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World Prematurity Day
Today is World Prematurity Day, which aims to raise awareness of premature births and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide. 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and one million of these will not...
Beales closing down sale
The Bedford branch of Beales will close tomorrow (19 March), two weeks ahead of the administrators' schedule. The joint administrators...
bbtea
A new tea shop with a difference has opened in town bringing a taste of Taiwan to our high street. bbtea, which is between The Rose and Wilko, has been opened by Jason Lee and...
In2Beats Logovideo
https://youtu.be/GLRiyKicGaQ In2Beats 106.5 FM presenters DJ Stevo and Danii are waiting to hear if they’ve broken the world record for longest marathon for a radio music show DJ team. The challenge was to be on-air continuously for...
GPDR Alt
July was a busy month for the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), with 'intention to fine' notices being issued to British Airways and Marriot Hotel Group for a combined £282m – the first...
Debenhams Bedford
Debenhams is said to be on the brink of administration after the company and its financial backers rejected a bid from Mike Ashley to pump £150m into the retailer...
Wadys anniversary
Bedford-based Wadys Electrical and Mechanical Building Services recently celebrated 60 years of business at a party with staff - past and present - plus...
New Bombay
The New Bombay Restaurant, which suffered fire damage on Sunday afternoon, will be closed for the foreseeable future says the owner. As they now decide what to do next, they told the Bedford Independent that they would...
Spaghetti Johns outside
Bedfordian foodies have expressed their sadness this morning at the news that Spaghetti Johns on Castle Lane, Bedford has closed. In a statement on their Facebook...
Mel Stratton
A woman from Putnoe has taken inspiration from the other side of the world to bring comfort to others closer to home. Mel Stratton saw a Facebook post that her sister, who lives in Adelaide, had shared. It was about...
Companions Real Bread chequevideo
Companions Real Bread on Mill Street Bedford has announced it will be taking over Delices bakery on Lurke Street from mid-January 2019. At a special event today, where the bakery...
on street parking
Business owners have been left angry at changes to on-street parking permits, claiming that it will negatively impact their business...