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Rail boss quits while rail chaos continues

The chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway has resigned.

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Center Parcs Woburn Forest close to perfection after retaining five star status

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has retained its Five Star status from VisitEngland, following the recent annual assessment.

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CBC fears over future borrowing

Finance officers are depiciting a healthy picture of Central Bedfordshire Council’s finances, despite a £29m deficit for 2017/18.

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Royal Mail bans postal workers from flying England flags from vans during World Cup

Royal Mail has banned postal workers from flying the England flag on their vehicles during the World Cup.

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Hardy bunch from Sandy company attempt 100km trek for children’s hospital

Hardy bunch from Sandy company attempt 100km trek for children’s hospital

Staff from a company based in Sandy have trekked 100km to help sick children.

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Friendly society marks 50 years in Bedford headquarters

One of Bedford’s business success stories is celebrating 50 years of being based in the area.

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All you need to do is Just Ask

The ‘Just Ask’ project is taking to the road again to give residents the chance to find out more about social care, health, housing and children’s services.

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Commuter fury over train chaos

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt has hit out at the massive disruption to passengers after a major change in train timetables saying it is “unacceptable”.

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Moggerhanger workshop is to grow

Moggerhanger workshop is to grow

Plans to extend an HGV repair and servicing workshop at Moggerhanger have been approved.

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Peter Borg-Neal

Owner of popular pub-restaurant operator shortlisted for top industry honour

The shortlist for the 35th Catey Awards has revealed that Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 22 venues across the Home Counties, Midlands and beyond has been shortlisted for a top honour.

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Carphone Warehouse to close 92 stores as profits tumble

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss pledges to “take action” to tackle challenges in the firm’s troubled mobile phone unit.

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Women needed to multitask in construction

Women needed to multitask in construction

Houghton Regis based Aldwyck Housing Group has recently appointed its first female multi-skilled operative to carry out repairs in its customers’ homes. But it desperately wants more.

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Happy birthday to town library

Happy birthday to town library

To celebrate 50 years at their current location on Cheshunt Road, Biggleswade Library staff organised an all-day tea party, inviting customers, colleagues, ex-members of staff and local community friends to join them.

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Biggleswade set to grow by 40% by 2021

Living in Biggleswade town centre will become “increasingly desirable” as it expands in the next few years, it has been claimed.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

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Exhibition for new homes bid

Exhibition for new homes bid

A public exhibition on plans for 161 new homes in Stotfold is being held next week.

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Council fury at cut in homes and jobs bid

Council fury at cut in homes and jobs bid

A large chunk of affordable housing in a proposed massive development in Arlesey is at risk because of ‘viability issues.

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Life is local

Life is local - read all about it every week in your newspaper

For as long as I can remember I have been a fully blown news addict, having got my regular fix from newspapers, radio, television, Ceefax and nowadays also via my laptop and smartphone.
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Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

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Gritters are to move to new Sandy depot

Gritters are to move to new Sandy depot

Work has started on a new £4.3 million council highways depot at Beamish Close in Sandy.

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