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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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Sarah (middle) with the memorial plaque each school receives with their defibrillator. Jake's siblings (L-R): Leo, Charlie, and Ella.

Jake’s Houghton Regis Bash raises £1k for defibrillator!

A special disco in memory of a Houghton Regis teen who died from a cardiac arrest has raised £1,000 for a school defibrillator.

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10 years of fundraising at Relay for Life Luton this weekend!

Stockwood Park Athletics Centre will be full of colour, costumes and fun, as the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Relay for Life Luton celebrates 10 years of fundraising.

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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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Jake and his mum, Sarah

Jake’s Houghton Regis disco on defibrillator mission

A determined Houghton Regis mum is holding a special disco to raise money for a school defibrillator, after her young son died from a cardiac arrest.

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Shopping to help Autism Bedfordshire.

New charity shop coming to Lowther Road

Autism Bedfordshire has made Dunstable proud, as it has chosen the town as the location for its first charity shop.

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Staff from the Paediatric Team at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital raised money for the hospital by doing a skydive

Skydive raises thousands for paediatric unit

Thirteen members of staff from Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Paediatric Unit jumped 12,000ft from a plane to raise thousands for the children’s ward.

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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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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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Shamiam’s a TV star up north

Shamiam’s a TV star up north

Courageous Luton burns survivor Shamiam Arif celebrated her 15th birthday in Scotland with an appearance on the main ITV Border news.

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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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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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Jane and Peter Pete  Barltrop.  Jane said: He was such a kind, gentle  man, very tolerant and easy to be with.

A legacy for Harlington’s brave Peter one year on

A Harlington woman whose husband passed away shortly after his brain tumour was declared as being ‘in remission’ has set up a special charity with their daughters.

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‘Fit 4 Fun’ gets Dunstable mums, dads and tots smiling

A special ‘Fit 4 Fun’ day gave Dunstable families the chance to learn how to live healthier lifestyles, while enjoying some exciting summer games.

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