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The increase in National Insurance will not help pay for social care in Bedford, the council heard. Councillor Michael Headley (Liberal Democrats, Putnoe Ward) Bedford Borough Council’s...
After listening to the concerns of parents, carers, practitioners and school staff, about how they can access support for mental health and wellbeing, Bedford Borough Council has launched a...
Care home workers in Bedford must have the COVID Vaccination if they want to remain employed unless they are clinically exempt. Kate Walker, Bedford Borough Council’s...
A mother, who had already lost a child, has described how Bedford Hospital left her feeling “bottom of the barrel” and “insignificant” when suffering a miscarriage. The mother of one, who wishes to remain...
Bedford schools have been given carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors by the council to reduce Covid transmission as term begins next week. Bedford Borough have provided primary and secondary schools...
NHS
NHS East of England has said they're "open and ready to treat people" as they warn people that delaying a cancer check could cost them their lives. It follows the launch of an NHS England..
Fox Hunting
Bedford Borough Council has been criticised after awarding the Oakley Hunt £10,000 as a small business grant. The tax-payer funded handout was revealed as part of a freedom...
coronavirus
COVID vaccine grants are being offered to vulnerable groups, by Bedford Borough Council, to combat vaccine inequalities....
Improvements to Bedford Hospital’s maternity services have been reported by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) since an inspection in November 2020 rated them ‘inadequate’. An...
Guru Nanak Temple Queen's Park COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine centre
Contact tracing has been switched off in Bedford as public health chiefs turn their efforts to persuading the unvaccinated to get jabbed. A meeting was told that although case rates...
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...
A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a meeting heard. Currently only one in three in the 18 to 29 age group has...