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coronavirus testing
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...
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...
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...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson has defended his and the Council's handling of its contract with Fusion, debunking comments by opposition councillors as "mischievous". He also said that...
vaccine
Bedford's second COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination centre has opened today (14 January) at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple on Ford End Road. The centre, which will be run by family...
One volunteer, based at the vaccination hub at Bedford Heights on Manton Lane, sends this report from the front line in the fight against the virus. If you ever needed evidence...
Around 50 people attended the anti-lockdown protest on Sunday (21 March). Attendees boasted about shaking hands and hugging.
A local business owner has said he is “proud to be selfish” after attending an anti-lockdown protest in Russell Park, Bedford on Sunday (21 March). Around 50 people attended the...
A personal trainer from Bedford has completed training to deliver Long Covid recovery support to help sufferers back to fitness. Larissa Clarke, who runs Transition Coaching, was inspired...
Tom Carr
Mental Health Awareness Week (18 -24 May), is an opportunity for all of us to think about a topic that has gained traction in recent years; our mental health. Mental health is...
Spot the difference. Two photos taken almost a month apart show no change in social distancing outside the Bedford Wetherspoons pub 'The Pilgrims Progress'. The picture on the left was taken by @kevin27677521 on 15 August, the right hand picture was taken on 12 September by Nigel Smith.
Bedford's Wetherspoons, The Pilgrim's Progress, has come under fire again after another photo has emerged showing a lack of social distancing in people queuing up outside. The picture...
Over 61,000 Bedford Borough residents had already received their first COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine dose by 14 March according to new data released yesterday (Thursday)...
Lurke Street Car Park
Bedford town centre multi storey car parks at Lurke Street, River Street and Allhallows will be closed from tonight (Thursday) to encourage residents to stay home during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdown.