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Flytippers strike on Clipstone Dairy Road

Leighton Buzzard residents were left furious as they saw mess dumped in the middle of ‘Clipstone Dairy Road’ on their drive to work this morning.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

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The ducks in the town centre... PHOTO Neil Bradford

Did you spot quacking visitors in Leighton Buzzard High Street?

Leighton Buzzard punters have had a quacking surprise in town, as two ducks have taken to sitting in the high street.

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CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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Espresso-Head's coffee logs

Leighton Buzzard’s Espresso-Head pioneers eco-friendly coffee log movement

A Leighton Buzzard coffee shop is pioneering a revolutionary new form of recycling, turning their used coffee grounds into logs for the fire.

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Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

A gull had a lucky escape after he was spotted struggling to fly because a plastic shopping bag had tangled tightly around his foot.

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Grovebury Quarry lake and island      Photo:Google

‘Mean’ Leighton Buzzard quarry operators accused of using ‘giant hoover’ to suck away island where rare birds nest

An outraged wildlife enthusiast has criticised a quarry operator for using its ‘giant hoover’ to suck away an island which he says is home to rare bird species.

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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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”.

Business
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 potential �40 charge for garden waste  is likely be abandoned

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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Weather

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.

Education
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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