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Could Woolworths be set to return to Dunstable after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research.

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Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

It may legendarily exist in a galaxy far far away, but it could be that fans of Star Wars could soon visit the Unknown Regions.

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Burger King

Fears for 1,000 jobs at 36 Burger King branches including Dunstable as franchisees call in administrators

Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk after Burger King franchisees, which run branches across the country including in Dunstable, were forced to call in the administrators.

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Her Excellency Ms Amari Wijewarden, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, lighting the first candle

Let’s drink to the rich history of tea...

A historical tea exhibition has been launched in Dunstable to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ceylon Tea.

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Trentino

Travel: A train ride through Trentino's history

Trentino’s dramatic history has produced a wealth of mighty castles and forts – and one of the best ways to sample them is by train.

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Running to help Luton Foodbank

This weekend run, walk or jog to stop poverty!

Energetic fundraisers can take part in a colour run this weekend to help Luton families struggling to afford meals.

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh feed Donna the elephant a banana

Whipsnade Zoo is on mission conservation!

After Her Majesty The Queen gave the Whipsnade Zoo Centre for Elephant Care the royal seal of approval, the hardworking keepers begin their conservation mission.

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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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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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La Coupee, Sark

Travel: Taking gardening leave on Guernsey

Proud garden owner Jennifer Monachan sweeps past the long row of strappy-leaved agapanthus lining the back of her mock Tudor mansion, admiring the wonders of her sloping garden, which she has lovingly created over the last 20 years.

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The Queen inspects the activities on offer at Priory View

LATEST PICS: Proud as punch to welcome Her Majesty to town

Dunstable celebrated a historic day, as Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the town, leaving memories to treasure for a lifetime.

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'Eloquence is certainly essentiel in the field of law, but I think it opens so many doors beyond that,' says Alice

Former King’s Houghton pupil wins top prize

A talented university student from Houghton Regis has been crowned the winner of the European Prize for Eloquence.

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The groups crowdfunding campaign has so far raised �5,700 of their �150,000 target,  with 29 days left to go. The additional 150k will help them reach their �300,000 target.

As Poldark star Robert Daws launches crowdfunding campaign, can you help save village pub?

BBC star Robert Daws launched a crowdfunding campaign to help Tebworth residents buy their only village pub, The Queen’s Head.

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Online Thorntons Easter eggs arrive as melted mess

Chocolate giant Thorntons has come under fire after Easter eggs ordered by online customers were delivered as a melted mess.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Important Xbox One accessory recall

Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears

A range of chargers for XBOX One video console controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

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