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Shops, bars and businesses in Bedford look forward to reopening on 12 April

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...

View from the villages: The year that was and the year that is to...

Well, what a year 2020 has turned out to be and I, like many other residents, am planning for a very different Christmas this year...

Free parking bays created to support Bedford’s growing ‘click and collect’ economy

The introduction of 10 short-term parking bays designed to support Bedford's growing 'click and collect' economy have been welcomed by the town's retailers. The bays, at various locations...
Christmas lights

Christmas light switch on cancelled in favour of COVID-safe festivities

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..

Have yourself a Bedford indie Christmas

Have you been inspired to shop local this Christmas? Are you looking for some inspiration to kick start your festive shopping?...
Hannah Carvell

Bedford artists represented at MK pop up

A group of Bedford artists and makers are showcasing their work at a brand new pop-up shop in Milton Keynes.The Indie Collective opens...
Fiver Fest 2020

Celebrate Bedford’s brilliant independent shops with the return of Fiver Fest

Fiver Fest, the national celebration of independent businesses, returns to Bedford for the fourth time this October, with over 80 participants and counting. From 10 - 24 October, dozens...
Bedford Town Centre

Bedford Town Centre prepares for post-coronavirus ‘new normal’

As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...
Beales

Beales latest: store group goes into administration with 23 shops at risk

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...

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Bedford this weekend

Small Business Saturday is being celebrated this weekend throughout the UK, reminding shoppers to show some love to the independent shops and businesses...
Dreamwear

Pop up shop is a dream come true for young Bedford entrepreneur

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...
Lurke Street Car Park

Town centre parking charges frozen for third successive year

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...
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