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Environment

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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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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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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One of the chalk messages.

Luton vegans harness power of chalk to stop animal cruelty

Peaceful vegan activists took colourful chalks to the streets of Luton in order to draw messages about animal welfare.

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RSPCA looking for wildlife casualty volunteers in Luton and Dunstable

The RSPCA is looking for animal lovers in Luton and Dunstable who would like to train as wildlife casualty volunteers for Beds and Herts.

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A car sticking out of its driveway.

‘Parking is a nightmare in Luton’s Beech Hill area’

A Luton resident is concerned about parked cars in Beech Hill, claiming pedestrians are “forced” into the road, while emergency services have difficulty accessing the area.

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Signposts give Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis a Great British Spring Clean

Signposts help to give Luton a Spring Clean

Homeless charity Signposts supported Luton Council to give the town a Great British Spring Clean.

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Jordon Gallagher

Snap away for Dunstable teen’s charity photo competition!

A Dunstable teenager is running a photo competition in order to help a charity for disadvantaged Bedfordshire youngsters.

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The mess outside Bushra's house

Luton family fed up as council takes nearly two weeks to clear dog mess

A Luton woman claims she is angry over the “lack of action” taken by the council to clear up dog mess from outside of her house.

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Alan Titchmarsh

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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Fly-tippers are caught out 
on camera

Fly-tippers are caught out on camera

Two people have been fined over £4,000 for fly-tipping in Dunstable, after both were caught on camera.

Crime
Poo! That’s not nice. Drivers caught short on Houghton Regis landmark

Poo! That’s not nice. Drivers caught short on Houghton Regis landmark

Lorry drivers caught short on a Houghton Regis landmark could soon find themselves in a doghouse.

Environment
River Lea gets a clean up ready for Spring

River Lea gets a clean up ready for Spring

Volunteers donned gloves and jackets to help clear part of the River Lea on Saturday.

Environment
Planning

Luton children’s home approved despite fire concerns

Plans for a children’s home in Round Green have been approved by Luton Borough Council, despite concerns from Beds Fire and Rescue.

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A map of the proposed red routes

Consultation on ‘Red Routes’ pilot scheme in Luton

A public consultation will take place in summer on proposals to introduce a no-stopping ‘red routes’ scheme in Luton.

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'Brownies meet easyJet Captains Marnie and Kate at Luton Airport to learn more about a pilot's job and launch the easyJet-sponsored Aviation Badge for Brownies.'

Brownies are flying high for new badge

Girlguiding has joined forces with airline easyJet, to engage more girls in aviation and to build a foundation for future study and a potential career as a pilot.

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Weather

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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Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Commuters face traffic chaos as Beast from the East hits Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire commuters have been struggling to work today after the Beast from the East finally hit the county.

Education
Court news

Dunstable fly tipper sentenced

A man from Quarry Walk in Dunstable has received an 8-week prison sentence (suspended for 12 months) after pleading guilty to four offences of fly tipping in locations across Central Bedfordshire.

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