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fat cats make hay out of NHS ‘reforms’

Fat cat health bosses are being paid ‘eye watering’ salaries in order to CUT services to patients in Bedford, experts have claimed.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Bedfordshire health body out of special measures

NHS England has removed special measures on Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group after it delivered on an improvement plan to stabilise its finances and put the organisation on a firmer footing.

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Large Potton funeral this afternoon could disrupt traffic

Police are advising drivers to look for alternative routes this afternoon because of a large funeral taking place in Potton.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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Breaking news: Former Beds police chief Alf Hitchcock dies after short illness

A former Chief Constable of Bedfordshire died on Friday morning (June 16) following a short illness.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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Have your say on the draft mental health accommodation strategy in Bedford Borough

Have your say on the draft mental health accommodation strategy in Bedford Borough

In order to gain public opinion, Bedford Borough Council has launched a consultation on a Draft Mental Health Accommodation Strategy.

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Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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Bedfordshire man with septic arthritis to cycle 2,000 miles

Bedfordshire man with septic arthritis to cycle 2,000 miles

A man who developed septic arthritis shortly after birth is defying medical odds to cycle 2,000 miles to Rome - without sitting on the saddle.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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QUIZ Bedford and Kempston’s election candidates: Who said what?

The country goes to the polls on Thursday, to vote in the general election.

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Bedford teen shortlisted for national award for fundraising efforts towards diabetes cure

Bedford teen shortlisted for national award for fundraising efforts towards diabetes cure

A diabetic teenager who takes part in research, fundraises and supports other young people with the disease, has entered a competition that hails ‘giving to others’.

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