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The fallen masonry on the pavement at Allhallows in Bedford town centre. Image: Peter Element/Castle Residents Association/Facebook
A man was hospitalised with serious injuries today (Monday) after being struck by falling masonry from a building at Allhallows in Bedford town centre. Police and ambulance crews were called to the area...
The owner of Not Other Jungle - scheduled to open on Silver Street on 6 April - says he decided to open his business in Bedford thanks to the improvements to the High Street. Tony Le Britton told the...
Bedford Borough Council has announced plans to buy the former Debenhams building in a "strategic move to rejuvenate our [Bedford's} High Street" and "foster economic growth." In a statement...
There should be “some urgency” to develop a “prime” Bedford town centre site, a borough councillor has said. The Budget and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee was told on...
Bedford town centre. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Bedford Borough Council has published its 'Town Centre Vision' which it says outlines its aim to create "town centres [in Bedford and Kempston] that people are proud to live in and excited to visit"...
Safer Bedfordshire consultation. Image: Bedford Borough Council
In an effort to tackle street drinking and anti-social behaviour, the council is asking Bedfordians for their views on the potential extension of the current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the town centre...
Allhallows car park with free parking roundel
Bedford Borough Council has unveiled its latest initiative to encourage shoppers and visitors into Bedford town centre with a four-hour free parking trial in one of the multi-storey car parks...
Former BHS store empty
After lying empty since 2016, the former BHS building on Midland Road is set to have a new tenant this August. Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM), the company that originally bought the building in 2017...
The scaffolding is coming down from the Salvation Army building on Bedford High Street
The penultimate renovation on Bedford High Street has been unveiled this week, with the traditional timber shopfront restored to the iconic double-height Salvation Army building on the corner of...
Harpur Square cycle store bike hub shelter
Bedford cyclists have been told they'll have to wait to use the bike hub in Bedford while the council updates the way it is managed. Sharon Allen got in touch with us to say she'd had no...
With keys in hand, artist and creative producer, Talia Giles, and Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) are launching Pride Of Place (POP) Bedford in an empty shop in the heart of the town centre...
Lurke Street multi-storey car park featuring a giant octopus mural
Free parking in Bedford’s town centre is coming – but not yet, the new mayor has said. Four hours free parking every day in all council-owned multi-storey car parks was one of Tom Wootton’s...