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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 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.

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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.

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

8 Parish Councils object to second Heath and Reach turbine

Plans for a second turbine at heath and Reach have been greeted with widespread opposition.

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HIghest levels: Billington Road/ A505 roundabout (photo:google)

Calls to fine idling vehicles after ‘concerning’ air quality results in Leighton

Air quality surveys conducted around Leighton Buzzard reveal “concerning” results, according to South Beds Friends of the Earth.

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Education

Have your say on school travel plans

Central Bedfordshire Council is holding a public consultation on changes to the way pupils travel to schools and colleges.

Education
A zero energy bill home

Meeting to hear how Leighton could address housing crisis and have zero energy bills

Could Leighton Buzzard join the Low Carbon revolution that is helping to tackle the housing crisis and providing zero energy bills?

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Dunstable’s splash park is open for business

Dunstable’s splash park is open for business

Bennett’s Splash and the Splashside Café is OPEN

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The Waste King site location (Google)

Villages united in battle to stop ‘lorry menace’ ahead of key meeting on Monday

Villages are uniting against an application for a major waste processing and recycling centre near Cheddington due to the volume of HGVs they fear it will bring through their communities.

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The adventurous Leighton Buzzard  Young Farmers

Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers tackle 3 mountains in just 24hrs!

A friendly group of young farmers are taking on one of their toughest challenges yet, as they climb three mountains in 24 hours.

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Water main leak in Linslade   Photo: Jane Russell

Massive jet shoots into the air as Anglian Water pumps water into network to keep taps running after leak

A huge jet of water has been shooting into the air in Bideford Green, Linslade, as workmen try to fix a leaking main.

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