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All the latest, fact-checked news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it is affecting Bedford, Bedford Town, Bedford Borough, Bedford businesses and Bedford people in one place.

For the latest coronavirus stats in Bedford, please read:
Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

As we publish news articles relating to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Bedford, they will be added to this archive for easy access.

All of the team at Bedford Independent live in and around Bedford Borough and we aim to report on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local people, local business and local economy.

Please check & follow the latest Government Advice and, if you suspect you have symptoms, follow the NHS guidelines.

There were no cases of Covid-19 reported in Bedford Borough’s health sector over three days last week. During a Covid update to yesterday’s Adult Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee...
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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...
Covid cases in Bedford are rising ‘sharply’ – leading to staffing issues at primary schools and in early years education. And some members of staff have been forced...
Covid and non-Covid activity are putting pressure on hospitals and ambulance services across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, a meeting heard. “We’re seeing a significant further spike...
An end to free lateral flow tests is causing concern for families of care home residents – who fear it may impact visits. And a new Covid vaccine booster programme and grants...
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It seems that not everyone is in awe of our NHS heroes. When Ed Green, a paramedic clinical manager for the East of England Ambulance Service, decided to relax...
The booking system for Bedford Borough's Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Barkers Lane will be "turned off" this weekend after almost five months. This will mean...
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The Bedford Independent has learnt that JPI Media is suspending the Times & Citizen, Bedford's last printed news source, indefinitely and print copies will not be delivered, due to...
Residents have reacted angrily to a spate of stickers spotted throughout the town, spreading anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The stickers purport to be from...
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Moving tributes have been paid to Chris Robinson, who sadly died yesterday (8 April) after contracting coronavirus. Chris, 59, was a fixture on Bedford...
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In response to an increase in demand, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that Bedford is among 80 towns and cities to host a temporary job centre...
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Bedfordshire Police are investigating a reported breach of coronavirus guidelines and a subsequent verbal altercation that took place at a village pub. They have confirmed that their community policing...