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Diabetes care receives £470,000 of funding for Bedfordshire NHS programme

Treatment programmes for diabetes care across the county will be able to recieve a part of the £473,244 secured by Beds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

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Police identify body of man found in Bedford river on Tuesday

Police have identified the body of man pulled from Bedford river on Tuesday (18 July), as Zbigien Lasocki, 39, of no fixed address.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Biggleswade AC Couch to 5k graduates running at Bedford. Picture: Damien Pitts. PNL-170719-132619002

Biggleswade couch clan deliver at 5k graduation

Biggleswade Athletic Club’s third Couch to 5k course was rounded off in sensational style on Saturday as dozens of new runners crossed the line for their first attempt at the distance.

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Show how much you love your park this week

Show how much you love your park this week

Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your Central Bedfordshire park.

Education
Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to mums who smoke are more likely to be an antisocial teen and their loutish behaviour increases the more their mums puff away.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

As any parents or carers know exercise for children has lots of advantages.

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Just Ask for information

Just Ask for information

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Just Ask project is heading to Shefford this weekend to give residents the chance to find out about social care, health and housing services.

Education
More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Bedford Hospital south wing

Bedford Hospital downgrade: Mayor says there is no excuse for continuing with plan

Health chiefs have been challenged to scrap their plans to downgrade services at Bedford, Milton Keynes and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals, after “overwhelming public, patient and NHS staff opposition”.

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Now that’s a fishy tail!

Now that’s a fishy tail!

An RSPCA officer dealt with fishy incident - after Bedfordshire Police called in the charity’s expertise for help with a rather unusual rescue…

Crime
New care home brings new jobs to Shefford

New care home brings new jobs to Shefford

A new Shefford care home is planning to create 73 new jobs.

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Hospital costs fears

Fat cat health bosses are being paid ‘eye watering’ salaries in order to CUT services to patients in Bedfordshire, experts have claimed.

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