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Bad weather hits Dunstable car park system

Vandalism and bad weather has meant Central Bedfordshire Council is changing its pay-on-foot technology in Ashton Square car park in Dunstable.

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Hospital merger: Politicians react

Bedfordshire’s politicians have given their thoughts about the delays to the merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Blue Reef Aquarium''AQUARIUM ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY' 'Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the May Bank Holiday weekend with its Hollywood Star Fish event.'Visitors will be able to meet the real life stars of big screen films such as Finding Nemo, Finding Dory Shark Tale and Tarka The Otter.'General Manager, Jenna Macfarlane, explained: 'This is our take on meeting the real life celebrities of popular children's films.''Most children will know lots about the animated film characters but very little about the animals they are based on.''This is our way to educate our visitors about the different species that feature on the big screen such as clownfish, regal tangs, jellyfish and many more.''Visitors will be able to take a film stars tour, be shown the animals homes and learn different facts along the way.'The Hollywood Star Fish event will run from Saturday, April 29th until Monday, May 1st and the aquarium will be closing at 6pm with last admission at 5pm.'From the hidden world

It’s a right kettle of fish!

A popular fishing competition has been cancelled – because of a lack of fish.

Environment
Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Central England Co-op has today announced that it is putting in place an age limit for sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels.

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The smashed window

Heartbreak for Toddington florist burgled on Valentine’s Day

A Toddington florist was left heartbroken after her shop was broken into on Valentine’s Day, and she arrived to find her lovingly crafted bouquets and hampers stolen.

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Steve Loczy from Dunstable appeared on Take Me Out..... ITV PICTURES

Lights go out on Dunstable man’s TV date hopes – but he’s back on Take Me Out this Saturday

A Dunstable man looking for love says his confidence has been massively boosted by appearing on an ITV1 dating show, despite being rejected by the 30 girls he could have paired up with.

Arts
The masterplan for HRN1 is to be unveiled tomorrow

The masterplan for HRN1 is to be unveiled tomorrow

Public exhibitions for a massive development in Houghton Regis are being held this week.

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Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

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Power Court stadium model

Luton Council in danger of being stadium ‘bad guys’ over Hatters delays, warns Trust chairman

The chairman of Luton Town Supporters’ Trust has warned Luton Council is in danger of labelled “the bad guys” due to ongoing delays in getting a planning decision on the club’s new stadium and Newlands Park development.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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Tarli with Woburn's Head Elephant Keeper Darren Fellowes. Photo:Bridget Davey Photography

First elephant born at Woburn Safari Park beats the odds to survive Ebola-like virus

A three-year-old Asian elephant at Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to recover from an aggressive disease which is fatal in 80% of recorded cases.

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ET library. Red Dwarf TV show

30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

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The Route 70 is being withdrawn from Tilsworth. Photo: Google

Arriva under fire as buses to Tilsworth axed

Arriva has come under fire from residents of Tilsworth after the announcement that it is pulling the village’s only bus service.

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Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton Borough Council has specific objections about its neighbour’s massive development plans.

Business
Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Three-weekly black bin collections and £40 garden waste charge for Central Bedfordshire?

Fortnightly general waste collections could be binned in favour of a three-weekly service as Central Beds Council looks at more ways to make savings.

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Plans for bringing order into Luton town centre

Begging in Luton’s streets could soon be a thing of the past.

Crime
10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, made even more intense if the interviewer goes off script to ask something unexpected.

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Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

The price of supermarket hummus has leapt by 29 per cent since January 2017 due to a global chickpea shortage. A 310g pot of hummus costs £1.47 on average now, a year-on-year increase of 33 pence, according to analysis by the trade magazine The Grocer.

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B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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