Environment

Environment

Application for 1,400 new homes east of Luton

A developer is seeking outline planning permission from North Herts District Council for 1,400 new homes to the east of Luton.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Greensand Country... PHOTO: Lisa J King

Capture county’s changing landscape

CPRE Bedfordshire, is celebrating 30 years of standing up for Bedfordshire’s countryside and greenspaces by holding a photographic competiton.

Environment
The "spade-sized" chunks fell onto the pathway

Not fly-tipping this time, it’s ‘improvement’!

A Luton resident was left dismayed when he spotted what he thought was garden waste flytipped on a public pathway.

Environment
Red kite Milvus milvus, in flight, UK, March

Appeal after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire wood

A Red Kite has been shot dead near Toddington.

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Opening up the River Lea in Luton?

Opening up the River Lea in Luton?

Affinity Water has announced new works to improve the environment of the River Lea in Luton.

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The dumped rubbish in Newark Road

Fly-tipping ‘feeds negative image of Luton’

A Luton mother is disgusted by fly-tipping in Newark Road, as “children avoid broken glass on the walk to school”.

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excited boy having fun between water splashes, in fountain. Summer in the city

Dunstable town centre manager Clare Brett on the town’s new splash park

Introducing Bennett’s Splash and Splashside Café.

Business
The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

Environment
Reo is now happy and healthy

‘People won’t stand by’ and watch cruelty say RSPCA

The number of animal cruelty complaints investigated in Bedfordshire by the RSPCA has risen.

Education
Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Business 2
Jobs boost is the Links effect

Jobs boost is the Links effect

Businesses large and small are already benefitting from two new roads in Dunstable which are in the final stages of construction.

News
It's time to give something back to mum, so why not treat her to a spa weekend?

Step back in time for Mother’s Day health spa

Champneys Henlow is offering mums the chance to step back in time on Mother’s Day.

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Map of Century Park development area

Invitation to learn about Century Park employment site

A series of three public exhibitions has been organised to outline more details about emerging proposals to create a new key employment site on the south-eastern edge of Luton at Century Park.

Environment
An example of fly-tipping in Leighton Buzzard

Cost of fly-tipping is £180k annually for Central Beds Council

Central Beds Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is costing it about £180,000 annually to clean up.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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The Progress Way sign

‘Mistakes like this will encourage people to dump rubbish!’

A frustrated Luton man had a wasted trip to Progress Way tip and recycling centre after the council sent him a pamphlet with old opening times.

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New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

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Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Plans for a state-of-the-art £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station have been submitted, the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has announced.

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