Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Richard Howitt
The former East of England, MEP, Richard Hewitt has confirmed that he has contracted coronavirus. Mr Hewitt took to Twitter to confirm...
Rogan's Books
What a difference a month makes... Four weeks ago, we sadly announced our plans to close the doors on our physical bookshop for the last time...

In Bedford this week

Harpur Trust opens its art competition to everyone

An annual art competition, usually just open to schools, is now open to everyone in Bedford, whatever your age or artistic ability.Local charity The...

Legal advice: Coronavirus – commercial landlord and tenant

During these unprecedented times, we wanted to provide you with up-to-date information regarding landlords and tenants and their rights during COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Government’s decision...

Police say Bedfordians “complying” with coronavirus lockdown

Bedfordshire Police say they've been "encouraged" by the number people in Bedford who are complying with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. It's just over a week since PM...

Manton Lane roadworks to be completed this week, but Britannia Road...

Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that works will be complete on Manton Lane by the end of this week (Friday 3 April), but other projects will be...

Lockdown life – the everyday impact on Bedford: Part one

Bedfordians have been sharing their experiences of the coronavirus 'lockdown'. Giving emotional but also heart-warming insights into their experiences as we face the coronavirus pandemic...

Far-right group posts fake Extinction Rebellion stickers around Bedford

A series of stickers featuring racist and inflammatory phrases - purporting to be from Extinction Rebellion - have been spotted on lampposts along the...

‘Bedford Big Thank You’ raises over £1k in just 12 hours...

To support the vital frontline workers at Bedford Hospital, a charity is raising funds to purchase essential items - plus morale-boosting cake - as part...

Community Cohesion team helps Bedford’s communities stay safe

Bedfordshire Police’s Community Cohesion team have been helping everyone in the Borough to understand the government's coronavirus message...

This week’s most popular stories

Coronavirus
The latest figures on the Public Health England website, updated this afternoon (Friday), confirm that there are now 20 coronavirus cases in Bedford...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Bedford Hospital has risen to 12, it has been confirmed. The current total of cases in the UK is 11,658...
Sarah Ashley
A woman from Bedford who has recovered from the coronavirus is urging people to heed the government advice and stay in doors...

Stories you may have missed

Bedford Hospital now treating 12 coronavirus patients

The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Bedford Hospital has risen to 12, it has been confirmed. The current total of cases in the UK is 11,658...

Chancellor announces long-anticipated financial support for self-employed

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this afternoon announced the support package that the government has outlined for self-employed workers...

An open letter from Emma Meese of the Independent Community News...

The Bedford Independent is a member of the Independent Community News Network, an organisation of 108 local news providers who are delivering vital...

Tell us your coronavirus ‘lockdown’ experience

Like the rest of the UK, Bedford is in 'lockdown' as the Government imposes restrictions on movement and social interaction to reduce the rate of coronavirus infection. But what are your...

Far-right group posts fake Extinction Rebellion stickers around Bedford

A series of stickers featuring racist and inflammatory phrases - purporting to be from Extinction Rebellion - have been spotted on lampposts along the...

‘Bedford Big Thank You’ raises over £1k in just 12 hours...

To support the vital frontline workers at Bedford Hospital, a charity is raising funds to purchase essential items - plus morale-boosting cake - as part...

Help during lockdown when living with domestic abuse

As the government urges people to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bedfordshire Police is raising awareness of those where home may not be...

Bedford joins the UK to #clapforourcarers

At 8pm on Thursday 26 March, thousands of people from Bedford Borough took to their front gardens, windows and streets to simultaneously send a message...

Kempston man jailed for grooming a teenage girl to send indecent...

A man from Kempston will be behind bars for three years after grooming a teenage girl and persuading her to send him indecent images of herself over...