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A technical glitch has created a false 'death spike' in coronavirus related figures published yesterday (Tuesday) at Bedford Hospital.It was reported...
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Cleaners from Bedford Hospital are unsure of their future following the news that domestic services could be outsourced. While the hospital denies the claim that it's...
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Public Health England have confirmed there are now over 200 cases of coronavirus in the Borough with 208 cases being recorded today. The number of cases has risen steadily in the last few...
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A Bedford business has been accused of racism and ignoring government advice by encouraging people to use their facility. On the day the Prime Minister warned there would be "tougher measures" if...
This morning, Michael Gove confirmed that children under 18 and with separated parents can visit both homes despite the government lockdown on movement...
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Volunteers for Bedford Borough Council’s Community Hub were busy over the Easter bank holiday weekend, providing support to vulnerable residents...
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The Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has won a second Special Grant from the Home Office to fight gang, gun and knife crime...
People are being asked to 'bash your garden boundary' while in lockdown and help raise funds for the Sue Ryder St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger. Usually the Bash the Beds Boundary' event...
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The Luton and Dunstable Hospital (L&D) has today been awarded a £5.7m funding boost to their A&E department, almost twice that awarded to Bedford...
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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...
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The Government has announced that Bedford Borough is no longer a coronavirus ‘area of concern’ watchlist. The area had been one of almost 100 areas marked...
Yesterday (Monday), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced details of a new three-tier lockdown system in England, but what does it mean for Bedford?...