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In response to an increase in demand, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that Bedford is among 80 towns and cities to host a temporary job centre...
COVID jab sticker envy Dave Hodgson
Vaccination sticker envy came to the fore at a meeting where councillors were in a happy mood after hearing some good news on the state of the battle against covid in Bedford...
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A report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that workers in so-called ‘insecure’ jobs – i.e. agency workers or those on zero-hours contracts – are twice as likely to have died from COVID-19...
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Hospital chiefs have committed themselves to keeping and improving maternity services in Bedford. The service was rated inadequate following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) unannounced visit on...
Maternity chiefs are set to be grilled by councillors about their improvement plans after inspectors found there was a risk of baby abduction at Bedford Hospital...
A 33-year-old Bedford man is among the 112,00 people affected by brain tumours who are demanding action from the Government today to fund research to help find a cure. Eddie Adams is supporting a petition created...
A Bedford professor and GP has described the rare symptoms of blood clots to look out for as he urged local people to keep taking their Covid-19 (coronavirus) jabs...
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People in Bedford are being urged to remember the hands-face-space-ventilation message as the next stage of lockdown easing begins. From today (April 12) non-essential shops...
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In line with non-essential shops, hairdressers and barbershops, indoor leisure facilities are set to reopen in Bedford on Monday 12 April...
From tomorrow (Friday), anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in Bedford Borough will be able to get a free rapid Covid-19 (coronavirus) test twice a week...
22-year-old Katie lives in Bedford with their parents and sister. However, they may as well be on death row. For the last eight years, Katie has been living with diabulimia...
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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...