Coronavirus

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.

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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.

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Systemic racism and a lack of trust in authority could be helping push high rates of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection in Bedford, a meeting heard. A Bedford Borough Council meeting yesterday (Monday) saw a league table of recent cases...
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...
Bedford based SEVA Trust UK have been carrying out emergency food drops to international students who are "actually starving" after being trapped here by the coronavirus...
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...
The new booking line for the Barkers Lane Tidy Tip has experienced a high volume of callers since it opened this morning. Residents trying to book...
Bedford Park blue sky
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...
Play Parks Closed
While adults will have a chance to 'play' in their local pub from 4 July, some parents have reacted in disbelief that the borough's play parks are to remain closed for the time being. Bedford Borough...
Mercure Hotel
Since lockdown was announced, Bedford's homeless charities and the borough council have been coordinating emergency accommodation for the town's rough...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed they are currently treating four patients with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the hospital. This is in...
Wedding bride groom arm in arm
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...
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In these unprecedented times, it is safe to say that the mental health of many Bedfordians is suffering. It is hard to think about our own mental well-being when we are concerned about loved ones...
MiCasa SuCasa
YMCA Bedfordshire has partnered with DJs and promoters MiCasa SuCasa to host a virtual party this Thursday, raising vital funds for domestic abuse...