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Rollback World

When it opened its doors at the end of October 2017, Rollback World became the newest addition to Bedford’s Church Arcade.  Selling skateboards, rollerskates, scooters and BMXs, it’s the shop you wish had been open when you were a teenager, so if you’re currently a teenager, count yourself lucky… “We’d been running Rollback World events…

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Introducing…. The Wardrobe Edit

Former PR consultant, Isabel Kelly, launched the Wardrobe Edit in Bedford earlier this year. The concept is simple: Isabel offers style advice to busy clients, keen to streamline their existing clothes, while adding some carefully curated wardrobe essentials.  “I’ve unofficially been a stylist for the last 15 – 20 years, helping friends with fashion advice…

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Another month, another flurry of new shop openings in Bedford… 

Bluebird Hair Boutique spreads its wings Based on Harpur Street, Bluebird Hair Boutique is expanding into the adjacent property (formerly Thrift’ee/Coolhaus) this month.  The new space will feature a six-station cutting room, three-station colour bar plus relaxation/washroom and a private treatment room.  “We can’t wait to begin using the new salon space,” said Bluebird owner,…

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The Clanger Guide to What’s On

Christmas in Bedford officially began on Thursday 23rd November when Santa arrived to switch on the lights, followed by the annual jaw-dropping fireworks display on the Embankment.  The festive season is now in full swing, so here’s our cultural round-up of what’s on this December and January. Panto time! From 27th December – 1st January…

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Goldings 150th Anniversary

Goldings Ironmongers are celebrating their 150th anniversary with a display at The Higgins Bedford. In 1867 William Day set up his Ironmongery business Day & Sons on the High Street, later to be taken over by William Golding in 1899. The Higgins’ display features the stories of the owners and staff whose legacy continues for Goldings…

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