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Patient Participation Group in Leighton Buzzard recognised at national awards

Bassett Road Surgery Patient Participation Group in Leighton Buzzard has been awarded for its achievements at a national competition.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to mums who smoke are more likely to be an antisocial teen and their loutish behaviour increases the more their mums puff away.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

As any parents or carers know exercise for children has lots of advantages.

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The drinks and ice-cream cabinets

Drinks and ice-cream cabinets dumped in Heath and Reach have been removed

Large drinks cooler and ice-cream cabinets, shopping baskets, and other items of rubbish were removed on Wednesday from Bryants Lane, Heath and Reach, after fly tipping caused upset to residents.

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Michael with his PA and carer, Leanne Fitzsimons (middle) and compere, Sasha. Credit: Joanna Cross.

‘Get out there and enjoy life!’ says inspirational volunteer from Woburn who has multiple sclerosis

An inspirational Woburn man who has multiple sclerosis has been awarded for his hard work to ensure Bedfordshire citizens receive quality health care.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Credit: Sebastian Bober.

UPDATE: Maternity Unit open day today at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital!

Today, Bedfordshire families can visit an exciting open day at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s (L&D) Maternity Unit.

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Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) Pilot Phil Lambert, John Quinn of Blood Bikes Cumbria, Dr Rachel Hawes, Steve Rawlings of Northumbria Blood Bikes and GNAAS paramedic Andy Dalton. Picture by: Sam Loynes of GNAAS.

Peli BioThermal part of air ambulance plasma trial treatment success

Pioneering products from a company based in Leighton Buzzard provides vital protection of blood products to help save lives.

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More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Bedford Hospital south wing

Bedford Hospital downgrade: Mayor says there is no excuse for continuing with plan

Health chiefs have been challenged to scrap their plans to downgrade services at Bedford, Milton Keynes and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals, after “overwhelming public, patient and NHS staff opposition”.

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Dave & Jayn on the buggy

Charities get people back on the road

South Beds Dial-a- Ride and Luton Shopmobility are jointly launching new Shopmobility schemes into four towns.

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Now that’s a fishy tail!

Now that’s a fishy tail!

An RSPCA officer dealt with fishy incident - after Bedfordshire Police called in the charity’s expertise for help with a rather unusual rescue…

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Erica after her hair cut

Erica’s big chop for The Little Princess Trust!

A kind Cottesloe School pupil has had ten inches of her hair cut off so it can be used to make wigs for children going through cancer treatment.

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Bid to help breast cancer sufferers

Bid to help breast cancer sufferers

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is taking part in a clinical trial – funded by leading charity Breast Cancer Now – to investigate the best way to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to reduce the impact of two major side-effects for women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

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(L-R) Zahra, Ali, his fiance Mariam and Layla. Layla and Zahra are Ali's two daughters.

Cars zoom down to Kensworth for Cancer Research UK!

A Kensworth family fun and car display day for Cancer Research UK encouraged the Bedfordshire community to unite against the disease.

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HIghest levels: Billington Road/ A505 roundabout (photo:google)

Calls to fine idling vehicles after ‘concerning’ air quality results in Leighton

Air quality surveys conducted around Leighton Buzzard reveal “concerning” results, according to South Beds Friends of the Earth.

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