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Decision to cut Leighton’s Christmas weekend to one day is reversed

Leighton’s popular three-day Christmas Shopping Weekend won’t be cut to just a Sunday event – at least not this year.

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Man jailed for organised crime following slavery probe at Little Billington site

Man jailed for organised crime following slavery probe at Little Billington site

A crook has been jailed for three years for organised crime following a police investigation into slavery at a Little Billington traveller site.

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Leighton Buzzard Railway volunteers celebrate their award from the Heritage Railway Association

Preservation at Leighton Buzzard Railway wins award

The Heritage Railway Association’s Peter Manisty Award plaque has been delivered to Leighton Buzzard Railway and will be displayed in the station entrance.

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The Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk is an annual event that raises vital funds to support the community nursing team

Sign up for Florence Nightingale Hospice’s Midnight Walk

Many of those donning flashing bunny ears do it as a thank you to the Florence Nightingale Hospice teams, and to make sure that others can benefit from the compassion and comfort they give at a time of grief and pain for patients and their families.

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Leighton Buzzard Police Station, Hockliffe Road

Leighton care home could close if new one is built

Proposals to redevelop Leighton Buzzard’s police station site in Hockliffe Road for a new care home, could lead to the closure of Westlands Care Home in Duncombe Drive.

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The new bar

Bottoms up, as stage is set for new look Leighton pub

A Leighton Buzzard pub is transforming its centuries-old barn, bringing music and better disabled access to the town.

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Could you be a Special Constable? Beds Police is recruiting

Bedfordshire Police’s Special Constabulary is recruiting, and is keen to meet members of the public who want to make a difference in their community.

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Competition Winner Isla Richards, from Swanbourne

It’s out of this world!

A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Swanbourne has won £5,000 in a competition run by the UK Space Agency to come up with innovative ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on earth.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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Peli BioThermal president David Williams

Leighton company wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A Leighton company has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

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Pistone father-of-one Micahel Westcott with his medal after completing the London Marathon in aid of The National Brain Appeal and MND

Pitstone man raises £3,708 at London Marathon

A Pitstone father-of-one who completed the London Marathon in four hours 30 minutes – in spite of not being a runner – has raised a whopping £3,708.

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Leighton teenager Michael Carter with some of the orphans he befriended in Malawi

How Malawi’s smiling orphans gave Michael a purpose in life

Going to Malawi on a World Challenge expedition two years ago made such an indelible impression on a Leighton teenager that he’s just been back for a return visit.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Accident

Were occupants of BMW hurt in crash?

Police are concerned for the health of the occupants of a car which collided with a roundabout along the A4146 Stoke Hammond bypass.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Bedfordshire

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as TV channel E4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Bedfordshire to appear on the show.

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Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Leighton Buzzard after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Leighton Buzzard after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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Crime

Leighton teenager charged with burglaries

Bedfordshire Police’s Operation Fidelity team has charged a Leighton Buzzard teenager with two counts of burglary in relation to two incidents in Bedford on Friday (April 21) where jewellery was stolen.

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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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Leighton schoolboy Kye Vincent who  survived meningitis

Fundraising disco for young Leighton meningitis survivor

This is the heartwarming story of how a brave nine-year-old Leighton lad’s battle with meningitis has brought not only his whole family closer together, but also the community.

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