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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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‘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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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins, who was suspended from the Labour party over sexual harassment claims last week, is facing fresh allegations from a fellow MP about inappropriate behaviour towards her over more than two decades.

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IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins has issued a 12-point rebuttal to allegations of inappropriate conduct made by an activist. Here, we publish in full the statement from Mr Hopkins in response to the claims by Ava Etemadzadeh (hereafter ‘Ava’)

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MP Kelvin Hopkins

UPDATE: Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins’ suspension

News that Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins was suspended by the Labour Party over allegations of bad behaviour was greeted with shock in his constituency.

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Breaking News: Labour group suspends Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins

Breaking News: Labour group suspends Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins

The Labour Party has suspended veteran Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins tonight (Thursday), according to the BBC.

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The proposed stadium

‘Size and complexity’ of Hatters stadium plans means wait goes on

The “complexity” of Luton Town’s plans for a new football stadium means fans are no nearer knowing when the planning applications will go before councillors for a decision.

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

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Opposition to constituency boundary changes which put Houghton Regis into Luton

Bedfordshire’s MPs could find themselves with new wards as the consultation into boundary changes opens today.

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Edlesborough

Villagers support Edlesborough Neighbourhood Plan in referendum

Villagers from Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall turned out to vote in the referendum for their Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday – and gave it their overwhelming backing.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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Contract dispute sees £28k payout by Houghton Regis Town Council

Houghton Regis Town Council has paid out over £28,000 in an out-of-court settlement with a company whose contract was prematurely scrapped in 2015.

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