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Residents’ fears over Marston Vale village plans

Worried residents are preparing to go into battle against draft plans for up to four new villages in Mid Bedfordshire

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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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Spend time in the garden

Spend time in the garden

Southill House garden in Southill will be open 2-5pm this Sunday, 28 May, in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Parents petition against hike in school bus fares for North Beds families

Angry parents have launched a campaign to fight plans to increase bus fares for sixth form students using school transport. The fare hike from September will see the annual

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Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

Tenants condemn flats at The Heights in Bedford as a health hazard

A 13-storey block of flats hailed a jewel in Bedford’s crown when it opened six years ago is today a “health hazard” that is only fit for demolition, tenants claim.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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Man’s best friend dog sculpture thrown into Bedford river after religious row

Man’s best friend dog sculpture thrown into Bedford river after religious row

The story of a sculptor called Price who turned the remains of a tree trunk into a giant dog had an unhappy ending this week.

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Bedfordshire businessmen nominated for two major industry awards

Three businessmen are celebrating two major award nominations, which firmly puts their company, Autotech Recruit, at the forefront of the recruitment industry.

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The new road will prevent traffic build-ups like this

A5-M1 link road and new M1 junction 11A opens to Bedfordshire traffic tomorrow

A new road which links the A5 with the M1 via a new junction in Bedfordshire, will open to traffic tomorrow morning (May 11).

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Get a chance to have a say on plans to redevelop Bedford’s Harpur Centre

Plans to renovate and redevelop Bedford’s Harpur Centre go on display on Thursday, May 11.

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Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

There was a special treat for people in Chronicle Country over the Bank Holiday weekend when members of the British Driving Society drove into town.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“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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