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Police put out further appeal for missing Wayne

Police are urging a man who has been missing from Biggleswade for more than two weeks to get in touch with them.

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Heidi’s loss helps give her a whole new lease of life

Heidi’s loss helps give her a whole new lease of life

Heidi Cook from Biggleswade has a new lease of life after losing almost a third of her body weight.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Screening test that can save your life

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging residents over the age of 60 to take up the free bowel cancer screening test.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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‘Please come home, we miss you’

‘Please come home, we miss you’

The family of a missing Biggleswade man say they are desperate for him to get in touch.

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Have you seen Wayne Jeffs?

Have you seen Wayne Jeffs?

Police are continuing to appeal for help in tracing a man from Biggleswade who hasn’t been seen since last week.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Becky’s care puts her in line for top award

Becky’s care puts her in line for top award

Local veterinary nurse, Becky Kitchener of Berry House Vet Practice in Shefford and Hitchin has been shortlisted for the esteemed title of Veterinary Nurse of the Year in the prestigious 2017 Petplan Veterinary Awards.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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It’s time to get pretty muddy!

It’s time to get pretty muddy!

Dunstable women are being encouraged to step into Spring by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017.

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Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

“What do you think of it so far? Rubbish!”

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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling a popular soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.

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Things like gluten-free foods could vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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