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Esquires
World renowned rapper Genesis Elijah will head a local line-up at Bedford’s iconic Esquires venue on 9 July...
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Speaking to the Bedford Independent, the six-time BRIT nominee and X-Factor 2009 runner-up was excited for the gig, which will be his third show of 11 tour dates...
A 3D illusion art piece, titled The Vault, has captured the public’s imagination on Bedford High Street. Located opposite Nando’s and adjacent to the high street bridge, the artwork was...
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) have relaunched their popular ‘symbol spot’, encouraging families to get outdoors and learn together...
A new gourmet deli and kitchen will open its doors on Newnham Street today, built on 40 years of food and business expertise in Bedford. Based in the old ‘Fred’s Chippy’ on Newnham Street, the shop...
There are just a couple of hours left to support the Foxy Wings crowdfunder, aiming to raise £40,000 to launch their riverside restaurant in Bedford. After hitting their initial £20,000 target in...
After being closed for more than a year, Oasis Beach Pool will finally reopen to swimmers from tomorrow (Thursday). However, the unique flumes, wave machine and other water features won't be up and running...
A public art trail in Luton to mark the 30th anniversary of Keech Hospice Care will feature the work of Bedford artist, Sarah Harrison this summer. The Big Trunk Trail has been organised by the charity...
A portrait by Bedford artist, Martyn Burden, has been selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual show in London. The portrait is of the actor and comedian, Miles Jupp...
Bedford Flea
After an enforced year off due to Covid restrictions, the Bedford Flea market is looking forward to a triumphant return to St Paul's Square this Sunday (9 May). The market - which launched in 2018 - is...
Local legend, Tom Grennan, was back in Bedford for the bank holiday weekend and made time to sample a cocktail with his name on it. FatCap Smokehouse on Castle Lane added the Tom Grennan...
The John Bunyan Boat team have announced a series of socially distanced cruises over the May Bank Holiday weekend to launch their summer season. The four 45-minute cruises will run along the Embankment...