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Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

It may legendarily exist in a galaxy far far away, but it could be that fans of Star Wars could soon visit the Unknown Regions.

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David Kosky

THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate Record Store Day with live music and friends

The 10th anniversary of Record Store Day is coming to LBO land, as Black Circle Records UK host a special event to celebrate.

Business
Burger King

Fears for 1,000 jobs at 36 Burger King branches as franchisees call in administrators

Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk after Burger King franchisees, which run branches across the country, were forced to call in the administrators.

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Trentino

Travel: A train ride through Trentino's history

Trentino’s dramatic history has produced a wealth of mighty castles and forts – and one of the best ways to sample them is by train.

Lifestyle
Could Valencia be the dream holiday?

Could Valencia be the dream holiday?

Think golden beaches, turquoise seas, majestic palm trees, glorious sunshine and dusky evenings lingering over tapas and local wine.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

Offbeat
Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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A cut down tree photographed by a shocked passer by

Fury as Leighton trees “hacked” down - but here’s why

Anger has mounted as the potted High Street trees have been “hacked” down.

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Bonfire smoke is thick and heavy. Have you got any pictures of the smoke in Cheddington? Send them to news@lbobserver.co.uk. (Credit: Tim Wilson; image of Cradge Bank, Midlands).

Cheddington villagers fume over bonfires

Upset Cheddington residents have seen their homes invaded by chocking smoky fumes, as bonfire lighters blight the village.

Environment
La Coupee, Sark

Travel: Taking gardening leave on Guernsey

Proud garden owner Jennifer Monachan sweeps past the long row of strappy-leaved agapanthus lining the back of her mock Tudor mansion, admiring the wonders of her sloping garden, which she has lovingly created over the last 20 years.

Lifestyle

Online Thorntons Easter eggs arrive as melted mess

Chocolate giant Thorntons has come under fire after Easter eggs ordered by online customers were delivered as a melted mess.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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‘I see snakes as saving lives, not taking them’

“You can’t fake passion,” says Julian Clare, manager and Dangerous Wild Animal handler at Leighton’s new exotic pet shop, Wrigglies, and he’s certainly right.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Important Xbox One accessory recall

Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears

A range of chargers for XBOX One video console controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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Abi Jackson with Bethany from Madawaska Kanu Centre at Mud Lake.

Travel: Going with the flow in Ontario

Greg Elmhirst, general manager of the Elmhirst Resort, has a theory why paddle sports are growing in popularity.

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