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Foresters Arms
The team at the Foresters Arms on Union Street is celebrating after picking up two accolades at Wells & Co.’s annual Pub Partner Awards...
Fiver Fest, the national celebration of independent businesses, returns to Bedford this weekend, with 79 participating shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and businesses creating some great offers for just £5...
Colour Shop Debbie Burrells
Debbie Burrells, who has raised almost £5,000 for the MND Association, despite battling the deadly Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has now inspired two other...
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...
The decision of M&S to close the Bedford town centre store was not only expected but inevitable. To deny that is to put one’s head in the sand. The brand’s focus and profits have been...
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...
The launch of a new restaurant and bar at Riverside Bedford is one step closer, as its owners launch their crowdfunder at 7pm tonight (Wednesday). The collaboration between Foxy Wings and Beerfly will see...
A teacher-turned-businessman is at loggerheads with council environmental health officers over his bid to win a 4.30am entertainment licence for his Afro-Caribbean social club...
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...
Debenhams
New cycle lanes and wider pavements are on the horizon, plus Debenhams is to reopen, as Bedford town centre prepares to welcome shoppers as government...
Herd
Have you been to St Cuthbert’s Street recently? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing. Just off the beaten track, over the last few years the area has been attracting more and...
Bedford Visitor Information Centre
Back in August, the Bedford Independent broke the news that Bedford will be getting a new Visitor Information Centre (VIC), now we can tell you it will be open from 17 October and reveal its...