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Repairs to Hinwick Bridge in Podington delayed until March

Repairs to the damaged Hinwick Bridge at Podington have been delayed due to the unseasonably cold weather with the lime mortar works, affected by the temperature and frosts.

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Hospital merger: Politicians react

Bedfordshire’s politicians have given their thoughts about the delays to the merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Bedford and Luton hospitals merger delay: A quick guide

Hospital bosses have announced that the proposed merger between Bedford and Luton will not make its expected April 1 date.

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BREAKING: Bedford-Luton hospitals merger delayed because of finances

Plans to merge Bedford Hospital with Luton & Dunstable will not make their April 1 deadline.

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NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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Share why you love the NHS

Share why you love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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Man jailed after being caught with drugs and a knife in Bedford

An habitual drug dealer has been sentenced to over two years behind bars after being caught with drugs and a knife in Bedford.

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Bedford Hospitals charity celebrates its 30th anniversary

A charity that has provided £10million in vital funds for Bedford Hospital over the last 30 years has launched another fundraising campaign.

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Historic brick chimneys near Bedford to be bulldozed

Historic brick chimneys near Bedford to be bulldozed

The iconic and historically listed Stewartby brickwork chimneys are to be bulldozed and hundreds of new homes could be built on the site.

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Homeless man’s mission to clean up streets of Bedford

Meet homeless Richard Normoyle - a one man band whose mission is to clean up Bedford.

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Jeremy Corbyn at MK Hospital

Jeremy Corbyn vows to end hospital car parking charges and pause overhaul of healthcare services

Jeremy Corbyn met patients, staff and boss at MK Hospital on Thursday, before making his pledge to scrap parking charges at hospitals across the UK.

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Bedford Hospital boss set to step down

Bedford Hospital’s chief executive is set to step down from his role when the trust merges with Luton Hospital in April.

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Green light for Covanta’s incinerator plan at Rookery Pit near Stewartby

Plans for a 105-metre-high incinerator in rural Bedfordshire have been given the go-ahead.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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Merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals will begin on April 1

The merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals will begin on April 1 – April Fools Day – providing NHS chiefs agree.

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The Putnoe Walk In Centre provides urgent care to approximately 35,000 patients each year

Six month extension for Putnoe medical walk in centre - but doubts remain over long-term future

The walk-in Putnoe Medical Centre has been given a six-month reprieve – but its future remains uncertain.

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Campaigners protest to save services at Bedford hospital

Campaigners turned out in force on Saturday to demonstrate against NHS cuts.

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Man airlifted to hospital after suffering head injury in car crash

A man was airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in an accident in Renhold this morning. (Jan 19 )

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