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Teen facing months of surgery after dog bite

A distraught mother is determined to warn residents about the consequences of “dangerous dogs”, as her injured son prepares for months of reconstructive surgery.

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Learn to identify back pain signs

Do you suffer from back pain? Do you know how to differentiate between mechanical and inflammatory symptoms?

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Leo Stacey

Inquest into baby death at Luton & Dunstable Hospital

The parents of a baby boy who died from an undetected bowel condition at Luton & Dunstable Hospital are seeking answers at an inquest to be held this week.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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And the research shows it is women who suffer more stress than men in their lives.

Revealed: Which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event”

New research has determined which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event” - from losing their smartphone to Brexit.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Barnfield College, New Bedford Road

Bacterial contamination discovered at Luton’s Barnfield College, but legionella claims dismissed

Barnfield College has strongly dismissed suggestions there is a legionella outbreak at its New Bedford Road campus, but has admitted it is dealing with a bacterial contamination issue.

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Spot and speak out about child abuse

Spot and speak out about child abuse

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is urging people to think, spot and speak out against child abuse and sexual exploitation ahead of a national event on Saturday.

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Luton & Dunstable Hospital award-winning midwife Mary Edmondson

Top prize for L &D midwife at annual awards

A midwife from Luton & Dunstable Hospital has won one of the UK’s top midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards.

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New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

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Caddington dad Mike Morland who is doing the London Marathon in memory of his triplets who were born prematurely

Caddington dad runs marathon again in memory of premature triplets

When Caddington dad Mike Morland signed up for his first marathon in 2014, he did so with a heavy heart.

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Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Maurice Jones will today (10 March) stand down as a Member of Central Bedfordshire Council, having tendered his resignation earlier in the month.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Deaf children at L&D Hospital ‘jeopardised’

Deaf children at L&D Hospital ‘jeopardised’

Luton and Dunstable (L&D) University Hospital and Bedfordshire audiology services are under fire from the National Deaf Children’s Society.

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Appeal after heartless trickster dupes elderly man

Appeal after heartless trickster dupes elderly man

Police are appealing for information after a fraudster tricked his way into an elderly man’s home and stole his late wife’s jewellery.

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L&D Hospital. Photo by Jane Russell

Concerns raised over NHS merger for health services

A public governor of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has criticised the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising the legal age of smoking to 21 or even would dramatically slash the numbers of teenagers taking up the deadly habit, researchers said.

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