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house sold signs
A Bedford estate agent has said that Bedford's housing market is slowly starting to "come back to life" after the Government gave estate agents permission to get back to work. Jonathan...
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...
March 2020 online sales
Bedford shops are finding that it's a lot easier to embrace modern technology and offer an online service to sell their products than they perhaps previously thought. The coronavirus pandemic...
Team Garrett
A year ago today we published the moving obituary of Richard Garrett, written by his wife of 26 years, Emma.  Richard had fought cancer for nine years, having been...
Bedford's Old Arcade
Small business owners affected by the on-going coronavirus outbreak can now apply for a business support grant on the Council’s website...
Kiosk at the Park
The team from the Longholme Café have been announced as the new owners of the Kiosk in Russell Park.After eight years, owner and the brains behind the...
Stack of newspapers
The Bedford Independent has learnt that JPI Media is suspending the Times & Citizen, Bedford's last printed news source, indefinitely and print copies will not be delivered, due to...
M&S foodhall
The Marks & Spencer Foodhall in Kempston has reassured customers that they are open to everyone today, despite misleading posts on social media...
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...
Supermarket
Following the announcement by Iceland earlier this week, more supermarkets are introducing measures to ensure their shelves stay stocked and vulnerable...
Leaders, the specialist residential lettings agency covering Bedford and its surrounding areas, has relocated - and celebrated with a photoshoot...
Bedford Visitor Information Centre
Bedfordians have reacted strongly to that survey by YouGov which claims Bedfordshire is England's least popular county. Now a new centre in Bedford will help promote the area far and wide. The Bedford Visitors Information Centre...