Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Bedford Borough's COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report has been published and says that the local infection rate has "declined since mid-June" and that there was "no singular cause...
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We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...

In Bedford this week

The future of Bedford town centre: transforming traffic on Bedford High...

In our three-part series on the redevelopment of Bedford town centre, we have spoken to residents, traffic experts and urban planners to find out how...

Proposals put forward to make ‘major change’ to local healthcare

Proposals have been put forward that would see a "major change" in the way healthcare is organised in the Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the public are being asked to give their...

Have your say about Coronavirus in Mayor Dave’s survey

While the coronavirus infection rate, in Bedford Borough, has declined since mid-June, there has been an increase in new infections in the last two weeks. This mirrors what has been happening...

Britannia Road roadworks finally reach completion

Months of traffic disruption are now, hopefully, at an end after it was announced the Britannia Road part of the Transporting Bedford project has finally reached completion. Britannia Road...

“Best job in the world” Bedfordshire’s top cop reflects on first...

Bedfordshire's top cop, Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, has said he has the "best job in the world" while reflecting on his first 12 months in charge of Bedfordshire Police. “I’m blown away...

‘Dream come true’ as Bedfordian takes over at Debenhams

A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...

Great Denham man jailed for endangering aircraft and sexual assault

A Great Denham man has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and disrupting an easyjet flight from London Luton Airport. Kramat Khan, 36...

Bedford illustrator creates book to help families talk about grief

A Bedford-based illustrator has collaborated on a new book to help children and families talk about death and how they are affected by grief...

This week’s most popular stories

police line do not cross
Bedfordshire Police have issued an appeal to find the man who robbed a Bedford woman in her late 80s yesterday morning (Wednesday). A man forced his way into her property...
Julie Horsman took over the role of manager at Bedford's Debenhams in February.
A former St Thomas More pupil has had her dream come true, after being made manager of Bedford's Debenhams  Julia, 30, has worked at eight Debenhams stores, including Oxford Street...
Luton Crown Court
Drug dealer Kurt Bygraves was caught when his brother told the police they would find a ‘load more drugs’ in his bedroom. Officers had gone to the home the brothers share...

Stories you may have missed

100 Bedford Borough restaurants taking part in ‘Eat Out to Help...

Foodies across Bedford are being encouraged to "Eat Out To Help Out" next month, with around 100 restaurants in the Borough signed up to a government scheme. The idea of the scheme...

Report: Bedford’s coronavirus infection rate “declining since mid-June”

Bedford Borough's COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report has been published and says that the local infection rate has "declined since mid-June" and that there was "no singular cause...

All remaining Bedford play parks open from this weekend except Wixams

Bedford Borough Council have said all 120 play parks will be open from this weekend, except Kingfisher play area in Wixams. A spokesperson for the council says that due to...

Kempston drug dealer sentenced after brother dobbs him in

Drug dealer Kurt Bygraves was caught when his brother told the police they would find a ‘load more drugs’ in his bedroom. Officers had gone to the home the brothers share...

“Best job in the world” Bedfordshire’s top cop reflects on first...

Bedfordshire's top cop, Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, has said he has the "best job in the world" while reflecting on his first 12 months in charge of Bedfordshire Police. “I’m blown away...

Coronavirus rise in Bedford prompts new advice on family gatherings

Public health officials have issued new advice on family gatherings in Bedford following an increase in COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections. With the publication...

Con-Fusion as customers met with silence over cancelled classes

Customers who had booked classes at council leisure centres run by Fusion Lifestyle say they've been left to "work it out for themselves" after it was announced the centres wouldn't be opening along...

Great Denham man jailed for endangering aircraft and sexual assault

A Great Denham man has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and disrupting an easyjet flight from London Luton Airport. Kramat Khan, 36...

Opinion: PCC’s ‘racism accusation’ makes a mockery of both her careers

As a public official, let alone a former journalist, PCC Kathryn Holloway should be more than aware that she and her office will be asked difficult questions and be held to account. Her...