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Show’s in a class of its own

The 51st Annual Sandy Show is being held on Saturday 19 August in the hall and grounds of Sandye Place Academy.

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Honouring the town’s heroes

Honouring the town’s heroes

Sandy dignitaries and members of the uniformed services turned out in force on Sunday for the re-dedication of the town’s war memorial.

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Natterjack toadlet Epidalea calamita, The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, July

Natterjack toadlets that are causing a stir on nature reserve

These stunning images of rare natterjack toadlets were captured by RSPB Picture Researcher Ben Andrew.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Campaigners bring ancient East Hatley church back to life

Campaigners bring ancient East Hatley church back to life

A disused Cambridgeshire church is getting back its floor and windows so that it can take its rightful place as a valued community asset after transferring ownership to a conservation charity,

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Raise a glass to the new look Crown Hotel

The waiting is finally over for pub goers and history buffs as Biggleswade’s iconic centrepiece prepares to open its doors next week.

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Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Holidaygoers are being asked to think again before binning good food before they go away.

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Council ‘appalled’ over development work on Shefford schools site

Both Robert Bloomfield and Shefford Lower school in Shefford have now re-opened after being forced to close following fears over a gas supply.

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Grant boost for Town to refurbish its clubhouse

Biggleswade Town FC has been gibven more than £30,000 to refurbish its clubhouse.

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Show how much you love your park this week

Show how much you love your park this week

Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your Central Bedfordshire park.

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Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport is the most expensive UK airport for parking costs, three times more than the cheapest a survey has found.

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Is Sandy’s train station on the move?

Is Sandy’s train station on the move?

A new report on the proposed East/West rail link could see Sandy lose its historic train station.

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Campaign aims to keep kids safe near building sites

Campaign aims to keep kids safe near building sites

As the school summer holidays fast approach, Bloor Homes South Midlands is launching a campaign to raise awareness amongst children in Biggleswade of the dangers of entering and playing on building sites.

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Bad news for Biggleswade in retail centre review

Bad news for Biggleswade in retail centre review

Biggleswade has fared badly in a report of the health of retail centres across the UK.

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Local plan is now open for comments

Local plan is now open for comments

The public consultation for Central Bedfordshire Council’s Draft Local Plan is now open.

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History brought to life in stunning mosaic project

History brought to life in stunning mosaic project

Towns in Chronicle country are having their stories set in stone - literally.

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Have your say on school travel plans

Central Bedfordshire Council is holding a public consultation on changes to the way pupils travel to schools and colleges.

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Reuben’s volunteering puts him in line for award

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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