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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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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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Turkeys

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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Call to cull pay phones

Do we still need public payphones or does mobile technology mean they have had their day?

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A1 overnight closures planned

Essential surface repair work is due to take place on the northbound A1 from Monday.

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Bumpy flight but easyjet is  staying in town

Bumpy flight but easyjet is staying in town

Budget airline easyJet says it is committed to staying in Luton as the company sees profits drop by 28% .

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Kerbing collections

Kerbing collections

Kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months.

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Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Helping to save a tropical iguana from extinction is now a badge of honour worn by the team at the English countryside setting of Shuttleworth College.

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State of the art rail link is on the right track

State of the art rail link is on the right track

Luton’s ambitious plans for a £200 million Mass Passenger Transit system linking London Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway railway station will be displayed at two forthcoming public exhibitions next week.

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Luton Airport

It’s a thumbs up for Heathrow runway

The Government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow, announced today, has been welcomed by Luton based easyJet.

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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