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Retailer, Wilko, has assured Bedfordians that its two stores in the Borough are not under threat, despite announcing 15 closures across the UK...
Tom Barwood of Best Foot Forward
A new business in Bedford is promising to help people put their 'Best Foot Forward' and help them remember what is important in their personal and professional lives, by offering walk...
The rise in the number of independent shops in Bedford town centre has been highlighted in an investigation by BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme...
Almost two years into the Covid pandemic, it seems only two things are clear. Firstly, as Omicron is sadly showing, the virus is not done with us yet. Secondly, the ways we work...
Foxy Wings, a new independent restaurant by the River Great Ouse in Bedford’s Riverside North opened today. The new restaurant has become a symbol of adversity during...
After last year's Christmas lockdown, it's more important than ever that we show our love and support to Bedford's brilliant independent businesses this year. So, if you're...
Bedford Independent Property Pages Typical listing
A popular Bedford Estate agent has said they cannot think of a better publisher than the Bedford Independent that can "give a local estate agent such complete coverage." Cooper Beard Estate...
The owner of a Bedford Cheese and Wine bar said she's been "overwhelmed" by support from customers and fellow businesses after an accident forced them to close this week. A car smashed...
Christmas Lights Switch on
Bedfordians will be treated to three weeks of Christmas markets every December weekend in the run-up to Christmas this year, instead of the annual fireworks display along the...
This month, the Eagle Bookshop is celebrating 30 years of bookselling in Bedford with events, window displays and prizes. To launch the month of celebrations, owner Peter Budek...
Team Foxy Wings at Bedford Flea
After a delay, thanks to legal hold-ups, Foxy Wings, Bedford's lockdown pop-up favourite, has signed the lease on their new Riverside North premises. Earlier this year...
Bedfords’ dogs are getting a first-class day out thanks to award-winning Howlies Doggy Day Care. Howlies, in Tithe Road Bedford, won best dog day care in London and the South-East, in the...