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Thanks to a small group of local businesses including businesswoman, Nansi Rose, 140 small businesses previously denied a vote in this week’s BedfordBID...
Tesco Express Brickhill New
Tesco's Express store in Brickhill will reopen again next week, almost 10 weeks since it suddenly closed for what bosses say was to "carry out maintenance work." Back in June Tesco said...
Lisa Huntvideo
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:...
Amy Wright of Select Travel Holidays is celebrating as she's reached the finals of this year's Cruise Star Awards in not one, but two, categories...
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...
Slug and Lettuce
Bedford town centre has seen significant development in the last few years, not least Riverside Bedford, the on-going Harpur Shopping Centrerenovations and Day's Department store, soon to open on the former BhS site. The High Street has also benefited...
Marketing Meetup
A free Marketing Meetup event at Bedford Heights next week will look at how businesses in Bedford are adapting and evolving to changing trends and helping Bedford to continue punching...
Five months after lockdown began, the Pavilion at the Park has now reopened and is under new management. Martin and Dawn, who also run Gallone's Ice Cream parlour, have...
Ladbrokes
Following a request from the Bedford Independent, Ladbrokes on Bedford High Street has confirmed it will improve the exterior of its premises, replacing its existing shop sign. The Ladbrokes sign, home to a number of Bedford’s pigeon population, has recently...
The Embankment Pub Bedford Exteriorvideo
The Peach Pub Company, which runs The Embankment Pub, Bedford has again been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work. Coming in at number 48...
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...
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...