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Gabor achieves prestigious engineer award

A Dunstable engineer has celebrated a career miletone after completing a prestigious apprenticeship.

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Mayoress, Cllr Ann Sparrow, businessman John Silford, and Mayor, Cllr Peter Hollick. Credit: John Chatterley.

Suitcase Travel jets into action

Suitcase Travel is officially open after celebrating with the Mayor of Dunstable and helping residents realise their holiday dreams.

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Map of Century Park development area

Invitation to learn about Century Park employment site

A series of three public exhibitions has been organised to outline more details about emerging proposals to create a new key employment site on the south-eastern edge of Luton at Century Park.

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Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco recalls ready meal which was packed with different dish

Tesco is recalling a popular ready meal over an allergy risk after it was packed with a different dish.

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Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.

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Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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‘Catastrophic failure risk if no CCTV upgrade’

The ageing analogue CCTV system covering Central Bedfordshire looks set to be replaced at a cost of around £640,000 to the taxpayer.

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Rates revaluation threatens future of Bedfordshire’s small businesses

A significant proportion of small businesses across Bedfordshire are preparing to reduce investment and staff costs, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Jonathan Ross presents award to Peter Borg-Neal, CEO Oakman Inns

Company in charge of popular Bedfordshire pub adds to list of accolades at industry “Oscars”

Oakman Inns, the operators of the White Hart in Ampthill, has scooped another pair of gongs at the Publican Awards 2017.

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Popular Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two easter eggs, made by a hugely popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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Whetherspoons' free app lets customers avoid the bar and order food and drink straight to their table

Dunstable pub launches free app so customers can avoid the bar

Forget queuing at the bar, a popular Dunstable pub has launched a free ‘Order & Pay’ iPhone and android app, so food can be now be delivered directly to customer’s tables.

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Asda - ‘Thanks for all your support’

Asda - ‘Thanks for all your support’

The manager of the Luton Asda store hit by a serious fire last Monday has thanked loyal customers for their support.

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Reputations of housebuilders at stake over Leighton and Dunstable leasehold outrage, says MP

The Prime Minister has waded into the argument surrounding developers buying freehold land in Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable but selling the houses on a leasehold basis.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Toys R Us recalls childrens rattle over choking fears

Toys R Us recalls children’s rattle over choking fears

Children’s retailer Toys R Us has recalled a product over fears that children could choke on its parts.

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Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers are turning to discount supermarkets more than ever, according to new data.

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Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Luton’s high speed airport rail link a step closer

Plans for a state-of-the-art £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station have been submitted, the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has announced.

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Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Cash boost for M1-A6 link road

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has secured further money to progress its plans for a proposed M1-A6 Link Road.

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Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a popular ready meal due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

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Partygoers from Dunstable's Amazon. Credit: Denise Slark.

Dunstable’s Amazon team celebrate success with masquerade ball!

Amazon’s Dunstable team were treated to a glamourous Venetian masquerade ball to celebrate a successful 2016.

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