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Environment

School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

Business
The fly-tipped waste in Bryants Lane

Leighton Buzzard shops fined for illegal disposal of waste

A Leighton Buzzard shop owner has been fined after waste from his business ended up being fly-tipped in Heath and Reach.

Crime
At the top of Snowdon!

Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers raise £17,000 for charity after mighty mountain challenge

Adventurous young farmers from Leighton Buzzard raised an incredible £17,000 for charity after tackling three of the highest mountains in the UK.

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Andrew Selous MP on his cycling tour of the area

Pollution and congestion fears over incomplete cycle network in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is at risk of going backwards with more air pollution and congestion due to incomplete sections of the cycling network.

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Damaged bench

Friends of Linslade Woods angry at commemorative bench vandalism

Members of The Friends of Linslade Woods have been angered after their ten-year commemorative bench was discovered vandalised.

Environment
Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

Business
Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

News
A large amount of fish were found dead in a stretch of the Grand Union Canal near Grove Church

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”.

Environment
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.

Environment
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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