Biggleswade News

Yesterday, 17:02

A Biggleswade bird enthusiast involved in tracking the UK’s starling population ‘ringed’ a bird in her garden that was later found 250 miles away outside a Dutch village where she used to live.

A Sandy electrician is set to cover more than 150 miles through London during a set of fundraising challenges on foot, on his bike and in the water.

A 75-year-old ‘model’ neighbour from Henlow has been saluted for his outstanding work in the community.

Central Bedfordshire Council has slashed the timetable for putting together its Local Plan so that it can avoid higher targets for building houses which the Government says it could bring in.

Up to 1,400 jobs could come to Biggleswade after planning permission was granted for 560,000 sq ft of new industrial space in the town.

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Mon, 19:22

Stevenage will face non-league opposition in the first round of the FA Cup.

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Biggleswade United overcame ten-man Colney Heath 2-0 on Saturday to go ninth in the table with games in hand on the majority of sides above them.

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Newly-promoted Biggleswade FC travel to Northwood Park this Saturday to take on London Tigers.

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Figures released ahead of an autumn Government review into fixed odds betting terminals show that gamblers in Central Beds are staking nearly £6 million a year on machines - dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’.

A flour miller holidaying in Jamaica drowned amid strong currents as his wife tried to save him, an inquest heard today.

Back in 1992, it was feared that more than 1,000 years of having a watermill in Stotfold had literally gone up in smoke.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with burglary after an incident in Biggleswade in July.

The Campaign for Rural England has issued a damning criticism of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan, which earmarks housing and employment sites in the district inclucing Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton for the next 20 years.

The driver of an HGV that overturned on the A1 near Biggleswade this morning has recounted the horrifying moment the vehicle tipped – and deemed it the most frightening experience of her life.

The A1 is now open again in both directions near Biggleswade after an overturned lorry caused it to be closed northbound for hours.

The A1 is now closed northbound from Baldock Services to Biggleswade after a lorry overturned this morning.

Traffic is now flowing after a lorry overturned on the A1 near Biggleswade this morning.

Heavy delays are expected on the A1 near Biggleswade today after a lorry overturned this morning.

Biggleswade Athletic Club has paid tribute to a much-loved member who passed away suddenly a year after taking up running as part of an inspirational lifestyle change.

A Biggleswade man says he was left shocked after coming across a needle-filled bag in a car park in Hitchin Street on Saturday.

An independent zombie virus film made in Letchworth and Biggleswade is now winging its way to festivals across the globe – and its creators have saluted the community’s support.

Millions of pounds meant for community projects near new housing developments have been allocated to completely different parts of Bedfordshire, the Comet can exclusively reveal.

An Arlesey mother has shared the heartbreaking loss of one of her triplets for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

There was a remarkable atmosphere at Sue Ryder 
St John’s Hospice last Saturday night as more than 500 
people remembered loved 
ones by taking part in the Starlight Walk.

Professor Monica Grady was the guest of honour at a special day of celebrations at Stratton Upper School in Biggleswade to mark the formal opening of its new £8 million science centre.

Foster couples from Stotfold and Sandy were among those recognised at a celebration of the county’s foster carers.

A united front across Central Beds has been proclaimed in the face of new housing targets put forward by central government – but not everyone’s convinced.

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt is seeking funding to improve access and facilities at Biggleswade railway station.

A 15-year-old girl from Letchworth who had been missing since Wednesday of last week has been found safe and well in Stevenage.

A 15-year-old girl from Letchworth has been missing since last Wednesday – and police have now appealed to the public for help tracing her.

The people of Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton turned out in force to remember much-loved resident Paul ‘Willy’ Clifford at a well-attended tribute event that was full of memories and emotion.

A petition has been launched demanding £42,000 of sports pitch funding be transferred back from Biggleswade to Potton.

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Yesterday, 17:02

A Biggleswade bird enthusiast involved in tracking the UK’s starling population ‘ringed’ a bird in her garden that was later found 250 miles away outside a Dutch village where she used to live.

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