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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

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Phil Simpkins

‘Fat cat’ bosses at Bedford and Central Beds Council earned nearly £3m between them last year

The 20 best-paid council staff in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire councils earned more than £2.7million between them last year.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Hopes for signs of Sandy Roman life in site dig

Archaeologists have began work on a full-scale excavation on the site of Sandy’s future cemetery extension on Stratford Road, Sandy.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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Market fund helps shops go for a fresh look

Market fund helps shops go for a fresh look

Two popular food and drink establishments are among seven shops and businesses across Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton and Shefford that will get facelifts as part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s £1million High Street Improvement Scheme.

Business
Arlesey High Street work gets go-ahead

Arlesey High Street work gets go-ahead

A major redevelopment of Arlesey High Street has been given the go-ahead.

Business
Is it welcome to the city of Sandy?

Is it welcome to the city of Sandy?

Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton could become a ‘string city’ according to a final report on the Oxford/Cambridge Arc.

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Biggleswade Good Neighbours litter pick

New volunteers help most successful litter pick in Biggleswade

Almost 30 bags of rubbish was collected in the first litter pick of the year carried out by the Biggleswade Good Neighbours - and six new volunteers were recruited.

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Petition’s bid to fight more Potton plans

Petition’s bid to fight more Potton plans

Potton residents are gearing up for a fight against the latest plans for development on Sutton Road.

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Looking for images of litter pickers

Looking for images of litter pickers

Potton litter pickers filled more than 50 bags with rubbish when they took to the streets of the town on Saturday.

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Weather

BEDS WEATHER UPDATE: Multiple flights cancelled and schools closing

Multiple easyJet flights have been cancelled at Luton Airport and dozens of schools are closing early ahead of heavy snowfall expected later today.

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Have your say on bin changes

Have your say on bin changes

A consultation on possible changes to waste collections in Central Bedfordshire – including three-weekly black bin pick-ups and a £40 annual charge for garden waste – is under way.

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Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire commuters have been struggling to work today after the Beast from the East finally hit the county.

Education
Court news

Dunstable fly tipper sentenced

A man from Quarry Walk in Dunstable has received an 8-week prison sentence (suspended for 12 months) after pleading guilty to four offences of fly tipping in locations across Central Bedfordshire.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Time to tell Central Bedfordshire Council what you think of proposed bin changes as consultation starts

A consultation on possible changes to waste collections in Central Bedfordshire – including three-weekly black bin pick-ups and a £40 annual charge for garden waste – is under way.

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Blue Reef Aquarium''AQUARIUM ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY' 'Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the May Bank Holiday weekend with its Hollywood Star Fish event.'Visitors will be able to meet the real life stars of big screen films such as Finding Nemo, Finding Dory Shark Tale and Tarka The Otter.'General Manager, Jenna Macfarlane, explained: 'This is our take on meeting the real life celebrities of popular children's films.''Most children will know lots about the animated film characters but very little about the animals they are based on.''This is our way to educate our visitors about the different species that feature on the big screen such as clownfish, regal tangs, jellyfish and many more.''Visitors will be able to take a film stars tour, be shown the animals homes and learn different facts along the way.'The Hollywood Star Fish event will run from Saturday, April 29th until Monday, May 1st and the aquarium will be closing at 6pm with last admission at 5pm.'From the hidden world

It’s a right kettle of fish!

A popular fishing competition has been cancelled – because of a lack of fish.

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BREAKING NEWS

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

Business
Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

A farmer was shocked to find his fields have been included as possible development land in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

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