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“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Greensand Country... PHOTO: Lisa J King

Capture county’s changing landscape

CPRE Bedfordshire, is celebrating 30 years of standing up for Bedfordshire’s countryside and greenspaces by holding a photographic competiton.

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MP backs campaign to target area’s litterbugs

MP backs campaign to target area’s litterbugs

MP Alistair Burt has welcomed plans to tackle litter across North East Bedfordshire

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A dish cloth taken from the restaurant premises

Ampthill restaurant owner fined £7,000 over food hygiene failings

An Ampthill restaurant owner who failed to listen to advice about the cleanliness of his restaurant has been fined more than £7,000.

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Red kite Milvus milvus, in flight, UK, March

Appeal after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire wood

A Red Kite has been shot dead near Toddington.

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Mal Tattersall boards the Cathedrals Express at Bedford station

All aboard the Cathedrals Express - though not quite full steam ahead!

Pah … the Fat Controller would not have been amused. And neither were the 100 or so slightly bleary-eyed passengers waiting on Bedford station at 7.30 on Saturday morning for what was supposed to be a special steam train excursion.

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The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

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Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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An example of fly-tipping in Leighton Buzzard

Cost of fly-tipping is £180k annually for Central Beds Council

Central Beds Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is costing it about £180,000 annually to clean up.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

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Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Plans for a state-of-the-art £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station have been submitted, the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has announced.

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Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has secured further money to progress its plans for a proposed M1-A6 Link Road.

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Have a say on plans for the Black Cat roundabout

Have a say on plans for the Black Cat roundabout

Proposals for a project to improve motorists’ journeys on the A428 between Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire go on show today (6 March).

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Photo Derek Martin

Gardeners’ delight as green waste collection restarts

Central Bedfordshire Council will recommence its fortnightly kerbside collections of garden waste from Monday 27 February to coincide with its usual dry recycling bin collections.

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TRAVEL ADVICE: Storm Doris affects roads across Beds

Bedfordshire Police is issuing advice in light of Storm Doris closing a number of roads across the county.

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Forest charity gifted with environmentally friendly power tools

Forest charity gifted with environmentally friendly power tools

At the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire, the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park is run almost entirely on renewable energy and now a leading power tool company has added to its efforts with a battery tool donation.

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Warning after deer caught in plastic netting in Luton

Warning after deer caught in plastic netting in Luton

The RSPCA is issuing advice to homeowners and gardeners about the dangers of netting to wildlife.

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