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While the last 18 months have been hard for everyone, they have also helped put into sharp focus the things that we really value and hold close. Local author, Sam Binnie, finished writing her latest...
Organisers have denied that they are trying to override the conditions of their entertainment licence as they bid to hold a third music event at an historic venue. The licence for Tofte Manor, between Sharnbrook...
Local music promoters have called for more support for their industry, as they welcome a motion to support live music signed by 22 MPs from across all parliamentary parties...
The Oakley Arms in Harrold might seem like an unlikely place for Paul McCartney to debut one of the Beatles' biggest hits, but 43 years ago, that's exactly where Hey Jude was heard for the very first time...
Rogan's Books
Children isolating from school due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions will still be able to take part in Friday's BookTastic events, thanks to the quick-thinking festival organisers. The annual children's book festival, BookTastic...
Olly Murs, Ocean Colour Scene, Cafe Mambo and the Bedford Park Proms will now move to September after the Government pushed back the 'everywhere open' date by four weeks. In a...
Esquires
World renowned rapper Genesis Elijah will head a local line-up at Bedford’s iconic Esquires venue on 9 July...
Olly Murs will be performing at Bedford Park Concerts 2021
Speaking to the Bedford Independent, the six-time BRIT nominee and X-Factor 2009 runner-up was excited for the gig, which will be his third show of 11 tour dates...
A 3D illusion art piece, titled The Vault, has captured the public’s imagination on Bedford High Street. Located opposite Nando’s and adjacent to the high street bridge, the artwork was...
London Northwestern Railway (LNR) have relaunched their popular ‘symbol spot’, encouraging families to get outdoors and learn together...
A new gourmet deli and kitchen will open its doors on Newnham Street today, built on 40 years of food and business expertise in Bedford. Based in the old ‘Fred’s Chippy’ on Newnham Street, the shop...
There are just a couple of hours left to support the Foxy Wings crowdfunder, aiming to raise £40,000 to launch their riverside restaurant in Bedford. After hitting their initial £20,000 target in...