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999 call over armed burglary in Leighton ‘ignored’ by police

A Leighton Buzzard man who desperately called 999 as his colleague was being threatened with a metal bar, claims police ignored his call.

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The Leighton Buzzard Sentinel team are headed up by Sgt Louise Bates (front)

Public raise issues of nuisance bikers and street drinkers with police

Nuisance bikers and street drinking were the two key issues raised by residents when officers from Beds Police’s Operation Sentinel team, the Special Constabulary and Community Policing Team met the public of Leighton Buzzard.

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How will you eat your pancakes today?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is here!

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Surguy tops the charts with an impressive haul

Surguy tops the charts with an impressive haul

Forty golfers out of a field of 124 matched or beat their handicap in Leighton Buzzard’s February stableford.

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Man stabbed in Leighton Buzzard

Man stabbed in Leighton Buzzard

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Leighton Buzzard in the early hours of Sunday.

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Nightfall featuring Woburn's Jason Brock on Let It Shine... PHOTO: BBC/Gary Moyes BBC One

Jason is Let It Shine runner up

It was an emotional night for Woburn’s Jason Brock and his band, Nightfall, as they were crowned runner’s up on BBC One’s Let It Shine.

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Michelle Shulman and the carousel wedding cake

Wedding cake with moving carousel earns gold medal!

The owner of La Belle Cake Company in North Street, Leighton Buzzard, was awarded a gold medal for her carousel wedding cake at the Salon Culinaire in Birmingham.

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Success in Chiltern League gala for Leighton swimmers

Success in Chiltern League gala for Leighton swimmers

Swimmers from Leighton Buzzard Swimming Club out in full force at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre contesting the first round of Chiltern League, a league in which they have been successful for the last two years.

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Oakman Inns Best Improvers and Shakers

Popular pub restaurant firm named in top 10 best companies to work for in UK

Oakman Inns & Restaurants has had its exceptional staff policies and HR record recognised in the influential Sunday Times 100 Best Companies Awards 2017.

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Linslade doctor arrested on suspicion of voyeurism

Linslade doctor arrested on suspicion of voyeurism

An NHS director from Linslade is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, the Health Service Journal reports.

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Village pub damaged after spate of fires raises arsonist fears

Village pub damaged after spate of fires raises arsonist fears

A police investigation has been started after three fires in the village of Totternhoe in the early hours of today.

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Leighton mumpreneur Sarah Smith with Dragon Theo Paphitis

Leighton mum’s novel line to help deaf gain confidence

A Leighton mum who trained as a secretary has launched a novel new business – providing ‘pimps’ or charms for hearing aids and cochlear implants.

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Leighton Buzzard stained glass artist Anna Conti

How a commission from Richard Branson helped Leighton stained glass artist Anna Conti

Anna Conti was an impoverished young stained glass artist when a commission from Richard Branson set her on the road to success.

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Carnaby Street

Oxjam festival brings a feast of live music to town

Leighton Linslade’s 9th Oxjam festival begins on Friday, March 3, with a host of great live music.

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Dane DeHaan in A Cure For Wellness

Review: A Cure For Wellness is a beautiful living nightmare

Matt Adcock reviews  A Cure For Wellness (18), starring Jason Isaacs

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The new Nokia 3310. Photo: PA

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company.

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Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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TOWIE tans really do make men more attractive to women, suggests new research

TOWIE tans really do make men more attractive to women, suggests new research

A TOWIE-style fake tan really does make men much more attractive, according to scientific research.

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B&Q injury warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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The brand new Legend of Zelda game is the big launch title

Nintendo Switch launches this week: 8 things to know

New console launches are always exciting even if we have seen a fair share of complete flops over the years, mentioning no names (Mega CD, Atari Jaguar, Sega Dreamcast.... need I go on).

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