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Portas Pilot town puts on shopping display

The high street closed to traffic Photo: ITV News Anglia

The High Street in Bedford was closed to traffic on Saturday to give traders a chance to showcase their businesses.

Last year Bedford was one of 12 areas chosen to participate in the Mary Portas rejuvination scheme. They received a share of £1.2 million pounds of government money.

Shopping in the sunshine! Credit: ITV News Anglia