' in Luton and Hampshire

Officers carried out a pre-planned warrant in Beford on July 1 Source link

Jones tips Mendes Gomes and Muskwe to be better players for Championship experience

Carlos Mendes Gomes and Admiral Muskwe challenge for the ball against Hitchin Hatters duo Carlos Mendes Gomes and Admiral Muskwe will both be better players for their experiences at Kenilworth Road last term according to boss Nathan Jones. Senegalse-born attacker […]

Hatters boss thrilled as Town win the race to bring in ‘statement signing’ Morris from Tykes

New Town signing Carlton Morris in action for Barnsley The 26-year-old striker became Town’s seventh addition of what has been a busy window at Kenilworth Road, with the squad looking well versed for another crack at the Championship play-offs this […]

Trespassers cause rail delays for Bedford commuters

Expect rail delays after trespassers were found on the railway 20 minutes ago (Wednesday). In a tweet from Thameslink, services are experiencing delays in the Harlington area, which of course will have a knock-on for Bedford commuters. The tweet said: […]

Work gets underway for £54 million senior living village in the heart of Flitwick

The Steppingley Road development is expected to be completed in 2024 Source link

Rumoured Luton target Hourihane is snapped by Derby County

Conor Hourihane has joined Derby County Derby County have completed the signing for former Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane on a free transfer this afternoon. The 31-year-old, who began his career with Sunderland, was rumouted to be interesting Luton chief […]

Protests mark start of Central Bedfordshire Council’s special educational needs and disabilities provision

A three-day reinspection of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in Central Bedfordshire began amid a protest by families annoyed by the slow pace of change. Parents with placards and a loudspeaker made their feelings known outside Central Bedfordshire […]

Bedford gas explosion: Fire crews confirm 'no main gas supplies' into Redwood Grove as investigation continues

Bedfordshire fire and rescue service has confirmed there are no main gas supplies to the premises Source link

Police say further fatalities possible as probe into explosion at Bedford’s Redwood Grove continues

Investigations are continuing into the fatal explosion in Bedford which is believed to have left at least one person dead. Work has continued at the scene in Redwood Grove today (Tuesday) as part of a process which police believe will […]

Enjoy a free pint at these Bedford pubs – if you share a surname with a lioness

Let’s face it, Brits are nearly three times more likely to have heard of a male England footballer than their female counterparts. But with the Women’s Euros starting tomorrow (Wednesday), Greene King is hoping to change all that by offering […]

Kick-off times change for Town’s derby clashes with fierce rivals Watford

Town have had four of their matches moved Luton Town have announced four alterations to their 2022-23 Championship fixture schedule, including both matches against local rivals Watford. Town’s trip to Vicarage Road, which was due to take place on Saturday, […]

Bedford gas explosion: Police say 'more fatalities possible' after flats blast

Emergency services are continuing to search the scene in Redwood Grove Source link

Luton crime: Four men arrested following 'terrifying incident' in Luton

Police officers seeks for information Source link

Luton linked with a move for Barnsley striker Morris

Carlton Morris in action for Barnsley last season The 26-year-old forward began his career at Norwich in 2013, but only made one senior appearance for the Canaries, with a number of loan spells at Oxford United, York City, Hamilton Academical, […]

Bedford gas explosion: Video shows aftermath of blast that ripped through flats

Police say people remain missing and one person has been confirmed to have died Source link

One confirmed dead and others unaccounted for after explosion at Redwood Grove in Bedford

At least one person has died and others remain unaccounted for after an explosion at Redwood Grove in Bedford today (July 4). A further three people have been taken to hospital, including one who was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s with serious […]

Huddersfield charged by the FA for play-off pitch invasion that Luton boss labelled an ‘absolute disgrace’

Huddersfield Town have been charged by the FA for the pitch invasion following their 1-0 play-off semi-final victory over Luton that Town manager Nathan Jones labelled as ‘a disgrace’. With the Terriers scoring late on through Jordan Rhodes to reach […]

Luton boss finally gets his man at the third time of asking as Freeman joins up

Luke Freeman after signing for the Hatters – pic: Gareth Owen The 30-year-old put pen to paper on a move to Kenilworth Road after being released by Sheffield United in the sneer., Jones had tried to sign him twice before, […]

Luton crime: ‘Group of four’ stabbed man near Luton Town stadium leaving him seriously injured

Bedfordshire Police have launched an appeal following a stabbing in Luton Source link

Police could more on unauthorised traveller camps in Bedfordshire more often – but only if the council has somewhere for them to go

Bedfordshire Police could move on unauthorised encampments more often, but only if the local authority has provided somewhere for them to go. The chief constable, Garry Forsyth told Thursday’s Delivery and Beating Crime Meeting (June 30) that local authorities are […]

Photos show plumes of black smoke as fire crews battle flames in 'major incident' in Redwood Grove Bedford

People have been asked to avoid the area for their own safety Source link

Irish midfielder Hourihane tipped to be interesting Hatters boss Jones after Aston Villa release

Conor Hourihane in action for the Republic of Ireland against Lithuania earlier this season The 31-year-old started his career at Sunderland before moving to Ipswich Town in 2010 and then Plymouth Argyle in 2011. He headed to Barnsley in June […]

Emily Atack teases first look for third season of the Emily Atack Show

Fans can’t wait Source link

Silverstone 2022: Exact times Red Arrows will soar over Bedfordshire today for F1 British Grand Prix

The squadron will be heading over parts of the county this afternoon Source link

Gorgeous George: Man to take on epic fundraising challenge in memory of Beds boy who died of brain tumour

John will row 10km, cycle 30km and run 10km all in one day Source link

Woman left 'shaken' after 'nasty and concerning attack' in Bedford

The woman was assaulted and had her phone stolen Source link

Love Island: Bedfordshire boy announced as Casa Amor heartthrob as six new boys try to turn heads

"My love life isn’t going the right way so one night I decided to apply for Love Island and now I’m here!" Source link

First team football is Horvath’s ‘number one priority’ after move to Kenilworth Road

New Hatters keeper Ethan Horvath – pic: Gareth Owen Playing first team football is new Luton stopper Ethan Horvath’s ‘number one priority’ after making the move to Kenilworth Road on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest this morning. The 27-year-old, […]

Hatters tipped to sign USA international goalkeeper on loan from Reds

Nottingham Forest keeper Ethan Horvath has been linked with a move to Luton Luton have been linked with a loan move for Nottingham Forest’s USA international keeper Ethan Horvath. The 27-year-old, who was born in Colorado, played for Midwestern State […]

Woodrow on target as Luton defeat Canaries in opening friendly

Cameron Jerome made it 2-0 to Luton this evening Summer signing Cauley Woodrow scored on his first return for the Hatters as Luton eased to a 3-0 victory at Hitchin Town this evening. Manager Nathan Jones picked two XIs for […]

Council installs security fencing to stop church vandals in Bedford village

Following vandalism at All Saints Church, Central Bedfordshire Council has been forced to install fencing and warning signs. The historic 11th century church and monument in Ridgmont has become completely unsafe and is actually protected by law. The area is […]

Former Nottingham Forest defender on trial with Luton

Baba Fernandes in action for Nottingham Forest last season The 22-year-old was born in Guinea Bissau and started his career with Vitória Setúbal, making his debut against Taça da Liga. He moved to the City Ground and became a regular […]

Bedford business creates FIRST carbon neutral graduation gown for UK’s universities

Bedford-based Evess – which designs and supplies sustainable and technology-enhanced graduation gowns – has expanded into new premises as it prepares to supply a staggering 40,000 students this summer. Each gown created by the company uses approximately 30 plastic bottles […]

The names and faces of criminals jailed in Bedfordshire in June 2022

Five criminals have been jailed this month in Bedfordshire Source link

Robber carried out 'despicable' stabbing in Bedford town centre before threatening others

He is now behind bars Source link

Silverstone 2022: Red Arrows to soar over Bedfordshire for F1 British Grand Prix

The famous jets will be heading over parts of the county on Sunday (July 3) Source link

Luton Town in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Derby County midfielder

It continues to be a busy transfer window for Nathan Jones’ side and the other clubs across the EFL. It’s the first day of July 2022 and the summer transfer window is now fully open for clubs across the majority […]

Hylton: I felt like a superhero when wearing protective mask during first season at Luton

Danny Hylton wears his protective mask during a game against Wycombe Wanderers Departing Luton striker Danny Hylton revealed he felt ‘like a superhero’ when wearing a protective mask during the early stages of his Luton career. Having been clattered by […]

Soaring number of patients facing long waits for autism diagnosis in Bedfordshire

More than twice as many patients were waiting longer than 13 weeks for their suspected autism to be diagnosed in Bedfordshire in spring than before the pandemic, new figures show. Autism is a lifelong condition which impacts how people communicate […]

Cambridge knee slide saw Hylton earn an ear-bashing from his angry wife despite scoring a hat-trick in 7-0 win

Danny Hylton on the ball against Cambridge United back in November 2017 Town striker Danny Hylton revealed that he now iconic knee sliding celebration during the 7-0 win over Cambridge United back in November 2017 earned him a severe ear-bashing […]

Road casualties in Bedford lower than before pandemic

Fewer people were killed or injured on Bedford’s roads in 2021 than in the year before the pandemic, new figures show. Road casualties dropped across Great Britain as drivers stayed at home during lockdowns, but charities have warned the Government […]

Bedfordshire crime: Greedy fraudster stole more than £200k leaving victims 'ashamed and isolated'

One victim was forced to sell her home Source link

Bedfordshire traffic: Vital road near Flitwick train station to be completely closed all weekend long

Steppingley Road needs resurfacing as part of wider transport works Source link

Fire crews rush to aid of trapped Muntjac deer in Radwell

The frightened animal was trapped in fence railings. Source link

Covid cases spike in SEVEN areas of Bedford in seven days

And it’s not looking good as every single part of the borough – apart from one – has recorded a jump with SEVEN experiencing a significant leap in new cases. Bedford In just seven days. cases have risen sharply in […]

Ex-Hatter Moncur leaves Hull City for Leyton Orient

George Moncur during his time with Luton The 28-year-old had moved to Kenilworth Road from Barnsley in January 2019 as he made 59 appearances and scored 11 goals, including memorable strikes against Portsmouth, Fleetwood and Wigan Athletic, before heading to […]

Tim Hortons opens its doors in Dunstable for first time

The brand new drive-thru is open to customers for delicious doughnuts and other food and drink Source link

Hatters boss declares star striker Adebayo will be staying at Luton

The forward scored an impressive 17 goals last season for the Hatters as they reached the Championship play-offs, becoming one of the most feared frontmen in the division, finishing eighth in the goalscoring charts for the second tier. A hamstring […]

Bedford service providing personal care for people with learning disabilities blasts damning report

A service which supports more than 25 people living with a learning disability and autism has made a formal complaint to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after inspectors gave it the thumbs down. Creative Support – Bedford Services supports people […]

Luton Airport cheap flights with Wizz Air deals starting from £22

Here are the best deals offered by Wizz Air from Luton airport Source link

There are NINE roads for Bedford drivers to avoid this week

Drivers in and around Bedford will have NINE National Highways road closures to watch out for this week. And one of them is expected to cause delays of between 10 minutes and half an hour. The latest expected works list, […]

Bedfordshire crime: Bedford man charged after Bedford School staff 'spat' at

He appeared in court last week Source link

Nearly 500 parking fines handed out near schools in Bedford in just eight months

More than 480 parking fines have been handed out in just eight months outside schools across the Bedford area. Bedford Council introduced Bedford Borough Council Parking Patrol in November 2021 in an effort to disuade people from parking illegally near […]

Agricultural innovation as MPs launch one of Europe’s largest urban farms in the heart of Bedford

Technology and agricultural innovation is on the menu at a new urban farm that was officially opened in Bedford yesterday (Tuesday) by the minister for agri-innovation and climate adaption. Jo Churchill MP – a former pupil at Dame Alice Harpur […]

Leisure park near Bedford applies to expand camp site from 12 to 56 caravan pitches

A leisure park just outside Bedford has submitted a planning application to extend its existing camp site from 12 to 56 caravan pitches – plus utility block and arrivals lodge. Box End Park predominantly operates as a watersports and activity […]

Killer drivers face life in jail under new law from this week

Drivers who kill will face up to life in prison under new rules coming into force this week. The previous sentencing guidelines allowed for a maximum penalty of 14 years. The changes come as a result of reforms to the […]

Boy, 11, left seriously injured after Stotfold ‘e-scooter’ collision

An 11-year-boy is suffering from serious injuries following an collision in Fairfield yesterday evening (Sunday, June 26). It’s believed that he was riding an e-scooter in the area of Dickens Boulevard, Fairfield – near Stotfold – at around 7.15pm yesterday. […]

Ex-Town defender back in the Football League again after leaving Magpies while Grant exits Posh for Jam Tarts

Ex-Hatter Alex Lacey in action for Luton The 29-year-old had spent three years at Meadow Lane when he joined from Gillingham in 2019, playing 63 times and scoring six goals. Lacey had come through the ranks at Kenilworth Road, making […]

Whipsnade Zoo hand-rears ‘critically endangered’ chicks

Two chicks considered ‘critically endangered’ have been hand-reared from eggs at a Bedfordshire zoo. The blue crowned laughing thrush chicks have been saved after being hand-fed 12 times a day by their dedicated keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The birds, […]

Bedfordshire’s newest Hobbycraft in Biggleswade declared a sign of success as wave of new openings begin

Biggleswade’s new Hobbycraft is about to enter its second month open in Bedfordshire, and it may be a bigger symbol of success for the brand that it may seem. The new arts and crafts store opened earlier this month in […]

FiverFest is back with 75 Bedford businesses taking part

The FiverFest shop local campaign is back, and this year there are over 75 businesses taking part and offering something for just £5. The event, organised by Helen Patterson of the Town Centre Champions, starts next Saturday (2 July) and […]

The new rule which could see killer drivers jailed for life

A change in sentencing rules coming in this week could mean that killer drivers will be sentenced to life in prison. It gives judges the power to hand full life sentences to dangerous drivers who kill and careless drivers who […]

Cornick ready to ‘right some wrongs’ as Hatters kick off at home to Birmingham

Town attacker Harry Cornick Hatters attacker Harry Cornick believes that Town’s opening game of the 2022-23 season at home to Birmingham is a great chance to ‘right some wrongs’ from the previous term. Although Luton had a superb campaign in […]

Beds man captured by Russia while fighting in Ukraine sentenced to death

A man from Bedfordshire who had joined Ukrainians in defending their homeland from Russian armed forces has been sentenced to death after being captured. Following his capture Shaun Pinner, 48, originally from Bedfordshire was then handed out the sentence in […]

Ex-Hatters loanee Dewsbury-Hall signs long-term deal with Premier League Leicester City

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on the ball for the Hatters during his loan spell at Kenilworth Road Former Luton loanee Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been rewarded for his breakthrough campaign at the King Power Stadium by signing a new long-term deal until 2027. […]

Two people taken to hospital after A507 ‘multi-vehicle crash’ near Clifton

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash involving multiple vehicles on the A507 in Clifton. Police said one vehicle left the road in the incident near the village. Emergency services rushed to the scene on the A507 at […]

Eating out in Bedford? Here’s the latest food hygiene scores on the doors

Whether you’re eating out – or getting a takeaway – no-one wants to end up being a toilet hugger. So with a little help from the Food Standards Agency here’s the latest hygiene ratings to make sure you keep it […]

HATTERS CHATTER: Luton fans discuss Peter Kioso’s exit to Rotherham

Ex-Hatter Peter Kioso left Kenilworth Road this week The full back was a popular member of Town’s squad, despite making just 22 appearances after joining from Hartlepool in January 2020, with loan spells at Bolton, Northampton and MK Dons in […]

Help us name the best pub in Luton in BedfordshireLive’s new poll

At BedfordshireLive, we love an afternoon out in the sun at a pub garden or getting comfortable by the bar with one of your favourite drinks. That’s why we’re on the hunt for the best pub, bar, or drinkery in […]

Bedford students organise community fundraiser to tackle period poverty

Emma and Naima are holding the fundraiser this weekend. Teenager schoolgirls from Bedford are holding a fundraiser to support those living in period poverty in Bangladesh. Naima Khanom and Emma Chamberlain from Wixams Academy have organised this fundraiser as part […]

Wixams: £13m plans for new railway station 20 years in the making brought to public

Plans to build a new railway station in Wixams are set to be put for public consultation. The outline planning permission for Wixams new town, that was granted back in 2003, included a ‘Station Quarter’. A planning application for the […]

Bedfordshire crime: Two men assaulted a woman and snatched her dog attack near Kempston woods

Two men assaulted a woman walking her dogs in Kempston before attempting to steal the dogs themselves. The attack happened in a wooded area behind Hillgrounds Fields, near an opening by the riverside, opposite Queen’s Park. A man emerged from […]

Ex-Potter Doughty vows to show Town fans his desire to attack after Stoke switch

Alfie Doughty became Luton’s first signing of the summer on Monday – pic: David Horn / PRiME Media Images New signing Alfie Doughty is determined to show off his attacking mentality to the Hatters fans during his time at Kenilworth […]

Hatters agree to sell defender to Championship rivals Rotherham

Town defender Peter Kioso has left Luton to join Rotherham The 22-year-old former Dunstable Town defender joined in January 2020 under previous boss Graeme Jones, when he was signed from National League outfit Hartlepool following an impressive 18 months at […]

Residents urged to comment on plans to stop traffic offences in Bedfordshire

Sun Street, Biggleswade. Image: Google Maps The first pilot scheme being put forward for consideration covers nine locations across the area, including ones in Barton le Clay, Biggleswade, Brogborough, Cranfield, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Silsoe. Central Bedfordshire Council has launched […]

Sky Sports pundit doesn’t expect Luton to finish in the top six declaring Town ‘had their chance’ last term

Hatters reached the Championship play-offs last season Sky Sports pundit Lee Hendrie doesn’t expect Luton to be competing for a top six place in the Championship this season, with the former Aston Villa midfielder stating Town ‘had their chance’ last […]

‘I was trafficked to Luton as a child and exploited by my own relatives’ – Hedi Mehrez

It’s hard for many of us to imagine the trauma of being trafficked and exploited, let alone by your own family members. However one man experienced just this after he was brought to Luton and kept in a house and […]

Things to do in Bedfordshire: Rowing boats re-launch at Bedford’s Longholme Lake with new fleet

If you’re looking for fun and exciting things that the whole family can enjoy this summer, then look no further than Bedford’s Longholme Lake. That’s because its fabulous rowing boats are relaunching very soon. The Longholme cafe on the Embankment […]

Pushing the boat out to celebrate the The Longholme cafe’s fifth birthday

The team at the Longholme cafe have really pushed the boat out for their fifth birthday celebrations, with a brand new fleet of dragon-style rowing boats which will officially launch on Saturday (25 June). The new fleet has been lovingly […]

Rail strike traffic disruption: Map of road disruption hotspots

Major motorways as well as rural and suburban routes are expected to bear the brunt of added traffic, according to the AA as commuters seek alternative ways to get to work and festival goers and sports fans make their way […]

Brits have only 100 days left to use these paper banknotes

Brits have until 30 September to spend or deposit their £20 and £50 paper banknotes, the Bank of England has warned. (Credit: Adobe) Brits will only have 100 more days to get rid of their remaining £20 and £50 paper […]

Hatters boss looking to sign another goalkeeper despite adding Macey from Scottish Premier League side

Luton boss Nathan Jones has stated he is still looking to bring in another goalkeeper despite signing Matt Macey from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian for an undisclosed fee this afternoon. The 27-year-old has returned to Kenilworth Road for his […]

Bedford’s Covid cases surge in Brickhill in a week

Cases have started creeping up again in 11 parts of the borough – with two wards seeing a significant jump. In just seven days. cases have risen in Brickhill from nine to 20 and in Wyboston, Great Barford & Cople […]

Hatters sign former Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey from Hibernian

Luton have signed Hibernian goalkeeper Matt Macey Luton have confirmed their third signing of the summer this evening with goalkeeper Matt Macey joining from Scottish Premiership club Hibernian for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old is returning for his second stint […]

Inspectors praise “dynamic” Bedford nursery in glowing report

Inspectors have described a Bedford nursery as dynamic and rated it outstanding in ALL AREAS. The report said: “Children thrive in this dynamic nursery. They are exceptionally confident, recognising that they are truly valued and their views are always considered. […]

Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022: The 10 indie Bedfordshire businesses announced as winners

Our independent businesses make us incredibly proud here in Hertfordshire. We’re blessed to have hundreds of them across Bedford, Biggleswade, Luton and more of our great towns. Some of these have just been recognised and announced as winners in the […]

Ex-Luton defender Naismith grateful to Hatters boss for clearing up ‘false information’ over his Robins switch

Kal Naismith left Luton for Bristol City last month Former Town defender Kal Naismith has thanked Luton chief Nathan Jones for clearing up any ‘false information’ surrounding the manner of his exit to Bristol City recently. The 30-year-old, who finished […]

Police concern for missing man last seen in Kempston

Bedfordshire Police are keen to learn the current whereabouts of a missing man. Timothy Files was last seen in the Kempston area of the county on Tuesday and officers are concerned for his wellbeing. Officers messaged today: “Bedfordshire Police are […]

Luton Airport retail and restaurant jobs from waiters to assistant managers

With numerous outlets to shop in, eat at or simply lounge about in, London Luton Airport provides great opportunities for those seeking employment. Many high-profile brands are stationed at the airport, attracting customers waiting to board their flight. A complete […]

Sweet: Poignant return of ex-Hatter Woodrow shows just far Luton have come since attacker’s exit in 2011

Cauley Woodrow during his first time with the Hatters Luton chief executive Gary Sweet believes the ‘poignant’ capture of ex-Hatter Cauley Woodrow from Barnsley is a clear indication of just how far the club have come in the decade since […]

Man arrested for assault and harassment in Bedford’s De Parys Avenue

A man in his 40s from Bedford has been arrested on suspicion of offences including assault and harassment in the De Parys Avenue area of the town earlier this month. He remains in police custody for questioning. Detective Sergeant Karl […]

Birmingham man charged after spate of burglaries in Luton

A man has been charged after a number of burglaries took place in Bedfordshire. Dwellings were targeted in burglaries in Luton on May 1 and May 4 earlier this year. On Friday (June 17) a Birmingham man appeared in court […]

Bedford Girls’ School pupil scoops national writing prize

A Year 3 pupil at Bedford Girls’ School has been unveiled as a winner in a creative writing competition. Jemima Webb’s Dear Earth poem took the top spot in the KS2 category in the Girls School Association (GSA) Creative Writing […]

Luton boss admits he’ll miss his ‘best-ever’ Hatters signing Danny Hylton ‘every single day’ after popular striker joins Northampton

Striker Danny Hylton has left Kenilworth Road Luton boss Nathan Jones admits that he will miss his ‘best-ever signing’ for the Hatters, striker Danny Hylton, on a daily basis after the forward ended his six year stint at Kenilworth Road […]

National Picnic Week: Hack to get a free iced drink at Costa next week

Costa fans can bag themselves a free iced drink next week at coffee cafés across Bedfordshire. Costa, which is based in Dunstable, is celebrating National Picnic Week with a special offer for Costa Club members. All shoppers have to do […]

First stage of £1.5m Bedford Embankment works completed to enhance ‘spectacular’ area of the town

The first stages of a £1.5m project to improve the Bedford Embankment have been completed. Walkway surfaces between Newnham Avenue and Bushmead Road have been resurfaced. 15 new benches have also been installed along the popular civic area. The benches […]

Bedfordshire traffic and travel: Train strikes go ahead and travel chaos begins across Bedfordshire

As Brits across the country gear up for another warm week in Bedfordshire, from today (Tuesday, June 21) several rail and London Underground services will be disrupted. This comes as more than 40,000 staff at Network Rail and 13 train […]

Hatters boss reveals he had been fully aware of Naismith’s decision to join Bristol City

Former Town defender Kal Naismith The 30-year-old headed to Ashton Gate last month, the news announced via the Robins social media, despite there being nothing on Town’s official website about the fact the club’s Player of the Season and Players’ […]

Doughty ‘excited’ to make permanent switch from Stoke to Kenilworth Road

Alfie Doughty in action for Cardiff City during his loan move last season Town’s first signing of the summer, midfielder Alfie Doughty, declared he was ‘excited’ about making his switch from Stoke City to Kenilworth Road this afternoon. The 22-year-old […]

The interior of this Bedford townhouse could easily be from the pages of Vogue Living

The interior of this house is something to behold. With most rooms boasting feature wallpaper as well as some amazing furniture (yeah, I know you can’t buy those), each room looks like something out of the pages of Vogue’s Living […]

Luton man extradited back to the UK from France to face rape and kidnap charges

A Luton man charged with kidnap and rape has been extradited back to the UK from France to appear in court. 39-year-old Daoud Khan was issued charges following an incident in Milton Keynes and Luton on across March 8 and […]

Viewers divided by ‘selfish’ sperm donor on finale of Stacey Dooley’s DNA Family Secrets

Stacey Dooley’s latest documentary series concluded on Wednesday (June 15) and the final episode focused on a 53-year-old sperm donor who wanted to know if he had any children looking for their father. The Luton-born journalist is always bringing fascinating […]

Hospital waiting lists: The busiest departments at Bedfordshire Hospitals Trust

NHS hospitals in England are under severe pressure, with waiting lists reaching new records, according to the latest figures. The number of people waiting for routine hospital treatment has grown to 6.4 million, the highest since records began in April […]

Adorable photos show Whipsnade Zoo animals enjoying giant ice lollies during heatwave

Last week, it got hot, some might even say too hot. But the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable managed to stay cool and enjoy the sun thanks to some gigantic ice poles which the keepers made for them. Though […]

Luton forward linked with AFC Wimbledon return

Town forward Danny Hylton Luton forward Danny Hylton has been linked with a return to former side AFC Wimbledon. The 33-year-old remains out of contract at Kenilworth Road, after his deal ran out at the end of the season, although […]

Muddy Stiletto awards: The 4 cafes that have been named the best in Bedfordshire

Four Bedfordshire cafes are in the running to win a prestigious award, a Muddy Stiletto. The Muddy Stiletto awards, also known as ‘muddies’ recognise the best small businesses across the UK. There are lots of different categories including hotels, beauty […]

8 things I learnt after moving to Bedfordshire from Poland

In my English classes at school in Poland I was told that everyone loves the Queen and that people eat beans for breakfast and fish and chips for lunch. However, I have to say as soon as I landed at […]

Man in 20s dies in Ridgmont crash between car and motorbike near Woburn Safari Park

A man has died in a crash between a car and motorbike in Bedfordshire, near Woburn Safari Park. The incident happened at 8.30am yesterday (June 17) in Cobblers Lane, Ridgmont. The two vehicles involved in the crash were a black […]

Gangster’s girlfriend took ‘enormous risk’ couriering six guns to Luton

A gangster’s girlfriend has been jailed after driving six deadly guns to Luton from Manchester at the height of the first coronavirus lockdown. Holly Caldwell, a former nightclub hostess, has been jailed for seven years after she drove the weapons, […]

Bedfordshire crime: Luton drug dealers who sold ‘blocks of cocaine’ worth thousands jailed for 32 years combined

Three members of a drug dealing network in Luton who sold ‘blocks of cocaine’ worth tens of thousands of pounds have been jailed. Waseem Choudhry, Faizan Yaqoob and Fizan Khan, all from Luton, Bedfordshire, have been jailed for a total […]

Two Bedfordshire bookshops up for a prestigious Muddy Stiletto award

Two Bedfordshire bookshops have made it to the final of the Muddy Stiletto Awards. These awards were created to celebrate all of the best small, independent businesses the world has to offer. The awards are divided up into counties, with […]

The long lost Bedfordshire railway stations that have closed

Most of us use rail travel quite often – whether it’s a trip into London or a local commute. But once upon a time there were more options for rail travel in our county. Luton and Bedford are well catered […]

UPDATE: Bedford records one Covid death today and over 20 cases

As of today (June 17), Bedford recorded 24 cases, with a total of 65,153 people now diagnosed with the virus, according to the latest figures from Public Health EnglandCentral Bedfordshire recorded 84 cases, with a new total of 99,695, while […]

Hybrid Air Vehicles renew commitment to Bedford after moving rumours

Air Nostrum has ordered ten Airlander 10s. Image: Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd Bedford-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) have said they will remain in Bedford after rumours circulated they were moving their operation to South Yorkshire. The concerns came as HAV […]

Costa Coffee to offer free iced drinks to all customers amid as heatwave hit the UK

Costa Coffee has announced it is offering free iced drinks to customers just in time for the summer. The company, which has its headquarters in Dunstable, is giving coffee lovers the chance to claim one of 12 drinks included in […]

One in six Bedford adults still unvaccinated against Covid-19

Around one in six adults in Bedford have still not received a coronavirus vaccine, figures suggest – one year after they were all offered the chance to get their first jab. All over-18s in England have been eligible to book […]

Luton’s Championship rivals Blackpool name former Lincoln and Oxford boss as their new manager

New Blackpool boss Michael Appleton Blackpool have announced that former manager Michael Appleton has returned as head coach on a long-term contract until June 2026. The 46-year-old started his playing career at Manchester United, before making his name at Preston […]

Cannabis factories dismantled and eight arrested in Bedfordshire Police raids

Eight men have been arrested and three cannabis factories dismantled after raids including in Bedfordshire. Police searched six properties in Bedford and two in Rugby, Warkwickshire, and Rushden, Northamptonshire, yesterday (June 16). The raids were pre-planned, intelligence-led warrants as part […]

Bedfordshire jobs: Lidl start to offer jobs at huge new Luton warehouse

Lidl will be opening our brand new Regional Distribution Centre in Luton which will see the creation of thousands of new jobs right here in Bedfordshire. The warehouse will be more than double the size of any existing Lidl warehouses […]

8 men arrested after police swoop on cannabis factories in Bedford

Eight men have been arrested and three cannabis factories shut down in raids across Bedfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire today (Thursday, June 16). Officers swooped on six addresses in Bedford – as well as two in Rugby and Rushden – as […]

Bedford man charged after spate of thefts and burglaries in town

A man from Bedford has been charged after a spate of thefts and burglaries in the town. Jermain Bennett, 32, of Goldcrest Way, Bedford, was charged with offences including theft from a motor vehicle and burglary, in relation to incidents […]

Luton Airport: The tool that shows if you’re entitled to compensation if your flight’s cancelled

Holidaymakers are still being hit with cancelled and delayed flights across the UK as the travel chaos rumbles on. Luton Airport had a power outage last week, which impacted some flights and caused them to be diverted to some airports. […]

Bedfordshire crime: Pensioner targeted in ‘disgusting’ distraction burglary in Luton as police launch CCTV appeal

A pensioner has been targeted in a “disgusting” distraction burglary in Luton. Bedfordshire Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a woman, aged in her 80s, was a victim of a distraction burglary, after a man offering to jet wash […]

Bedfordshire weather: Temperatures to reach mid-30s across Bedfordshire as Met Office raises ‘heat alert’ level to amber

Temperatures across Bedfordshire are expected to reach the mid-30s as the Met Office has raised a ‘heat alert’ level to amber. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has raised its ‘heat alert’ level in the county to ‘level 3’, with […]

Scotland boss impressed by Luton midfielder’s ‘attitude’ and ‘desire’ on international duty

Hatters midfielder Allan Campbell Scotland boss Steve Clarke admitted that he was left impressed by the ‘attitude’ and ‘desire’ displayed by Luton midfielder Allan Campbell during his time away with the senior squad recently. The 23-year-old had been called up […]

Anglian Water announces £65m support package for Bedford customers facing cost-of-living crisis

Anglian Water has announced a £65 million package of tailored affordability support for customers as the cost-of-living crisis bites. Discounted tariffs mean eligible customers can get up to 50% off their bill, plus the company is offering affordable payment plans […]

All 29 council jobs in Luton right now – including social workers and school crossing patrols

Luton Borough Council currently has 29 council jobs currently advertised online, with opportunities available for a variety of workers. Roles in children’s social care, public health consultation and team managers are all included in the vacancies welcoming applicants. They are […]

Midfielder raring to go for Luton after international duty with Wales U21s is over

Luton midfielder Elliot Thorpe – pic: Gareth Owen Luton midfielder Elliot Thorpe is ready to make an impact at Kenilworth Road this season after Wales U21s finished their UEFA U21 European Championship qualification with a 2-0 victory over Gibraltar at […]

Town midfielder Campbell makes Scotland debut in Armenia victory

Town midfielder Allan Campbell Town midfielder Allan Campbell made his senior debut for Scotland as they enjoyed a convincing 4-1 Nations League victory in Armenia last night. The 23-year-old had started on the bench once more for Steve Clarke’s side, […]

Bedfordshire weather: Met Office issues ‘heat alert’ as temperatures could hit 34C this week

Bedfordshire has been places under a Level 2 Heat Alert by the Met Office after forecasters predicted that temperatures could rise to 34C this week in parts of the country. Heat alerts are put into place when overnight temperatures exceed […]

Milton Keynes park worker scoops top life saving honour after helping Bedford woman rescue husband from brink of death

A Bedford woman could not have shown her love for her husband more dramatically than she did on Valentines Day this year when she played a major role in bringing him back from the brink of death. Christine Nixon and […]

Shopping in Luton: Scott Road Aldi in Luton to reopen after huge refurbishment

An Aldi supermarket is set to reopen after a huge refurbishment tomorrow (Thursday, June 16). The Aldi on Scott Road was shut from Saturday (June 11) and has remained closed for much of this week. However, shoppers may feel that […]

Town to come up against Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as Belgian star is named Burnley manager

New Burnley manager Vincent Kompany Luton’s fellow Championship side Burnley have named Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany as their new first team manager. The 36-year-old had spent 11 years at the Etihad after joining in 2008, captaining the Blues to […]

Road closures: EIGHT for Bedford drivers to avoid this week

Drivers in and around Bedford will have EIGHT National Highways road closures to watch out for this week. And one of them is expected to cause delays of between 10 minutes and half an hour. The latest expected works list, […]

NHS visiting rules: Bedfordshire hospital patients allowed more visitors for longer as Covid restrictions relaxed

Patients in hospitals on adult wards across Bedfordshire will now be allowed more visitors for longer periods of time as the NHS trust in charge of Bedfordshire’s hospitals relax Covid restrictions. Two visitors will be allowed to visit patients for […]

Costa giving extra £5 to anyone who buys a gift card before Father’s Day

Costa Coffee is offering those who buy a £20 – £39 gift card online between Monday June 13 and Sunday June 19 an extra £5 for free to spend in Costa Coffee stores nationwide. Those looking to treat someone can […]

Luton Airport: Wizz Air could make big change to its fleet as it announces it’s looking into ‘hydrogen-powered’ planes

Luton-based airliner Wizz Air are looking into “hydrogen-powered” planes to join their fleet of aircraft. Wizz Air have announced that they’ve signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to investigate whether using hydrogen-powered planes is a realistic future […]

Year 6 Bedford students given free bus travel vouchers

Stagecoach East has launched a new ‘Try a Bus’ initiative to encourage Year 6 students in the Cygnet area of Bedford to use the bus as part of their journey to school. Students get to present the voucher to the […]

Gritters in Bedford? Don’t worry, it’s not going to snow this week

As temperatures are expected to soar in the town, you’d be forgiven for doing a double-take at this picture. But don’t worry, we’re not expecting a sudden dumping of the white stuff – it’s just the council’s gritting teams training […]

Campbell an unused sub as Scotland suffer heavy Nations League loss to Ireland

Troy Parrott makes it 2-0 to Ireland against Scotland on Saturday Luton midfielder Allan Campbell remained on the bench once more as Scotland suffered a heavy 3-0 Nations League defeat against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. After […]

Luton councillor Hannah Adrees sentenced for benefit fraud

A councillor has been prosecuted by Luton Council and sentenced to eight months custody, suspended for 18 months plus 200 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to one count of fraud. The sentence was handed to Hannah Adrees of Conway […]

Leighton Buzzard man’s smoked cannabis before crashing his car and killing two passengers – including his own brother

A Leighton Buzzard man has been jailed after his dangerous driving was blamed for the death of two individuals, including his own brother. 20-year-old Jordan White, of Wallis Drive, Leighton Buzzard, was driving a black Vauxhall Corsa along Toddington Road […]

Man who died in Luton street named for first time as another arrested on suspicion of murder

A man who died in a Luton street has been named for the first time as Bedfordshire Police arrested another on suspicion of murder. Officers were called on Saturday, June 11 to Axe Close to reports of a disturbance. When […]

Luton Town consider move for Brighton defender, Reading keen on Middlesbrough keeper

The Hatters are one of a number of clubs said to be interested in the defender. The summer transfer window is officially open for business and Luton Town manager Nathan Jones will be keen to strengthen his squad and build […]

People warned to avoid Luton street as police respond to ‘incident’

Bedfordshire Police has warned people to avoid a Luton street today following an ‘incident’. (Saturday, June 11). Officers rushed to the incident in Axe Close this morning before warning the public to avoid the area. The force posted on its […]

Ex-Luton defender Carter-Vickers completes permanent switch from Spurs to Celtic

Cameron Carter-Vickers during his time with Luton Former Luton loan star Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Scottish Premier League champions Celtic on a permanent basis. The 24-year-old signed for Town back in January 2020, arriving on loan deal from Premier League […]

Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi, Co-op, Iceland and Waitrose urgently recalling pasta, croissants and more

A number of major supermarkets have recalled popular food products due to safety concerns. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a series of alerts for a number of goods. These include pasta dishes, croissants and more. If you have […]

IN PICTURES: The Championship’s latest signings in the transfer window

The summer transfer window opened for Championship clubs this morning, with sides now having until September 1 in which to add to their squads for the 2022-23 campaign. To find out the latest business in the second tier, then check […]

Man arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

A 40-year-old man was arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport on Wednesday (June 7) on suspicion of a number of terrorism offences. Police have said that the offences are Islamist-related. The man flew from Kosovo to Luton, and was arrested […]

Bedfordshire man captured by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine sentenced to death by firing squad

A man from Bedfordshire has been captured, along with two others including another British National, and have been sentenced to death. As reported by WalesOnline, Shaun Pinner, 48, who has links to Bedfordshire and Watford, along with Aiden Aslin, 28, […]

Petrol prices in Bedfordshire: The latest fuel prices across Bedfordshire as prices continue to soar

This week, for the first time the cost of filling an average family car with petrol has hit £100 according to the RAC. As prices at the pump continues to soar, drivers across Bedfordshire are desperately trying to find the […]

Luton crime: Police make ‘significant progress’ as arrests made whilst teen fights for his life in hospital

Police have made a number of arrests following an incident in Luton which has left a teenager fighting for their life. At around 1.20am on Thursday morning (June 2), police were called to New Bedford Road in Luton. They found […]

BBC Radio 1 show will be broadcasting live from the University of Bedfordshire in Luton all next week

BBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting live from the University of Bedfordshire’s Luton campus all next week. Famous alumni Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom will be presenting along with co-host Charlie Hedges on their daily mid morning Radio 1 show […]

Luton midfielder an unused sub as Scotland defeat Armenia in Nations League

Scotland celebrate the opening goal of their 2-0 win over Armenia Luton midfielder Allan Campbell was an unused substitute as Scotland bounced back from their World Cup play-off semi-final defeat against Ukraine by beating Armenia 2-0 at Hampden Park in […]

Bedford’s Covid cases almost double in Wootton & Stewartby in just a week

They are low in every part of the borough, with some areas even recording fewer than three cases – on these occasions, the Government doesn’t share the data, to protect individuals’ identities. However, in just seven days. cases have risen […]

Cocktails and brunch on the menu as Foresters Arms reopens in time for summer

The Foresters Arms on Union Street will remain closed for the time being After being closed for six months, the Foresters Arms pub will reopen in mid June with a new landlady behind the bar. Keshell Pamphille began her career […]

Humberside Police worst for answering 999 calls within 10 second target

Humberside Police is the worst force in the country for answering 999 calls within a 10-second target, Home Office figures have revealed. Only 2% of emergency calls were responded to within the limit. The government had set a target of […]

Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours: Grimsby football trust chair recognised

A woman who spearheaded a campaign to help struggling families get to a play-off final has been recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours. Kristine Green, chair of Grimsby Town supporters’ trust, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) […]

Jubilee sign blunder in Louth sees motorists fined

A council has said it will cancel parking tickets on a Lincolnshire road after signs incorrectly stated the wrong day of a Platinum Jubilee event. The signs on Mercer Row, Louth, said parking was suspended for “a Queen’s Jubilee event” […]

Officer stabbed by double murderer nominated for bravery award

A Lincolnshire police officer stabbed by a fugitive double murderer has been nominated for a bravery award. PC Stephen Denniss was off duty and walking his dogs in Louth in June last year when he spotted Daniel Boulton. Boulton, who […]

The Luton secondary school once home to England footballer James Justin

Luton is well known for having raised many famous faces including the likes of Stacey Dooley, Emily Atack, Paul Young and more. A few of us will have enjoyed time in school with these people leaving us with a sense […]

Emirates: Flight suspension extended for South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Emirates Airline, via its official website, stated (17-Jan-2022) all South African passenger services remain suspended until further notice, following the partial resumption of Dubai-Johannesburg operations on 06-Jan-2022, as reported by CAPA. The carrier also confirmed ongoing suspension of flights to […]

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