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It’s a right kettle of fish!

A popular fishing competition has been cancelled – because of a lack of fish.

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Tea party (L-R) : Marc Darton (director), Caroline Payne, Hazel Darton (director) Julian Clare and Becca Whitehead.

Wrigglies one year anniversary party is talk of town!

A Leighton Buzzard pet shop is celebrating triple success, as the store marked its first birthday, received a special nomination, and welcomed international visitors.

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Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

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Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

A farmer was shocked to find his fields have been included as possible development land in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

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The Greensand Trust's aspiration for Shire Oak Heath

Purchase complete of Shire Oak Heath, but another £15k needed to fully fund restoration work

Environmental charity The Greensand Trust can press ahead with restoration work at Shire Oak Heath after being successful in its bid to purchase the 17-acre site which neighbours Rushmere Country Park.

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Leighton Buzzard Observer, February 6, 2018

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Bedford’s famous River Festival will take place on July 14&15 marking the 40th anniversary of the bi-ennial event.

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Spike's injuries after being attacked by the dog

Horse injured after attack by ‘dangerous’ dog

A rider is urging dog walkers to control their animals after her horse was attacked in Heath and Reach.

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Rob and the fox. Rob's partner Kerry has been feeding it carrots.

Leighton Buzzard man helps foxy friend get better

A kind-hearted Leighton Buzzard man is on a mission to rescue a fox which he believes has an injured leg.

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Discover the Lake District so loved by William Wordsworth.

Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week

Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.

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Leighton Buzzard's redeveloped Tidy Tip

Will Leighton Buzzard’s Tidy Tip eventually be closed for two midweek days to save money?

A move to reduce the opening of Leighton Buzzard’s Tidy Tip by two midweek days won’t take place until October 2019 at the earliest.

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Rob Stoddart took this photo of a fox in Nelson Road

Foxy goings-on in Leighton Buzzard!

Flashes of orange and white have become a common occurence in Leighton Buzzard, with several residents reporting fox sightings in recent weeks.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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‘Important’ water main replacement by Cheddington station will close road for a month

‘Important’ water main replacement by Cheddington station will close road for a month

Station Road in Cheddington will be closed for a month with work by Anglian Water to replace a 1km section of water main now under way.

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Land north of Soulbury Road, Linslade...... PHOTO:Google

Shock inclusion of Linslade Green Belt site for potential housing is ‘ludicrous and perverse’

The Linslade community is said to be in shock after the “ludicrous” designation of a Green Belt site for possible housing development.

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The fly-tipped waste in Bryants Lane

Tradesman fined after unknown contractor dumps waste in Heath & Reach

A tradesman whose waste ended up being dumped in Heath and Reach has been fined £780, after being taken to court by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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The new lizard at Rushmere Park

Watch out for giant reptile in Rushmere Park!

The popular Sculpture Trail at Rushmere Country Park is being extended – and visitors should watch out for the impressive giant lizard that’s been set loose by wood sculptor Ian Freemantle!

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The trees heading to Woburn's rhino enclosure

Woburn Safari Park’s rhinos to benefit from shopping centre’s festive trees

Rhinos at Woburn Safari Park are to makes good use of trees from Weston Favell shopping centre’s spectacular Enchanted Forest Grotto.

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The postbox in Hill View Lane, Billington

Postbox reopens, but will the bees be back?

Residents are able to swarm safely to their local postbox again as the bees that had caused its closure have either hibernated or finally buzzed off.

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