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Select Travel
Bedford-based Select Travel is celebrating reaching the finals of the prestigious Travel Weekly awards in not one, but two categories. Cruise Select is a finalist in the...
Bedford Topshop Topman
It's been confirmed that Bedford's Top Shop and Top Man store will close as landlords agree to the CVA proposals set out by Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group. A spokesperson...
emma garrett
Emma Garrett, the widely respected Bedford businesswoman behind Kiosk At The Park, Pavilion At The Park and SoupFest Bedford has been appointed as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire. The announcement was made in a tweet direct to Bedford Independent last night...
Soupfest
Following the success of last year’s inaugural SoupFest Bedford, the charity take-over of Harpur Square will back on Tuesday 27 November – serving up amazing soups to raise money for homeless charities. Once again, Bedford’s chefs will be...
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...
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...
Bedford's River Great Ouse, Longholme Boat House, Longholme Lake and Butterfly Bridge. Credit: ADC Films
Just look at any social media page and you're likely to see spectacular photographs or videos from drones being flown over places like Bedford. Drones are clearly here to stay and...
The Internet
Bedfordshire will get a broadband boost as one of the pilot areas that will be connected to the UK’s next generation broadband network. This will require full replacement of Openreach’s outdated copper network across the county. North...
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...
Made in Bedford
This month, the team behind the popular Made in Bedford artisan fairs will open their new café and shop at Number 13 in St Paul’s Square, showcasing local artists, makers and designers...