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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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Tree stump left behind in Danes Way

‘Kick test is a rotten excuse to chop down trees’

A resident has criticised a council’s ‘rotten’ method to determine whether trees need to be chopped down, after a pair were removed near his home.

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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Princess Layer, Eggi Master

Winner Princess Layer never enters a Rogue One!

A star chicken from Leighton Buzzard has used the force to lay prize-winning eggs for two years running.

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South West Beds parliamentary candidate Andrew Selous buying veg

Fresh pricing battle, but who wins... Leighton Market or Tesco/Morrison?

Fresh produce prices at Leighton Buzzard Market and two main supermarkets in the town have placed head-to-head to highlight the value on offer from stallholders.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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Andrew Selous at the new bypass link road today.

UPDATE: New A5-M1 link road and M1 junction 11A open as Chris Evans dedicates BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show to Dunstable

It’s a proud day for South Bedfordshire as the new A5-M1 link road and new M1 junction 11A opened to traffic this morning, the news even getting a special mention on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Greensand Country... PHOTO: Lisa J King

Capture county’s changing landscape

CPRE Bedfordshire, is celebrating 30 years of standing up for Bedfordshire’s countryside and greenspaces by holding a photographic competiton.

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A cut down tree photographed by a shocked passer by

Fury as Leighton trees “hacked” down - but here’s why

Anger has mounted as the potted High Street trees have been “hacked” down.

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Bonfire smoke is thick and heavy. Have you got any pictures of the smoke in Cheddington? Send them to news@lbobserver.co.uk. (Credit: Tim Wilson; image of Cradge Bank, Midlands).

Cheddington villagers fume over bonfires

Upset Cheddington residents have seen their homes invaded by chocking smoky fumes, as bonfire lighters blight the village.

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‘I see snakes as saving lives, not taking them’

“You can’t fake passion,” says Julian Clare, manager and Dangerous Wild Animal handler at Leighton’s new exotic pet shop, Wrigglies, and he’s certainly right.

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Red kite Milvus milvus, in flight, UK, March

Appeal after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire wood

A Red Kite has been shot dead near Toddington.

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