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One volunteer, based at the vaccination hub at Bedford Heights on Manton Lane, sends this report from the front line in the fight against the virus. If you ever needed evidence...
Around 50 people attended the anti-lockdown protest on Sunday (21 March). Attendees boasted about shaking hands and hugging.
A local business owner has said he is “proud to be selfish” after attending an anti-lockdown protest in Russell Park, Bedford on Sunday (21 March). Around 50 people attended the...
Over 61,000 Bedford Borough residents had already received their first COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine dose by 14 March according to new data released yesterday (Thursday)...
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News that the council's public health team will receive a below-inflation increase of 0.7% core funding has been met with anger by the Borough's Labour councillors...
A personal trainer from Bedford has completed training to deliver Long Covid recovery support to help sufferers back to fitness. Larissa Clarke, who runs Transition Coaching, was inspired...
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A leaflet will be going to homes across the borough this weekend in a ramping up of efforts to encourage people to take their Covid-19 (coronavirus) jabs. Figures shown to a meeting this...
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Businesses now eligible for Bedford Borough Council's business support grant scheme have described the amount offered as 'pitiful' and 'disappointingly low'. After pressure from home-based...
Bedford residents who are in contact with other members of the public as part of their work are now able to access free, rapid Covid-19 (coronavirus) tests and are encouraged to take a test twice a week...
The NHS will begin texting nearly half a million people today, inviting them to book their life saving Covid-19 (coronavirus) jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment...
Residents could be encouraged to grow and cook their own food to help Bedford borough reduce obesity. Councillors fear that the coronavirus pandemic has only made matters...
As schools and colleges prepare for all students to return from next Monday (8 March), the government has confirmed that regular lateral flow testing will take place to help keep...
A Bedford headteacher and chair of governors have prompted a question in the House of Commons, urging the Government to give priority for vaccination to teachers and frontline staff...