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School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

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Oliver Bower

Parents launch petition to improve safety outside Flitwick Lower School

Parents have launched a petition to improve road safety outside a school after a pupil was knocked down by a car.

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Julia Jarman takes closer look at one of the decorated trees

Popular children’s author opens Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul’s Church

Children’s author Julia Jarman, visited Bedford to open the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul’s Church.

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£18m grant to help cut traffic congestion across Bedford

£18m grant to help cut traffic congestion across Bedford

Gridlocked Bedford town centre has received a bumper Christmas present – an £18m grant to tackle traffic congestion.

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Dropping wrapper and foil from cigarette packet costs litterbug more than £400

Dropping a wrapper and foil from a cigarette packet has cost a litterbug nearly £400.

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RAIL UPDATE: Horse was struck by train on Bedford-Bletchley line

A horse was struck by a train in an incident in Aspley Guise this morning.

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Rape not accepted as form of torture, says new report on Yarl’s Wood

Traumatised rape victims held at Yarl’s Wood have been told their ordeal does NOT come under the legal definition of torture, the T&C can reveal.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Call for rethink over Local Plan

Call for rethink over Local Plan

An independent Potton councillor has slammed Central Bedfordshire Council after he says it published selected results from its public consultation on the Local Plan for housing.

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Iconic Stewartby chimneys could be demolished to make way for new housing

Four towering chimneys that are the sole remaining heritage of Stewartby brickworks could now be demolished to make way for 1,000 new homes.

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Residents hit out over Sharnbrook gas works fiasco

Residents in Sharnbrook have hit out over gas works which have caused traffic chaos in the village.

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The firm behind Airlander has pledged it will return to the skies

Tourism flights could take off for Bedford’s Airlander

Wealthy tourists could be paying a six figure sum to jump aboard Cardington’s Airlander for the luxury holiday of a lifetime.

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Dog owners warned to be vigilant after pups with suspected parvovirus are dumped in Newport Pagnell

Dog owners are being warned to be vigilant and get their pets vaccinated after a number of sick puppies were dumped with symptoms of the potentially

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No room on the road for residents paying for parking permits

Hundreds of fed-up residents are urging the council to put the brakes on the “unfair” parking permit scheme in Bedford’s zones A and B.

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Demonstration to be held against planned incinerator at Stewartby

Members of Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) are holding a demonstration on Saturday to voice concerned over plans for a waste incinerator at Stewartby.

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Leonie Clarke

Homeless fears for benefits cut family

A single mother with seven children fears she could be made homeless because of cuts to her benefits.

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Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

A Scout leader from Luton is among a quartet of Bedfordshire people selected from Scouting’s 150,000 adult volunteers to

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

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Iron railings were removed for war effort

Last week’s story about bombs unearthed in Bushmead Avenue, Bedford, prompted the former owners of the property to get in touch.

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Numerous protests have been held against plans for waste incinerator plant

New petition launched to fight planned waste incinerator at Rookery Pit

BACI (Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator) has launched a new petition in its campaign to stop the development of a waste incinerator at Rookery Pit South, Stewartby.

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