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CPRE Bedfordshire Living Countryside Awards
Help celebrate Bedfordshire's countryside The CPRE Bedfordshire Living Countryside Awards celebrate the people and projects that have a positive impact on Bedfordshire's rural environment and urban green spaces and nominations are now open. CPRE Bedfordshire, the countryside...
Members of Leighton Cross Lodge have been helping at the vaccination centre set up at their local rugby club Image Provincial Grand Lodge of Bedfordshire
Freemasons encouraging its 200,000 members to volunteer to help vaccinate the population The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body for Freemasonry in England and Wales, is encouraging Freemasons to donate their time and...
Write a love letter to your pet Image: Protectivity
Protectivity is looking for the UK’s Best Pet Insurance provider for pet businesses, Protectivity, has launched a competition to find the best pandemic pet in the UK. The winner will receive £100 worth of vouchers split...
Call for online activity sessions for those worst hit by lockdown Image by Prostock-studio AdobeStock_353967672
As the majority of sports and exercise activities have become impossible, the whole population has been affected, but not affected equally. Research from Sport England into the impact of the pandemic on physical activity has revealed...
Mencap Round the World Challenge
Organisations who support people with learning disabilities in Bedfordshire are being sought to take part Mencap has worked in partnership with team BEDS&LUTON and Northamptonshire Sport to secure £10,000 of funding to deliver the Sport England...
Young Greensand Champions making positive environmental change in Greensand Country Local environmental charity The Greensand Trust, in partnership with Greensand Country, is looking for Greensand Champions. These are groups or individual young people who are doing...
hand stroking a cat image by denisval AdobeStock_184274911
An eight-week public consultation on the proposal to make it mandatory for pet owners to microchip their cats was launched on 23 December 2020 and will seek views from vets, owners and members of the public as part of a renewed effort to further raise the UK’s world-leading animal welfare standards.
Iconic rock frontman Robert Smith becomes Patron of Heart Research UK
Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, has become a Patron for national charity Heart Research UK. Robert, who is the only continuous member of the legendary band that he co-founded in 1976, has announced his patronage after supporting the charity’s anonymous heART project for the last two years.
PCSOs and hospital staff with presents at the L&D hospital Image Bedfordshire Police
Officers and staff from across Bedfordshire Police have donated over 70 presents to elderly patients in Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic officers are unable to visit the patients on the hospital wards to personally deliver their presents. PCSOs from the Luton Community team will safely handover presents to ward staff outside of the hospital, who will deliver the presents to patients over the Christmas period once they have been quarantined for infection control purposes. Many of the patients will be spending Christmas Day receiving treatment, and sadly without any visitors. In some instances, this will be the only Christmas present they receive.
Chicken in a garden image by jamiestentaford AdobeStock_13475798
Avian Influenza has returned and is present in increasing numbers of counties across the UK. Influenza infected birds have been confirmed in commercial locations in Cheshire, Kent, and Herefordshire. There have also been cases in wild waterfowl in Devon, Dorset, and Gloucestershire. New chicken keepers may be unaware of how they can protect their birds, and the laws around avian flu reporting.