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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Lorry driver jailed after 'loss of concentration' kills two people in pile-up

A lorry driver who ploughed into a queue of traffic when he lost concentration caused a six vehicle crash in which two people died and two drivers were seriously injured.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Bedfordshire student will work with NASA astronauts in International Space Station experiment

Bedfordshire student will work with NASA astronauts in International Space Station experiment

William Johnson, from Kimberley College, will see an experiment he designed blasting off to the International Space Station this week.

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Henry VIII sovereign found by Kempston metal detector

Henry VIII sovereign found by Kempston metal detector

A Henry the Eighth sovereign penny has been unearthed in Kempston by a local metal detecting enthusiast.

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Bedford sport centre celebrates official opening following £1m revamp

Bedford sport centre celebrates official opening following £1m revamp

John Bunyan Sports & Fitness is opening the doors to its brand new facilities next weekend to celebrate the official opening.

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Bedfordshire PCC launches Ampthill policing hub

Bedfordshire PCC launches Ampthill policing hub

Bedfordshire’s PCC, Kathryn Holloway reinforced her commitment to re-introduce visible policing into the communities of Bedfordshire, by launching a seventh policing hub in the county based in Ampthill.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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Bedford commuters left stranded after train doors stop working

Bedford commuters left stranded after train doors stop working

Rail commuters have slammed Thameslink services because train doors will not open.

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Small Bedfordshire town proud of its six authors

Small Bedfordshire town proud of its six authors

Ampthill could be heading for the title of most literary town in Britain with SIX published authors living there.

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New primary school in Bedford appoints headteacher

New primary school in Bedford appoints headteacher

A primary school currenly being built near the Kings Field development off the A428 has appointed a headteacher.

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Special needs school in Bedford celebrates £1.3m upgrade

Special needs school in Bedford celebrates £1.3m upgrade

St John’s Special School and College has opened the doors to its new £1.3 million block of classrooms.

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Couple who met at Bedford bingo hall now engaged

Couple who met at Bedford bingo hall now engaged

Those who say romance is dead need look no further than Bedford’s Kiersen Bates.

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REVEALED: Plan for thousands of new houses in Bedfordshire

REVEALED: Plan for thousands of new houses in Bedfordshire

A property explosion of 19,000 new homes is planned for Bedford borough.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Union Unite is calling for urgent talks with General Motors after it was revealed the PSA Group, owners of French car brands Peugeot and Citroen, is in talks to take over the GM European brands.

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Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know after HMRC changes revealed

Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know after HMRC changes revealed

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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