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Beds Police and HMP Prison launch crackdown on smuggling of drugs and phones into jail

A new partnership has been launched between Beds Police and HMP Bedford to clamp down on the smuggling of drugs, phones and other illegal items into the prison.

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Councillor hits back at anti semitic inquiry

Councillor hits back at anti semitic inquiry

A Dunstable councillor who was suspended from the Labour party while claims of anti-semitism were investigated, has quit the town council.

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Ex-Houghton Regis Town Council candidate in hot water over posts

An ex-Houghton Regis Town Council candidate has fled to Portugal following his arrest over allegations of malicious communications.

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Dunstable councillor suspended over anti-semitic claims

Dunstable councillor suspended over anti-semitic claims

A Dunstable Town Councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of anti-semitism.

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It’s all change for towns and parishes

It’s all change for towns and parishes

It could be musical chairs for the town and parish councillors in the Dunstable area.

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Local elections

Lib Dems’ narrow victory by 8 votes in Houghton Regis by-election

The Liberal Democrats scraped to victory in yesterday’s Houghton Regis Town Council by-election, beating their nearest rivals by just eight votes.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Local Elections 2018

By-election for Houghton Regis Town Council seat today

A hotly contested by-election for a seat on Houghton Regis Town Council takes place today.

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Nick with his wife Tina, and granddaughter, Rosy.

Dunstable grandfather who grew up in town is battling to stay in UK amid Windrush scandal

A Dunstable grandfather who has been fighting a four year battle to remain in the UK has spoken out about how the Windrush scandal took his job, healthcare, and left him suicidal.

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Tensions rise again between Central Beds and Luton over new Local Plan

Political rivalries between neighbouring local authorities in Bedfordshire are simmering again over a fresh planning consultation.

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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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Local Elections 2018

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 Tax

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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