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Mum Kayleigh grateful to Dunstable community’s JustGiving donations after wax air freshner fire guts house

A JustGiving crowdfunding page has attracted dozens of donations after a fire caused by an air freshener ripped through a young family’s house in Dunstable.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Bedfordshire health body out of special measures

NHS England has removed special measures on Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group after it delivered on an improvement plan to stabilise its finances and put the organisation on a firmer footing.

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Hero Luton train driver in line for top award

Hero Luton train driver in line for top award

An off duty Luton train driver who helped the driver and passengers of a train after it hit a person, is in line for a top award.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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Breaking news: Former Beds police chief Alf Hitchcock dies after short illness

A former Chief Constable of Bedfordshire died on Friday morning (June 16) following a short illness.

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DJ plans to get on his bike for three charities

DJ plans to get on his bike for three charities

A fasting DJ is cycling 1500 km for Keech Hospice Care.

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Vital carers get to step into the spotlight

Vital carers get to step into the spotlight

A charity helping carers has been out and about in Dunstable and Houghton Regis raising awareness of the huge contribution unpaid carers make to society, and the support available to help them, during Carers Week.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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The cases were heard at courts in Hatfield, Stevenage and St Albans

Biggleswade carer from Luton is guilty of neglect

A former Biggleswade carer has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, after being found guilty of the neglect of a vulnerable adult.

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Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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The money raised at the events will be used to buy equipment for the hospital departments and wards

Fundraisers to boost L&D charities

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital charitable fund is organising two events this summer to raise money for the hospital wards and departments.

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Safety advice as people conned by beggar

Bedfordshire Police are issuing important safety advice following reports of people being conned by a beggar.

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Inspiring Volunteering grant recipients. Credit: Joanna Cross

Hundreds cheer volunteers’ achievements at Grove Theatre awards ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers.

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The photos were taken by a resident at 4.45am on Thursday June 1

‘Noisy’ lorries give furious Luton Road residents sleepless nights, ‘ignoring’ new Woodside Link and Junction 11A

Angry Luton Road residents are at their wits end, claiming huge HGV lorries “ignore” the new Junction 11A motorway link, with heavy vehicles causing houses to shake “unbearably” and giving families “sleepless nights”.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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