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Gardeners’ delight as green waste collection restarts

Central Bedfordshire Council will recommence its fortnightly kerbside collections of garden waste from Monday 27 February to coincide with its usual dry recycling bin collections.

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TRAVEL ADVICE: Storm Doris affects roads across Beds

Bedfordshire Police is issuing advice in light of Storm Doris closing a number of roads across the county.

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Charity calls for review of Northill

Charity calls for review of Northill

A charity dedicated to protecting rural areas is calling for Government action over plans to build new homes in Northill.

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£1.6m lottery award will preserve Greensand landscape in Biggleswade area

A £1.6 million lottery award will be used to preserve Greensand Country, which encompasses the Greensand Ridge and the surrounding river valleys and stretches from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay.

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Warning after deer caught in plastic netting in Luton

Warning after deer caught in plastic netting in Luton

The RSPCA is issuing advice to homeowners and gardeners about the dangers of netting to wildlife.

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Check before you travel on train at Sandy

Check before you travel on train at Sandy

Rail passengers through Sandy are being urged to check before they travel for the next two weekends as Network Rail renews a vital piece of the East Coast Main Line as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.

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Jordans opens up new treats

Jordans opens up new treats

Jordans Mill in Biggleswade will be reopening its doors to customers on Monday with a brand new kitchen, new menus and table-waited service.

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Planned road closures coming up

Planned road closures coming up

Shortmead Street in Biggleswade is to be closed for two weeks in February for gas, sewer and electricity works.

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Wardown walk for children of Gaza

A charity walk supporting the children of Gaza is taking place in Luton on February 5.

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Councillors say no to pub plans

Biggleswade town councillors have objected to plans to build a new pub in the town.

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Potton councillor launches national campaign to protect the countryside

Potton councillor launches national campaign to protect the countryside

A Potton councillor has launched a national petition against rural over-development that has attracted 5,000 signatures in just five days.

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All the latest on the roads with traffic and travel news

Works resurfacing will close parts of the M1 this week

Motorists using the M1 through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are being advised of road works this week.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Bedfordshire people awarded in New Year Honours

A former pupil of Luton Grammar School has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Steam engines take to the road

The annual Christmas road run for steam engines and classic vehicles takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

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How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

More than 17% of children in Central Bedfordshire are living in poverty according to a report by a leading children’s charity.

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‘Friendless’ church is given a new lease of life

‘Friendless’ church is given a new lease of life

A disused church, originally built in 1217 and then rebuilt in the 19th century by renowned architect, William Butterfield, is set to once again become a community focal point, as ownership transfers to conservation charity The Friends of Friendless Churches (FOFC).

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Laying a trail to show towns’ histories

Residents of Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade are invited to see new designs of a mosaic heritage trail project which aims to enhance the visitor experience in all three towns.

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