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Bedford Santa Dash raises funds for Keep Children’s Hospice

The family of a Bedford boy who died were behind a call for people to get into the festive spirit and support Bedford’s 5km Santa Run in his memory.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Bedford Hospital may get £40m deficit written off in merger

Hospital bosses could have a £40million debt written off under plans to merge Bedford and Luton.

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Day highlights risks to young drivers

Shuttleworth College has played host to an event aimed at cutting deaths on the county’s roads among the young,

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What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

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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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

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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