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Council slammed over plans to ditch grit bins in Milton Keynes as part of £14 million cost cuts

As Milton Keynes recovers from chaos caused by this week’s snow and ice, Labour councillors have been blasted for plans to save £10,000 by scrapping grit bins.

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Rail staff set for strike action on Friday

Rail staff set for strike action on Friday

Members of the RMT are set to take industrial action on Friday.

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VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

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RAIL UPDATE: Horse was struck by train on Bedford-Bletchley line

A horse was struck by a train in an incident in Aspley Guise this morning.

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Rail services cancelled on Marston Vale Line

Trains have been cancelled today on the rural rail route between Bedford and Bletchley.

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Rector and parishioner to learn whether six-year fight for zebra crossing on dangerous Milton Keynes road pays off

Rector and parishioner to learn whether six-year fight for zebra crossing on dangerous Milton Keynes road pays off

A rector and a parishioner are hoping their six year campaign for a zebra crossing on a dangerous road will end in victory next month.

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Watford Tunnel approach completed work

£4m rail upgrade after landslide on West Coast main line

Rail bosses have completed a £4million upgrade which was made following last year’s landslide at Kings Langley.

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Person hit by train at Bletchley - reports

Person hit by train at Bletchley - reports

A person has been hit by a train at Bletchley, according to reports.

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The M1 between Northampton and MK was closed this morning

Delays after M1 closed between after Milton Keynes following accident involving three lorries

There were major delays on the M1 this morning after a section of the motorway was closed following an accident involving three lorries.

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The two men will stand trial in February 26

Lorry drivers in M1 crash which left eight dead deny death by dangerous driving charges

Two lorry drivers involved in a fatal crash on the M1 in August near Newport Pagnell which left eight people dead have denied charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

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VIDEO: Top LA directors create new campaign to show dangers of driving with a mobile phone

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones.

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Uninsured vehicles campaign heralded by police

A pioneering operation targeting uninsured vehicles was heralded by the police as 80 per cent of those vehicles have now been insured.

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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released to put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers

Shocking CCTV footage has been released to help put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers as they push past in their cars and mount pavements to avoid bin lorries.

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VIDEO: Chilling footage showing moment child’s buggy rolls into the path of freight train released as warning to parents

This is the shocking moment a thankfully empty child’s buggy was ripped apart when it rolled across a railway platform and into the path of an oncoming train as footage is released to serve as a warning to parents.

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Look out for stunning meteor showers this month

October meteor showers and when you can watch them

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due this week.

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Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park receive £8,000 for funding

Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust have been granted £8,300 by Central Bedfordshire Council to improve the park.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Live - Panic among commuters as ‘explosion’ leaves ‘many injured’ on London underground

Emergency services were called to a London Underground station after reports of an explosion on a train.

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Railway fire affecting services on West Coast Main Line

A fire has affected rail services this morning on the line that serves Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhamsted.

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