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Half a tonne of fish corpses left after ‘kill’ in Leighton Buzzard

Around 1,200lbs of fish corpses were removed from a section of the Grand Union Canal at Leighton Buzzard last week in what has been described as a “level one fish kill”.

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Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Two fly tippers have been fined over £2,600 after both were caught on Central Bedfordshire Council’s CCTV cameras.

Crime
Turbine supporters at the council offices last week

IN DEPTH: Second turbine approved for Heath and Reach

The approval of a second wind turbine in Heath and Reach was hailed as a positive step for green energy last week.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Wind turbine in Heath and Reach from the sky. Photo Graham Mountford PNL-141231-124139001

Second Heath and Reach turbine narrowly approved

Plans for a second wind turbine at Heath and Reach have been narrowly approved by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Hurrican Irma

Hurricane Irma: Five ways people turned tragedy into stupidity

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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The motocross park

Three villages protest but Billington motocross park is allowed to change its hours

A controversial motocross track has been allowed permission to change its operating hours despite strong opposition from residents in surrounding villages.

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Natterjack toadlet Epidalea calamita, The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, July

Natterjack toadlets that are causing a stir on nature reserve

These stunning images of rare natterjack toadlets were captured by RSPB Picture Researcher Ben Andrew.

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One of the recovered Black-Necked Spitting Cobras

‘Wrigglies were invaluable to us’

Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable exotic pet shop staff have been praised for their help with an animal welfare investigation which saw a reckless reptile keeper jailed.

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Jennifer and Keith

Brave Wing couple take on big Bosphorus swim

An athletic couple from Wing took on a big July challenge, as they swam six and a half km along the The Bosphorus strait, in Turkey.

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Tesco

Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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New role for MP Andrew

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to South Africa, the United Kingdom’s largest export market in Africa.

Politics
Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Holidaygoers are being asked to think again before binning good food before they go away.

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Sandhills lake......photo Graham Mountford

Warning over water hazard as talks on Leighton Buzzard lake remain deadlocked

Talks over the handover of a community lake from a developer to Central Bedfordshire Council are still dragging on after several years – as Beds Police issues a summer warning about the dangers of swimming in risky water areas.

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Wind turbine in Heath and Reach from the sky. Photo Graham Mountford PNL-141231-124139001

Heath and Reach turbine decision deferred for up to two months

Central Bedfordshire Council has decided to defer the committee discussion over Checkley Wood turbine for up to two months after issues arose over Green Belt.

Environment
Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport is the most expensive UK airport for parking costs, three times more than the cheapest a survey has found.

Business
The drinks and ice-cream cabinets

Drinks and ice-cream cabinets dumped in Heath and Reach have been removed

Large drinks cooler and ice-cream cabinets, shopping baskets, and other items of rubbish were removed on Wednesday from Bryants Lane, Heath and Reach, after fly tipping caused upset to residents.

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Bill Dunster talks to the audience

MP backs zero energy homes bid after Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable meetings

MP Andrew Selous has commended the work of British architect Bill Dunster who spoke at public meetings in Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable last week on increasing low cost affordable housing with low energy bills.

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