Wednesday, April 1, 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. 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.

 

Office coronavirus

In response to the on-going coronavirus outbreak, two of Bedford's Iceland stores are adjusting their opening times and creating 'OAP' hours to help...
To support the vital frontline workers at Bedford Hospital, a charity is raising funds to purchase essential items - plus morale-boosting cake - as part...
Boris Johnson
This afternoon's coronavirus briefing from the Prime Minister featured less headline-grabbing information, but did seek to give reassurance to...
Mid Bedfordshire MP and health minister, Nadine Dorries has announced she's been diagnosed with coronavirus. She is the first MP to test positive for the...
Beales closing down sale
The Bedford branch of Beales will close tomorrow (19 March), two weeks ahead of the administrators' schedule. The joint administrators...
In the Spring Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local...
Bedford Borough Council has just announced that the tidy tip on Barkers Lane will close until further notice. In a statement, today (Tuesday) it said...
#clapforourcarers
At 8pm on Thursday 26 March, thousands of people from Bedford Borough took to their front gardens, windows and streets to simultaneously send a message...
Empty shops Bedford-3
During these unprecedented times, we wanted to provide you with up-to-date information regarding landlords and tenants and their rights during COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Government’s decision...
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...
The decision has been taken to cancel this month's Bedford Holi Festival, the first time the event was due to be staged in the town centre...
Tom Grennan Bedford Foodbank
Musician Tom Grennan is working with Bedford Kindness volunteers to deliver much-needed supplies to Bedford Foodbank. The singer/songwriter has...