In the aftermath of the news that Bedford's Debenhams store will close on 4 May, Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that it is 'actively engaging and discussing' the future use of the building with its owners...
Allhallows
As Bedford reopens after this long COVID Lockdown we all need to support its many excellent businesses. A while ago you published a brilliant letter from Gemma of The Arc supporting the independent shops in Bedford...
Bedford's shopkeepers and business owners are counting down the hours until they can welcome customers back once lockdown restrictions lift on Monday 12 April...
Bedford town centre has suffered another loss, with the closure of the Clarks shoe shop on Harpur Street. It comes less than a week after Tesco confirmed its Midland Road store would be closing and hot on the heels of the collapse of...
Tesco have confirmed that they will be closing their Metro store on Midland Road in Bedford town centre. However, in a letter to Bedford & Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, the company said they were, "actively working on plans to...
Hometown tourist
The statue of Trevor Huddleston, which was visited by Nelson Mandela in 2000, has been temporarily removed during the High Street improvement works...
Debenhams Bedford
The administrators of Debenhams have announced today that that boohoo group plc have bought the brand for £55m. In a statement, FRP Advisory said that once lockdown permits its stores to reopen...
High Street improvements
The transformation of Bedford High Street will begin in February, with the first phase completed by July and the entire project finished by November. The regeneration will see widened pavements and the High Street reduced to one lane of traffic to...
After a challenging year for everyone, the Elves at Bedford's Harpur Centre have had to get extra creative to ensure that they're still able to spread festive cheer this December, declaring...
Take part in this year's annual competition to find Bedford's best festive windows by voting for your favourite...
Arcade Bedford College
A two-year project to create a piece of eye-catching art for an empty wall on Bedford High Street has been completed, with the artwork being installed this month. It is above Coffee Republic on the side...
Christmas lights
Council officials have taken the decision to pull this year's big Christmas light switch on, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). With infection rates increasing and..