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Patients give high scores to BMI St Edmunds Hospital

Patients at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, in St Mary’s Square, have given it the thumbs up.

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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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mydentist, in King's Road, Bury St Edmunds, which is closing at the end of the month

Dental practice announces its closure

A Bury St Edmunds dental surgery is closing completely, following an earlier decision to stop offering NHS dental treatment.

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Survey reveals improvements at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

A mental health survey of people receiving services in the community has shown improvements for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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Madeline Friday, who is trying to raise awareness of HOPE courses in Bury St Edmunds and Thetford  Picture Mark Westley

HOPE and help on the menu at cancer courses

Courses which could help cancer patients to get more out of life have a new champion in the form of Madeline Friday.

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Mascot Ethan’s Hatters joy

Mascot Ethan’s Hatters joy

Mad hatters fan Ethan Martin got a special treat on Tuesday when he took to the field as a mascot for Luton Town.

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War hero who overcame the odds, up for Royal award

War hero who overcame the odds, up for Royal award

A veteran from Henlow has been nominated for the Celebrating Excellence Award at the upcoming Endeavour Fund Awards, recognising how he has endeavoured to achieve excellence in his chosen sport or adventurous challenge.

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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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Sam Petrie, 33, has received a terminal diagnosis after secondary cancer was found on her lung  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sam hopes to find someone to ‘save her life’

A Bury St Edmunds mum-of-three who was told she could have weeks to live has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support she has received.

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Community rallies to help young Stotfold boy

Community rallies to help young Stotfold boy

A community is rallying round a young boy as he fights cancer.

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Gran: My dream has come true

Gran: My dream has come true

A Shefford grandmother who battled with cancer for seven years has come face to face with “the man that saved her life” in an emotional meeting.

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Unions plan hospital protest over cuts

Health campaigners are planning demonstrations outside Bedford Hospital on Saturday 20 January at 12pm.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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A very cold Christmas

Residents of a care home have been left without a proper working heating system since Christmas Day.

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Council needs views on support and care it provides

Council needs views on support and care it provides

Central Bedfordshire Council will be contacting around 900 people to find out their views about the care and support services they receive.

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Putnoe Walk In Centre

Closing Putnoe Walk-In Centre would be “unacceptable”

Putnoe Walk-In Centre could close in two month’s time, with “no arrangements” in place for its replacement.

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