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The message is simple: local news needs to adapt or die

By Paul Hutchinson There’s a great saying that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and it’s never been more poignant when it comes to Bedford’s local newspapers. We’re now facing a choice in our town to simply ignore the lack of genuine investigative journalism or do something about it. But what are…

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BedPop Repair Shop is back!

Saturday 28 July 2018 from 10.30am Tavistock Community Centre 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! On Saturday 28 July, the BedPop Repair…

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Bedford River Festival 2018: video highlights

The sun shone, the crowds came in their hundreds of thousands and Bedford’s River Great Ouse had never looked so inviting! The 40th anniversary of the Bedford River Festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018 was a weekend to remember and as ever, there was something for everyone. The river bustled with boats…

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WIN TICKETS TO TWINWOOD FESTIVAL

Twinwood Festival 2018 24 – 27 August at Twinwood Arena in Clapham Now in its seventeenth year, Twinwood Festival is the original vintage festival for music and dance, and it’s right on our doorstep! The festival takes place across four days on the permanent site which was once the airfield where the famous American band…

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Bedfringe: the Clanger’s top tips

Take your pick! There are over 60 shows at this year’s Bedfringe, so you’re bound to find something that floats your boat. Here are some of our top tips. If you click on the show title, we’ll take you straight to the box office, so you can book tickets RIGHT NOW!! Share best of Bedfringe…

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Introducing… Bedfringe 2018

Since 2007, Bedfringe has seen over 2,000 acts pass through its doors, well and truly establishing it on the world fringe map.  We’re thrilled that it’s back for 2018 and as ever, here’s our guide to what’s on when. From Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd July, the Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s will host the…

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Bedford River Festival – heritage and culture

This year’s Bedford River Festival takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, with even more things to see and do along the beautiful banks of the River Great Ouse.  If your family is looking for a bit of culture and  some great, hands-on and interactive activities, head over to St Mary’s Gardens. This…

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River Festival: live music line-up

As if you didn’t already know, this weekend is the Bedford River Festival – our bi-annual celebration along the banks of the River Great Ouse. This year’s 40th anniversary event stretches from Russell Park in the east along to St Mary’s Gardens and Riverside Square in the west, with live music stages throughout the site.  Here’s our…

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Music Highlights

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA BRINGS THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA TO BEDFORD The world-famous Philharmonia Orchestra, resident orchestra at Bedford Corn Exchange, comes to Bedford this July and August with The Virtual Orchestra, a free experience for all the family that gives everyone the opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra up-close. A large tent on Riverside Square becomes home to a 10-room installation…

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