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Omar Kouch of The Scruff
Omar Kouch, drummer with Bedford band, The Scruff, is currently on the transplant waiting list. He's been waiting nine months for a new kidney. Thousands of people in danger...
Nurse
A partnership with NHS England, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) is offering ten fully-funded fast track training contracts...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Health bosses at Bedford Hospital are reviewing the suitability of their Hydrotherapy Pool, the only one in Bedfordshire, after it was closed without warning in December...
Attention nurses and healthcare assistants in Bedford: the deadline for entering the prestigious national RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 has been extended until Friday 15 February.
miserable day of the year Bedfordshire sun
Bedfords most miserable day of the year set for 16 January according to 30 years of research thanks to worsening weather conditions...
An Ear to Hear
Takeover Challenge Healthy Eating: an interview with Hannah Brown from An Ear To Hear Hannah Brown has built her own company, ‘AnEarToHear’, with the aim to help those with an eating disorder feel they can talk about...
Mental Health Awareness week
Mental Health Awareness Week (13 - 19 May) is being marked by Bedfordshire Police with series of events for staff and officers to highlight the amount of support that is available to them.
McCarthy & Stone Retirement village
Mohammad Yasin MP recently donned a hard hat to help lay the building blocks of the new Oakhill Place Retirement Living Plus development on Overdale in Putnoe.
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Plans to remove much-loved Victorian tiles depicting famous nursery rhymes from a ward at Bedford Hospital, have been labelled as "cultural vandalism" by campaigners who say...
World Prematurity Day
Today is World Prematurity Day, which aims to raise awareness of premature births and the concerns of premature babies and their families worldwide. 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and one million of these will not...