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Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...
Bedford has been confirmed as emerging from lockdown on 2 December in Tier 2: High Alert.Social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will...
Speaking to Bedfordshire primary school teacher, Caroline Coster, two things are immediately apparent. Firstly, you are unlikely to meet a more positive person and secondly, you are unlikely...
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...
Bedford Hospital entrance
A technical glitch has created a false 'death spike' in coronavirus related figures published yesterday (Tuesday) at Bedford Hospital.It was reported...
Devonshire Arms
A number of Bedford's pub landlords and bar owners have hit out at the latest government coronavirus restrictions, which place Bedford Borough in...
A Year 11 pupil from Bedford School is the brains behind the amazing fund-raising story that is currently sweeping the nation...
School children
Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...
Breaking News: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced Bedford Borough is to be placed into Tier 3 until at least the next review of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on 23 December...
Councillors have hit back at claims that Bedford has been dragged into tier 2 coronavirus restrictions by Luton.Before the second national lockdown, which...
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 testing
A 'deep dive' investigation into Bedford's coronavirus pandemic is showing there are higher rates of infection in working age women. A Council meeting yesterday (Thursday) looked...