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New campaign to support children’s early years development in Bedfordshire

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council have launched a campaign to help parents support their child’s communication skills during their early years.

The Five Key Messages campaign focusses on five of the most important activities to help children develop their communication skills, to help children make friends, talk to others, listen to people and understand what they say.

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Bedford Borough £10m programme to buy properties to house the homeless defended

Councillors rounded on one of their colleagues when he queried how the council chooses which properties to buy to house the homeless.
Bedford Council has £10million set aside to buy 80 properties to provide temporary accommodation.

In December last year it snapped up 14 flats at the converted Plaza cinema at 17 St Peter’s Street in Bedford town centre.

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