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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...
Black Tom Jumble Trail
It's nearly time for the weekend, so here's our weekly roundup of what's on and where to go. Live music, theatre, comedy, film, guided walks and more...
The Lossenvideo
The picturesque village of Felmersham might not feel like a film set but a local film maker is set to put it on the film making map with his new film, The Lossen, which is already...
It's the final weekend before Christmas, so take some time out from frantic present wrapping and last-minute panic-buying to enjoy some festive family...
A Day In- Bedford
As a passionate Bedfordian I was quite excited to see that SE Theatre Company were bringing their new show 'A day in: Bedford' to The Place Theatre. It promised to be built around the experiences...
The Pilgrim's Progress film poster
A new animated film of the Pilgrim's Progress will be screened in Bedford - the hometown of author John Bunyan - following a campaign backed by the Bedford...
Edward Bawden: Architectural Elements at the Higgins Bedford
A new exhibition showcasing Edward Bawden's passion for architecture opens at The Higgins Bedford this Saturday (8 February). A reoccurring subject...
Pilgrims School Choir
Children at Pilgrims School have been getting ready for this year's Bedford Park Proms, and they've been taking a break from the less traditional songs to pay tribute to this year's...
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...
Firefighter car wash
Bedford’s firefighters will be raising money for the Fire Fighters’ Charity this Saturday (23 March) with a car wash at Bedford fire Station, Barkers Lane from 10am until 1pm...
CAMRA Bedford Beer Festival
The annual Bedford Beer and Cider Festival will be held in its traditional venue, the historic Corn Exchange from today (Wednesday) til Saturday 5 October.
Philharmonia Orchestra
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s schools concert, Orchestra Unwrapped, returns to Bedford today (Monday 29 April), welcoming 600 children and their teachers to the Corn Exchange.