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Bedford Borough Council is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021)

Research on the mental health impacts of the pandemic showed going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been a vital for our mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation said websites which showed footage from webcams of wildlife saw hits increase by over 2000%. Wider studies also found that during lockdowns, people not only spent more time in nature but were noticing it more.

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Face coverings no longer required in schools and colleges from 17 May

Pupils will no longer be required to wear face coverings in schools and colleges from 17 May, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

In a press conference held on 10 May 2021, the Prime Minister announced that the country’s roadmap out of lockdown is on track and Step 3 will go ahead as planned on 17 May.

The latest data shows infection rates continuing to decrease, deaths and hospitalisations at their lowest level since July, and the vaccine rollout continuing at pace

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Bedfordshire homebuilder pays homage to soldiers with Tommy Club figures

Barratt and David Wilson Homes is supporting the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) by installing full size Tommy Club figures at its developments in Bedfordshire for the 76th Victory in Europe Day (8 May 2021).

Barratt Developments was invited to become the Tommy Club’s first corporate patron through its relationship with the RBLI. The housebuilder donated £100,000 as an acceptance gift and has purchased Tommy Club figures from the RBLI to help them raise money.

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RSPCA braced for flood of orphaned, sick and injured baby birds this spring

The RSPCA is gearing itself up for a hectic bird breeding season, as new figures reveal that the charity received almost 9,000 calls about orphaned, sick and injured baby birds last year.

The majority of calls from concerned members of the public came in during the peak months of May, June and July. At its busiest in June 2020, the charity was taking five calls an hour from animal lovers reporting young wild birds in trouble.

3,330 of the calls last year related to orphaned birds and another 3,252 were about sick and injured birds.

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There are health updates from Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Education News from both councils.

Finally, we cover the Business News in the area and Lifestyle News and What's On to help you make the most of your spare time.

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