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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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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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Check before you travel on train at Sandy

Check before you travel on train at Sandy

Rail passengers through Sandy are being urged to check before they travel for the next two weekends as Network Rail renews a vital piece of the East Coast Main Line as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.

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Jordans opens up new treats

Jordans opens up new treats

Jordans Mill in Biggleswade will be reopening its doors to customers on Monday with a brand new kitchen, new menus and table-waited service.

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Woburn Safari Park welcomes new bush dogs

Woburn Safari Park welcomes new bush dogs

Keepers at Woburn Safari Park have welcomed two bush dogs to the Park for the first time in its history.

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Historic trees cut down after disease strikes in Bedford

Historic trees cut down after disease strikes in Bedford

Historic trees in Bedford were cut down last week after being infected by a disease.

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All the latest on the roads with traffic and travel news

Works resurfacing will close parts of the M1 this week

Motorists using the M1 through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are being advised of road works this week.

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Historic trees in Bedford infected and cut down

Historic trees in Bedford infected and cut down

Historic trees in Bedford were cut down last week after being infected by a national disease.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Parents organise protest rally to save Bedford’s play park fort

Parents organise protest rally to save Bedford’s play park fort

Parents and grandparents battling to save the Russell Park play fort are holding a peaceful protest rally on Saturday.

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Bedfordshire people awarded in New Year Honours

A former pupil of Luton Grammar School has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List.

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