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Bedford Topshop Topman
It's been confirmed that Bedford's Top Shop and Top Man store will close as landlords agree to the CVA proposals set out by Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group. A spokesperson...
M&S at WH Smith artist impression
From next week, an M&S food offering will back in Bedford town centre, barely a month after the controversial branch closure on 4 May. In a collaboration with...
Matsoft New Office
A Bedford based tech firm has opened a new office in Bedford to cope with its rapid expansion and recruitment plans. Global software specialist, Matsoft, opened the new...
Formerly derelict council-owned ‘sheds’ behind the Higgins Bedford on Castle Lane have been sympathetically renovated to provide startup space for new businesses.
Fiver Fest 2019
On Saturday morning, Fiver Fest launches, heralding a week of incredible £5 offers from over 60 of Bedford’s brilliant independent businesses. Organised by the Town Centre Champions’ volunteers, Fiver Fest is a nationwide celebration of indie businesses,...
3 St Peter’s
A new members only club, aimed at the over 40s, has been granted an alcohol licence, despite being in a heavily controlled area of Bedford town centre. The club and tea room...
Fishmonger George Hooper
Local fishmonger, George Hooper, has been crowned Craft Fishmonger at this year’s Master Fishmonger Standard (MFS) Awards.23-year-old George is the procurement director at GCH Fishmongers...
Love Bedford Bedford BID shop front
Bedford BID have been accused of attempting to take credit for next week's #FiverFest by not making it clear who the organisers are on their social media posts...
Great Denham Cafe Tender
The invitation for someone to take over the running of Great Denham Café has been extended after an admin error in the tender advertisement was found on the...
Boots Logo
With the announcement that 200 Boots stores could close, it's no surprise people immediately asked "what about Bedford?" At present though, the news about Walgreen's...