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Pilot William signs off after two years air ambulance duty

Prince William has penned a heartwarming letter thanking his colleagues at the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he clocks off on his final shift.

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Bedfordshire CCG invests in diabetes care.

Diabetes care receives £470,000 of funding for Bedfordshire NHS programme

Treatment programmes for diabetes care across the county will be able to recieve a part of the £473,244 secured by Beds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Linslade boy Kye shares his meningitis story on Jeremy Kyle show

A little boy from Linslade who lost both hands and a leg following a severe meningitis infection, made his talk show debut last week.

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Pictured: (l-r) Nicky Campbell with reunited half sisters Cathie and Ann, and Davina McCall

Leighton Buzzard mum finds sister on ITV’s Long Lost Family

A Leighton Buzzard mum and former owner of Ann’s Bridal Room has finally met her sister thanks to ITV show Long Lost Family, and will be appearing on Lorraine to talk about her experience tomorrow morning.

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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

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Police identify body of man found in Bedford river on Tuesday

Police have identified the body of man pulled from Bedford river on Tuesday (18 July), as Zbigien Lasocki, 39, of no fixed address.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Margaret Brown accepted the award behalf of the Bassett Road Surgery PPG from Kim Tully of the General Medical Council, on Margaret's 87th birthday

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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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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