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Houghton Regis Primary School awarded Green Flag

Houghton Regis Primary School have been awarded a Green Flag from the Eco-Schools programme following its decision to become a more environmentally friendly school.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

Business
Gates open to show off Priory Gardens glory

Gates open to show off Priory Gardens glory

The new gates at the entrance to Priory Gardens in Dunstable were formally opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony on 12 May.

Environment

CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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A dumped mattress in Tudor Drive

Houghton Regis residents blast housing association

Residents of a street in Houghton Regis claim their concerns about anti-social behaviour and poor workmanship are not being taken seriously by their housing association.

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Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

A gull had a lucky escape after he was spotted struggling to fly because a plastic shopping bag had tangled tightly around his foot.

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Cllr Ian Dalgarno, Cllr Fiona Chapman, Cllr Budge Wells, Thomas Martin (Morgan Sindal Project Manager) at the opening of the new Household Waste Recycling Centre

£4.9m recycling centre opens at Thorn Turn

The new Thorn Turn Household Waste Recycling Centre in Houghton Regis opened on Monday.

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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

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Anna’s success is in the detail

Anna’s success is in the detail

A 15-year-old Dunstable student has won the competition to design Aldwyck Housing Group’s 50th anniversary logo. Anna McGroary, a Year 11 student at Manshead CE Academy, entered a competition to create the Houghton Regis-based organisation’s logo to mark its 50th anniversary while she was volunteering at the Hub youth club in Houghton Regis.

Education
Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

Environment
New look for an old favourite in town facelift

New look for an old favourite in town facelift

Dunstable’s oldest surviving inn is among five town centre shops and businesses that, from this week, will get facelifts as part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s area-wide £1million High Street Improvement Scheme.

Business
The Autism Bedfordshire gardeners

Autism Bedfordshire’s community garden to hold grand opening in Dunstable on Monday!

A bright and beautiful community garden planted by adults with autism will hold its grand opening ceremony in Dunstable on Monday, April 9.

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Please let the RSPCA know which area you are from and would like to cover.

RSPCA looking for wildlife casualty volunteers in Luton and Dunstable

The RSPCA is looking for animal lovers in Luton and Dunstable who would like to train as wildlife casualty volunteers for Beds and Herts.

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Signposts give Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis a Great British Spring Clean

Signposts help to give Luton a Spring Clean

Homeless charity Signposts supported Luton Council to give the town a Great British Spring Clean.

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Jordon Gallagher

Snap away for Dunstable teen’s charity photo competition!

A Dunstable teenager is running a photo competition in order to help a charity for disadvantaged Bedfordshire youngsters.

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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh at Woburn Abbey this week to open exhibition celebrating work of Humphry Repton

Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey on Wednesday (March 21) at a press launch which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford.

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Fly-tippers are caught out 
on camera

Fly-tippers are caught out on camera

Two people have been fined over £4,000 for fly-tipping in Dunstable, after both were caught on camera.

Crime
Poo! That’s not nice. Drivers caught short on Houghton Regis landmark

Poo! That’s not nice. Drivers caught short on Houghton Regis landmark

Lorry drivers caught short on a Houghton Regis landmark could soon find themselves in a doghouse.

Environment
River Lea gets a clean up ready for Spring

River Lea gets a clean up ready for Spring

Volunteers donned gloves and jackets to help clear part of the River Lea on Saturday.

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