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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...
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'...
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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...
Sir David Jason
Sir David Jason has confirmed that he will make one last appearance as Del Boy at an Only Fools and Horses convention in Sharnbrook next year.
The rare...
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Brewpoint, the new flagship Bedford brewery, venue and home of Wells & Co in Fairhill, near Clapham is gathering momentum, and the Bedford Independent...
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...
The Sunday Times best-selling author (and Bedford resident), Ruth Hogan is hosting readings and book signing sessions at the Eagle Bookshop this Saturday to launch her latest novel.
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...
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...
Luci and Lina's fish and chip shop, has been recognised as one of the best in the country, and shortlisted for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020. The family owned business...
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...