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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Luton’s Keech Hospice Care Santa Run is on Sunday!

Luton is raring to go racing as the Keech Hospice Care Santa Run has been rescheduled for Sunday (Dec 17), after being cancelled on Dec 10 due to poor weather.

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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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Nothing negative about these donors - blood centre needs your help now

Nothing negative about these donors - blood centre needs your help now

People with two valuable blood groups are being urged to donate at Luton Donor Centre now.

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Linda and Stephen enjoying afternoon tea a few years ago.

Tributes to inspirational Dunstable mother Linda who battled Cystic Fibrosis and won medals at the National Transplant Games

The family of a brave Dunstable mother who battled Cystic Fibrosis are paying tribute to her courage and kindness, after she defied the doctors’ odds and lived to 64.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Josh and director Charlotte Ingham

Eaton Bray teen wins BAFTA as his CBBC story encourages youngsters to speak out about mental health

A Cedars Upper School pupil has been awarded a BAFTA for his dedicated work with CBBC to raise awareness about mental health.

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Have your say on flood plans

Residents are being invited to find out more about planned Houghton Regis Flood Alleviation Scheme next week.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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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.

Life-saving defibrillator donated to Vale Academy thanks to Houghton Regis mum

A caring Houghton Regis mother is donating a defibrillator to a Dunstable school in memory of her late son, so staff and pupils have access to life-saving equipment.

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Alabama Rot.

Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Bedford Hospital may get £40m deficit written off in merger

Hospital bosses could have a £40million debt written off under plans to merge Bedford and Luton.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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The Houghton Regis Aldwyck team with their Makaton certificates.

Kind Houghton Regis colleagues study Makaton to help people with learning difficulties

Kind-hearted Houghton Regis colleagues completed training in a revolutionary language programme, so as they are better able to help people with learning or communication difficulties.

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Fundraising for the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Give a Gift this Christmas

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is appealing for people to get involved with their latest campaigns.

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Zaz and Shannaz

Recognised for promoting 
NHS diversity

A Luton couple have received a prestigious NHS award at the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) staff awards.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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