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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

Education

The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Val Freestone

Couch to marathon for Bedford woman after weight loss

A Bedford woman has gone from couch to marathon training after decided to lose weight.

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Ambulance news

Ambulance service supporters thanked during volunteer week

The legion of ambulance service supporters are being celebrated to mark National Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7.

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Sorrel Pindar with parents Peter and June

Caring for a parent - this Bedford conference may offer vital advice

A businesswoman from Bedford specialising in health is organising an event to help people coping with caring for elderly parents.

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Slimmer Donna Phillips

Love of chocolate doesn’t stop Bromham slimmer shedding the pounds

A chocoholic who has lost over 4 stones in weight will be helping slimmers in Bromham.

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MBTC Engine & Tender

Ampthill pub voted Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Favourite Local of 2018’

The Engine and Tender pub at Ampthill has been voted Prostate Cancer UK’s “Favourite Local of 2018” after launching a summer-long, town-wide campaign to raise £20,000 to fight the disease.

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New Primary Care Centre to relieve pressure on Bedford hospital A&E

Plans have been announced for a state-of-the-art Primary Care Centre to offer improved GP access and help reduce unnecessary visits to Bedford Hospital A&E.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

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MP backs campaign to get fitter

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt is encouraging people in Chronicle country to have their say on plans to make it safer for walkers and cyclists.

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‘Change unfair charges’ pleads Luton nurse

A Luton-based nurse has called for action to axe fees paid by overseas nursing staff to allow them to use NHS services.

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Harpur Street bins overflowing

Fears overflowing bins in Bedford town centre could attract rats

A two-year bin saga in Bedford town centre shows no signs of being cleaned up, with concerns the problem could soon attract rats and other vermin.

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MBTC Severn Way Brickhill

Fire service help pensioner from second floor flat in Brickhill

Emergency services were called to Severn Way, Brickhill, earlier today (May 11) following reports of what was believed to be a medical emergency.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

Health

VIDEO: Inspirational deaf Bedford teenager shines like a star in singing competition to become YouTube sensation

A teenager who is severely deaf is set to become a singing sensation on YouTube.

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Fern Glenister, centre, with Nursing Times editor Jenni Middleton, right

National nursing award for Bedford student’s work in field of mental health

A student mental health nurse has won a national nursing award for her work to help young people recover from mental ill-health.

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Betsy Banks pictured with her brother Stanley who was born after Sid died

Betsy takes to the skies for her CHUMS

Six years ago, our sister paper the Luton News covered the story of 13-year-old Betsy Banks.

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Councillor  David Fletcher

New policy to tackle Bedford’s alcohol problem

New restrictions on the number of premises granted licences to sell alcohol in Bedford town centre have been heralded ‘a victory for residents fed up with drink-related crime and disorder.

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Councillor Charles Royden

Passionate plea to keep Putnoe Walk-in Centre open

A passionate plea has been made to keep Putnoe Walk-in Centre open.

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Mental health nurse from Bedford suspended after taking £26k from vulnerable adult’s bank account

A mental health nurse took £26,000 from the bank account of a vulnerable adult to fund her luxury lifestyle.

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