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Bedford prison
HMP Bedford is easing its coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from June 21 and will allow access to the gym, visits and key work for its ‘most vulnerable prisoners’.
A team based in Bedford say their work has the "potential to transform the global battle against coronavirus and other viruses" after they developed a 'buffer' to used in testing kits, making them...
Bedford residents can get their Pfizer Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine in Bedford town centre this weekend, with a drop-in clinic opening for the day at the Harpur Suite. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens...
Chicken-lovers in Bedford raised concerns on social media this morning, noting that the Bedford branch of Nando's was closed to customers. Fortunately for peri-peri fans, the closure is only temporary...
Bedford's local vaccination roll-out has now racked up 100,000 doses administered at Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queen's Park. And the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG has...
Wedding bride groom arm in arm
Bedford wedding businesses have described the latest statement from the Prime Minister as 'a huge relief' after it was confirmed that nuptials with over 30 guests could go ahead from 21 June...
Anyone over 18 who is yet to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine is able to turn up to the Gurdwara in Queen's Park tomorrow (Saturday) between 1pm and 7pm...
The surge testing programme being carried out in the Cauldwell, Kingsbrook and Queens Park areas of Bedford will end today. Heightened testing was rolled out in 'problem' areas...
GP doctor
GPs and patients are at loggerheads over appointments as family doctors struggle to cope with a “tsunami” of previously unmet needs, a meeting heard. The use of online consultation...
Weller Wing
Women with intensive mental health needs may still have to travel into London for treatment under a £60million plan to return inpatient mental health services to Bedford. A meeting heard that there are so few women requiring...
Up to 60 per cent of people living in parts of Bedford are yet to receive their first coronavirus (covid-19) vaccine, a committee heard. So called 'vaccine hesitancy' in the town even...
Cranfield University
Cranfield University will pay overseas students’ quarantine costs through their newly launched international arrivals bursary...