‘Outcast’ traveller wants to stand for council so community can unite

An “outcast” is vowing to stand as a councillor in a bid to fight the prejudice towards the traveller community.

Boundary changes

Proposed boundary changes for South West Beds area revealed

South West Bedfordshire stands to lose Houghton Regis and Caddington wards from the constituency under plans announced today.

Richard Howitt

Bedfordshire MEP quits for new role

Long-serving Beds Euro MP Richard Howitt has announced he is leaving the European Parliament later this year, to become head of a leading global organisation dedicated to linking companies with society, the environment and the wider economy.

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Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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Green belt idea for Valley Farm gains backing

Leighton Buzzard councillors and the town’s MP have confirmed their support for designating land at Valley Farm, Linslade as green belt.


Councillors rapped over failure to declare interests

Two parish councillors have been formally censured after failing to disclose a conflict of interests during meetings.

An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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Jeremy Corbyn

SW Beds secret ballot give overwhelming backing for Corbyn

Members of the South West Beds Constituency Labour Party have voted overwhelmingly to support Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming leadership election.

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Questions over RAF Stanbridge estate as building firm collapses

A question mark has been raised over the future of a half-finished estate in Leighton Buzzard – after a building firm went into administration.


Could Valley Farm land be designated as green belt?

Paul Newman Homes’ appeal to controversially build 300 properties on land at Valley Farm by Linslade has been slated for this winter.

Andrew Selous MP

Andrew Selous steps down as Prisons Minister

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has been asked to step down from his role as Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation as new Prime Minister Theresa May continues her Government reshuffle.

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New Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Sarah Standing

Theresa May and the other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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Richard Howitt

Beds Euro MP condemns terrorist attack in France

A message of sympathy to French nationals living locally and a warning to the whole community against any attempt to scapegoat different sections of the community, has been issued by the Bedfordshire Euro MP in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in France.

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Death threats against Labour challenger Eagle mean Luton venue is moved

A Luton event involving Labour leadership challenger Angela Eagle has been moved to a new venue after the hotel where it was due to be held received threats, the MP’s office has said.

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Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament are on lockdown this afternoon, Thursday as police investigate a suspicious white powder.

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House building

Plans for over 200 homes on edge of town

Plans were unveiled on Friday for up to 236 new homes on the north eastern outskirts of Leighton.

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Brexit impact on house values

Brexit will have a dramatic effect on the value of your house, say experts

Annual house price growth will rapidly slow down across major cities in the UK as the EU referendum impacts on the property market, a report has predicted.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson rules himself out of the Tory party leadership contest

Boris Johnson today sensationally ruled himself out of the race to become the next Prime Minister.

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How will Brexit impact on your summer holidays?

How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

Since Britain voted to leave the EU last week, questions have been asked as to what the decision actually means for us.

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Petition calling for a second EU referendum so popular the website keeps crashing

Petition calling for a second EU referendum so popular the website keeps crashing

A petition calling for a second EU referendum is proving so popular the website keeps crashing.

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