Saturday, March 28, 2020
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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...
In the light of continuing uncertainty around the coronavirus outbreak, Bedford Borough Council has taken the unprecedented decision to postpone the...
Communities Secretary confirms the Government will set out measures so that pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways to serve people having...
River Festival
A fake 'River Festival' page on social media has been reported to Facebook, after causing confusion over whether the event is going ahead...
Daft Punk Livevideo
There's still plenty to do this weekend around Bedford. If you do want to head out, there's no reason (yet) why you shouldn't. Here's our famous weekend roundup of things to do in Bedford...
Francis Abbott
This month's talk hosted by the Bedford Historical Society (HA) looks at how punishment affected the lives of the 90,000 individuals convicted of crimes...
Made in Bedford @ Number 13
After a “bumpy” first year of facing challenges from skeptical meat-eaters, a Bedford vegan cafe is now planning for its second year. The eco-cafe Made in Bedford @ Number 13, next to the Corn Exchange, in St...
Jean-Luc Almond
Two local artists, with very different approaches to figurative art, have an exhibition opening today (Tuesday) at the Basement @ Bunyan...
Hometown tourist
We're often guilty of taking for granted what's right on our doorstep, and never more so than when it comes to the beauty of Bedford...