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Prostate cancer support group boosts detection project in Bedford

Vital funds are being raised to help improve the detection of prostate cancer.

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Ruby Wax visits Relate ahead of her performance at Bedford Corn Exchange

Comedian, bestselling author and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax visited Relate Bedfordshire and Luton yesterday before performing her show, Frazzled, at Bedford Corn Exchange.

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Bedford nurse struck off after touching patient’s breasts in A&E

A male nurse has been struck off after touching a patient’s breasts and making inappropriate comments about them in Bedford Hospital’s A&E department.

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Domestic abuse victim who was days from death speaks out to help others

Domestic abuse victim who was days from death speaks out to help others

A young man has told how he was ten days away from death after a sustained campaign of domestic abuse by his controlling girlfriend.

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Health bodies in Milton Keynes Bedford, and Luton to ‘merge’

NHS bosses have plans to ‘merge’ the health system across Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes – and politicians fear it is already a done deal.

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Bedford and Luton hospitals merger likely to be delayed until April 2019

Plans to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals are likely to be delayed until April 2019 at the earliest.

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Heartbreak and health scare changed my life for the better says fitness trainer from Ampthill

An ex-soft drink addict who guzzled half his recommended calorie intake in fizzy pop every day has told how a heart attack scare at just 22 caused him to completely transform his life.

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Join the thousands walking for Parkinson’s UK - there’s an event in Bedford

People in the Bedford area are being asked to unite with thousands across the UK and Walk for Parkinson’s at the Forest of Marston Vale.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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New look pensioner from Bedford trimmed off the weight for his children

A 76-year-old slimmer has reached his target weight after shedding the pounds for his children.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Tributes paid following sudden death of popular Bedford GP

Tributes have been paid to

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£6m funding for new healthcare hub to relieve pressure on Bedford Hospital

£6m funding for new healthcare hub to relieve pressure on Bedford Hospital

A new £6m Healthcare Hub has been announced to relieve pressure on the local NHS and Bedford Hospital.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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

Meeting tonight to protect Putnoe Walk-In Centre

A public meeting will be held tonight to rally support for Putnoe Walk-In Centre.

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Appeal to help save vitaL daycare hospice in Bedford

Appeal to help save vitaL daycare hospice in Bedford

A day hospice that brings cheer and comfort to hundreds of people is in danger of closing due to lack of funding.

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Motorsport legend Murray Walker OBE to officially 'flag off' the Jaguar XK Round Britain Coastal Drive for Prostate Cancer UK' 'On:         Monday 12 June 2017 from 9.00am ' 10.00am'At:          The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire' 'Over a 100 Jaguar XKs will congregate at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on Monday 12 June to kick start the first stages of the Round Britain Coastal Drive.' 'Over 100 beautiful Jaguar XKs from around the world will be participating in the 18-day, 3,600-mile event. Some will be doing just one stage, others all 18. The overall aim is to raise both money and awareness of Prostate Cancer.' 'This event, which is believed to be unique, is the brainchild of author Philip Porter who recently recovered from prostate cancer.' 'Long-time XK Club friend and supporter, the great Murray Walker OBE, will officially flag away the cars away from the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Murray is an absolute legend in the world of motorsport, his fame extending far beyond the roar of

Ampthill declares war on prostate cancer

A small Bedfordshire town has gone to war against prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men and the third biggest killer in Britain.

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Kemo and Olly Hall. See Masons story MNKEMO; A family has made a heartbreaking appeal to trace their missing dog which help their dad battle cancer. Deborah Hall, 54, bought the Kemo the Staffie as a puppy for husband Olly Hall to help him through the dark days of chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer. But Olly and his wife have been left "distraught" after the dog who he credits with helping him beat the disease went missing. Daughter Sofia, 26, said: "My mum brought Kemo for my dad as a present for him for when he was fighting cancer and going through his chemotherapy.

Heartbreaking ‘Finding Kemo’ appeal to trace missing dog

A Bedford man has made a heartbreaking appeal to trace his missing dog who helped his battle cancer.

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