Friday, April 10, 2020
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital have confirmed that there have now been 40 deaths related to coronavius (COVID-19). In a statement this evening a spokesperson...
Each afternoon we will update this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further detail we receive from...

In Bedford this week

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue ask “please don’t light bonfires”

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a plea asking anyone using the Easter weekend to tidy their gardens to not light any bonfires. Highlighting the pressures on the...

Letters: Air quality and coronavirus

I’d like to raise the issue of air quality and why it’s a particularly important issue right now. The medical profession has long warned of the harm to health...

Brewpoint challenges local creatives to make designs on their beers

Ever fancied seeing your artwork in pride of place on the bar at your local pub? Brewpoint, the new flagship Bedford brewery, venue and home of Wells & Co...

Bedford Hospital prepares for increased number of coronavirus deaths this weekend

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Borough has now reached 139 and Bedford Hospital is preparing for the inevitable increase in the...

Bedford MPs confirm they are not claiming coronavirus £10k expenses allocation

Two of Bedford’s MPs have confirmed they will not be claiming the full £10,000 expenses allocations, to help MPs work from home during the coronavirus...

Bedfordshire Hospitals’ NHS Staff urge the public to stay home and...

As we approach the Bank Holiday Easter period, staff at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are urging the public to stay home...

Tributes paid to Bedford music legend, Chris Robinson, who has died...

Moving tributes have been paid to Chris Robinson, who sadly died yesterday (8 April) after contracting coronavirus. Chris, 59, was a fixture on Bedford...

Easter weekend bin collections in Bedford Borough

Bin collections will continue as normal over the Easter bank holiday weekend within Bedford Borough. The council have confirmed that black...

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Chris Robinson
Moving tributes have been paid to Chris Robinson, who sadly died yesterday (8 April) after contracting coronavirus. Chris, 59, was a fixture on Bedford...
My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the...
Dr Norris
Dr Richard Norris, a semi-retired doctor, has gone from a few shifts per month to five shifts per week in order to help his NHS colleagues fight the...

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Lockdown ‘feel-good vibes’ broadcasting live every Sunday morning on In2Beats

Every Sunday morning, Mark Russell is taking to the airwaves of In2Beats Radio to bring a ray of sunshine to our lockdown weekends...

Letters: Sue Ryder nurse tells of the ‘devastating impact’ coronavirus is...

My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the...

20 years ago today: remembering Nelson Mandela’s visit to Bedford

Twenty years ago today, on 7 April, 2000, Nelson Mandela made an historic visit to Bedford, to rededicate a statue of his friend and anti-apartheid...

Keep calm we’re Bedfordians: Your guide to support during the coronavirus...

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, one of the biggest battles is against misinformation, rumour and fake news. Partnering with Bedford Borough Council...

Easter weekend bin collections in Bedford Borough

Bin collections will continue as normal over the Easter bank holiday weekend within Bedford Borough. The council have confirmed that black...

Letters: Air quality and coronavirus

I’d like to raise the issue of air quality and why it’s a particularly important issue right now. The medical profession has long warned of the harm to health...

Boyds of Bedford launch ‘Bedford Big Thank You’ charity t-shirt

Boyds of Bedford have partnered with the ‘Bedford Big Thank You’ campaign to release a charity t-shirt to raise money to support those working in the NHS...