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  • World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day on the 1st of December is dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS, which is caused by the spread of HIV infection. Every year, events take place around the world to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to celebrate how far we have come in the fight against HIV.

    In recognition of World AIDS Day iCaSH and Terrence Higgins Trust will be offering free confidential rapid HIV tests to encourage residents of Bedfordshire to know their HIV stat...

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  • Older people in Bedford Borough urged to get Flu Jab

    Bedford Borough Council is urging its residents aged 65 and over to take up their free NHS flu vaccination before winter sets in.

    The last batches of the vaccine were delivered to GPs and pharmacies across the country this week ahead of the flu season, which usually starts in December.

    8,524 older people across Bedford Borough didn’t take up their jab last year, despite being most vulnerable to flu’s eff...

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  • What could you help achieve over 16 Days?

    16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence, especially against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day and every year community and voluntary groups across Bedfordshire join the campaign.

    Our theme for 16 Days this year is ‘Hidden Victims’ and we want to reach as many of them as possible. We want to l...

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  • ‘Mr Bedford’ Keeping Us Moving

    At an event held at Bedford Corn Exchange, Pete Smith won the Battle of Bedford bodybuilding competition, placing first in the Master’s Category, 1st in the Overall Battle of Bedford, and winning the ‘Mr Bedford’ title.

    Amazingly, this is not Pete’s full-time job; he works for Bedford Borough Council as a Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Supervisor, part of the team coordinating gritting operations across the Borough.

    The Council has already carried out its first grit...

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  • Museum Shop Sunday- Even More Happening

    ‘Museum Shop Sunday’ at The Higgins Bedford has been extended, with even more planned for this exciting ‘cultural shopping’ day on Sunday 25 November 2018.

    Museum Shop Sunday is an international event organised by ACE (Association for Cultural Enterprise), with over 600 venues taking part this year across 10 different countries.

    The Higgins Bedford is taking part for the first time ever this year, and there are even more events and stalls planned. The museum will be launchi...

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  • Speedwatch on Bedford Borough’s Streets

    Bedford Borough Councils’ Community Speedwatch Vehicle is out and about on the Borough’s streets.

    Speeding is a common concern for local communities. The Council has heard those concerns and has created the ‘Speedwatch vehicle’, in partnership with Bedfordshire Police.

    This van will travel around the Borough, with trained staff tracking the speed of vehicles. If a driver is speeding they will receive a warning through the post. They may also be visited by the Police, partic...

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  • Christmas Artisan Fair at Bedford Corn Exchange

    Sunday 2nd December 2018: Artisan Fair - A festive arts and crafts fair showcasing wares from the best of Bedford’s artisans.

    Enjoy a day of festive fun at Bedford Corn Exchange with an exclusive shopping experience guaranteed to delight all visitors. Members of the public are invited to browse and purchase creative and unique goods made by the best of Bedford’s crafts people - a perfect opportunity to find a rare Christmas gift!

    The Fair will take place on Sunday 2nd Decem...

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  • We Remember

    Bedford Borough joins communities across the country  this weekend in marking 100 years since the end of the First World War on 11th November 1918.

    In addition to acts of Remembrance across the Borough, Bedford town centre is hosting a number of events to mark this centenary.

    Friday 9th November sees a Festival of Remembrance at Bedford Corn Exchange starting at 7.30pm; an evening of music, song, poetry performed by a cast of choirs and musicians who are all ...

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  • Museum Shop Sunday

    An International Cultural Shopping Day

    Join The Higgins Bedford to celebrate ‘Museum Shop Sunday’ on Sunday 25 November 2018.

    Supported by the Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE), Museum Shop Sunday invites members of the public to experience the inspirational gifts offered by cultural organisations nationwide.

    ‘Museum Shop Sunday’ promises to be a day to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring shopping experience after the chaos of Black Friday! The Higgins Bedford i...

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