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GALLERY: Dons dish out festive cheer at MK University Hospital

Spending Christmas in hospital is the last thing any family wants, but MK Dons looked to spread a little festive cheer on Wednesday when they visited the children's ward at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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People in Milton Keynes are urged to give blood this December

People in Milton Keynes are being urged to give blood this December to ensure hospitals can continue to treat patients over the festive season.

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Epic 300km bike ride from MK to Amsterdam is go!

Epic 300km bike ride from MK to Amsterdam is go!

Law firm EMW Law LLP has teamed up with Willen Hospice and not-for-profit organisation Cycle4Good, to take on an epic 300km bike ride from MK to Amsterdam.

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Milton Keynes women jailed for drug offences

Milton Keynes women jailed for drug offences

Two women from Milton Keynes have been sentenced to prison for drugs offences which took place in the city.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Alabama Rot.

Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond holding his red ministerial box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget

Council leader says Chancellor’s budget is a slap in the face for Milton Keynes

The Chancellor’s new budget is a “slap in the face” for Milton Keynes, says MK Council leader Pete Marland.

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Black belt Karol Komorski, 39, has always led an ultra healthy lifestyle,  never smoking or abusing alcohol and scarcely going a day without exercising

Milton Keynes martial arts expert and dad of two in tragic life or death fight

A ‘fighting fit’ martial arts coach is the subject of a poignant appeal after being diagnosed with deadly stomach cancer.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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The pipework for the civic offices air cooling and heating system was not cleaned for 40 years

‘Milton Keynes Council’s filthy system made me seriously sick’

A ‘dirty scandal’ at Milton Keynes Council has led to threats of legal action from a former officer who claims conditions at the civic offices destroyed his health.

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Milton Keynes residents are being urged to give blood now

Give blood in Milton Keynes this November and help keep stocks up for Christmas

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors in Milton Keynes to make and keep appointments to give blood and ensure hospitals have the stocks they need to treat patients over the festive period.

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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

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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Milton Keynes residents urged to use the correct treatment for Winter lurgies

Milton Keynes residents urged to use the correct treatment for Winter lurgies

With the weather getting colder and illnesses circulating, members of the public may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.

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REVEALED: Best GP surgeries in the Milton Keynes area as rated by you

REVEALED: Best GP surgeries in the Milton Keynes area as rated by you

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

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