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Flu vaccine over 65s
Bedford's mayor has blasted health chiefs as figures show the Borough is already lagging behind its crucial flu vaccination targets. A special meeting of the council-run health and wellbeing...
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council's Executive committee will tonight (28 October) discuss how they are going to plug a £26.4million funding gap caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Council says...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council says they're still facing "difficult decisions" due to the financial impact of coronavirus on the local area. The comments come as the Government has announced...
Digital News
I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...
School Meals
Bedford Borough's MPs have spoken of their decision to vote for or against a Labour motion to offer frees school meals during holidays until Easter 2021. Labour MP for Bedford and Kempston...
coronavirus
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the end of March has now exceeded 2,000. The confirmation of 33 new...
blood test
Frustrated patients are being turned away from blood test appointments at Bedford Hospital due to logistics problems with a supplier to the NHS...
Newborn baby
Hospital chiefs are set to allow more birth partners to be with mums in labour in Bedford. Restrictions on visitors to the maternity unit at the hospital...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Hospital chiefs were put on the spot over people seen breaking coronavirus guidelines at a meeting yesterday (Monday). The health overview and scrutiny...
Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...
Mohammad Yasin
The reduction in test and trace services in Bedford was raised in the House of Commons today, when Mohammad Yasin MP questioned the Prime Minister...
Mental health
Today (Saturday), is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and whilst the world will recognise this and share messages of support, Bedford Samaritans Volunteers...