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A local theatre company has found a creative way to keep connected with its members during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre has been...
The Cock at Pavenhamvideo
Pubs around Bedford Borough say business is picking up and they've seen brand new customers joining their loyal regulars in the two months since re-opening after lockdown. The government...
Matthew Jolaosho, in grey top, directing at a court room scene of Battle Within
A Bedford film student has battled storms and coronavirus to highlight the challenges men face with mental health in a new feature film. Film maker Matthew Jolaosho's new production...
Devonshire Armsvideo
The landlord of a much-loved Bedford pub has been chosen to front a national campaign asking people to support their local. Ronnie Toms, who runs the Devonshire Arms with his wife Rebecca...
Today (Monday) is the last day of the Government's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, and estimates suggest up to 64 million meals have been claimed by...
If you're looking for an end-of-the-summer treat or want to remind your brain cells what they’re for before you go back to school, work or college, one of Bedford’s escape rooms is the perfect solution. Don’t...
John Bunyan boat
After months off the water, the John Bunyan Boat has announced a series of 'Socially Distanced Cruises' beginning on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August)...
Elev8
A team of young dancers from Bedford have fought off fierce competition and contended with a global pandemic to gain coveted places on Team England...
Higgins Bedford
The Higgins Bedford will be welcoming visitors back through its doors from Tuesday 25 August, after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus...
Simon William
Hailing from the sleepy north Bedfordshire village of Harrold, music has been a big part of Simon William's life for a decade now. As well as singing (and working at the local...
A campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues will see Everything Everything playing a gig at Bedford Esquires as soon as live music is...
R100 on the Cardington Mast upon its return from Canada.
On this day 90 years ago, the R100 airship set off from Cardington Sheds, Bedford, to embark on its first Transatlantic flight to Canada. To commemorate this important step in aviation history...