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Council opens reuse shop at Thorn Turn Recycling Centre

A reuse shop at the council’s new Thorn Turn Household Waste Recycling Centre is now open for business.

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What a load of crepe! Dunstable firm fined for dumping waste

What a load of crepe! Dunstable firm fined for dumping waste

A director of Crepe Cottage, on High Street South in Dunstable, has been prosecuted for fly-tipping commercial waste.

Crime
Developers’ scourge the Great Crested Newt, gets its own officer

Developers’ scourge the Great Crested Newt, gets its own officer

Protestors hoping the Great Crested Newt could come to their aid to stop or delay developments may have been outflanked by changes in the licensing scheme.

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High temperatures forecast

Hot tips to stay safe in the summer heat

Hot weather can pose a real health risk for many, especially older people, babies or very young children, and anyone with breathing problems or many other health conditions.

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The mess at Ashton Square car park. The containers were undamaged but the cost of the vandalism is estimated to be around 600 pounds.

Yobs are taking blooming liberty in Dunstable!

“Mindless vandals” have been ruining Dunstable’s beautiful floral displays – and residents hope the incidents will stop with Anglia In Bloom looming on the horizon.

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Houghton hub appeals to help expand cafe

Houghton hub appeals to help expand cafe

A cafe set up 4 years ago by a group of people with learning disabilities who wanted the chance to work, learn skills and become a real part of their local community is celebrating its 4th birthday on June 5.

Environment
Houghton Regis Primary School has been awarded a Green Flag

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.

Environment
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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