A programme of community-led cultural activities will be coming to Bedford town centre this summer, thanks to an £80,000 grant from Historic England. The aim is to transform visitors experiences...
Allhallows
The entire stretch of Allhallows, from St Loyes Street down to Midland Road and including Church Square, will be given an upgrade this summer...
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..
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...
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,...
Beales
Struggling department store chain, Beales, which has a large presence in Bedford town centre, is paying over £1m extra in business rates despite a 2017...
Seventh Heaven Cakes
A bakery in Bedford has created a finger lickin’ life size chicken bucket cake, complete with sides and a drink, as a birthday treat for one lucky...
Take part in this year's annual competition to find Bedford's best festive windows by voting for your favourite...
Beales
Beales has today announced it has gone into administration, after a buyer for the business was not found.The joint administrators at KPMG will continue...
Keys
A successful and established escape room is looking forward to confounding Bedford's puzzlers by opening up in Bedford town centre...
Lurke Street Car Park
Parking charges in Bedford are set to be frozen once again for 2020, meaning they've remained the same since 2017. At its meeting on Wednesday evening...
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...