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Expert tips to prevent pipes bursting in freezing temperatures this winter

Parts of the UK are set to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow as a ‘polar maritime air mass’ sweeps across the nation, writes Paul Harmer, Consultant with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.

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Fraud warning after reports of fake Sainsbury’s vouchers in circulation

Fraud warning after reports of fake Sainsbury’s vouchers in circulation

Shoppers are being advised to be wary of fake emails pretending to be from Sainsbury’s after a rise in reports of fake gift vouchers sent on behalf of the supermarket.

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‘Smishing’ scam sends fake NatWest messages

Action Fraud is warning people not to be duped by fake text messages claiming to be from NatWest after the cyber-crime reporting centre received new reports of text message fraud.

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Comment: Nationalising our railways is the only way to fix chronic problems

Just who exactly supports the UK’s privatised railway industry?

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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5 apps that will help you save money

5 apps that will help you save money

January is traditionally a month for money-saving resolutions, with many people forced to tighten the purse strings after going gung-ho with the plastic over Christmas and New Year.

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Dunstable pancake race is back!

Flippin’ good fun is coming to Dunstable this February as the town’s pancake race is back for a third year of tasty relays in aid of charity.

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Significant transformation of Woburn Abbey will mean 18-month closure to visitors

Woburn Abbey is scheduled to be closed to visitors for about 18 months from September 2019 as it undergoes the biggest refurbishment since it first opened to the public in 1955.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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RAIL FIRE: Services to Bedford and Luton stations affected

Intercity rail services through Bedfordshire have been affected by the fire at Nottingham Station this morning.

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‘I was fined for nursing my baby in Marriott Hotel car park’ claims Houghton Regis mum

A Houghton Regis mother fought a long battle to have her parking fine cancelled, after she claimed she was charged for nursing her baby.

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Busway litter in Dunstable becoming a ‘joke’

A Dunstable resident is urging Luton Borough Council to clean up litter on the busway, after claiming the environment was neglected during the Christmas period.

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Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

A sales and lettings agent in Luton has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for ten years after the Ombudsman supported a complaint relating to non-payment of rent received on 31 properties.

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Up to 4,000 homes scheme for Luton north

Up to 4,000 homes scheme for Luton north

A “well designed sustainable urban extension to Luton” could see 4,000 homes added north of the town between the A6 and the M1.

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Topshop has responded after the incident

Bedfordshire firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A Bedfordshire firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

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The H&M hoodie that has caused controversey

H&M apologise after backlash over ‘racist’ children’s clothing advert

Clothing brand H&M has apologised for any offence after featuring a black child model in a hoodie bearing the quote “Coolest monkey in the jungle”.

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Massive jobs boost for Luton and Dunstable

Up to 1,000 new jobs will be created after a major supermarket chain announced plans for a massive distribution centre off junction 11a of the M1.

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