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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

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Train station’s donation to Luton Foodbank is just the ticket!

A caring passenger host at Luton Train Station held a fundraising drive to support the Foodbank’s fight to feed vulnerable families.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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Council recognises financial pressures Central Bedfordshire residents face as it proposes lower tax rise

A record level of public feedback to Central Beds Council’s budget plans for a 6% rise in council tax has resulted in a smaller increase put forward instead.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Three-weekly black bin collections and £40 garden waste charge for Central Bedfordshire?

Fortnightly general waste collections could be binned in favour of a three-weekly service as Central Beds Council looks at more ways to make savings.

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Luton academic publishes new book about teen pregnancy

A staff member at Luton’s University of Bedfordshire has written a new book offering an insight into how teen pregnancy rates can be reduced.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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MBE for Luton council leader

MBE for Luton council leader

Luton Council Leader Hazel Simmons has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

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Luton Borough Council’s £1m parking profit is revealed...

The RAC has revealed that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Herald & Post can reveal the figures for Luton and Dunstable areas.

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Pioneering BBC project secures four local democracy reporters for Luton News and sister titles in region

The Luton News and its sister titles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will be taking on four local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins, who was suspended from the Labour party over sexual harassment claims last week, is facing fresh allegations from a fellow MP about inappropriate behaviour towards her over more than two decades.

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IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins has issued a 12-point rebuttal to allegations of inappropriate conduct made by an activist. Here, we publish in full the statement from Mr Hopkins in response to the claims by Ava Etemadzadeh (hereafter ‘Ava’)

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