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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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REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in the Leighton Buzzard area as rated by you

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Above: Frankie (bottom left). She loved seeing all the babies dressed up!

Zombies, ghosts and ghouls gather for Pitstone girl Frankie and Rett syndrome awareness!

Kind Pitstone neighbours organised a Hallowe’en extravaganza to help raise funds for a young girl who has a rare condition called Rett syndrome.

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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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Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

A Biggleswade GP is leading a campaign to encourage the parents and carers of children under five to use A&E for emergencies only this winter.

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CHARITY WINNERS&.(back) Tony Simpson, Steve Leng, Brian Carter, Kate Knight, Ken Wilson, Jeremy Taylor and Adrian Stephenson; (front) Leighton Ladies Captain Avril Simpson, Rosie Hartnell and Club President Keith Cox.

Golfers chip in with impressive donation to MS charity

Leighton Buzzard golfers have chipped in with a donation of £3,300 for a local organisation which provides support for people in the area suffering from multiple sclerosis.

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Three youths with screwdriver caught snooping around Leighton Buzzard house

A Leighton Buzzard couple were left shocked this morning as three youths with gloves and a screwdriver were caught snooping around their property on CCTV.

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The damage left after the car crashed into The White Horse pub. Credit: Jane Russell.

UPDATE: Husborne Crawley pub reopens after car crash

A Husborne Crawley pub is back open after a car crashed into one of its windows and a diner was thrown from her chair.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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St Judes advice for older people

Free advice in Leighton Buzzard on how to avoid trips and falls

St Judes Clinic Physiotherapists in Leighton Buzzard will be promoting the importance of active ageing to mark Older People’s Day in October.

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Proposed care home in Hockliffe Road

Care home on Leighton Buzzard police station site approved as resident pleads over severe impact on his family

Efforts to find a care home provider willing to operate from Leighton Buzzard’s former police station site will be stepped up after outline permission was granted for the land’s development.

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Leighton Buzzard fashion shop supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A charity ambassador for Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is visiting Jules Fashion Accessories in Leighton Buzzard to promote breast cancer awareness next week.

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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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Weekend advice on hospital transport service in Beds

The clinical commissioning groups in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Luton, together with the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), have continued to make good progress to put in place a reliable transport service for patients that use the service.

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Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Councils join in fight against child sex abuse

Safeguarding professionals joined together last week to attend the first-ever Bedfordshire Against CSE conference on child sexual exploitation which particularly focused on how to protect young people from online grooming.

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Celebrating the launch of 'Yes I Can'. Credit: Jane Russell.

Golden launch for ‘Yes I Can’ disabled sports project for Leighton-Linslade!

A groundbreaking disabled sports project for Leighton-Linslade launched on Saturday with the help of Paralympic gold medallist and world archery champion, Jess Stretton MBE.

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