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.

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.

Bedford town centre
In light of recent events I have sent an email urging the mayor to close the town center. I have sent the following email: Dear Mayor Hodgson...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has won a second Special Grant from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime...
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The coronavirus outbreak has already pushed many businesses, communities and individuals to the limit.At times like these, it’s vital that trusted news sources are accessible to as many people as...
To support vulnerable customers during the coronavirus pandemic, an independent opticians in Bedford is offering home deilvery...
Lurke Street Car Park
In order to enable the Council to prioritise staff on essential duties, the opening hours of the multi-storey car parks in Bedford will be changing...
Rishi Sunak MP
Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of business support measures which he described as, “…unprecedented in the history of the...
Boris Johnson
In this afternoon's announcement, the Prime Minister has scaled up the coronavirus lockdown, demanding that hospitality venues close until further notice...
Bedford station
East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), both of whom operate services from Bedford station, have announced that they will impose...
Garden waste
The Council has today announced that Green Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday, due to staff shortages. Following Government guidance...
Cyber security
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has released figures, showing a new drastic rise in fraud related to coronavirus. Updated figures show...
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has declared all rugby below the Premiership as finished for the season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping...
Mayor Dave
Bedford Borough Council has launched a dedicated website, in order to keep residents and businesses up-to-date on the ever-changing coronavirus outbreak...