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Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre has agreed to in an in-depth investigation into Bedford's high coronavirus infection rate. Working with Bedford Borough Council's...
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Bedford’s mayor is worried that the borough’s crucial R-rate might have gone above the critical level needed to control the coronavirus pandemic...
The much-anticipated re-opening of the Barkers Lane Tidy Tip has been announced for Monday 11 May, but bookings to visit the site must be made in advance...
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has just announced that Bedford, along with the whole of Bedfordshire is to be placed into Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. Our area joins London and the South East...
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Bedford residents CAN travel in and out of the Borough, following clarification of the latest guidelines from national officials. Bedford was among eight areas that were advised to restrict non-essential travel...
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The Daily Mail has come under fire for confusing Bedford and Milton Keynes in a list of 36 areas that could be at risk of a second coronavirus lockdown. In the wake of the...
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A more accurate picture of the number of coronavirus cases in Bedford and the rest of the UK is now being reported by Public Health England. And while it...
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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...
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Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed they are currently treating four patients with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the hospital. This is in...
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As Bedford hits a record number of daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and a burgeoning number of people battle the illness in hospital, residents are being urged to knuckle down and stick to...
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Bedford Hospital have confirmed that there have now been 40 deaths related to coronavius (COVID-19). In a statement this evening a spokesperson...
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In the early hours of this morning (Monday), Bedford Hospital confirmed to the media that they were treating their first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus)...