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Councillors in Bedford have urged residents not to listen to an “increasingly noisy minority” of coronavirus conspiracy theorists. They pointed to a record and an increasing number of...
Eleven businesses in Bedford that have stayed open illegally during national lockdown restrictions have been served prohibition notices by Bedford Borough Council's Environmental Health team. Two fines...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson has defended his and the Council's handling of its contract with Fusion, debunking comments by opposition councillors as "mischievous". He also said that...
coronavirus latest updates
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...
Fitness At Home
As lockdown 2.0 continues, many of us will be wondering how we can continue our daily routine, not least staying healthy and fit. Towers Health & Racquets Club on Clapham Road, Bedford...
vaccine
Bedford's MPs have responded to Opposition demands that social media companies should face financial and criminal penalties if they fail to 'stamp out dangerous anti-vaccine (anti-vax) content'. In a letter to Oliver Dowden, the digital, culture...
Flu vaccine over 65s
Health bosses have reassured Bedfordians that everyone eligible for a free seasonal flu vaccine will be able to receive their jab, despite concerns...
Spread the love feature
The threat of Bedford Borough emerging from the latest lockdown straight into Tier 2 restrictions is a very real possibility, based on current COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection rates. The existing...
coronavirus testing
As Bedford hits a record number of daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and a burgeoning number of people battle the illness in hospital, residents are being urged to knuckle down and stick to...
Thameslink Break the Stigma
The Break the Stigma campaign has collaborated with Thameslink to display messages of help and support along station platforms platforms...
University of Bedfordshire
A new walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) walk-in testing centre is to open at the University of Bedfordshire's Polhill Campus. The centre, which will be in the campus Car Park on Polhill Avenue will...
Gainz Gym police
A gym in Bedford, which defied national lockdown guidelines and remained open, has been visited by Bedfordshire Police today (Thursday)...