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After much anticipation, Next has announced that its relocated store at the Interchange Retail Park will open to customers at 8.30am on Monday (12 April)...
Two popular Bedford businesses are inviting local residents to get behind their joint-venture as they launch a crowdfunder to open a new bar and restaurant in the heart of the town centre...
The former M&S building on Midland Road will be brought back to life later this year as B&M open their first town centre store. Working together with M&S and B&M, the deal was managed by...
Mecca Bingo has confirmed that their London Road site in Bedford will close permanently. The venue, which has been closed during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic...
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QV Systems provides businesses in the finance and leasing industries with the tools and technology they need to be future-ready. QV Systems is dedicated to helping businesses...
A father and son from Sharnbrook, who took an abandoned 1930s car and lovingly restored it into a land speed record-breaker, are the stars of a new documentary series...
Three organisations in Bedford were thrust into the spotlight on International Women's Day (IWD) (8 March) but not necessarily for the right reason. Bedfordshire Police, Bedford College and Cranfield University...
Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
Along with other non-essential retailers, the Debenhams store on Bedford High Street will be reopening its doors on 12 April, and manager Julia Horsman is looking forward to welcoming their loyal...
Councillors have been called on to review the alcohol licence of a Bedford shop that sold a bottle of counterfeit vodka to a customer who later felt ill and complained that it tasted of nail polish...
To support hospitality venues in Bedford, the council has confirmed it will cover the cost of temporary pavement licences ahead of 12 April, the earliest date that outdoor venues can reopen under the...
In celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday, Nat West Bank have revealed their  top 100 women in the region, featuring some prominent female business owners from Bedford...
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The Government's business support grants will automatically be paid Bedford's businesses that are set to remain closed for the remainder of this financial year...