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Pen and Cob4
The Swan Hotel, Bedford has opened its new look Pen & Cob brasserie and bar, giving the much-loved and historic hotel a fantastic new look. Formerly known as the River Room...
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...
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...
Old Arcade Christmas
As we head toward Christmas and Bedford shops prepared for the busiest shopping period of the year they'll be doing their best to attract shoppers through their doors. But what can they do to make the most of this busy time and make sure other times of year are as good as they can be?
Brewpoint's Brewteam
Brewing is well under way as Bedford's newest brewery, Well's and Co's Brewpoint, opens its doors to the public this week. The brewery has been slowly taking shape at Cut Throat Lane...
Roll up, roll up, it's the Bedford Independent's fabulous festive giveaway, with 13 incredible prizes up for grabs. From escape room experiences to afternoon tea, hampers to houseplants...
Maysons
The number of independent businesses in Bedford town centre is well above the national average (57% versus 35.9%), we have more indies that Cambridge...
A judicial review and a resubmitted planning application for the Fairhill Site, just off the A6 in Bedford, may delay the opening of Charles Wells' new brewery until 2020. A neighbouring land...
Brewpoint Wells & Co
Brew fans will get a taste of things to come at Wells & Co's new landmark home as they launch a pop up beer garden ahead of the grand opening...
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...
https://youtu.be/qiwuUf1ISbI **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*** Local author, David Litchfield, launched his brand new book, The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle earlier this month. To celebrate, we have a signed copy to give away...
grants
Acknowledging that the second coronavirus lockdown is a 'big ask' for local businesses, Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that anyone required to...