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Houghton Regis town meeting hijacked by drama

Houghton Regis’s annual town meeting gave spectators another dose of drama with accusations and profanity.

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Candidates announced for Houghton Regis Town Council election

Candidates announced for Houghton Regis Town Council election

The candidates have been announced for a seat on Houghton Regis Town Council in next month’s by-election.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Boscombe Road is 'dangerous' claims Deborah. Credit: Google.

‘Potholes make Boscombe Road so dangerous!’

A Dunstable resident claims she is concerned about the number of potholes on Boscombe Road, as they are causing vehicles to drive on the wrong side.

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Colin claims that the council would not put up with it if they were tenants and that residents should 'speak out'!

‘Why won’t council give me living room floor insulation?’ asks Eaton Bray tenant

An Eaton Bray man claims that he and his partner are suffering from aches and pains because the council won’t provide them with insulation under their living room floor.

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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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Tories swoop to victory in Dunstable by-elections

The Conservatives enjoyed a successful round of by-election results for Dunstable Town Council last week – winning all three seats.

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Council recognises financial pressures Central Bedfordshire residents face as it proposes lower tax rise

A record level of public feedback to Central Beds Council’s budget plans for a 6% rise in council tax has resulted in a smaller increase put forward instead.

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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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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Central Bedfordshire residents’ overall council tax bill rise could top £100

Average Band D households across Central Bedfordshire are likely to have to find around an extra £100 per year in council tax for 2018-19.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Dunstable lad launches spouse visa petition to reduce income requirement

A determined Dunstable man has started an online petition which has generated thousands of hits in a bid to reduce the income requirement for spouse visas.

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The RAC have released how much each council has earnt through parking fines

Dunstable discovers how much profit Central Beds Council made from parking fees

The RAC has stated that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Dunstable Gazette can reveal the figures for Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

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Cllrs Des Moffatt, Andy Wayman and Stephen Elliott

‘Shambles’ – £70k costs of Dunstable Town Council departures

Dunstable Town Council has been blasted over the “shambles” of six councillor departures since the 2015 election – costing an estimated £70k in by-elections.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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