Thursday, November 26, 2020

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The threat of Bedford Borough emerging from the latest lockdown straight into Tier 2 restrictions is a very real possibility, based on current COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection rates. The existing...
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Groups (BLMK CCGs) are urging residents in high risk groups to get their free flu vaccination...
Weller Wing
Health chiefs are inching towards replacing a mental health inpatient unit in Bedford – three years after closing the town’s Weller Wing...
coronavirus testing
As Bedford hits a record number of daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and a burgeoning number of people battle the illness in hospital, residents are being urged to knuckle down and stick to...
University of Bedfordshire
A new walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) walk-in testing centre is to open at the University of Bedfordshire's Polhill Campus. The centre, which will be in the campus Car Park on Polhill Avenue will...
child mental health
Parents and carers across the UK can now access an award-winning programme of NHS parent and carer psycho-education sessions after they were...
Gainz Gym police
A gym in Bedford, which defied national lockdown guidelines and remained open, has been visited by Bedfordshire Police today (Thursday)...
older person
Hero staff at care homes in Bedford are fearful about a rising second wave of coronavirus, a meeting heard. Care staff have been battling to protect some...
coronavirus
Last night (Saturday), the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced tough new measures to control the coronavirus pandemic. From midnight on Thursday...
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...