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Hospital merger: Politicians react

Bedfordshire’s politicians have given their thoughts about the delays to the merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Tell your NHS story

Bedfordshire residents asked to share their stories on why they love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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Bedford and Luton hospitals merger delay: A quick guide

Hospital bosses have announced that the proposed merger between Bedford and Luton will not make its expected April 1 date.

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BREAKING: Bedford-Luton hospitals merger delayed because of finances

Plans to merge Bedford Hospital with Luton & Dunstable will not make their April 1 deadline.

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Luton’s Keech Hospice Care ‘overwhelmed’ by kindness of boy who up gave up Christmas presents

A boy who asked Santa not to bring him any presents for Christmas and to instead give the money to a good cause has raised thousands of pounds for a Luton-based charity.

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It’s celebrations as Duchess gets on road

It’s celebrations as Duchess gets on road

It was party time at a Dunstable care home this month at the unveiling of its new minibus.

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Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

A Luton vets surgery had a bit if a surprise when it x-rayed a pet moggie.

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NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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Share why you love the NHS

Share why you love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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Denise Coates

Breast cancer survivor visited a Luton school to raise awareness of early diagnosis of cancer

A breast cancer survivor from Houghton Regis visited Challney High School for Girls to raise awareness of the early diagnosis of cancer.

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Sarah, Lorraine, Lynne and Janice

Hearts were racing for Houghton Regis spin-a-thon to remember Jake

A Houghton Regis mum who lost her son after he suffered a cardiac arrest held a special spin-a-thon in honour of what would have been his 21st birthday.

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NICU nurse demonstrating headphones

Luton and Dunstable Hospital introduce new technology in neonatal unit

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has rolled out the use of noise cancelling headphones in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as part of its plan to become a fully accredited Bliss Baby Charter Unit.

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Plans for bringing order into Luton town centre

Begging in Luton’s streets could soon be a thing of the past.

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Magdalena

Mum loses three limbs and kidney after L&D fails to spot sepsis

A mother of two who lost three limbs and a kidney due to botched care at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has spoken for the first time about her hellish ordeal.

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Bedford Hospital boss set to step down

Bedford Hospital’s chief executive is set to step down from his role when the trust merges with Luton Hospital in April.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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The beetle in Emma's salad.

Dunstable shopper finds dead beetle in Asda salad!

A Dunstable shopper had a fright on her lunch break, when she found a dead bug while munching on a chicken and bacon salad from Asda.

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Connor and his nan Lorna

Dunstable man will run the London marathon in memory of his grandmother

A man from Dunstable will be taking on the London Marathon to raise money for Brain Tumour Research in memory of his grandmother.

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