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Technology and agricultural innovation is on the menu at a new urban farm that was officially opened in Bedford yesterday (Tuesday) by the minister for agri-innovation and climate...
The FiverFest shop local campaign is back, and this year there are over 75 businesses taking part and offering something for just £5. The event, organised by Helen Patterson of the...
The team at the Longholme cafe have really pushed the boat out for their fifth birthday celebrations, with a brand new fleet of dragon-style rowing boats which will officially launch on Saturday...
Air Nostrum has ordered 10 Airlander 10s
Bedford-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) have said they will remain in Bedford after rumours circulated they were moving their operation to south Yorkshire. The concerns came when the HAV...
Foresters Arms
After being closed for six months, the Foresters Arms pub will reopen on Saturday 9 June with a new landlady behind the bar. Keshell Pamphille began her career with Wells & Co. as a...
Social Media Marketing
There’s no argument that social media has revolutionised the way businesses of all sizes market their products and services to potential customers. The likes of Facebook, Twitter, et al...
Chicken George has revealed the location of their new Bedford sports bar and restaurant in an exclusive interview with the Bedford Independent. After establishing hugely successful businesses in Luton and Hitchin…
Data Privacy
A notable inclusion in the Queen's Speech earlier this month was the proposed UK Data Reform Bill – the “Brexit Dividend” as the Government has labelled it. The Government claim...
Morgan said if the sandwich hadn't rolled when he opened it he may not have seen the screw and swallowed it.
An investigation is underway after a Bedford man found a screw in his order from one of Bedford's Subway fast-food restaurants. Morgan Humphries and his fiance placed an order...
Shop retail sales
Lockdown is over but the impact of COVID is still being felt across Bedford, so it’s vital you do all you can to get your business back on track. Of course, loyal customers will already be...
After six successful years, Companions Real Bread has announced that it has ceased trading, citing rising costs and operational issues. The social enterprise began life in...
The Pheasant pub has been transformed after an extensive refit.
The Pheasant pub on Kimbolton Road, Bedford is reopening this weekend after an extensive refit by local pub company Wells & Co, and we were given an exclusive first look. It's been hailed...