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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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Council Tax

Council recognises financial pressures Central Bedfordshire residents face as it proposes lower tax rise

A record level of public feedback to Central Beds Council’s budget plans for a 6% rise in council tax has resulted in a smaller increase put forward instead.

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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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Council tax rise for Bedford Borough not as bad as feared

Council tax rise for Bedford Borough not as bad as feared

The voice of the public has persuaded the council to “take the middle line” and propose a total council tax increase of 3.75 per cent.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Woe for Marston Vale, joy for Aspley Guise in local housing plan

Woe for Marston Vale, joy for Aspley Guise in local housing plan

There are winners and losers in the latest edition of Central Beds Council’s local plan.

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Council Tax

Central Bedfordshire residents’ overall council tax bill rise could top £100

Average Band D households across Central Bedfordshire are likely to have to find around an extra £100 per year in council tax for 2018-19.

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Hundreds of homes across Bedfordshire sit empty and unused for over a decade

151 homes have been empty for more than a decade across Bedfordshire, council bosses have admitted.

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Mohammad Yasin is urging local businesses to sign up to the TUC charter

Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin gets behind campaign for sick employees

Calls to change the law and protect the right of people with terminal illnesses to carry on working have been backed by Bedford’s MP.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Council tax for Bedford borough set to rise by nearly 5% to help pay for social care

Council tax could rise by almost five per cent next year to help solve Bedford borough’s growing social care crisis.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

A suffragette, educator, politician and all-round pioneer is to be immortalised in statue in Bedford.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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House prices continue to rise

UK house price trends: how Bedford compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Bedford have risen 5.8% in a year, just higher than the national average.

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Nadine Dorries and Mohammad Yasin share their views on the budget

Bedfordshire MPs react to the budget

Two of Bedfordshire's MPs have reacted to the budget which was announced by Philip Hammond today.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Traffic to be diverted via LINCOLN to avoid roadworks on the A17

Road resurfacing works on a stretch of the A17 between Sleaford and the A1 at Newark will see three weeks of overnight closures and drivers ordered to re-route via Lincoln.

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