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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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(L-R) Standing at the back are LB Mencap volunteers: Mary Sanderson, Cilla James, and Rosalind Winchcomb, with the chair of LB Mencap,  Gaye Beattie.
Sitting down: Catherine Coxall, Victoria Trueman, Ruth Platt, and Sarah Oliver.

‘Leighton Buzzard Mencap has changed our lives!’

For 48 years Leighton Buzzard Mencap has been the unsung hero of our town, and as June 19-25 marks Learning Disability Week, it’s high time the LBO told its story.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Bedfordshire health body out of special measures

NHS England has removed special measures on Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group after it delivered on an improvement plan to stabilise its finances and put the organisation on a firmer footing.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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Breaking news: Former Beds police chief Alf Hitchcock dies after short illness

A former Chief Constable of Bedfordshire died on Friday morning (June 16) following a short illness.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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Lydia. Credit: Lisa McGill Photography

Leighton teacher’s Pilates-a-thon Saturday challenge will raise awareness about diabetes

A determined Leighton Buzzard pilates teacher is holding fundraising sessions to raise awareness about diabetes.

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Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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Inspiring Volunteering grant recipients. Credit: Joanna Cross

Hundreds cheer volunteers’ achievements at Grove Theatre awards ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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Suzie, Ella, and the 2017 medal!

Marathon mum Suzie helps Down’s Heart Group

An athletic Heath and Reach mum has completed her marathon mission to raise funds for Down’s Heart Group (DHG), a charity who provided a lifeline for her family friend.

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Breast Cancer Care's Andy Harris, director of fundraising and marketing, with Heather and Town Mayor Cllr Rahman

Breast Cancer Care sparkles on Leighton’s Lake Street

The first ever Breast Cancer Care shop celebrated its opening in style, as intrigued Leighton customers explored the bright pink store.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

A new drug to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers is to be given to more than 300 British patients.

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