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  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    NHS debt write off win must come with testing and PPE investment

    Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron claimed a campaign victory yesterday after the Government announced it will write off over £13bn of NHS debt and he has called for investment in Covid-19 testing and PPE for NHS staff.

    The announcement came after former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, revealed last year through a freedom of information request that £607,404,854 worth of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts to the Department for Health and Social Care in the previous five years.

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Government advice remains we should stay at home apart from for essential reasons.

    I know a number of people are struggling with self-isolation and wanted to share some links and suggestions of how we can all keep well - and also how you can best keep in touch with the latest news.

    The NHS have set up a very valuable resource called Every Mind Matters at https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters that provides advice about how to look after our mental health.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has thrown his support behind a new fundraiser to support care workers who have been affected by coronavirus.

    The fund has been setup by the Care Workers' Charity, and is being supported by More United, a cross-party network of MPs. The fund will give grants to those on the front line of the care service in the event that they have to self-isolate.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has claimed a campaign victory as the Government announces it will write off over £13bn of NHS debt and he has called for investment in Covid-19 testing and PPE for NHS staff.

    The announcement comes after Tim revealed last year through a freedom of information request that £607,404,854 worth of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts to the Department for Health and Social Care in the previous five years.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2020
    By Dave Hill in On London

    Cllr. Anton Georgiou who stormed to a tremendous victory at the January by-election in Alperton, one of the UK's most ethnically diverse council wards, has been quoted in an article from On London demanding that the government and his local Brent Council step up their support and efforts to house Britain's thousands of rough sleepers amid the current CoronaVirus outbreak.

  • Bedford Borough Council logo
    Article: Apr 2, 2020

    Today local councils in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the NHS are joining together to thank our #EverydayHeroes who are supporting communities during this national crisis.

    The social media campaign is to recognise all the unsung workers, helpers and volunteers doing their part during the fight against COVID-19.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2020

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to make the case for the Government to provide hospitals in Morecambe Bay with ventilators before they see a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

    In his letter to the Secretary of State, Tim said local health care professionals had reported to him that they had serious concerns about the Government's plans to deliver the ventilators on a 'just in time delivery' basis.

  • Autism Bedfordshire logo
    Article: Apr 2, 2020

    Today would normally be the annual 'Silly Sock Day' fundraiser for Autism Bedfordshire, where people are encouraged to wear silly socks to work in return for a donation.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said "Most people, including myself, are currently working from home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus and help the NHS get this pandemic under control. However, I am still wearing silly socks today and making a donation to Autism Bedfordshire who are even busier than useful with a number of those they supporting suffering from increased anxiety at the moment."

  • Article: Apr 1, 2020

    Dear All

    I received this today from Shropshire Council:

    "Shropshire Council's waste and recycling and contractor Veolia has so far been able to maintain all its household collection services for garden waste, recycling and general rubbish. However, an increasing number of Veolia staff are having to self-isolate and it is therefore likely that there may be some disruption to the collection services in the near future.

  • A dragon boat team at the Bedford River Festival
    Article: Apr 1, 2020

    As you may have already heard this year's River Festival has been postponed until 17 and 18 July 2021.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has made a short video explaining the reasons why the River Festival and the Kite and Motoring Festivals have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You can see the video here.