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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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Bedford Hospital pays out £28m in negligence compensation in just 5 years

Hospital bosses have paid nearly £28million-worth of compensation over the last five years, according to new figures.

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Police involved in restraining Bedford man who died after swallowing drugs will not face disciplinary action

Police involved in restraining Bedford man who died after swallowing drugs will not face disciplinary action

Police involved in restraining a man who died after swallowing drugs in Bedford, will not face disciplinary action.

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One of Bedford’s oldest residents celebrates her 100th birthday

It was many happy returns to one of Bedford’s oldest residents who celebrated her milestone 100th birthday.

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Officers wearing body camera to target litterbugs in Bedford borough

Anyone dropping a cigarette butt or piece of chewing gum on the streets of Bedford faces a fine of £75.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Bedford Hospital was completely full on two days in December

Bedford Hospital did not have a single unoccupied bed on two separate days during December, while one in eight ambulances had to wait for 30 minutes to drop off patients.

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Council needs views on support and care it provides

Council needs views on support and care it provides

Central Bedfordshire Council will be contacting around 900 people to find out their views about the care and support services they receive.

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Closing Putnoe Walk-In Centre would be “unacceptable”

Putnoe Walk-In Centre could close in two month’s time, with “no arrangements” in place for its replacement.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Vaccine warning as Australian ‘flu threat grows

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across our region has been revealed.

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Key services WILL remain at Bedford and Luton hospitals under merger

Full A&E, maternity and paediatrics services are to remain at both Bedford AND Luton hospitals, the T&C can reveal.

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Sharp rise in demand for 999 care over New Year holidays

Ambulance staff and volunteers have been thanked for their hard work during an incredibly busy end to 2017 and beginning of 2018.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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Use the three ‘P’s to check your drink

Central Bedfordshire Council is on the hunt for premises selling illicit alcohol this party season.

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Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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