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Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Rape not accepted as form of torture, says new report on Yarl’s Wood

Traumatised rape victims held at Yarl’s Wood have been told their ordeal does NOT come under the legal definition of torture, the T&C can reveal.

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Commonly used blood thinner can prevent cancer

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Ambulance bosses labelled ‘a disgrace’ for lease car spend

Ambulance bosses doubled their spending on staff cars over the last year.

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Get set, On your Markers, Go!

Bedford Embankment is a popular place to go running and it’s set to get even better with the installation of permanent distance markers.

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Stay healthy to stay out of A&E

Stay healthy to stay out of A&E

The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is appealing for people to consider whther they really need to go to A&E.

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Celebrating the work of therapists

A team of occupational therapists from Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) are out and about to raise the profile of the profession for Occupational Therapist Week this week.

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Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Children using social services provided by Central Beds Council are to be given access to an app, Mind of My Own (MOMO), which helps them to talk about and influence the care they receive and share concerns and worries about their lives.

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Dog owners warned to be vigilant after pups with suspected parvovirus are dumped in Newport Pagnell

Dog owners are being warned to be vigilant and get their pets vaccinated after a number of sick puppies were dumped with symptoms of the potentially

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Nurse’s latex gloves allergy costs Bedford based healthcare firm £500,000 fine

A nurse’s allergic reaction to latex gloves has resulted in her employers being fined more than half a million pounds in a crown court.

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Demonstration to be held against planned incinerator at Stewartby

Members of Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) are holding a demonstration on Saturday to voice concerned over plans for a waste incinerator at Stewartby.

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Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

A Scout leader from Luton is among a quartet of Bedfordshire people selected from Scouting’s 150,000 adult volunteers to

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Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Have your say on future look of Bedford town centre

A public consultation is being held on plans for a major regeneration of Bedford town centre.

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Disabled woman slams Elstow Park & Ride for discrimination

A disabled wheelchair-user has slammed the Elstow park & ride service for discrimination.

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Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

A Biggleswade GP is leading a campaign to encourage the parents and carers of children under five to use A&E for emergencies only this winter.

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Runners remember ‘ambitious Vikki’

Runners remember ‘ambitious Vikki’

The family of a Biggleswade Athletics Club member, who died suddenly, have been paying tribute to her.

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Three men fined more than £2,000 for littering in Bedford

Three individuals have been ordered to pay more than £2,000 following convictions for littering.

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‘Inhumane’ conditions led to riot at Bedford prison

‘Inhumane’ conditions led to riot at Bedford prison

A damning report has this week revealed the “disgraceful” conditions at Bedford prison that led up to last year’s full scale riot.

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