Environment

Environment

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.

Education
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.

Environment
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!”

Business
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.

Business
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.

Environment
The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

Environment
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.

Environment
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.

Education
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.

Education
Crowd funding to save Queen’s Head!

Crowd funding to save Queen’s Head!

Tebworth villagers are hoping to buy their only village pub after gaining the backing of local MP, Andrew Selous.

News
Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Jobs boost is the Links effect

Jobs boost is the Links effect

Businesses large and small are already benefitting from two new roads in Dunstable which are in the final stages of construction.

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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.

Environment
An example of fly-tipping in Leighton Buzzard

Cost of fly-tipping is £180k annually for Central Beds Council

Central Beds Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is costing it about £180,000 annually to clean up.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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March 2017. Credit: Andy Godly

‘Two years to fix? It’s Virgin on ridiculous!’

A frustrated Dunstable resident took to Twitter to demand that Virgin Media fix a “dangerous” phone cabinet.

News
New lease of life for much loved farm

New lease of life for much loved farm

One year on from the public consultation about the future of Dell Farm Education Centre, the Farm is now thriving and taking bookings through 2018.

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