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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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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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Steam engines take to the road

The annual Christmas road run for steam engines and classic vehicles takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

More than 17% of children in Central Bedfordshire are living in poverty according to a report by a leading children’s charity.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Thameslink blasted over poor rail service - voted worst performing in the country

Thameslink blasted over poor rail service - voted worst performing in the country

More than a third of trains between Bedford and Brighton – voted Britain’s worst performing train line – were either late or cancelled during one week this month.

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Laying a trail to show towns’ histories

Residents of Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade are invited to see new designs of a mosaic heritage trail project which aims to enhance the visitor experience in all three towns.

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A1 overnight closures planned

Essential surface repair work is due to take place on the northbound A1 from Monday.

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Bumpy flight but easyjet is  staying in town

Bumpy flight but easyjet is staying in town

Budget airline easyJet says it is committed to staying in Luton as the company sees profits drop by 28% .

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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