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.

Cyber security
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has released figures, showing a new drastic rise in fraud related to coronavirus. Updated figures show...
Bedford Blues generic holding card
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...
Caretaker PCC, Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has announced that she will stay as the county's PCC for a further year...
Boris Johnson
This afternoon's coronavirus briefing from the Prime Minister featured less headline-grabbing information, but did seek to give reassurance to...
In the light of continuing uncertainty around the coronavirus outbreak, Bedford Borough Council has taken the unprecedented decision to postpone the...
Bedford bus station
Bedford Borough Council has scrapped the £1 charge for bus pass holders travelling during peak hours. The arrangement has been made with bus companies...
Sun Felmersham
It's many years since the village of Felmersham had its own shop, but - in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak - the owners of The Sun pub are taking...
Tom Grennan
Former St Thomas More pupil, Tom Grennan, is doing what he can to make the best of the current coronavirus situation. Last night (Wednesday)...
Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary spoke at the daily coronavirus briefing today, confirming that all schools in England will close this Friday...
Beales closing down sale
The Bedford branch of Beales will close tomorrow (19 March), two weeks ahead of the administrators' schedule. The joint administrators...
Yesterday (Tuesday), Woodfines Solicitors in Bedford offered to respond to employment law questions from some of our readers. In the wake of recent...