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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Willow Project helps sibling sexual abuse survivors

A survivor of sibling sexual abuse is determined to help those who are suffering in silence.

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Former hat factory worker celebrates 102nd birthday

A hard-working Lutonian is celebrating her 102nd birthday after dedicating her life to her town and family.

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Hatters players Frankie Musonda and Alex Atkinson with Brain Tumour Research chuef executive Sue Farrington Smith

Raising funds for brain tumour research is Hatters’ goal

Luton Town FC is like family and when former team mate Paddy McCourt’s wife Laura was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, the club stepped in to support Brain Tumour Research for the 2016-17 season.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Advice on your festive waste

Advice on your festive waste

Households in Central Bedfordshire should have received information about the temporary changes to household waste collections during Christmas week.

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Aldi issues recall

Aldi recalls popular food dish over allergy fears

ALDI is recalling one of its popular curry dishes because it contains milk, which is not declared within the ingredients list.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Shoppers help poppy appeal

Shoppers help poppy appeal

Generous shoppers at The Mall Luton have helped to raise over £18,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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Bedfordshire health group agrees to carry on funding IVF

Couples trying for a baby will still be able to access specialist fertility services on the NHS following a decision taken at Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BCCG’s) Governing Body yesterday (Thursday).

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Carbon monoxide alarm helps save man’s life in Luton

Carbon monoxide alarm helps save man’s life in Luton

A lucky man called out the fire service when his carbon monoxide alarm went off.

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‘Our superhero Harry taught us that every moment counts’

‘Our superhero Harry taught us that every moment counts’

The sister of a boy who died at Keech Hospice is calling on the people to paint Wardown Park a sea of red and support Luton’s Santa Run.

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Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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Lack of sleep leads to sugary drink cravings

Lack of sleep leads to sugary drink cravings

Getting less than five hours sleep a night makes it more likely you will reach for a can of sugary pop or energy drink - increasing the risk of diabetes.

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£6m damages for twin born severely disabled at L&D

£6m damages for twin born severely disabled at L&D

A twin born severely disabled, after complications which caused the death of her sibling were missed by NHS doctors, has been handed a £6m payout.

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Losing sleep makes you eat more  and gain weight

Losing sleep makes you eat more – and gain weight

A lack of sleep could cause people to pile on the pounds, research suggests.

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How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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