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Bedford High Street (April 2019)
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has told all Bedford Borough mayoral candidates that it's up to them to protect our High Street. The comments come...
Spaghetti Johns outside
Bedfordian foodies have expressed their sadness this morning at the news that Spaghetti Johns on Castle Lane, Bedford has closed. In a statement on their Facebook...
Texas Instruments
Bedford Heights, the former home of Texas Instruments, will host a reunion in May for ex staff of the electronics giant which operated in Bedford from 1960 until the...
Debenhams Bedford
Debenhams is said to be on the brink of administration after the company and its financial backers rejected a bid from Mike Ashley to pump £150m into the retailer...
Richard Cook Head Brewer Brewhouse and Kitchen Bedford SIBA Gold Award
The head brewer at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford has been awarded gold in the SIBA independent beer awards, for a charity beer he created to help veteran charities...
Whistl is looking for drivers as well as warehouse operatives
Delivery management company Whistl have announced they'll be recruiting for 450 new warehouse operatives and drivers at G-Park Bedford, just off the A421...
Community Toilet Scheme Sign Bedford High Street
Despite the Chancellor of the Exchequer giving business rates relief for public toilets in last year's Budget, a Times opinion piece this week claimed many local authorities...
Union Street Ghost sign before & after
Bedfordians have reacted angrily after property developers painted over a historic 'ghost sign' that has been in place since the c1920s. The faded sign, on the...
Debenhams
While it remains unclear if the Bedford store is to close, the financial woes of the Debenhams chain have been well documented, with the company confirming that 20 stores...
Women of Bedford Roundtable group shot 2019video
A Women of Bedford roundtable event has brought together business women from across Bedford, to find out the challenges women have faced in their careers and how...