FARMING MATTERS: An Inspector Calls

Inspections take place in most industries and farming is no exception.

The likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will make the Switch popular

Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms large

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

How the 3G facility might look

Village’s hope for floodlit football pitch

Exciting plans for a new aritifical 3G floodlit pitch could revolutionise the accessibility of football in Woburn.

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James McAvoy in Split

Review: Split's depiction of mental health is questionable but film has strengths

Matt Adcock reviews Split (15), starring James McAvoy

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

Waterborne Walk was the worst place for recorded crime and equal worst for anti-social behaviour incidents

Least crime of towns in Central Beds? Not any more Leighton...

Leighton-Linslade has been edged out as the town with the least crime per head of population in Central Beds.

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Will we be toasting national win?

Central Bedfordshire’s Best Bar None scheme has been shortlisted for three national awards.

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Four weeks of engineering works will affect trains to and from London Euston

Rail passengers have been warned to expect engineering works over the next four Sundays, between London Euston and Willesden Junction and also at London Euston.

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Army Toy Appeal rescued Christmas for family whose gifts were stolen

Army Toy Appeal rescued Christmas for family whose gifts were stolen

The Salvation Army, Leighton Buzzard, wish to express a very big thank you to the people of the town who have once again given so generously to their annual Christmas Present Appeal.

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Offload those unwanted gifts to All Saints Church

All Saints Preservation Trust is making its appeal for unwanted or duplicated Christmas or birthday presents again this year. The independent Trust, set up in 1999 to help fund repair and maintenance of Leighton Buzzard’s ancient parish church, will recycle gifts on their stall in Church Square on May Day, turning them into funds for use on the church building or its churchyard.

Bedfordshire Police officer dismissed after false assault allegations

Bedfordshire Police officer dismissed after false assault allegations

PC Christian D’Andrea, 30, had been jailed last year after he admitted falsely alleging his partner had assaulted him and causing criminal damage.


WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

Disney recall

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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Juliet’s made up over radio chat with Johnny Vaughan!

A Leighton-Linslade make-up artist gave the nation a ‘tongue in cheek’ guide to Leighton Buzzard on Johnny Vaughan’s evening radio show on Friday.

Valley Farm land, west of Linslade

Valley Farm’s future relies on Local Plan

While campaigners fighting against plans to build on Valley Farm had reason to celebrate last week, questions remain if this is the end of tug-of-war between residents and house builders.

Presentation of last year's fundraising total

Why not join Leighton Buzzard Oxjam 2017?

Plans for this year’s ninth annual Oxjam music festival are in full swing, with more than 15 musical events already scheduled to take place in and around Leighton Buzzard throughout March.

Fly tipping in Dunstable

Fly-tipping businessman pays the penalty

A business owner has paid the price after admitting to fly-tipping in Dunstable.

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Flitwick Town extend Bedfordshire League lead

Flitwick Town’s lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table is now up to four points following their 3-2 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.


Sluggish start for Leighton as they lose to South Bucks

Leighton Buzzard Men’s 2nds started 2017 in disappointing fashion with a sluggish 3-1 defeat to South Bucks.

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The history of Pinewood Studios will be the topic of a talk at Cheddington History Society

Cheddington History Society has action-packed programme

Talks about the history of Pinewood Studios, the struggle of suffragettes and the decline and revival of bandstands are just some of the topics to be covered in Cheddington History Society’s action-packed programme for 2017.

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