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Small toaster fire sends police and fire officers on chase

Fire and rescue officers called for backup from Beds Police while attending a small toaster fire in Leighton Buzzard this morning.

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The adventurous Leighton Buzzard  Young Farmers

Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers tackle 3 mountains in just 24hrs!

A friendly group of young farmers are taking on one of their toughest challenges yet, as they climb three mountains in 24 hours.

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‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire Police is coming under fire after apparently backtracking on plans for eight constables to be based in Leighton Buzzard.

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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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New date set for Leighton Buzzard hustings

The hustings event for Leighton Buzzard that was postponed on Tuesday evening following the Manchester terror attack now has a new date.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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L-R: volunteers Jane Gray, Sally Kempster and Christine Henry with assistant manager Catt Downs.

Age UK celebrate Volunteers’ Week - could you join the team?

Dedicated staff at Age UK, Lake Street, are calling for more people to join their team, as they celebrate national Volunteers’ Week from June 1-7.

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Samantha Patterson (Dispenser); Dare Demuren Jr. (Pharmacist Manager); Michelle Watson (Counter Assistant); Emma Green (Counter Assistant) & Aidan Fall (Lead Dispenser).

Touchwood Pharmacy ‘is what Linslade needed!’

A new pharmacy has opened in Linslade, providing a lifeline for patients who could not collect their prescriptions close to home.

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Leighton retail park developer EDS under fire for ‘lack of community spirit’

The developer looking to build a retail park in Leighton Buzzard has been criticised for having a lack of community spirit.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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20-month old Amur tiger cub Milashki enjoys a blood iced lolly

Ice lollies help tigers keep their cool

Animals at Woburn Safari Park have been treated to ice lollies, to help them keep their cool during this week’s mini-heatwave.

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Take care fasting during long Ramadan month

Take care fasting during long Ramadan month

A Luton GP is calling on the Muslim community to take care of their health and to think about what they eat during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Water main leak in Linslade   Photo: Jane Russell

Massive jet shoots into the air as Anglian Water pumps water into network to keep taps running after leak

A huge jet of water has been shooting into the air in Bideford Green, Linslade, as workmen try to fix a leaking main.

Business
Leighton-Linslade Mayor 2017-18 Syed Rahman

New mayor appointed for Leighton-Linslade

Leighton-Linslade’s new mayor Councillor Syed Rahman has chosen five charities to support during his year in office.

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A screenshot of the police footage    (Surrey Police)

Leighton Buzzard man allegedly writing an email on M25 while driving at 50mph

A Leighton Buzzard motorist has been allegedly caught writing an email on his mobile phone as he drove along the M25 at 50mph.

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Relay for Life

Painting Leighton Buzzard purple for Cancer Research UK

Leighton Buzzard will turn purple next month to raise awareness for Relay For Life in Aylesbury.

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Ralph at a Linslade Horticultural Society summer show

Chairman announces closure of The Linslade Horticultural Society

The Linslade Horticultural Society has confirmed it will close because of a lack of support.

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Tree stump left behind in Danes Way

‘Kick test is a rotten excuse to chop down trees’

A resident has criticised a council’s ‘rotten’ method to determine whether trees need to be chopped down, after a pair were removed near his home.

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An image taken moments after the attack. Inset: Ariana Grande.

Ariana Grande “offers to pay for victims’ funerals” after Manchester Arena attack

Popstar, Ariana Grande, has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of those who died as a result of a terror attack in Manchester on Monday.

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