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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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BAMMA! Leighton Buzzard’s Elite Training Centre fighters head to Wembley

A Leighton Buzzard mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness gym is proud to be sending three of its fighters to a top competition in London.

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Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

A newborn baby girl died after a Milton Keynes Hospital midwife made a serious mistake on her first day on the job.

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Merger for Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals announced

A proposed merger of Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals was formally announced today.

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BREAKING: Bedford Hospital to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable

Bedford Hospital is set to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable, it will be officially announced tomorrow.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Bedfordshire CCG opens up questionnaire.

Have your say on future healthcare plans in Bedfordshire

Patients and healthcare users can have their say on future plans for the local health body in charge of funding.

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Closure of Leighton Buzzard care home is preferred choirce

A consultation has begun on the future of Westlands care home in Leighton Buzzard – with closure of the facility being the preferred option of Central Beds Council.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Parents Scarlet and Ben at the half-time bubble release. Credit: Jane Russell

‘Roman was shining down on us at superhero football day’

A superhero football day in memory of a brave Cheddington boy who battled ‘Childhood Alzheimers’ has raised an incredible £5,028 for Keech Hospice Care.

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Paul Grant is taking on the Thames Path Challenge to help fund a new ICU extension at Harefield Hospital

Thames Path Challenge to help hospital

A 55-year-old man is taking on the Thames Path Challenge to raise money for Harefield Hospital where his sister is lined up for a heart transplant.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Proposed care home in Hockliffe Road

A care home on Leighton Buzzard’s police station site could look like this...

This is what the new care home lined up to be built on the site of Leighton Buzzard’s police station could look like if it gets the go-ahead.

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Leighton’s Buzzer Buses faces blow as funding is axed

Elderly and vulnerable residents have been left concerned for the future of Leighton Buzzard “lifeline”, Buzzer Buses, after Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) cut its funding.

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PAS got me to hospital at 5pm for my morning appointment, says Leighton patient

A Leighton Buzzard transplant patient has come forward to expose his “inadequate” treatment by Private Ambulance Service (PAS), as an action plan is put into place by Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG).

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming ‘tanning addicts’, scientists warn.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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