Local Things for Local People

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What’s on: Easter holidays

Whether you’ve already broken up or are counting down the days til Good Friday, the Easter bank holiday weekend is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. There’s lots to do in Bedford now that Spring has (finally) sprung, and our good friends at Bedford Rocks have done all the hard…

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Here’s one club we ‘knead’ to join…

Companions’ Bread Club is held the first Saturday of every month from 10am at their bakery on Mill Street. Relaxed and informal, it’s basically, a coffee morning themed around bread!  Membership is just £5 a year which allows the use of Companions’ bread oven by arrangement; then £1 per meeting to cover refreshments. “Each session is different,” explained Companions Real…

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The Eagle has rebranded

On Friday 19th February, the newly rebranded visitor centre at Eagle Brewery in Queens Park was unveiled. The former home of Charles Wells is now owned by established brewer, Marstons who will continue to brew Eagle IPA and Bombardier alongside their other ales.  The iconic Bedford eagle has been reimagined by Ampthill-based creative agency, Bonfire,…

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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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