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A public art trail in Luton to mark the 30th anniversary of Keech Hospice Care will feature the work of Bedford artist, Sarah Harrison this summer. The Big Trunk Trail has been organised by the charity...
A portrait by Bedford artist, Martyn Burden, has been selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual show in London. The portrait is of the actor and comedian, Miles Jupp...
Bedford Flea
After an enforced year off due to Covid restrictions, the Bedford Flea market is looking forward to a triumphant return to St Paul's Square this Sunday (9 May). The market - which launched in 2018 - is...
Local legend, Tom Grennan, was back in Bedford for the bank holiday weekend and made time to sample a cocktail with his name on it. FatCap Smokehouse on Castle Lane added the Tom Grennan...
The John Bunyan Boat team have announced a series of socially distanced cruises over the May Bank Holiday weekend to launch their summer season. The four 45-minute cruises will run along the Embankment...
The launch of a new restaurant and bar at Riverside Bedford is one step closer, as its owners launch their crowdfunder at 7pm tonight (Wednesday). The collaboration between Foxy Wings and Beerfly will see...
Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...
Bedford's best selling author, Ruth Hogan, told the Bedford Independent that writing her latest novel, about clairvoyant Madame Burova, was a labour of love that is dedicated to her beloved parents...
Ocean Colour Scene
Bedford Park Concerts have announced their Saturday night act completing their line up for their 2021 concert series. Indie and MOD favourites Ocean Colour Scene will be at Bedford Park on 31 July...
Cineworld bosses have announced that all 127 of their cinemas, including the Bedford venue, will reopen to the public in May. The chain, which closed all its sites a year ago as a result of the...
Romesh Ranganathan
In our ongoing support of younger writers and future journalists, Milton Ernest teenager, Nicholas Goldwin has spoken to comedian Romesh Ranganathan for the Bedford Independent. Romesh...
It's official. Bedford's Tom Grennan has just found out he has secured his first number one album and we couldn't be prouder. "My Bedford people, thank you SO much for making a Bedford boy's dream come...