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Bomb squad called after WW2 missiles dug up in Bedford garden

A back garden makeover blew up into a bomb squad drama when workmen unearthed three unexploded wartime missiles on Monday.

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The collected rubbish.

Three men fined more than £2,000 for littering in Bedford

Three individuals have been ordered to pay more than £2,000 following convictions for littering.

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Incinerator facility produces electricity.

Consultation deadline extended for proposed incinerator plan at Stewartby

Public concern over the planned incinerator facility at Rookery Pit, Stewartby, has forced an extension to the consultation period.

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Council slammed over housing claim

Council slammed over housing claim

An environment watchdog has attacked a council’s claim that it needs up to 55,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet the needs of its population.

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Standing room only at public meeting called to challenge cuts to Bedford’s ‘fast trains’

Standing room only at public meeting called to challenge cuts to Bedford’s ‘fast trains’

300 anxious commuters packed into a public meeting to challenge the government’s case for removing intercity rail services from Bedford.

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Numerous protests objecting to the planned incinerator have been held

Information about planned incinerator near Bedford was misleading, say residents

Campaigners against a massive energy-from-waste incinerator planned for Bedfordshire have slammed a drop-in public consultation session hastily arranged by the Environment Agency as an “insult” to residents.

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Incinerator facility produces electricity.

Government accused of putting plans for rubbish incinerator near Stewartby before people’s health

The Government has been accused of putting the interests of a giant multi-national waste management firm before the health of thousands of Bedfordshire residents in a row over a massive rubbish incinerator.

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Numerous protests have been held against plans for waste incinerator plant

New fears around planned waste incinerator near Stewartby

A massive energy-from-waste incinerator, like the controversial one Covanta wants to build near Stewartby, has been riddled with problems since opening last summer, it’s claimed.

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Recycled waste

Make a difference this Recycle Week

Next week marks the 14th Recycle Week in the UK, taking place from September 25 to October 1.

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Mayor Dave Hodgson says proposal could bring Bedford to breaking point

Fears proposal for 6,000 more homes could bring Bedford to breaking point

A government order to build thousands more new homes could bring Bedford to breaking point.

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Wood carving

Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park receive £8,000 for funding

Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust have been granted £8,300 by Central Bedfordshire Council to improve the park.

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Numerous protests have been held against plans for waste incinerator plant

Last chance to kick up stink over planned waste incinerator plant near Bedford

Residents are being urged to grab their last chance to kick up a stink over controversial plans for a giant waste incinerator near Stewartby.

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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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Endangered camel arrives at Woburn Safari Park.

Woburn Safari Park welcomes an endangered camel to the herd

A new friend arrived at Woburn Safari Park as the first male camel to arrive in 15 years.

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Ampthill bus brings traffic to standstill

Gleaming red bus brings Ampthill traffic to standstill

You wait ages for a bus … then a gleaming red one comes along on the back of a low-loader.

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MBTC Greyfriars police station

Residential development set for Greyfriars Police Station in Bedford

Greyfriars Police Station in Bedford town centre is to become a residential development.

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Incinerator facility produces electricity.

Plans for waste to be converted to energy in Stewartby

Creating energy from waste could soon become a reality with plans for facilities to be introduced in Stewartby.

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Hurrican Irma

Hurricane Irma: Five ways people turned tragedy into stupidity

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MBTC Police passing out parade

Passing out parade for Beds Police cadets

Police cadets were honoured at a passing out parade last Sunday which marked their contribution to the force and their achievements over the previous 12 months.

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