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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praises LTFC’s living wage

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praises LTFC’s living wage

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Luton Town Football Club this morning as he announced his party’s plans for a £10 hourly minimum wage.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Funding boost will help tackle homelessness in Dunstable

Funding boost will help tackle homelessness in Dunstable

Dunstable has received a boost to reduce homeless and rough sleeping in the area.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Maurice Jones will today (10 March) stand down as a Member of Central Bedfordshire Council, having tendered his resignation earlier in the month.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Leasehold ‘rip-off’ in Leighton and Dunstable raised by MP

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has raised the unacceptable practice of large developers buying freehold land on which they then sell houses on a leasehold basis.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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People power brings down council tax bid

People power brings down council tax bid

People power has seen a local council drop plans for a large council tax increase.

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Peaceful anti-Trump march to US Embassy

Peaceful Luton protesters are marching to the US Embassy in response Donald Trump’s controversial 90-day immigration ban.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Education

Schools face huge drop in teacher numbers by 2019 claim unions

There will be nearly 390 fewer teacher in Central Bedfordshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Proposed tax hike, spending and savings for Central Beds

Central Beds Council has today outlined its spending and saving plans for 2017/18 and also its forthcoming proposed council tax hike.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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