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Could we fix it? Yes, we could!

by Lucy Bywater On Saturday 19 November, Bedford’s very first pop-up repair shop opened for business. A few months ago I wrote an article in The Clanger about the concept of repair shops and Bedford did not disappoint. Within just a few weeks I heard that a brilliant group of enthusiasts had set a date, found…

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Gig preview: Dreadzone at Esquires

Saturday 12th November Bedford Esquires Doors at 8pm, tickets £15 in advance One band that never fail to get the party started, Dreadzone will be returning to Esquires main stage on Saturday 12th November for a night to remember. Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone re-issued their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’ on their own Dubwiser label this Summer. Dreadzone are…

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The Changing Face of Town Centres

Town centres & High Streets are changing. Bedford is fairing well with vacancy rates below national average and footfall above, but it is not immune from the challenges facing the UK High Street.  We know someone’s to blame for the empty shops, high rates & unrealistic rents, but we’re just not quite sure who. When…

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The Bedford Clanger – November

The November edition has hit the streets! You can pick up at one of the following locations but be quick as they don’t hang about! All the articles will be uploaded onto our website during the month – www.thebedfordclanger.com – so save it in your favourites to make it a regular read! Art Centre &…

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Unique Britain: Roman Villa project

Usually, the ‘Unique Bedford’ column celebrates the things that make Bedford unique: specialist shops, interesting people or architecture.  However, this month we have something that is not just unique to Bedford, but is unique to the whole of the Britain. And it’s been discovered right here on our doorstep… In 2010, building works at Edith…

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BedPop Repair Shop comes to the Higgins Bedford 

Got something that’s broken, that you think could be repaired if only you knew how? Do you hate the thought of throwing things away simply because you don’t have the know-how or necessary tools? Then help is at hand! Bring your broken toasters, frayed jeans etc to the BedPop Repair Shop and our team of…

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