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Air pollution in Luton hits ‘illegal’ level

An environmental campaign group has hit out at Luton Borough Council, claiming that some streets are either at or close to ‘illegal’ levels of air pollution.

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Is it now bin lids at dawn?

Is it now bin lids at dawn?

A battle of the bins is brewing in Luton.

Business
The mess at Ashton Square car park. The containers were undamaged but the cost of the vandalism is estimated to be around 600 pounds.

Yobs are taking blooming liberty in Dunstable!

“Mindless vandals” have been ruining Dunstable’s beautiful floral displays – and residents hope the incidents will stop with Anglia In Bloom looming on the horizon.

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One of the rats at the mother's window

‘Rat nearly jumped on my girl’s head!’ says Luton mum

The homes of Leagrave residents are being blighted by an “out of control” rat population, with claims that the council is doing little to help.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

Business

CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

A gull had a lucky escape after he was spotted struggling to fly because a plastic shopping bag had tangled tightly around his foot.

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Heidi arranged to release some hogs in Center Parcs and people's gardens.

Luton animal rescuer has Hedgehog Haven in garage

A kind-hearted Luton woman has set up a hedgehog rescue centre in her garage for all creatures small and spiky!

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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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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Please let the RSPCA know which area you are from and would like to cover.

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.

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