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Wedding cake with moving carousel earns gold medal!

The owner of La Belle Cake Company in North Street, Leighton Buzzard, was awarded a gold medal for her carousel wedding cake at the Salon Culinaire in Birmingham.

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Oakman Inns Best Improvers and Shakers

Popular pub restaurant firm named in top 10 best companies to work for in UK

Oakman Inns & Restaurants has had its exceptional staff policies and HR record recognised in the influential Sunday Times 100 Best Companies Awards 2017.

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The new Nokia 3310. Photo: PA

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company.

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TOWIE tans really do make men more attractive to women, suggests new research

TOWIE tans really do make men more attractive to women, suggests new research

A TOWIE-style fake tan really does make men much more attractive, according to scientific research.

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B&Q injury warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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Queen's Head, Wing

It’s last orders for pub, but is there still hope?

A village pub has closed its doors – and its owners are desperately encouraging new blood to save its future.

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Anglian Water

Water lot of confusion with Leighton residents’ bills

A flood of customers claiming they were being overcharged by Anglian Water following an LBO article, appears to have led to the company mailshotting a Leighton estate to rectify the issue.

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Lake View, Persimmon

Leasehold ‘rip-off’ in Leighton and Dunstable raised by MP

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has raised the unacceptable practice of large developers buying freehold land on which they then sell houses on a leasehold basis.

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

“Holy cr*p, people are stupid:” Walking Dead actor blasts minister who got Primark to ban “racist” t-shirt

An actor whose catchphrase is at the centre of a “racist” t-shirt row has blasted the Methodist minister who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

The council tax budget for Central Bedfordshire was approved last night (Thursday).

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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Bedfordshire residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

Residents across Bedfordshire are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE.

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

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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