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Leighton Buzzard residents can find out how much profit Central Beds Council made from parking fees...

The RAC has stated that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Leighton Buzzard Observer can reveal the figures for Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

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Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press

Pioneering BBC project secures four democracy reporters for Leighton Buzzard Observer and sister titles across region

The Leighton Buzzard Observer and its sister titles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will be taking on four local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Mayor of Leighton Buzzard, Cllr Syed Rahman

Mayor of Leighton Buzzard responds to claims

The mayor of Leighton Buzzard has been forced to defend his position after questions arose over his businesses in the town.

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Ollie Ashwell (Vandyke Upper School) and Harry Dignum (Cedars Upper School)

Youth Parliment members from Cedars and Vandyke join Commons debate

Central Bedfordshire’s Youth Parliament members will be at the House of Commons on Friday (November 10) to debate the major issues that really matter to young people across the UK.

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Redrow's Heritage Collection homes at Caddington Woods

299 new homes lined up for Leighton Buzzard as Redrow purchases site

The first phase of 950 new homes at the Chamberlain’s Barn Quarry development in Leighton Buzzard has taken a step closer with the sale of the land to a housebuilder.

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Claymore retail park for Leighton Buzzard

‘I quit Tories so I could speak out on issues like retail park threat to Leighton Buzzard’

A councillor says he has quit the Conservative group of Central Beds Council because he was unable to speak out on key issues such as the threat to Leighton Buzzard town centre posed by new retail parks.

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Cllr Roy Johnstone has cut his links with the Conservatives

Silence as Leighton Buzzard Tory stalwart quits party

Questions remain unanswered after a Central Bedfordshire councillor for Leighton Buzzard quit the Conservative group to serve as an independent representative.

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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.

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boundary changes

SW Beds boundary changes up for discussion

Bedfordshire’s MPs could find themselves with new wards as the consultation into boundary changes opened on Tuesday.

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Proposed care home in Hockliffe Road

Care home on Leighton Buzzard police station site approved as resident pleads over severe impact on his family

Efforts to find a care home provider willing to operate from Leighton Buzzard’s former police station site will be stepped up after outline permission was granted for the land’s development.

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Edlesborough

Villagers support Edlesborough Neighbourhood Plan in referendum

Villagers from Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall turned out to vote in the referendum for their Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday – and gave it their overwhelming backing.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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Celebrating the launch of 'Yes I Can'. Credit: Jane Russell.

Golden launch for ‘Yes I Can’ disabled sports project for Leighton-Linslade!

A groundbreaking disabled sports project for Leighton-Linslade launched on Saturday with the help of Paralympic gold medallist and world archery champion, Jess Stretton MBE.

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BREAKING: Bedford Hospital to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable

Bedford Hospital is set to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable, it will be officially announced tomorrow.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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