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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...
Simon Munnery
Ex-Baldessarre Gallery in Queens Park, Bedford is currently hosting the first ever art exhibition by alternative comedian Simon Munnery entitled...
60009 Union of South Africa
Bedford train fanatics can catch a glimpse of an iconic steam train as it heads for York this weekend. The ex-LNER A4 No. 60009...
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...
Parity
Blimey spring is (kinda) here and it seems like it was only Christmas yesterday. Maybe we should just get on with the year and celebrate? Here's your weekend round up for all you beautiful people...
Bedford town sign
Bedford is predicated to have 1.5% GVA (gross value added) growth over the next three years, according to the annual economic forecast by EY, with the highest growth in the arts and entertainment sector. The report...