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Sunday Times Names Bedford in its Best Places to Live Guide 2018

March 22, 2018 2:52 PM

Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behindThe Sunday Times has given a ringing endorsement of Bedford, naming it as the second best place to live in the East in its 'Best Places to Live 2018' guide. It describes Bedford as unfairly overlooked, and in particular focuses on the Castle Quarter area of the town.

Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "Bedford is increasingly appearing in lists like these, with The Sunday Times the latest to recognise that Bedford is a fantastic place to live.'

"They only had a limited amount of space in their write-up, and could also have mentioned so much more such as our beautiful river, strong sense of community, vibrant town centre, strong independent shops and events such as this summer's River Festival. So we'll have to keep banging the drum for Bedford, too, and in the meantime thank the Sunday Times for its endorsement!"

The article on Bedford, which also records that independent shops comprise 76% of retailers, can be read here (subscription required)