Bedfordshire on Sunday

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Bedfordshire on Sunday
Type Sunday newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Local World
Editor Chris Gill
Founded 1977
Political alignment Independent, centrist
Headquarters Bedford, England
Bedfordshire on Sunday offices

Bedfordshire on Sunday (BoS) is a free local newspaper published in Bedfordshire, England.

The newspaper is distributed as two editions, one covering the Borough of Bedford, the other edition serves Central Bedfordshire. The gross distribution is around 112,000.

The newspaper is distributed using two methods, either delivery through letterboxes on a Sunday morning, but more recently this has largely been phased out. They now are given out at local supermarkets, newsagents and other local points of interest.[1]

The paper, along with four other local newspapers, is published by LSN Media Ltd which was previously owned by Frank Branston. Branston, who founded the newspaper in 1977,[2] went on to become the first directly elected mayor of the borough of Bedford. Upon his election, Branston sold his share of LSN to Iliffe News and Media.[3]In 2012, Local World acquired Iliffe News & Media from Yattendon Group.[4]


The style of journalism is generally more sensationalist than a typical local paper, and time and again its front page stories have been picked up by the national press over the years. Most notable was a story about dead bodies being stored in a chapel at Bedford Hospital rather than a morgue in 2001.[5]

Another, in 2007, about how firemen in Ampthill had been banned from taking down the town's festival bunting on "health and safety grounds" in case they fell off their stepladders and hurt themselves, made headlines in UK national newspapers.[6][7]

Online media[edit]

Bedfordshire on Sunday publishes most of its news online via their website [1]. The site can be viewed for free and without registration.


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