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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...
Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...
Brewpoint Brewery Artists Impression
Bedford's Wells & Co have spoken exclusively to the Bedford Independent about what they've got in store for their new brewery and what it will mean for the town's oldest brewing...
A bone of contention for many Bedfordians could finally have a solution after planners agreed to new layout proposals at the Interchange Retail Park in Kempston. When major upgrades...
Brewpoint Brewery Artists Impression
Brewpoint, the new flagship Bedford brewery, venue and home of Wells & Co in Fairhill, near Clapham is gathering momentum, and the Bedford Independent...
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...
M&S Bedford
Employees at the M&S in Bedford Town Centre on Midland Road have been told the store is no longer viable and, subject to consultation with their employee representative group...
Robinson Pool
An email seen by the Bedford Independent confirms that Fusion Lifestyle, who manage leisure sites in Bedford, will be making redundancies across its...
One of the UK's leading 'variety retailers' is continuing to invest in Bedford with plans to open a second store in the town on Riverfield Drive. The retailer...
Harpur Centre
The manager of the Harpur Centre shopping centre has praised Bedfordians for respectfully observing new social distancing rules as shops reopened. The government relaxed lockdown guidelines, allowing non-essential retailers to re-open today (15 June). Retailers including Primark,...
Debenhams
Bedford’s Debenhams will close, after last-ditch efforts to rescue the chain failed. After Debenhams went into administration for a second time in April, it was hoped that a rescue package from...
DJ stevo in2Beats
In2Beats breakfast show presenter, DJ Steveo has been sacked after sharing what has been described as a "highly racist and inflammatory post on his personal social media...