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A Facebook foodie page which aims to uncover Britain's hidden 'foodie' gems, has paid tribute to a local man with a review of Bedford's Mamma Concetta. Jonathan Thorpe, of nearby...
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If you’ve been down to the woods in Kempston during lockdown, you might have noticed that some new colourful residences have popped up among the spring...
Bedford-based artist, Martyn Burdon, has had his painting of Sir Lenny Henry accepted into this year's BP Portrait Award. It's the second time he's been...
Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
With summer 2020 on hold, both the River Festival and now Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival have confirmed they've rescheduled until next year. The date for the Kite and Motoring Festival has now been confirmed and...
Towns like Bedford, don't make superstars or artists, we've been told. Artists can only come from cities with oppressed areas or places of privilege. But local song writer, rapper and singer Tony Amore...
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Sean Treacy, a 15-year old filmmaker who resides just outside Dublin has teamed up with Bedfordian entrepreneur and producer, Harry Beard to create 'More Than Just a Game'...
BCA Airships
Bedford's historical association with airships will be celebrated with a programme of events and exhibitions later this year, thanks to Bedford Creative...
Every Sunday morning, Mark Russell is taking to the airwaves of In2Beats Radio to bring a ray of sunshine to our lockdown weekends...
Bedford author and illustrator, David Litchfield, got an unexpected surprise when he found out that his book was being read live on twitter by animated...
McDonalds
As social distancing becomes a reality and more staff and customers enter self-isolation, many of Bedford's shops and businesses are temporarily closing...
Boris Johnson
In this afternoon's announcement, the Prime Minister has scaled up the coronavirus lockdown, demanding that hospitality venues close until further notice...
Foresters Arms
The team at the Foresters Arms on Union Street is celebrating after picking up two accolades at Wells & Co.’s annual Pub Partner Awards...