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Mental Health Mates meet again!

In early March, a mental health support group launched in Bedford, joining over 20 other towns and cities throughout the UK to provide peer support in a casual and informal environment. So successful was the inaugural meeting and walk, that Mental Health Mates, led by volunteer Lesley Quinn, will meet on the first Saturday of…

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Marathon effort

As (very) amateur runners, Team Clanger takes its collective hat off to anyone who is able to run 26.2 miles to complete a marathon.  Therefore, we wanted to give a shout out to the beautiful Bedfordians who are pulling on their running shoes and pushing their bodies to the limits this month in the name…

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The April issue is here. Read it now!

The sun is shining, the trees are in bloom and the days are getting longer. As if all of that wasn’t enough to put a spring in your step, the April issue of the Bedford Clanger has just hit the streets. Not picked up a copy yet? Then download it here. Happy Spring, Bedford! Just click…

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Clanger interview: Party time with the Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols return to Bedford Esquires on Saturday 1st April as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Blending ska, hip hop, reggae, punk & funk, this lot know how to get the party started and have collaborated the likes of Terry Hall and Rodney P over the years.  Lloyd Lugsden spoke to head Pistol, Barry…

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YMCA Supported Lodgings – can you help?

Recent statistics provided by the Department for Communities and local government show a 16% rise in rough sleepers in the UK compared to last year. Bedford Borough competes with the highest rates among the country. YMCA Bedfordshire’s Supported Lodgings scheme is working among some of the town’s most vulnerable young people aged 16-25 to tackle…

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BIG UP TO THE LITTLE RAVERS!

Junior Jungle is bringing their children’s rave to Bedford! After the last two sell out events in Northampton, Junior Jungle is off on another adventure and are taking over the Empire in Bedford!! They will be at the Empire on Saturday June 17th from 2pm – 4pm as DJ Nick Terrific and MC Rocky Patch…

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Panacea Society’s legacy leads to international conference

Bedford’s religious Panacea Society’s legacy has led to an international examination of apocalyptic threats: climate change, violence, artificial intelligence. When Mabel Barltrop formed The Panacea Society in Albany Road in Bedford in 1919 she had no idea that she was planting the seeds of a legacy that would help us understand the existential threats of…

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Send in the crowd!

Crowdfunding project starts to raise funds to heat theatre. Four years ago, the Sharnbrook Mill Theatre Trust set themselves an enormous task: to raise £300,000 to install a green energy-based heating and ventilation system in the theatre that was once a fully working, water-powered flour mill dating back to 1703. The good news is that…

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Castle Comedy’s 5th birthday celebration

Castle Comedy Bedford is celebrating its 5th Birthday this month! Over the last 5 years it has brought star names and some of the best comics on the UK comedy circuit to Bedford.  Every show is a special show with an amazing atmosphere that has meant that Castle Comedy has a reputation as one of…

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