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To help increase COVID-19 vaccination rates amongst Bedford's Sikh community in Bedford, SEVA Trust UK are hosting special sessions so those with concerns can find out more and...
The coronavirus outbreak, which has caused the postponement of sport across the world, has also affected the Southern League, where Bedford Town are...
In response to the on-going coronavirus outbreak, two of Bedford's Iceland stores are adjusting their opening times and creating 'OAP' hours to help...
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Bedford Borough Council has been praised for being ‘ahead of the game’, already approving applications from 321 businesses accessing the government’s...
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Residents are being urged stay at home whenever possible as Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in the Borough hit a record high, exceeding 1,000 per 100,000 for the first time. This means that 1 in 100 people in Bedford Borough...
A rapid rise in covid cases linked to people becoming infected during the European football championships is overwhelming Bedford’s contact tracing system, a meeting heard. Contact...
grants
Initial grants of £500 are being offered to home-based and mobile businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the latest government funding. Anyone who believes they are eligible...
A drop-in NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre opens today at Cranfield University, for anyone to attend including staff, students and the local community. The centre will be offering...
Health bosses are urging Bedfordians to think twice before calling 999 to take pressure off local A&E departments and the ambulance service.
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Bedford Hospital has confirmed there have now been 200 coronavirus related deaths. The news comes as the Prime Minister announced easing of some lockdown measures, such as...
The new Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has spoken of the 'culture change' needed at the service. Tom Abel will take up the role in the autumn from...
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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...