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As schools close across Britain, Network Rail is urging parents and carers in Bedford to hammer home railway safety messages. Incidents of trespass on...
A council meeting heard that care homes are already making preparations to allow one named person to meet with a loved one and hold hands as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Free online workshops providing life skills and promoting mental wellbeing are being launched today by the NHS for children and young people across the county...
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From Monday (18 October) a new appointment booking system for paediatric (children) blood tests will be available at Bedford Hospital. Appointments can be made...
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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG) have said that GP recruitment is a "priority" after it was found that there is just one GP for every 2,500apx...
Cervical Screening
Women across Bedford Borough are being reminded of the importance of cervical screening as one in four women fail to respond to reminders from GPs for the potentially life-saving health check....
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Bedford and Kempston's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Ryan Henson, has welcomed his party's initiative to offer mental health training to all local schools and colleges...
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The Far East, particularly Japan, has seen a huge spike in tourism in recent years. With interest garnered from the hugely successful Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games happening this...
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Rectal cancer ranks fourth among all first-time malignancies worldwide, after breast, prostate, and lung cancer, averaging about 12% of all cases, with a dramatic increase predominantly...
The Covid vaccine might not stop you from catching the virus – but its purpose is to prevent you from getting severely ill, attendees on a Q&A Zoom call were told. On Thursday (4 November)...
Adult social care leaders in Bedford are waiting with ‘bated breath’ for announcements that will determine the future for care homes. The Government is next week due to set out its guidance for...
Office coronavirus
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...