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Councillors have been called on to review the alcohol licence of a Bedford shop that sold a bottle of counterfeit vodka to a customer who later felt ill and complained that it tasted of nail polish...
To support hospitality venues in Bedford, the council has confirmed it will cover the cost of temporary pavement licences ahead of 12 April, the earliest date that outdoor venues can reopen under the...
In celebration of International Women’s Day yesterday, Nat West Bank have revealed their  top 100 women in the region, featuring some prominent female business owners from Bedford...
grants
The Government's business support grants will automatically be paid Bedford's businesses that are set to remain closed for the remainder of this financial year...
The Bedford Independent has discovered that a new, temporary job centre will be opening in Bedford as part of the government's 'response to the pandemic.' The new centre will on Manton Lane at The Annex, Woodlands...
A year ago, Don’t Get Locked In Escape Rooms opened their doors in Allhallows. Little did they know that within a couple of months, the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic would force them to shut...
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...
On the day that over 65 leading retailers and industry bodies have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to take urgent action to tackle violence and abuse towards retail workers, one Bedford shopkeeper says she faces abuse almost every day...
ZeroAvia
Two Bedford Borough businesses have been handed £30.2 million by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to support ambitious aerospace projects. The funding is part of a wider £84.6...
The Wellington Arms
Bedford Borough Council has issued a reminder that this Sunday (31 January) is the deadline for pubs to apply for a Christmas Support Grant. Pubs, along with restaurants, non-essential retail businesses and hairdressers...
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council has paid £6.5million to local businesses that have had to close during lockdown. The automatic payment made on Friday (15 January) is to support businesses with their premises costs and...
Despite all the upheaval to the travel sector over the last 12 months, one local travel agency is starting the new year with cause to celebrate. Independent, family-owned travel agency Select Travel Holidays have been shortlisted...