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Three villages protest but Billington motocross park is allowed to change its hours

A controversial motocross track has been allowed permission to change its operating hours despite strong opposition from residents in surrounding villages.

News
Court news

Man fined for fag butt drop

A man has been prosecuted for dropping a cigarette from his car.

Crime
Natterjack toadlet Epidalea calamita, The Lodge RSPB Reserve, Bedfordshire, July

Natterjack toadlets that are causing a stir on nature reserve

These stunning images of rare natterjack toadlets were captured by RSPB Picture Researcher Ben Andrew.

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One of the recovered Black-Necked Spitting Cobras

‘Wrigglies were invaluable to us’

Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable exotic pet shop staff have been praised for their help with an animal welfare investigation which saw a reckless reptile keeper jailed.

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Tesco

Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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New role for MP Andrew

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to South Africa, the United Kingdom’s largest export market in Africa.

Politics
Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Don’t bin good food before you go on holiday

Holidaygoers are being asked to think again before binning good food before they go away.

News
Thunderstorm

Seven Luton-bound flights forced to divert due to lightning

Seven Luton-bound flights were forced to divert to other airports during last night’s thunderstorm.

Environment

Find out what’s on in your parks

Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your Central Bedfordshire park.

Environment
Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport most expensive place to park reveals survey

Luton airport is the most expensive UK airport for parking costs, three times more than the cheapest a survey has found.

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Bill Dunster talks to the audience

MP backs zero energy homes bid after Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable meetings

MP Andrew Selous has commended the work of British architect Bill Dunster who spoke at public meetings in Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable last week on increasing low cost affordable housing with low energy bills.

Business
News

Houghton Regis councillor calls the mayor a ‘cut-price Swampy’

Arguments over the Kingsland site in Houghton Regis descended into a slanging match with a town councillor insulting the mayor, we can reveal.

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Taking the weight off the towns’ roads

Taking the weight off the towns’ roads

Central Bedfordshire Council has been working with local companies to educate their drivers about the upcoming area-wide weight limit scheme that will apply to Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Toddington, Chalton and many local roads.

Business
Education

Have your say on school travel plans

Central Bedfordshire Council is holding a public consultation on changes to the way pupils travel to schools and colleges.

Education
Dunstable’s splash park is open for business

Dunstable’s splash park is open for business

Bennett’s Splash and the Splashside Café is OPEN

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EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall and crew CREDIT: Tim Anderson

easyJet’s new ‘quiet’ NEO flys into airport!

There was excitement at London Luton Airport, as easyJet’s very first LEAP-1A powered A320neo “quieter aircraft” flew in to land.

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Massive homes plans for Luton 
north and west

Massive homes plans for Luton north and west

Central Bedfordshire Council’s long anticipated Local Plan is good news for Dunstable, but could see massive expansion north and east of Luton.

News
The photos were taken by a resident at 4.45am on Thursday June 1

‘Noisy’ lorries give furious Luton Road residents sleepless nights, ‘ignoring’ new Woodside Link and Junction 11A

Angry Luton Road residents are at their wits end, claiming huge HGV lorries “ignore” the new Junction 11A motorway link, with heavy vehicles causing houses to shake “unbearably” and giving families “sleepless nights”.

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When handling Brian, Julian makes sure he controls her tail as well as the head.

American Alligator Brian and Wrigglies Dunstable star in ITV online report!

Dunstable reptile shop, Wrigglies, were paid a special visit by ITV’s Good Morning Britain, as they filmed the store’s resident American Alligator.

News
M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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