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Comment: Nationalising our railways is the only way to fix chronic problems

Just who exactly supports the UK’s privatised railway industry?

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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5 apps that will help you save money

5 apps that will help you save money

January is traditionally a month for money-saving resolutions, with many people forced to tighten the purse strings after going gung-ho with the plastic over Christmas and New Year.

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Homes plan ‘is not fair to us’

A Sutton Parish councillor has said plans for up to 37 new homes in the village will affect its whole character.

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Tidy tip changes on hold

A move to reduce the opening of Biggleswade’s Tidy Tip by two midweek days won’t take place until October 2019 at the earliest.

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Unions plan hospital protest over cuts

Health campaigners are planning demonstrations outside Bedford Hospital on Saturday 20 January at 12pm.

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Woburn Abbey

Significant transformation of Woburn Abbey will mean 18-month closure to visitors

Woburn Abbey is scheduled to be closed to visitors for about 18 months from September 2019 as it undergoes the biggest refurbishment since it first opened to the public in 1955.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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Parking plans deadline

There’s just a few days left to comment on council plans for off street parking in Biggleswade.

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Local plan - now it’s time to have your say

Local plan - now it’s time to have your say

Central Bedfordshire Council approved it’s housing development plan for a final public consultation during a stormy public meeting at Priory House on Wednesday.

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RAIL FIRE: Services to Bedford and Luton stations affected

Intercity rail services through Bedfordshire have been affected by the fire at Nottingham Station this morning.

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Talks focus on Biggleswade station plans

Alistair Burt MP together with representatives from Central Bedfordshire Council and Biggleswade Town Council met with rail industry partners Great Northern and Network Rail last week to discuss the future of Biggleswade station.

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Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

A sales and lettings agent in Luton has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for ten years after the Ombudsman supported a complaint relating to non-payment of rent received on 31 properties.

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Topshop has responded after the incident

Bedfordshire firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A Bedfordshire firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

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The H&M hoodie that has caused controversey

H&M apologise after backlash over ‘racist’ children’s clothing advert

Clothing brand H&M has apologised for any offence after featuring a black child model in a hoodie bearing the quote “Coolest monkey in the jungle”.

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Product warning

Dimplex product recalled due to fire risk

A portable Dimplex product have been recalled due to a risk that they catch fire.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Space rockets, mothers-in-law and twenty Bob The Builder costumes were among the unlikely items left behind by customers at Travelodges last year, the budget hotel chain has revealed.

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