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A former dilapidated shop unit on Tavistock Street has been transformed into a newly opened business centre which was fully occupied within weeks of its launch. Tavistock Yard, created by the conversion...
"An incredible role model working to change the gender balance in STEM," is how Cranfield University's Profession Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng has been described as part of WISE's...
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...
Bedford's non-essential shops, plus hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons and gyms, are throwing open their doors again today, a month...
Debenhams
Bedford’s Debenhams will close, after last-ditch efforts to rescue the chain failed. After Debenhams went into administration for a second time in April, it was hoped that a rescue package from...
Have you been inspired to shop local this Christmas? Are you looking for some inspiration to kick start your festive shopping?...
As news of lockdown 2.0 emerged on Halloween, many of Bedford's bricks and mortar businesses were once again preparing to shut up shop, just as the busy Christmas trading season was...
Argos in the Harpur Centre
The Argos store in Bedford's Harpur Centre is among 420 branches that will permanently close, it has been announced today (Thursday). The in-store Argos...
grants
Acknowledging that the second coronavirus lockdown is a 'big ask' for local businesses, Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that anyone required to...
The Flying Cork
St Cuthbert's Street has welcomed back an old friend, as independent wine merchant, John Barnes, returned to number 43 with his new business...
Brewpoint’s online store is now open for business, and to celebrate, the team are offering an exclusive giveaway to Bedford Independent readers...
Riverside Square
The 'official' joint opening for Bridges Espresso Bar and Naughty Pizza at Riverside Bedford took place on Friday (30 October), marking the last...