Saturday, October 31, 2020
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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.

coronavirus latest updates
We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council says they're still facing "difficult decisions" due to the financial impact of coronavirus on the local area. The comments come as the Government has announced...
Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...
School Meals
Bedford Borough's MPs have spoken of their decision to vote for or against a Labour motion to offer frees school meals during holidays until Easter 2021. Labour MP for Bedford and Kempston...
coronavirus
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the end of March has now exceeded 2,000. The confirmation of 33 new...
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council's Executive committee will tonight (28 October) discuss how they are going to plug a £26.4million funding gap caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Council says...
Digital News
I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...
Mohammad Yasin
The reduction in test and trace services in Bedford was raised in the House of Commons today, when Mohammad Yasin MP questioned the Prime Minister...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Hospital chiefs were put on the spot over people seen breaking coronavirus guidelines at a meeting yesterday (Monday). The health overview and scrutiny...
coronavirus
Fourteen cases of coronavirus have been linked to a local construction project as public health chiefs warn of an exponential rise in coronavirus across Bedford borough. The building project...
Newborn baby
Hospital chiefs are set to allow more birth partners to be with mums in labour in Bedford. Restrictions on visitors to the maternity unit at the hospital...
coronavirus
A rise in cases or coronavirus could result in a local lockdown warn Borough leaders.The government has named Bedford as an 'area of concern' as 97 cases...