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Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

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KFC branches in Bedford closed due to shortage of chicken

KFC branches in Bedford closed due to shortage of chicken

KFC restaurants in Bedford have been closed after failing to receive their deliveries of chicken.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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Tarli with Woburn's Head Elephant Keeper Darren Fellowes. Photo:Bridget Davey Photography

First elephant born at Woburn Safari Park beats the odds to survive Ebola-like virus

A three-year-old Asian elephant at Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to recover from an aggressive disease which is fatal in 80% of recorded cases.

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The county council needs to make savings

More than £300K recovered by Bedford Borough Council Fraud Investigation Service

More than £300k was recovered by Bedford Borough Council’s Fraud Investigation Service with legal action resulting in eight prosecutions and 21 housing possessions.

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30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

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Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton Borough Council has specific objections about its neighbour’s massive development plans.

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Massive plans for Marston Vale are revealed

Massive plans for Marston Vale are revealed

The waiting is finally over for villagers in Lidlington anxious to discover where 5,000 homes will be built in the area

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Three-weekly black bin collections and £40 garden waste charge for Central Bedfordshire?

Fortnightly general waste collections could be binned in favour of a three-weekly service as Central Beds Council looks at more ways to make savings.

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Polhill Arms in Renhold raises a toast on becoming Pub of the Year

The Polhill Arms in Renhold is Pub of the Year, as voted by the North Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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MBTC Bedford Arcade

Plans to improve historic shopping arcade dubbed Bedford’s ‘jewel in the crown’

Plans to improve Bedford’s historic shopping Arcade, dubbed a ‘Crystal Palace’ when it opened in 1905, have been unveiled.

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Shopper Anonymous consultant Graham HIll is pictured is speaking at the BedfordBID Business Breakfast at the launch of the 2017 Christmas campaign.

Bedford’s footfall numbers rocket in the last week of January

Bedford is bucking the national trend with shops in the town centre reporting a huge increase in footfall compared to the same period last year.

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10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, made even more intense if the interviewer goes off script to ask something unexpected.

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Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

The price of supermarket hummus has leapt by 29 per cent since January 2017 due to a global chickpea shortage. A 310g pot of hummus costs £1.47 on average now, a year-on-year increase of 33 pence, according to analysis by the trade magazine The Grocer.

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B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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New homes plan - “you’ll be able to shake your neighbour’s hand through your kitchen windows”

Villagers fighting plans for up to 5,000 new homes in their doorstep are holding a community event on Saturday.

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Peak time services are set to be reduced from Bedford station

Bedford's rail users 'betrayed' by loss of peak services MP rages

Bedford’s rail users have been ‘betrayed’ by the upcoming loss of peak time services to and from St Pancras – said Bedford’s MP.

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Environment charity says plans for 20,000 new homes are ‘untenable’

Environment charity says plans for 20,000 new homes are ‘untenable’

An environmental charity has said it has serious concerns about the number of new houses Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is proposing over the next 20 years.

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Marston's has announced it could be cutting jobs at the Eagle Brewery in Bedford

45 jobs at risk at Bedford brewery

Up to 45 jobs are at risk at a Bedford brewery it has been announced.

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