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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.

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‘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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Love locks on Bedford's Suspension and Butterfly bridges along The Embankment. PNL-150623-161309001

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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Parrot spotted in Bedford garden

Parrot helps himself to meal at birdtable in Bedford - have you spotted this cheeky green chappie?

Have you spotted a parrot in your garden?

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Cranfield woman fined £2,000 after neighbours kick up a stink over garden rubbish and dog mess

A Cranfield woman who ignored repeated requests to clear her garden of rubbish and dog mess has been ordered to pay almost £2,000.

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Sally finds herself trying to keep on top of the litter on her estate and is calling for parents to educate their children to use the bin.

Two Bedford men each fined £700 for dropping litter

Two men have each been ordered to pay more than £700 for dropping litter from their cars.

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The school will only remain open for Year 11 pupils

BREAKING: Bedford town centre at a standstill due to serious crash in the High Street

The High Street in Bedford has been closed due to a serious accident outside the Wilkinson’s store.

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Alan Titchmarsh helps open the new exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Alan Titchmarsh opens new gardening exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Famous gardener Alan Titchmarsh MBE visited Woburn Abbey on Wednesday to launch a new exhibition marking the bicentenary of the first landscape gardener Humphry Repton.

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School launches campaign to help keep cyclists safe

A campaign to keep young cyclists safe is under way at Lakeview Primary School in Wixams.

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Residents in Bedford invited to find out more about Midland Main Line upgrade

A public drop-in event is being held for residents to find out more about improvements to the railway as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

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Alan Titchmarsh at Woburn Abbey this week to open exhibition celebrating work of Humphry Repton

Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey on Wednesday (March 21) at a press launch which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford.

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MBTC Pothole repairs

Council out in force to repair potholes across Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council’s Highways team has been out in force to tackle potholes.

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Mayor Dave Hodgson at Luke Street car park

CCTV cameras installed in three Bedfdord town centre car parks

A total of 124 CCTV cameras have been installed in three Bedford car parks to deter and identify more swiftly any misuse following renovations made to Allhallows and Lurke Street Car Parks in 2017. 
The work started on February 11 and is due to be completed by the end of March.

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Operating unlicensed HMO costs Bedford landlord more than £11K

A landlord has been prosecuted by Bedford Borough Council for operating an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the Bedford area.

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BEDS WEATHER UPDATE: Multiple flights cancelled and schools closing

Multiple easyJet flights have been cancelled at Luton Airport and dozens of schools are closing early ahead of heavy snowfall expected later today.

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