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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. 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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Dominic Cummings - REUTERS:Hannah McKay
Journalism, has, on the whole, had a good crisis. My former trade has held the government's feet to the fire and highlighted key failures. But on Dominic Cummings it's fallen down - badly...
From opera singing to banging pots and pans, Bedfordians have shown their thanks for the NHS and key workers every Thursday for the last nine weeks...
Bedford Town Centre
As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...
emmaus village carlton shop
Bedford Borough's Emmaus Village in Carlton says it will start taking donations again from next week, after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the charity launched...
pharmacy
Normally most of us would be clued up on what we'd need to do if we or a loved one was ill on a three-day weekend, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren't as...
Bill Chandi recognition award
Marston Moretaine Postmaster, Bill Chandi, has been given a special Post Office recognition award for the role he played in helping to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Sir Tom. The...
Bedford station is looking brighter, thanks to dozens of posters by young local artists who wanted to say "thank you" to key workers using Bedford station to get to work.  Station Manager...
Coronavirus public parks sign
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 were subject to a further, significant amendment on 13 May 2020 following...
In this second part of a two-part series looking into the preliminary data for COVID-19 involved deaths in Bedford Borough, the...
Captain Tom Moore
Bedfordshire's Captain Tom Moore will be knighted for raising over £32 million for the NHS, by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. His original idea to raise £1,000, as a thank you...
Bedford Park Concerts Judge Jules - Credit Peter Hayes
The popular summer concert series, Bedford Park Concerts, has been cancelled for 2020 with organisers blaming the knock on effects of the coronavirus...
Bedford based Gale Family Trust has made an unprecedented donation of £500,000 to two local hospices to support them through the coronavirus pandemic. The Gale Family Trust was...