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It’s Fri-yay! There’s a feast for theatre lovers this weekend in Bedford, with productions at the Quarry, the Place Theatre and the Corn Exchange on Friday and Saturday. Small Business Saturday and the Christmas Artisan...
Five years after its dramatic renovation and re-launch, the D'Parys pub has revamped its bar and menu in time for Christmas. Owner, Bedford-based family brewer Charles Wells, has created a bar area in front of the...
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen has confirmed it will close 17 restaurants as Famous Brands, the company that owns Gourmet Burger King, files for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). While the plan still needs approval, the company has...
Debbie Burrells
Debbie Burrells needs help to walk, has a feeding tube and is now losing her voice, as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) slowly weakens and destroys every muscle in her body, but she says...
Queen's Park Academy Kitchen
When the Kitchen Manager at Queens Park Academy anticipated they’d be short staffed for a couple of weeks, she knew just who to ask for help. Ileana Stein, who has headed up QPA’s school kitchen since January called...
CAMRA Bedford Beer Festival
https://youtu.be/rdIFJxs1FmM The 41st Bedford Beer and Cider Festival, organised by North Bedfordshire Campaign For Real Ale (North Beds Camra) opened yesterday, and this year's organiser, Lynne Ratnett says "everyone is welcome". The volunteers attending each bar will...
foresters
https://youtu.be/wMj0utrJo2c The Foresters Arms may have been closed for a while, but behind the scenes a transformation has been taking place. New owners Ben Howe and Suzy and Colin Spilling have been expertly cultivating a new...
Oktoberfest Esquires 2018
This weekend sees Bedford's German Beer Festival reborn thanks to a team at Bedford Esquires, and we've been given an exclusive look at what's in store. Bedford has been twinned...
Slug and Lettuce
Bedford town centre has seen significant development in the last few years, not least Riverside Bedford, the on-going Harpur Shopping Centrerenovations and Day's Department store, soon to open on the former BhS site. The High Street has also benefited...
Bedford Student
Research carried out by TickX - The Event Ticket Search Engine has revealed Bedford is the fourth best location for great nights out for students. The research took the number of students at 30 universities across the UK...
Twinwood Festival 2018
https://youtu.be/FouAUcrAP0g We spoke to Sarah Dunn from Twinwood Festival about the world famous vintage festival right on our doorstep, and how you can get tickets for 2019!