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Full rail service expected on London Midland on Thursday, despite Storm Doris

London Midland plans to run a full service tomorrow (Thursday, February 23), despite winds of up to 70mph predicted courtesy of Storm Doris.

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The Linslade pothole that just won’t go away!

A long-term solution to a pot-hole puzzle in Linslade looks to be proving a bridge too far for Central Beds Council.

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The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale.

Petition launched to return “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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Julian (left) introduces customers to reticulated python, Grace

Wrigglies bring education and conservation

A new exotic pet store has arrived in LBO land, aiming to educate, and promote reptile conservation.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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Claymore retail park for Leighton Buzzard

Two Leighton retail park bids about to voted on by Central Beds Council

Rival bids to bring retail parks to Leighton Buzzard go before Central Beds Council next Wednesday (March 1) and councillors are being advised to give both the thumbs up.

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Will a purpose-built cinema be returning to Leighton Buzzard? The Oriel Cinema, in Lake Street opened in 1922 but closed in 1972 and was demolished in 1985.

Cinema operator interest in Leighton Buzzard

The future of Leighton Buzzard’s long-awaited Land South of High Street scheme looks to hinge on getting a cinema operator on board.

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Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

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Pratts Quarry lake: Photo by Graham Mountford

Progress on Sandhills lake should end delay in adoption of sewers and roads

The future of a lake on the edge of Leighton’s Sandhills estate appears to have been finally resolved – and that could mean more roads in the area could soon become the responsibility of Central Beds Council.

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Lake View, Persimmon

Call to boycott new homes on Leighton estate over leasehold row

A prospective new home buyer is asking locals to boycott purchasing properties on Persimmon’s Lake View development because he claims the company is profiteering.

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Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Union Unite is calling for urgent talks with General Motors after it was revealed the PSA Group, owners of French car brands Peugeot and Citroen, is in talks to take over the GM European brands.

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Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia has announced it will re-launch the world’s most loved mobile phone - the Nokia 3310!

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Leighton Buzzard Railway Station

UPDATED: London Midland agreeds to investigate Leighton Buzzard train capacity issues

South West Beds MP, Andrew Selous, has asked London Midland managing director Patrick Verwer to investigate how many available seats there are for Leighton Buzzard commuters in relation to the number of season ticket holders from the town.

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Stratton Butchers, Leighton Buzzard

Leighton businesses nominated in Food and Drink Awards

A Leighton Buzzard independent butcher is looking forward to defending its title at this year’s Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Land South of High Street, Leighton Buzzard

Campaigners critical over Leighton’s South Side retail report secrecy

Campaigners have hit out at attempts to market Leighton Buzzard’s South Side regeneration scheme which they say have been “shrouded in secrecy”.

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A member of Ollie Vees staff with Angela Drayson

Social gathering to help boost Leighton businesses

Leighton Buzzard-based businesses are coming together for a training session on how to increase their customers through online marketing.

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Anglian Water

Chance of water bill rebate resurfaces... in Billington Park

Billington Park residents are being advised to apply for a reduction on their water bill after a story in the LBO prompted one man him to look at his house plans.

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Stoke Hammond bypass A4146

Compensation over crumbling bypass?

Bucks County Council says it will consider taking up the ongoing saga of the crumbling A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass with the original contractor who built it if problems persist.

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Britain’s dilemna: Nation faces a shortage of male strippers

Britain’s dilemna: Nation faces a shortage of male strippers

Never mind the skills shortage, the lettuce rationing, or reports of a black market in cabbages.

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