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.

A Turvey Primary School pupil's 'happy song' - written as part of the school's Children’s Mental Health Week - is guaranteed to brighten up your day...
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Some 8,900 health and social care staff across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) region are set to receive letters urging them to take their covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccines, a meeting heard...
Bedford River Festival regatta The Embankment
Bedford Borough Council has today confirmed that the River Festival - already postponed from 2020 until this Summer - and also the Kite and Motoring Festival are being postponed until 2022...
The inspirational Bedfordian, Captain Sir Tom Moore has died at Bedford Hospital today, his family have confirmed. Sir Tom Moore raised over £38m for NHS charities during 2020, by completing laps of his garden...
Over 75s in Bedford Borough are now being invited to book their Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccines at one of two new centres to open in the county...
Captain Tom Moore
Captain Sir Tom Moore has been taken to hospital with breathing difficulties after testing positive with coronavirus (COVID-19). How daughter posted the update on his official Twitter page at about 5 pm this evening. In the...
A third Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccination centre will open on Monday 1 February at Bedford Heights on Manton Lane. It will join the existing sites at Kings House on Ampthill Road and at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Queens Park...
Many of Bedford Borough's small businesses feel they have been neglected by the government throughout the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. However, NE Beds MP, Richard Fuller, has vowed to fight their corner and lobby the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak...
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Public health experts in Bedford are expecting a high Covid-19 (coronavirus) death toll to continue for several more weeks as an infection bulge works its way through into hospitalisations...
A Cranfield man has been jailed for over ten years after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a child in a historic case that left his victim haunted by what happened to him. The victim, man now in his 30s...
online lockdown exercise
Team BEDS&LUTON are calling for more Bedford organisations to deliver online activity sessions for those worst hit by lockdown, in particular for those in BAME communities and for those who are disabled or with long-term...
Guru Nanak Gurdwara Bedford
The recently opened vaccination hub at the Queen's Park Gurdwara has been forced to temporarily close next week due to delays in receiving supplies. This comes as Bedford Borough has recorded its...