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Emma Garrett Small Biz Sat
Bedford business Pavilion at the Park has received special recognition today at an exclusive House of Lords reception to celebrate the UK's best small businesses.
BabyBird Stephen Jones
The Roar Club are bringing Babybird to Esquires on Saturday 1st December with the added bonus of Tony (whales and dolphins) Wright of Terrorvision as guest support.
Govia Thameslink Train
From today, part-time workers and other regular travellers on Thameslinkand Great Northern affected by disruption following the introduction of the May 2018 timetable can claim additional compensation.
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Christmas has come early for coffee lovers in Bedford with Starbucks announcing it's opening a brand-new store in The Harpur Centre and creating 15 jobs. The news was revealed by Harpur Shopping Centre Manager, Samantha Laycock who said: "It's a great boost for the town."
Bedford Christmas Lights Fireworks
Patient crowds were treated to a spectacular firework display last night as Bedford officially started the festive season with its Christmas Lights switch on celebrations over the River Great Ouse...
Father Christmas Harpur Centre
The main man himself, Father Christmas, has been speaking to the Bedford Independent ahead of opening his grotto in the Harpur Shopping Centre tomorrow...
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Bedfordshire Police have secured £4.571m of unique emergency funding from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime in the county...
St Thomas More Teen Takeover
Bedford Independent set up its online news desk at St. Thomas More school this morning as part of Teen Takeover Day 2018 and its ongoing mission to inspire Bedford's future journalists...
Mark Rutherford School's Spaceflight team has taken photos from 35km up - the edge of space. A huge weather balloon filled with helium was launched and landed safely after reaching the Earth's stratosphere and taking photos. Year...
ELF Bromham Mill Bedford Film Festival
Bromham Mill Trust and Bedford Film Festival will bring some Christmas cinema cheer to Bromham with a special screening of family film 'Elf' on 8 December. 
Bedford Blues Macmillan Cancer Support Ladies Day 2018
The Bedford Blues faithful, including fans, players, friends and sponsors have raised £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support at this years Ladies Day at Goldington Road. This was the second ladies day at Goldington Road, all in...
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Bedford Independent has learned that seven teachers have resigned from schools involved in the planned restructure of schools under Heart Multi Academies Trust (MAT), due to what Trade Unions have called ”the appalling way the...