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Reuben’s volunteering puts him in line for award

A Fairfield boy who has never been in the scouts so impressed a scout leader with his commitment and dedication to younger children she has put him forward for a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Bedfordshire’s younger generation.

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Set for a great day as town ready to party

Set for a great day as town ready to party

The weather is set fair - so Biggleswade is ready to party with the carnival procession on Saturday!

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‘Flying bum’ takes to skies over Sandy

‘Flying bum’ takes to skies over Sandy

The world’s longest aircraft, dubbed the “flying bum”, took the skies on Wednesday for a surprise test flight.

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Up to 18,000 new homes bid for Chronicle country

Up to 18,000 new homes bid for Chronicle country

Four new villages east of Biggleswade, a new settlement of up to 10,000 new homes near Tempsford and up to 2,000 homes near Arlesey are being proposed by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Don’t let the sun go down on carnival

Public apathy is bringing the long-term future of Biggleswade Carnival’s famous parade into severe jeopardy.

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Duck race fits the bill

Duck race fits the bill

Shefford is preparing to go quackers again - for its annual duck race.

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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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Spend time in the garden

Spend time in the garden

Southill House garden in Southill will be open 2-5pm this Sunday, 28 May, in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Making our churches matter

Making our churches matter

Two historic churches in Chronicle country have been given a helping hand by The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust (BHHCT).

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Duo are set for a World class Icelandic Moot

Duo are set for a World class Icelandic Moot

Two Scouts from Chronicle country are set for a trip of a lieftime to Iceland for the 16th World Scout Moot.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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New centre opens in the heart of Kings Reach

New centre opens in the heart of Kings Reach

A new community centre at the King’s Reach development in Biggleswade has been handed over to the local community.

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Bringing Biggleswade into the 21st century

Bringing Biggleswade into the 21st century

Biggleswade town centre could soon be given a fresh new look.

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Laura’s hike for kids

Laura’s hike for kids

An enthusiastic group of 22 novice hikers proudly completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 6 May, raising almost £5,000 for vulnerable children.

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Academy has big plans for a sporting future

Academy has big plans for a sporting future

A Clifton school is planning big changes for its sports facilities.

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Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

There was a special treat for people in Chronicle Country over the Bank Holiday weekend when members of the British Driving Society drove into town.

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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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