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Support Leighton Buzzard Mencap fundraising finale for seaside holiday!

A special disco is being held in aid of Leighton Buzzard Mencap, so the charity can take children with learning disabilites on a seaside holiday with their families.

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Griselda Gifford

Highland mystery launch for ‘Blood on the Heather’ by Leighton Buzzard children’s author

A popular Leighton Buzzard children’s author is holding a book launch for her new mystery story set in the cold Scottish Highlands.

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(L-R) James Pullan, owner, with Marcin and Toby

BAMMA! Leighton Buzzard’s Elite Training Centre fighters head to Wembley

A Leighton Buzzard mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness gym is proud to be sending three of its fighters to a top competition in London.

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Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

The Call of Duty Endowment, a fund launched off the back of one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be supporting UK veterans.

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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

It might still be four months until Christmas, but lovers of a glass of fizz can already get ready for the festive season with their bubbly-themed advent calendar.

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The Saga Sapphire at her berth in the Netherlands.

Travel: The Sapphire is a cruising gem

From the moment I stepped aboard the Saga Sapphire, I began to realise that I've probably not given cruising holidays a proper chance.

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LBO land locals enjoyed dressing up!

Air raid sirens and one crashed Messerschmitt at Leighton beer festival!

A Leighton Buzzard pub travelled back in time to the 1940s, as wartime arrived in the town – complete with air raid sirens and search lights!

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Parents Scarlet and Ben at the half-time bubble release. Credit: Jane Russell

‘Roman was shining down on us at superhero football day’

A superhero football day in memory of a brave Cheddington boy who battled ‘Childhood Alzheimers’ has raised an incredible £5,028 for Keech Hospice Care.

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Kalen went to A & E to get the splinters out of his feet

Beach splinter warning from mum-of-two

A mother-of-two is warning other parents to be careful when visiting Leighton Buzzard’s beach after her son hurt himself playing there – ending up in A&E.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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16 years since THAT England-Germany game

16 years since THAT England-Germany game

Today marks 16 years since England beat Germany 5-1 in THAT World Cup qualifying game.

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Leighton’s Buzzer Buses faces blow as funding is axed

Elderly and vulnerable residents have been left concerned for the future of Leighton Buzzard “lifeline”, Buzzer Buses, after Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) cut its funding.

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Diane on the Victoria Derbyshire show

Facebook banned Stewkley therapist’s menopause support advert

A Stewkley therapist was left bewildered when Facebook removed her menopause support advert by “mistake” - and even more confused when they told the Daily Mail she’d been notified that it was back online.

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A Florida airboat

Travel: Experiencing Kissimmee’s natural beauty

It is one of Orlando's oldest tourist attractions but its appeal has never waned. Since 1949 Brits have come to Gatorland time and time again – even David Attenborough himself has filmed here – so this year, I made it my mission to find out why.
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Ennerdale is picture perfect

Travel: Walking the latest UNESCO World Heritage destination

Britain's stunning Lake District gained UNESCO World Heritage status just a couple of weeks ago which positions it with other ‘must see’ iconic outdoor destinations such as the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef. So why not actively seek out the joys of its lakes, mountains and fells on a Chapters Experience Holiday?

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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M&S Foodhall

M&S pledge to come to Leighton Buzzard gives food for thought

M&S has confirmed it wants to come to Leighton Buzzard – but first planners will have to agree to relax retailer restrictions on the approved Grovebury Road retail park.

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Roman James

Superhero football match for ‘our hero Roman James’

A superhero football match will be held in memory of a brave Cheddington boy who fought ‘Childhood Alzheimers’, the day of fun and games to say thank you to an “incredible” charity.

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'The Spirit of Slapton'. There will be a tug-of-war on August 26!

Move over Glasto, get ready for music at Slaptonbury Festival!

Determined village charity, The Spirit of Slapton, is holding a ‘Summer Fayre and Slaptonbury Music Festival’ to raise money and restore their Holy Cross Church bells.

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