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Campaigners’ case against plans for waste incinerator near Bedford to be heard in the High Court

Villagers fighting plans to build a giant incinerator on the doorstep are celebrating a major breakthrough.

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Anger over early plans bid for massive housing scheme in Marston Vale

Anger over early plans bid for massive housing scheme in Marston Vale

Campaigners fighting plans for a massive housing development which they say will dwarf villages in Marston Vale have reacted with shock to an outline plan for the scheme before a decision on the council’s Local Plan.

Business
The National Garden Scheme's Festival Weekend 2018 will see 5 gardens open for charity in Steppingley, Bedfordshire over the weekend of June 2 and 3

Don’t miss Open Gardens event in Steppingley

Five private gardens will be open to visitors in aid of charity this weekend. (June 1& 2)

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Brogborough Brickworks 1981 - Stephen Coleman

Don’t miss one day Brickworks Exhibition this weekend

Take a step back into Bedfordshire’s past at a special one-day Brickworks Exhibition at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre on Saturday (June 2).

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

Business
Harpur Street bins overflowing

Fears overflowing bins in Bedford town centre could attract rats

A two-year bin saga in Bedford town centre shows no signs of being cleaned up, with concerns the problem could soon attract rats and other vermin.

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Covanta protest

Campaigners lodge Stewartby incinerator plan with the High Court

Villagers fighting controversial plans for a incinerator in Stewartby have lodged their case with the High Court.

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CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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A 3-month closure order was secured

Bedford property closed due to reports of links to drugs crime

A property in Bedford has been shut down due to reports it was linked to drugs crime.

Crime
Road closed sign

Roads in Bedford Borough to be re-surfaced - for second time

Several roads in Bedford Borough are to be resurfaced for a second time due to sub-standard work.

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Councillor Colleen Atkins

Week long action tackling anti-social behaviour and crime in Tavistock Street and Midland Road Bedford

A week of action is under way to tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental crime in Tavistock Street and Midland Road, Bedford.

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Councillor  David Fletcher

New policy to tackle Bedford’s alcohol problem

New restrictions on the number of premises granted licences to sell alcohol in Bedford town centre have been heralded ‘a victory for residents fed up with drink-related crime and disorder.

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It’s a Bug’s World brings a tropical jungle to Shortstown

It’s a Bug’s World is making a welcome return to Shortstown - turning the village hall into a tropical jungle.

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Housing

Call to throw out plan for 25 new homes near Maulden Wood is rejected

A call to reject a scheme for 25 homes close to Maulden Wood fell on deaf ears as Central Bedfordshire planners approved the outline proposals.

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Parakeet spotted in Putnoe. Picture: Natalia Dragon.

Putnoe parrot captured on camera by keen young wildlife photographer

Another parrot has popped up in Bedford - this time in a garden in Putnoe.

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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

Environment
Phil Simpkins

‘Fat cat’ bosses at Bedford and Central Beds Council earned nearly £3m between them last year

The 20 best-paid council staff in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire councils earned more than £2.7million between them last year.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Volunteers rallying round to clean up Bedford’s riverbank this Saturday

Bedford’s iconic Embankment area is being given a spring clean on Saturday, April 21, to get it spick and span for coming summer events.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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