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Leighton teacher’s Pilates-a-thon Saturday challenge will raise awareness about diabetes

A determined Leighton Buzzard pilates teacher is holding fundraising sessions to raise awareness about diabetes.

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'Safety in Heath Road must be improved' say campaigners

Dovery Down and Heathwood schools support petition calling for Heath Road to be made safer

Hundreds of concerned parents and school staff have signed a petition urging for Leighton’s Heath Road to be made safer for young children, arguing that cars “travel over the 30mph limit”.

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Inspiring Volunteering grant recipients. Credit: Joanna Cross

Hundreds cheer volunteers’ achievements at Grove Theatre awards ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers.

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Alex (left) and Matt with their medals

Leighton lads Matt and Alex raise £3k for WheelPower by running London Marathon

Two kind-hearted Leighton lads put their fitness to the test, as they completed the London Marathon to help more disabled children access sports.

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Pupils describe their school experience as epic, awesome, exciting and just perfect.

Stanbridge Lower pupils ‘at the heart’ of Good school, say Ofsted

Stanbridge Lower School was delighted to be judged as a ‘good’ school during its latest Ofsted inspection.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Princess Layer, Eggi Master

Winner Princess Layer never enters a Rogue One!

A star chicken from Leighton Buzzard has used the force to lay prize-winning eggs for two years running.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Cedars Day Nursery has been listed for the 11th year running in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For

Leighton’s Cedars Day Nursery wins top award for 11th year running

Balloons and bunting decorated Cedars Day Nursery as staff at the employee-owned company celebrated their listing – for the 11th year running – in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.

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Majority get their first choice Central Beds school place

Children across Central Bedfordshire have found out today where they will be starting school or transferring to middle school in September.

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Town Mayor is special guest at Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool’s Easter concert

Mentmore Road Under Fives Preschool had a special guest at their annual Easter concert and Easter bonnet parade.

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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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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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BREAKING: Oliver Adams goes bust but Leighton’s Market Square bakery saved!

BREAKING: Oliver Adams goes bust but Leighton’s Market Square bakery saved!

As Oliver Adams Limited goes bust, the LBO can reveal that Leighton’s Market Square bakery has been spared from closure, with another company stepping in to save it.

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A previous RCTA market

Easter market floats to Grand Union Canal

A floating market is set to moor along the Grand Union Canal this Easter with traders selling an array of goods from their decorated boats.

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Daniel Benson

‘Unbelievable’ Tower of London honour for dad Daniel

A Leighton Buzzard father-of-three has taken on the prestigious role of Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London.

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Anna with the Junior School girls

Head Girl Anna drives tractor to school!

A young Hockliffe farmer had an eventful commute into school when she arrived driving a tractor to raise awareness of women in agriculture.

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Rebecca Clarke at Greenleas Derwent Road

Parents in Leighton warned over ‘real threat’ to our schools

Headteachers in Leighton Buzzard are calling on the public to support a campaign for fairer school funding .

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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