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“Attempted break-in” at Espresso-Head

A popular Leighton coffee shop suffered an “attempted break in” on Tuesday morning but were back open today, determined to carry on.


Enjoy The Chilterns Walking Festival

Savour the Chilterns area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at a new event to celebrate our surrouondings – The Chilterns Walking Festival.

Weight Watchers and Bearfaced Groceries have launched Samrt Kitchen, a food box that will provide healthy meals from scratch

Launch of weekly fresh food box for healthy eating

Top butchers and farmers are working with a weight loss company to provide weekly foodboxes with healthy, fresh ingredients.

Jam Cracker's Sabrina Latimer (left) with Autism Bedfordshire CEO Emma Reade

Leighton IT company’s ingenious fundraising ideas add up

One of their hugely successful fundraising events was a Monster Mash Hallowe’en Disco.

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.

Kibble presses the jellybean button while Shelley Fitzsimmons of Tilsworth looks on

The assistance dog that can do anything

Feeling safe at home is hugely important to most people, and Shelley Fitzsimmons is no different. However, she has an incredible canine partner and Telecare alarm service to thank for her extra sense of security.


Around the World theme for day camp

Here’s a date for your diary - a performing arts day camp at Southcott Lower School on June 2, during the May half term.

Photo by Connie Fore

Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter.

Leighton runner Debbie Roff who is doing the marathon for the East Anglia Air  Ambulance

Leighton lass limbers up for London Marathon

In the three short years since she started running, Debbie Roff, 34, has not only joined Leighton Fun Runners, but is now managing one of their beginners programmes – Couch to 5km.

Lines drawn over parking battle

Lines drawn over parking battle

Double yellow lines painted on streets near the Leighton Buzzard railway station – designed to deter commuter parking – may have backfired, as residents are reporting cars parked even further into the town.

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Live web chat launched by Beds Police for non-emergencies

Bedfordshire Police is urging people to click before they call as the force officially launches its live web chat today (Wednesday).

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Permit parking ‘will be bad for our businesses’

A Linslade businessman has reacted angrily to permit parking being introduced outside his premises.

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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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 .

Telling Stories about Luton

Telling Stories about Luton

Telling Stories is a unique project about growing up in Luton, led by young people from different backgrounds to build bridges between each other and their communities.

Op Sentinel Rural team with a drone

19 uninsured drivers have vehicles seized as new rural crime team makes its mark

Sheep worrying in Heath and Reach and driving offences in Slapton/Billington are among the early successes for a dedicated rural crime team that was officially launched last week by Bedfordshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway.

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Buffalo will be delighting Oxjam audiences with their close harmony vocals and American bluegrass music

A fabulous finale for Oxjam

Leighton’s been buzzing like never before as artists of all ages and abilities have strutted their stuff for Oxjam – the annual music festival in aid of Oxfam’s mission to fight poverty worldwide.

Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Tom in the shop when it first opened

Obituary: ‘Everybody loved Tom’s Newsagents’

A retired Brookslands newsagent who was the heart and soul of the community has passed away.

Beaudesert Comic Relief

Leighton got extremely funny for Red Nose money!

There were some funny goings-on in the Leighton Buzzard area on Friday as plenty of money was raised locally for Comic Relief.

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