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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...
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...
Goldings of Bedford
Goldings of Bedford, a hardware store that has been on the high street for over 150 years is to close. An announcement on their Facebook post broke the news, with the team at the...
Toast Front
Toast, the popular Bedford 'speakeasy' bar has announced it is closing. In a statement on their Facebook page they confirmed a rumour that surfaced late yesterday afternoon saying...
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...
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...
Made in Bedford
This month, the team behind the popular Made in Bedford artisan fairs will open their new café and shop at Number 13 in St Paul’s Square, showcasing local artists, makers and designers...
Lidl UK has today confirmed that its new supermarket on Goldington Road in Bedford, will open to the public on Thursday 21 February, creating 40 new jobs.
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...
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...