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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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Suspected armed bank raid in Ampthill witnessed by residents

Stunned residents feared they had stumbled on an armed bank raid in Ampthill last night after urgent “Help call the police” messages could be heard coming from a G4S security van.

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Cat survives river rescue after falling into water from Bedford Town Vridge

A cat called Cookie has proved she really does have nine lives after surviving a fall from Bedford Town Bridge into the river.

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Bedford Borough Council extends deadline for consultation on Local Plan

Bedford Borough Council has extended the consultation deadline on its Local Plan 2035.

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Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

A farmer was shocked to find his fields have been included as possible development land in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

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Bridge repairs could CLOSE Bedford borough road for three weeks

A car crashed so hard into a listed bridge’s parapet that a road could be closed for three weeks so it can be repaired.

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Action taken after structural defect spotted at bridge in Bedford borough

A structural defect has been spotted at a bridge in Bedford Borough.

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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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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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Historic brick chimneys near Bedford to be bulldozed

Historic brick chimneys near Bedford to be bulldozed

The iconic and historically listed Stewartby brickwork chimneys are to be bulldozed and hundreds of new homes could be built on the site.

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Homeless man’s mission to clean up streets of Bedford

Meet homeless Richard Normoyle - a one man band whose mission is to clean up Bedford.

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Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Bedford’s famous River Festival will take place on July 14&15 marking the 40th anniversary of the bi-ennial event.

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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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Green light for Covanta’s incinerator plan at Rookery Pit near Stewartby

Plans for a 105-metre-high incinerator in rural Bedfordshire have been given the go-ahead.

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RIP Lidlington - distressed resident leaves wreath outside council sessions explaining plans for 5,000 new homes

RIP Lidlington - distressed resident leaves wreath outside council sessions explaining plans for 5,000 new homes

A distressed resident has left a wreath outside a public session organised by Central Bedfordshire Council today.

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Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week

Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.

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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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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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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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