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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen has confirmed it will close 17 restaurants as Famous Brands, the company that owns Gourmet Burger King, files for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). While the plan still needs approval, the company has...
Bedford Christmas Lights Fireworksvideo
Patient crowds were treated to a spectacular firework display last night as Bedford officially started the festive season with its Christmas Lights switch on celebrations over the River Great Ouse...
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...
Ann Rennell
The Bedford Independent has appointed a sales manager ahead of its website launch in a few weeks' time. Ann Rennell has a long history of working in media, starting her career working for Herts and Essex...
The Testaments Artwork
Bedford's Rogan's Books is putting the town's independent retailers in the spotlight again after being selected as one of the bookshops to help launch a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. The Castle...
Roosters
Have you seen the new look Roosters Sandwich Bar? Nansi and the team have done a cracking job, it’s bang on trend. Find them on St Cuthbert’s Street, right on the corner of St Peter’s St. They’re...
Danfoss logo
Denmark-based engineering firm, Danfoss, has announced it could close one of its manufacturing sites, putting around 100 jobs...
Epanoui
There's just one week to go until Christmas Day. For retailers, of all sizes, this is not just the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most crucial. You can give them the...
Donne and Browning
Two university friends, who went on to set up their own individual opticians in Bedford have decided to merge their businesses. Simon Donne Opticians and Simon Browning Optometrist joined...
Five years after its dramatic renovation and re-launch, the D'Parys pub has revamped its bar and menu in time for Christmas. Owner, Bedford-based family brewer Charles Wells, has created a bar area in front of the...