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Going without sleep could make you lonely

Young Britons are putting themselves at risk of loneliness by going without sleep, according to new research.

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Airport choir helping spread the word on dementia

Airport choir helping spread the word on dementia

More than 60 people who are living with dementia, their family carers, and volunteers, sang at London Luton Airport during Dementia Awareness Week.

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Bedford man’s grateful thanks to those who ‘brought him back from the dead’ on football pitch

Bedford man’s grateful thanks to those who ‘brought him back from the dead’ on football pitch

A 30-year-old man who ‘died’ for 20 minutes after a cardiac arrest on the football pitch is saying a heartfelt thank you to the people who brought him back to life.

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Flitwick ‘Shuttle Smashers’ put their best foot forward for charity Moonwalk

Six women who play badminton every Thursday morning swapped their racquets for energy bars and blister plasters as they stepped out on to the streets of the capital to take part in the MoonWalk London 2017.

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Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

A 13-storey block of flats hailed a jewel in Bedford’s crown when it opened six years ago is today a “health hazard” that is only fit for demolition, tenants claim.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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NHS hospitals hit by cyber attack spreading across England

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers across the county were hit by a cyber attack.

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Bedford chiropractor urges routine spinal checks for children

Bedford chiropractor urges routine spinal checks for children

Bedford chiropractor Dr Surinder Sandhu is backing calls from a national organisation that parents should consider regular spinal check-ups for their infants and children.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here’s what smokers need to know

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.

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Comment: Fighting the good fight against fake news

This week our team have been joining forces with local and regional titles across the UK to launch a campaign to fight fake news.

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Prince Philip to stand down from Royal duties

Prince Philip to stand down from Royal duties

The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to protect hospital services in Bedford

Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to protect hospital services in Bedford

Jeremy Corbyn landed in Bedford on Wednesday, and declared the NHS a key part of his election campaign.

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Pictures: Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Bedford

Pictures: Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Bedford

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came to Bedford town centre on Wednesday.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Ever wondered why you can't resist that burger, pizza or kebab? Now you know

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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Mum awarded a £70K pay out after sexual disease was untreated at Bedford Hospital

Mum awarded a £70K pay out after sexual disease was untreated at Bedford Hospital

A Bedford mum has won almost £70,000 compensation from the Bedford Hospitals Trust after suffering unnecessarily from a sexually transmitted disease for more than a year.

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