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Bedford-based Midas Pattern Company began 2021 in style, becoming one of only a handful of companies in the region to take delivery of the enormous HAAS CNC machining centre...
Argos in the Harpur Centre
The Argos store in Bedford's Harpur Centre is among 420 branches that will permanently close, it has been announced today (Thursday). The in-store Argos...
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...
Lisa Hunt
https://youtu.be/pYwoP5B4z1Q Lisa, Amy and Paul took over at the end of last month, so we popped in at the weekend to meet them. In a statement on their Facebook page, former owners, Jan, Debbie and Doug, said:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Unilever competition winners
Cranfield University and Unilever recently collaborated on an event to give students the chance to contribute to the development of the next generation...
The Wellington Arms
Bedford Borough Council has issued a reminder that this Sunday (31 January) is the deadline for pubs to apply for a Christmas Support Grant. Pubs, along with restaurants, non-essential retail businesses and hairdressers...