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The masterplan for HRN1 is to be unveiled tomorrow

Public exhibitions for a massive development in Houghton Regis are being held this week.

Business
Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

Business
Neighbours find it’s good to talk on issues

Neighbours find it’s good to talk on issues

Real People, Honest Talk (RPHT) has provided a safe space for people from different backgrounds of all kinds to discuss difficult local issues with each other.

Environment
Marsh Farm makeover aims to impress

Marsh Farm makeover aims to impress

Tenants of two of Luton’s high-rise blocks have had their first glimpse of the energy efficient technology which will transform their homes as part of a multi-million pound regeneration project.

Environment
Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton Borough Council has specific objections about its neighbour’s massive development plans.

Business
Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Plans under way for the 40th anniversary of Bedford River Festival

Bedford’s famous River Festival will take place on July 14&15 marking the 40th anniversary of the bi-ennial event.

News
Discover the Lake District so loved by William Wordsworth.

Travel: Getting away for National Storytelling Week

Whether you’re a fan of Tennyson, Wordsworth or Hardy, you can now follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes as leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays, has created a list of inspiring UK getaways as part of National Storytelling Week (27 January to 3 February). It offers you the chance to create your own unforgettable story by wandering through the landscapes and coastlines that inspired these great writers.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

Environment
Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

News
The resident's photograph of some of the litter.

Busway litter in Dunstable becoming a ‘joke’

A Dunstable resident is urging Luton Borough Council to clean up litter on the busway, after claiming the environment was neglected during the Christmas period.

News
Up to 4,000 homes scheme for Luton north

Up to 4,000 homes scheme for Luton north

A “well designed sustainable urban extension to Luton” could see 4,000 homes added north of the town between the A6 and the M1.

Business
County ridge gets a makeover you’ll cherish

County ridge gets a makeover you’ll cherish

Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge is to get a makeover.

Environment
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13 monkeys die in Woburn Safari Park blaze

Thirteen monkeys have died in a fire at a safari park.

News
The gravestone photographed by the woman.

Snow ‘piled on to’ child’s grave at Luton cemetery

A Luton woman claims she was left upset as a huge mound of snow was “piled on to” a child’s grave and she had to deal with an “argumentative” cemetery manager.

News
Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

News
Fly tipper has van seized after dumping rubbish in Dunstable

Fly tipper has van seized after dumping rubbish in Dunstable

A fly tipper has been fined and may have his vehicle crushed after being caught in the act of dumping rubbish.

Crime
School closures after snow fall

School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

Business
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Have your say on flood plans

Residents are being invited to find out more about planned Houghton Regis Flood Alleviation Scheme next week.

Business
The advent calendar and food items.  Last year (2016),  Luton Foodbank gave out over 8,000 food parcels, an increase of 33 per cent.

Luton Foodbank launch advent calendar appeal to help families in poverty

Luton Foodbank has launched its ‘Christmas Appeal’ as the charity asks kind residents to help adults and children in poverty and crisis.

News
Dog mess on the walk to school.

‘Children keep walking in dog mess on Luton streets!’

A concerned Luton mother is fed up with amount of dog mess left on the pavements, after witnessing children and toddlers treading in it.

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