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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...
As schools and colleges prepare for all students to return from next Monday (8 March), the government has confirmed that regular lateral flow testing will take place to help keep...
We are open - pubs 4 July reopen
Bedford publicans opening their pub doors tomorrow (Saturday) have reassured anyone looking for a pint and something to eat that safety is their "top priority". Various 'non-essential' businesses...
Bedford residents who are in contact with other members of the public as part of their work are now able to access free, rapid Covid-19 (coronavirus) tests and are encouraged to take a test twice a week...
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...
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...
emmaus village carlton shop
Bedford Borough's Emmaus Village in Carlton says it will start taking donations again from next week, after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the charity launched...
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...
An NHS menopause clinic is launching in Bedford this month, joining just 74 similar clinics throughout the UK. February also sees Bedford's second...
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has reiterated its commitment to patient safety after regulatory action has been taken against...
Bedford Town Centre
As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...
Bedford Hospitals Trust has admitted that 'medically fit' patients who were waiting to be discharged caught covid on its wards. Six serious incidents are being investigated of potentially avoidable deaths where the infection was contracted on the hospital site...