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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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New bus links for Kensworth

Centrebus has joined forces with Central Bedfordshire Council and Kensworth Parish Council to improve local bus links between the village and Dunstable on Mondays to Fridays from Tuesday 30 May.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Tug of war!

Penrose walk and ‘tug of war’ for mental health awareness

Luton residents came out in force as they took part in a special walk to encourage support for Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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Studham May Fayre 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross PNL-160614-164136001

May Day queen leads the fun at Studham fair

An afternoon of fun in the sun is hopefully on the cards for the annual Studham May Fair on Saturday.

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Andrew Selous at the new bypass link road today.

UPDATE: New A5-M1 link road and M1 junction 11A open as Chris Evans dedicates BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show to Dunstable

It’s a proud day for South Bedfordshire as the new A5-M1 link road and new M1 junction 11A opened to traffic this morning, the news even getting a special mention on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

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Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

There was a special treat for people in Chronicle Country over the Bank Holiday weekend when members of the British Driving Society drove into town.

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Luton Airport

Group alleged Luton Airport noise controls ‘secretly dismantled’

A lobby campaigning to limit airport noise control has attacked Luton Borough Council – claiming it has “secretly dismantled” noise controls at Luton Airport.

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Application for 1,400 new homes east of Luton

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

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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.

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