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Penthouse pad for fluffy red panda at home in park

The first of three fluffy female red pandas has arrived at Woburn Safari Park and has moved into her beautiful new pad in the Foot Safari.

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Fund helps farmer sell products at gate

A farmer with no previous catering or butchery experience was given the confidence to diversify thanks to a £16,000 grant.

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New website for busy band who are looking for more players

A new website has been launched by the busy members of The Heath Band.

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Smoke alarm alerts resident to fire in Leighton Buzzard property

A smoke alarm has prevented serious harm to residents in Almond Road, Leighton Buzzard after it alerted them to a fire in their ground floor annexe on Wednesday (July 25).

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FILE PICTURE - Prince William in his East Anglian Air Ambulance in Wisbech Park, Cambs.  July 16, 2015. See MASONS story MNLETTER: Prince William has penned a heartwarming letter thanking his colleagues at the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he clocks off on his final shift. The Duke of Cambridge leaves his role as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance today (thu) after two years of service. As he departs to begin full time Royal duties, he sent a letter to a local newspaper telling of his pride at doing the job with the charity. In the letter, Prince William said his two years in the role had exposed him to 'moments of extreme emotion' and he promised to continue to support emergency services staff after his time with the charity is up.

Pilot William signs off after two years air ambulance duty

Prince William has penned a heartwarming letter thanking his colleagues at the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he clocks off on his final shift.

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UPDATE: Two men arrested over Leighton Buzzard crash

Two men have been arrested after a police car chase from Milton Keynes ended with a crash in Leighton Buzzard.

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BREAKING: Major crash near Leighton Buzzard Tesco

BREAKING: Major crash near Leighton Buzzard Tesco

There are reports of a major crash near the Tesco supermarket in Leighton Buzzard.

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Leighton Buzzard’s own Lord Sugar!

Leighton Buzzard’s answer to Lord Sugar will be welcoming your custom this summer as his new business aims to give the town’s youth a good reputation.

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‘We’re embracing the modern age!’ say Yirrell’s Butchers

Leighton-Linslade’s iconic Yirrell’s Butchers is looking to the future, as the ambitious business hopes to increase local support, expanding its online, deli, and delivery service.

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The cordon outside Lloyds Bank

UPDATE: £25,000 reward offered following Leighton Buzzard bank raid

Lloyds Banking Group is offering a reward of up to £25,000 following yesterday’s raid at its Leighton Buzzard branch.

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Nominate now for Leighton-Linslade’s prestigious Honorary Burgess accolade

Do you know a good citizen? Leighton-Linslade Town Council is now accepting nominations for the title of 2018 Honorary Burgess of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

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Don’t miss Linslade Canal Festival this weekend

The ever-popular Linslade Canal Festival returns this Saturday (July 29) at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park in Linslade.

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Surprise in store for clinic client with foot appointment

There was a big celebration at a clinic in Leighton Buzzard when someone special walked through the doors.

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Leighton Buzzard bank closed today after raiders escape with cash from safe

Leighton Buzzard’s Lloyds Bank has been shut all day after raiders broke in and stole money from the safe.

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Bald lies catch out blue badge fraud

A man has been prosecuted for Blue Badge fraud after a Central Bedfordshire Council officer saw through his hair-brained excuse.

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Bedfordshire CCG invests in diabetes care.

Diabetes care receives £470,000 of funding for Bedfordshire NHS programme

Treatment programmes for diabetes care across the county will be able to recieve a part of the £473,244 secured by Beds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Linslade boy Kye shares his meningitis story on Jeremy Kyle show

A little boy from Linslade who lost both hands and a leg following a severe meningitis infection, made his talk show debut last week.

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One of the farm's cutest pigs!

Pig out on some summer fun at Mead Open Farm

We all know it can be a bit of a pig keeping the children entertained during the summer holiday, but help is at hand from Mead Open Farm.

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Perfect job is a 4 day, 24 hour week - with free fruit

Perfect job is a 4 day, 24 hour week - with free fruit

The perfect job is a four-day, 24 hour week with a salary of £61,000-a-year, free fruit and a boss who likes a pint, it has emerged.

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Oliver Jackson visited Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool to read stories to the children

Actor reads stories to children at Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool

Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool welcomed actor Oliver Jackson to the school to read the children some stories.

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