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Luton and Dunstable Hospital pays damages to patient after leaving plastic tube behind his eye

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has paid £13,000 damages to a grandfather after leaving a plastic tube behind his eye for more than a year.

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‘Talk to us and we can help’ says CAL boss

‘Talk to us and we can help’ says CAL boss

The new boss of Citizens Advice in Luton has one message for those in trouble - the sooner you get to us the sooner we can help.

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REVEALED: Best and worst GP surgeries in Luton as rated by you

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in Luton and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Commonly used blood thinner can prevent cancer

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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‘No justice after car crash for brave Dunstable dad who battled stage 4 cancer’

A brave Dunstable man who had gone back to work after battling stage 4 cancer was “devastated” when someone crashed into his car and drove off without leaving a note.

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Celebrating the work of therapists

A team of occupational therapists from Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) are out and about to raise the profile of the profession for Occupational Therapist Week this week.

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Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Children using social services provided by Central Beds Council are to be given access to an app, Mind of My Own (MOMO), which helps them to talk about and influence the care they receive and share concerns and worries about their lives.

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Time to vote for the Best of Luton

Time to vote for the Best of Luton

It’s that time again, when you help us to celebrate the town’s unsung heroes.

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Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

A Scout leader from Luton is among a quartet of Bedfordshire people selected from Scouting’s 150,000 adult volunteers to

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Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Lillie’s sacrifice is rewarded

Lillie’s sacrifice is rewarded

A 25 year-old woman who became the mum to her five younger siblings following the death in 2016 of their mother was named the Winner of Winners at the Luton &Bedfordshire Community Awards.

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BTP officers were called to the incident at Portslade railway station last night (November 8)

91-year-old Luton man’s 5-hour wait for ambulance

A 91-year-old spent nearly five hours on the floor waiting for an ambulance after a fall – despite living just half a mile away from hospital.

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‘Chaotic’ Dunstable care home is placed in special measures

‘Chaotic’ Dunstable care home is placed in special measures

Ashton Lodge placed in special measures after

inspectors uncover ‘substantial safeguarding’ issues

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Carrie and Steve with their children Emma and Mason. Carrie said:  I wont rest until there is a cure.

Luton police officer who battled brain tumour is remembered

The wife of a Luton police officer has spoken out about the need for more research into brain tumours after the disease killed her brave husband.

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Runners at the ready for Love Luton’s fifth half marathon

Runners at the ready for Love Luton’s fifth half marathon

It’s on your marks for the starting pistol for this year’s Luton half-marathon on Sunday.

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Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

A Biggleswade GP is leading a campaign to encourage the parents and carers of children under five to use A&E for emergencies only this winter.

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Tennyson Road is usually known for its hilltop view of Luton. Credit: Google Street View.

‘Mess in Tennyson Road breaks my heart...’

A worried Luton resident is concerned about a neighbour’s driveway that is allegedly being targeted as a “rubbish dump”.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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