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Significant transformation of Woburn Abbey will mean 18-month closure to visitors

Woburn Abbey is scheduled to be closed to visitors for about 18 months from September 2019 as it undergoes the biggest refurbishment since it first opened to the public in 1955.

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Village will grow 10 times its size fear campaigners

Village will grow 10 times its size fear campaigners

A councillor told how her local parish councillor had been unable to look her in the eye because of announced changes threatened to the Marston Vale.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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RAIL FIRE: Services to Bedford and Luton stations affected

Intercity rail services through Bedfordshire have been affected by the fire at Nottingham Station this morning.

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Committee chairman Liz Perry, handing over a donation to a local Scouting group

Ampthill fireworks raise £120K for good causes

Organisers of the annual Ampthill Fireworks spectacular have raised £120,000 for local charities since a group of residents took over the event seven years ago.

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Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

A sales and lettings agent in Luton has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for ten years after the Ombudsman supported a complaint relating to non-payment of rent received on 31 properties.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the attempted robbery

Staff threatened with crowbar during betting shop robbery

Staff at a betting shop in Bedford were threatened with a crowbar before robbers stole a quantity of cash.

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Thameslink accused of overcharing for New Year’s Day Railcard

Train operator Thameslink could have pocketed thousands of pounds extra profit by overcharging passengers travelling from Bedfordshire into London on New Year’s Day.

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Topshop has responded after the incident

Bedfordshire firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A Bedfordshire firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

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The H&M hoodie that has caused controversey

H&M apologise after backlash over ‘racist’ children’s clothing advert

Clothing brand H&M has apologised for any offence after featuring a black child model in a hoodie bearing the quote “Coolest monkey in the jungle”.

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Dimplex product recalled due to fire risk

A portable Dimplex product have been recalled due to a risk that they catch fire.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Space rockets, mothers-in-law and twenty Bob The Builder costumes were among the unlikely items left behind by customers at Travelodges last year, the budget hotel chain has revealed.

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The signs of work success

‘Being able to work from home and watching sports day’ 40 signs you are doing well at work

Being able to work from home, no-one batting an eyelid when you take an afternoon off to watch your kids sports day - and having a beer with colleagues after work, have emerged among a list of signs you’ve ‘made it’ in your career.

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New village in north Beds proposed as part of Bedford Borough Local Plan

New village in north Beds proposed as part of Bedford Borough Local Plan

Proposals for a new development known as Colworth Garden Village are included in the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2035.

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600 residents say No to Mayor’s plan for new town in north Beds

600 residents say No to Mayor’s plan for new town in north Beds

More than 600 residents have expressed shock over plans to build thousands of new houses in north Bedford. The proposals, announced in the Mayor of Bedford’s Local Plan on January 2, would see the building of 4,500 houses near Lee Farm in Sharnbrook, generating thousands of extra car journeys every day, say objectors.

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MBTC Blue Badge enforcement action

Three badges seized following Blue Badge Enforcement action in Bedford

A Blue Badge enforcement session was carried out by Bedford Borough Council on Monday, December 18, to check and verify the use of disabled parking permits (Blue Badges) in Bedford and identify any cases of misuse.

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