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Fly-tipping businessman pays the penalty

A business owner has paid the price after admitting to fly-tipping in Dunstable.

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All the latest on the roads with traffic and travel news

Works resurfacing will close parts of the M1 this week

Motorists using the M1 through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are being advised of road works this week.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Shops light up town

Shops light up town

As you may know, Dunstable Town Council provides the Christmas Lighting Scheme for Dunstable town centre, writes Dunstable Town Centre manager Clare Brett.

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Pictured, L-R: Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Dr John Bond and Dr Lisa Smith. ENGPPP00120130814145535

Bedfordshire people awarded in New Year Honours

A former pupil of Luton Grammar School has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Cops spread festive cheer

Cops spread festive cheer

Police team have been spreading Christmas joy to children’s hospital wards.

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Steam engines take to the road

The annual Christmas road run for steam engines and classic vehicles takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

1 in 6 of borough’s children living in poverty

More than 17% of children in Central Bedfordshire are living in poverty according to a report by a leading children’s charity.

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How the entrance to the Mall through the new Northern Gateway might look. This would be the route from Luton Station.

Mall Luton owners share their vision for town centre and Power Court regeneration

The owners of the Mall Luton have told the Local Plan inspector that the town centre can achieve £4.3billion of economic growth over 20 years – but say the Hatters’ new football stadium should stay on the designated site near M1 Junction 10.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Bumpy flight but easyjet is  staying in town

Bumpy flight but easyjet is staying in town

Budget airline easyJet says it is committed to staying in Luton as the company sees profits drop by 28% .

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Homes plan for older people gets go-ahead

Homes plan for older people gets go-ahead

Plans for a new Independent Living scheme in the centre of Houghton Regis have been given the go-ahead.

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View of light beams reflecting from a disco ball.

Dunstable Town Centre Manager Clare Brett on festive plans for the town

In a festive first, the annual Dunstable Town Council switch on event will feature a spectacular lighting finale with an array of special effects, lighting and lasers, elegantly synchronised to a custom musical soundtrack.

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Council suspends garden waste collection for the winter

Kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire during the winter.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Kerbing collections

Kerbing collections

Kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months.

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Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Helping to save a tropical iguana from extinction is now a badge of honour worn by the team at the English countryside setting of Shuttleworth College.

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State of the art rail link is on the right track

State of the art rail link is on the right track

Luton’s ambitious plans for a £200 million Mass Passenger Transit system linking London Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway railway station will be displayed at two forthcoming public exhibitions next week.

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Luton Airport

It’s a thumbs up for Heathrow runway

The Government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow, announced today, has been welcomed by Luton based easyJet.

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