This Saturday, everyone is invited to channel their inner artist and go on a creative exploration of Bedford High Street with Bedford Urban Sketchers. From 10am - 4pm, artists Talia Giles and...
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...
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...
Bedford Town Centre
When it comes to town centres, including Bedford's, it seems that everyone is an expert. From rent and rates to regeneration projects, everyone's got an opinion and everyone thinks they're right. Here at the Bedford Independent,...
Tolchard's
The latest business to open its doors in the Old Arcade might seem familiar to some, as it's owned by the former managers of one of the town's oldest...
The Arc
The Art Centre and Gallery has undergone a lockdown transformation and this week reopened as The Arc. Run by Gemma Crawley-Roberts, the Howard Street...
Beales closing down sale
It has been confirmed today that the Bedford branch of Beales will close within eight weeks, despite the joint administrators saying that they are still...
Narnia
A fancy dress shop on Bedford High Street has confirmed that it will close at the end of November when its lease expires. Narnia Fancy Dress has been...
Dreamwear
A former River Island employee has created his own fashion brand and opened a pop up shop just in time for Christmas. Tauseef Nawaz created Dreamware to...
St Paul's Square, Bedford
£22.6 million has been secured for Bedford town centre development from Central Government and will be used to help regenerate the Station Quarter, Midland Road and St. Paul’s Square...
Beales closing down sale
The Bedford branch of Beales is advertising its closing down sale, despite assurances from the administrator that the store will continue to trade while...
After almost a year of disruption, the barriers are coming down and the building works are completed on improvements that have been taking place on Allhallows and Church Square. During this major project...