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New bus links for Kensworth

Centrebus has joined forces with Central Bedfordshire Council and Kensworth Parish Council to improve local bus links between the village and Dunstable on Mondays to Fridays from Tuesday 30 May.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Fury as vandals target Blows Down orchard

Fury as vandals target Blows Down orchard

Volunteers for the Community Orchard at the Wildlife Trust Blow’s Downs Nature Reserve are furious after the site has once again been damaged by vandals.

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Caught on camera!

Caught on camera!

Thousands of motorists driving through Bedfordshire on the M1 have been caught speeding by smart motorway cameras between junctions 10 and 13.

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Top housing award goes to Priory View

Top housing award goes to Priory View

Central Bedfordshire Council has scooped four gongs at a prestigious building industry awards, which brought more recognition for Dunstable’s Priory View.

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Studham May Fayre 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross PNL-160614-164136001

May Day queen leads the fun at Studham fair

An afternoon of fun in the sun is hopefully on the cards for the annual Studham May Fair on Saturday.

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Andrew Selous at the new bypass link road today.

UPDATE: New A5-M1 link road and M1 junction 11A open as Chris Evans dedicates BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show to Dunstable

It’s a proud day for South Bedfordshire as the new A5-M1 link road and new M1 junction 11A opened to traffic this morning, the news even getting a special mention on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

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Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

Show helps to celebrate the joys of carriage driving

There was a special treat for people in Chronicle Country over the Bank Holiday weekend when members of the British Driving Society drove into town.

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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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Greensand Country... PHOTO: Lisa J King

Capture county’s changing landscape

CPRE Bedfordshire, is celebrating 30 years of standing up for Bedfordshire’s countryside and greenspaces by holding a photographic competiton.

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Red kite Milvus milvus, in flight, UK, March

Appeal after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire wood

A Red Kite has been shot dead near Toddington.

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Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

“What do you think of it so far? Rubbish!”

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excited boy having fun between water splashes, in fountain. Summer in the city

Dunstable town centre manager Clare Brett on the town’s new splash park

Introducing Bennett’s Splash and Splashside Café.

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Town is getting ready to party for the summer

Town is getting ready to party for the summer

Dunstable Town Council has a new sponsor - Deakin-White Estate Agents - for the 2017 events programme.

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The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

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STOCK:  housing. PPP-170203-173134001

Cash boost to kick start housing boom

Central Bedfordshire Council has been awarded more than £466,000 to kickstart two housing projects in Dunstable and Houghton Regis.

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Reo is now happy and healthy

‘People won’t stand by’ and watch cruelty say RSPCA

The number of animal cruelty complaints investigated in Bedfordshire by the RSPCA has risen.

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Anna with the Junior School girls

Head Girl Anna drives tractor to school!

A young Hockliffe farmer had an eventful commute into school when she arrived driving a tractor to raise awareness of women in agriculture.

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