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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

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Phil Simpkins

‘Fat cat’ bosses at Bedford and Central Beds Council earned nearly £3m between them last year

The 20 best-paid council staff in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire councils earned more than £2.7million between them last year.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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Vera and her green bin

Leighton Buzzard pensioner Vera could push her bin, but council said it was too heavy and may break their lorry

A 76-year-old Leighton Buzzard pensioner who wheels her green bin out each week claims she was shocked when the council refused to collect it because it was “too heavy”.

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The end of the pick at Grovebury Road

Spring clean given to Leighton Buzzard by volunteers

How many of you have walked around the town and commented to yourselves about the amount of rubbish deposited in car parks, on the canal towpath, around the supermarkets and along the ‘Black Bridge’ path between Mentmore Gardens, Linslade and Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard?

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Parked cars along Theedway

‘116 new homes mean Theedway traffic will get worse’

A Leighton Buzzard resident claims he is concerned that a new development will increase “parking problems” on Theedway.

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Alan Titchmarsh helps open the new exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Alan Titchmarsh opens new gardening exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Famous gardener Alan Titchmarsh MBE visited Woburn Abbey on Wednesday to launch a new exhibition marking the bicentenary of the first landscape gardener Humphry Repton.

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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh at Woburn Abbey this week to open exhibition celebrating work of Humphry Repton

Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey on Wednesday (March 21) at a press launch which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford.

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A �40 charge for garden waste is being looked at

Leighton Buzzard drop-in event is a chance to discuss three-weekly collection idea with council

There’s a chance to question council officials tomorrow (Tuesday) about possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging £40 annually for garden waste.

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BEDS WEATHER UPDATE: Multiple flights cancelled and schools closing

Multiple easyJet flights have been cancelled at Luton Airport and dozens of schools are closing early ahead of heavy snowfall expected later today.

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Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire commuters have been struggling to work today after the Beast from the East finally hit the county.

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Court news

Dunstable fly tipper sentenced

A man from Quarry Walk in Dunstable has received an 8-week prison sentence (suspended for 12 months) after pleading guilty to four offences of fly tipping in locations across Central Bedfordshire.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Time to tell Central Bedfordshire Council what you think of proposed bin changes as consultation starts

A consultation on possible changes to waste collections in Central Bedfordshire – including three-weekly black bin pick-ups and a £40 annual charge for garden waste – is under way.

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Blue Reef Aquarium''AQUARIUM ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY' 'Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the May Bank Holiday weekend with its Hollywood Star Fish event.'Visitors will be able to meet the real life stars of big screen films such as Finding Nemo, Finding Dory Shark Tale and Tarka The Otter.'General Manager, Jenna Macfarlane, explained: 'This is our take on meeting the real life celebrities of popular children's films.''Most children will know lots about the animated film characters but very little about the animals they are based on.''This is our way to educate our visitors about the different species that feature on the big screen such as clownfish, regal tangs, jellyfish and many more.''Visitors will be able to take a film stars tour, be shown the animals homes and learn different facts along the way.'The Hollywood Star Fish event will run from Saturday, April 29th until Monday, May 1st and the aquarium will be closing at 6pm with last admission at 5pm.'From the hidden world

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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BREAKING NEWS

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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