Environment

Environment

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.

Environment
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.

Environment

‘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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The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

Environment
A previous RCTA market

Easter market floats to Grand Union Canal

A floating market is set to moor along the Grand Union Canal this Easter with traders selling an array of goods from their decorated boats.

Business
Anna with the Junior School girls

Head Girl Anna drives tractor to school!

A young Hockliffe farmer had an eventful commute into school when she arrived driving a tractor to raise awareness of women in agriculture.

Education
Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Jobs boost is the Links effect

Jobs boost is the Links effect

Businesses large and small are already benefitting from two new roads in Dunstable which are in the final stages of construction.

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Woody

Missing Woody “mysteriously” disappeared

An upset Totternhoe family have launched an appeal to find their beloved dog Woody after he “mysteriously” disappeared.

News
An example of fly-tipping in Leighton Buzzard

Cost of fly-tipping is £180k annually for Central Beds Council

Central Beds Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is costing it about £180,000 annually to clean up.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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Tiddenfoot Waterside Park

Tiddenfoot Park closures for power work will continue until June

Public access to the lower part of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park will be restricted this Spring as National Grid carry out major national improvements.

Environment
New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

News
Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Plans for a state-of-the-art £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station have been submitted, the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has announced.

Business
Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has secured further money to progress its plans for a proposed M1-A6 Link Road.

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