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Leighton businesses plunged into darkness

Leighton Buzzard businesses and families are battling blackouts as power cuts hit the town centre.

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BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR 2015: Runner-up: Michelle Shulman, La Belle Cake Company

Another award for Leighton businesswoman Michelle and her cakes

Leighton businesswoman Michelle Shulman has added another accolade to her growing collection.

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First Jelly in Leighton Buzzard

Jelly sessions in Leighton Buzzard for those who from home

The organiser of a co-working event for people who work from home is inviting people to attend the next session in Leighton Buzzard on Thursday, December 8.

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Retail plan in tatters due to lack of interest in south side

It’s back to the drawing board for Land South of High Street in Leighton Buzzard, after a report claimed retailers have no interest in the district.

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Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket giant issues recall on their Butcher’s selection garlic and herb thin cut beef sizzle steak.

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David Bowie at Friars, July 15, 1972

Campaign to fund world’s first David Bowie statue falling short with 24 hours to go

A crowdfunding campaign to help build the world’s first David Bowie Statue is £16,000 short with just 24 hours to go.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers dont disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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Troubled teens’ home proposed for village, but Leighton location is withdrawn

A care home for troubled teenagers has been proposed for Heath and Reach.

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Land South of High Street, Leighton Buzzard

Back to the drawing board as retailers reject Land South of High Street

It’s back to the drawing board for the Land South of High Street plans after retailers told Central Bedfordshire Council that the proposed district didn’t offer what they are looking for.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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In 2014 then Energy Minister Amber Rudd visited UK Power Networks' big battery at Woodman Close, Leighton Buzzard

Leighton’s big battery trial ‘could transform the energy grid’

The Leighton Buzzard-based two-year trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain has proved it can potentially transform the energy grid and play a major role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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The Black Lion

RESULTS: Which venues are the best... bar none!

The waiting was finally over this week as venues across Leighton-Linslade, Dunstable and Houghton Regis and discovered who had been crowned Best Bar None.

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Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music.

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Land South of High Street, Leighton Buzzard

Will Leighton get an early Christmas present with retail scheme update?

Leighton Buzzard will be hoping for an early Christmas present when council and business representatives receive an update on the long-awaited South Side development tonight (Thursday).

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An example of the parking issues in Sandhills

‘Sympathy’ for residents struggling to park on new estates in Leighton

Residents bemoaning the lack of parking provision on new housing estates in Leighton Buzzard have drawn “sympathy” from a leading Central Beds councillor.

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Claymore retail park for Leighton Buzzard

Retail park plan kept alive – with 4 days to spare

The developers behind a proposed retail park for Leighton Buzzard has registered their intention to keep the scheme alive – just four days before the three-year original planning permission would have lapsed.

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Post Office managers’ strike set to disrupt overseas Christmas mail and parcels

Hundreds of Post Office managers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pensions.

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Advice on your festive waste

Advice on your festive waste

Households in Central Bedfordshire should have received information about the temporary changes to household waste collections during Christmas week.

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