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Pilot William signs off after two years air ambulance duty

Prince William has penned a heartwarming letter thanking his colleagues at the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he clocks off on his final shift.

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Harley’s face to lead doggie clean up bid

Harley’s face to lead doggie clean up bid

Meet Harley, the new face of Luton Borough Council’s campaign for responsible dog ownership.

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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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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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Police are investigating the burglary

Appeal after armed robbery at Barton Rovers

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery at Barton Rovers FC on Wednesday (19 July) between 12.30am and 1am.

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Crew airlifts man to hospital

The Magpas Air Ambulance airlifted a man to hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday.

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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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Inspire FM give £9k to Luton Foodbank

Inspire FM give £9k to Luton Foodbank

A kind-hearted community radio station have raised money for Luton Foodbank to ensure children do not go hungry in the summer holidays.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Credit: Sebastian Bober.

UPDATE: Maternity Unit open day today at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital!

Today, Bedfordshire families can visit an exciting open day at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s (L&D) Maternity Unit.

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Be a 'Summer Superhero'

Be a ‘Summer Superhero’ say Luton CCG

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have launched their ‘Be a Summer Superhero’ campaign in a bid to help Luton families stay healthy and safe this summer.

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Have your say on cancer screenings in Luton

Luton Borough Council is asking residents to have their say on cancer screenings as part of a new consultation.

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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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