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Dunstable Town Centre manager Clare Brett on a blooming great success

As I work this column, the sun is shining and I am feeling a little nostalgic for those summer afternoons spent out and about.

News
New homes will help people get on the ladder

New homes will help people get on the ladder

The go-ahead has been given for 61 new affordable homes at Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable.

Business
Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Fined for flytipping TV in Houghton Regis

Two fly tippers have been fined over £2,600 after both were caught on Central Bedfordshire Council’s CCTV cameras.

Crime
Denise Kearney

Charity champion’s Everest trek to support her brave Bedfordshire family!

An inspirational Luton woman is trekking to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for two charities close to the heart of her Bedfordshire family.

News
Amelia in the rubbish. Credit: RSPCA

‘Thin’ Amelia found in Caddington fly-tipped rubbish

A poorly cat, believed to be suffering from head trauma, has been found within a pile of fly-tipped rubbish in Caddington.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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In Bloom

Three blooming Golds for Dunstable!

Dunstable is celebrating after learning this week it has picked up three Gold Awards at Anglia in Bloom.

Environment
Hurrican Irma

Hurricane Irma: Five ways people turned tragedy into stupidity

News
MBTC Police passing out parade

Passing out parade for Beds Police cadets

Police cadets were honoured at a passing out parade last Sunday which marked their contribution to the force and their achievements over the previous 12 months.

News
The hedgehog brought to the RSPCA. We considered the injuries to its back were too extreme to be published.

‘Horrific, callous attack’ on hedgehog in Houghton Regis

RSPCA officers were left shocked after a hedgehog was found with horrific burn injuries in Houghton Regis, its wounds suspected to have been caused deliberately.

News
Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

News
‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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The motocross park

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.

News
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
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