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It’s a right kettle of fish!

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

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

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.

Environment
Venice break for Story in Stone workers

Venice break for Story in Stone workers

As the final touches are put to Chronicle country’s Story in Stone, the workshop helpers have been taking time out to sample the delights of Venice.

Environment
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Volunteer appeal for former dumping ground

The spotlight is being turned on a 50-acre site in Red Lodge that was a used as a dumping ground, at a presentation in the village later this month.

News
Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Bedford’s famous River Festival will take place on July 14&15 marking the 40th anniversary of the bi-ennial event.

News
Campaigning groups want your support over housing plans

Campaigning groups want your support over housing plans

Campaign groups are gearing up for a fight over plans for massive housing building projects across Chronicle country.

Business
Student run college farm 
moo-ving up with M&S

Student run college farm moo-ving up with M&S

The Kingshill Farm run at Old Warden by Shuttleworth college students, has been recognised as a potential supplier to Marks & Spencer.

Business
Discover the Lake District so loved by William Wordsworth.

Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week

Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.

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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.

Business
Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

Environment
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.

News
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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.

Environment
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.

Environment
County ridge gets a makeover you’ll cherish

County ridge gets a makeover you’ll cherish

Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge is to get a makeover.

Environment

Victory for Tempsford, woe for Arlesey in the latest homes local plan

There are winners and losers in the latest edition of Central Beds Council’s local plan.

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13 monkeys die in Woburn Safari Park blaze

Thirteen monkeys have died in a fire at a safari park.

News
Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

News
Biggleswade duo fined for state of rooms they rented out

Biggleswade duo fined for state of rooms they rented out

Two private landlords have pleaded guilty in court to renting three rooms in a house of multiple occupation (HMO) with serious hazards.

Crime
School closures after snow fall

School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

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