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Bedford and Kempston MP joins campaign on plastic pollution

Bedford and Kempston MP Mohammad Yasin has launched a local campaign to encourage schools and the borough council to get tough on plastic in support for a proposed law to reduce plastic.

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A lack of agreement over noise mitigation measures at Santa Pod Raceway has scuppered the current Local Plan

Bedford Local Plan falls through as disagreement with raceway means plan is no longer ‘sound’

A noisy raceway appears to have dealt a hammer blow to Bedford’s Local Plan - because the document will no longer be ‘sound’.

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Councillor Doug McMurdo is the new speaker of Bedford Borough Council

Doug McMurdo elected as new speaker of Bedford Borough Council

Doug McMurdo has been elected as the new speaker for Bedford Borough Council.
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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds oversees a history lesson during his visit to Bedford Free School last Thursday

Education Secretary Damian Hinds left impressed with ‘enterprising’ Bedford Free School during visit

Wider curriculums, longer classroom hours and reducing teacher workload were the key topics of discussion as Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Bedford.

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Mo Yasin MP

Wages fall behind inflation in Bedford

People living in Bedford are £945.52 worse off after 
wages failed to keep up with inflation over the last six years.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Guests at SEVA Function

Bedford charities campaigning for caste free society in India award educational grants

A Bedford-based charity has awarded educational scholarships and grants to 43 underprivileged students in India.

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Mo Yasin

Bedford & Kempston MP is targeted in evil Muslim hate campaign

Police are investigating an Islamophobic letter containing a suspicious liquid sent to Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin .

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Voice of the Milton Keynes Citizen: ‘Council could learn a lot from Bedford over tackling homelessness’

Voice of the Milton Keynes Citizen: ‘Council could learn a lot from Bedford over tackling homelessness’

Our take on the issues in Milton Keynes this week.

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Roads in the Skegness area are impassable.

Council warns motorists to take care in snow and ice as gritters are out in force

Bedford Borough Council is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and allow extra journey time during the current cold snap.

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Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

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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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