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Burst water main causes Leighton’s South Street to close

A burst water main in Leighton Buzzard has caused South Street to close with the road predicted to reopen in three days.

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Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

The world’s biggest 50m deep pool and an astronaut training centre is to be developed at the soon to be closed RAF Henlow site.

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The Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne

Swanbourne pub to double team in recruitment drive for August re-opening

The Betsey Wynne pub restaurant in Swanbourne looks set to serve up some great career opportunities in hospitality as it seeks double its workforce for a big August re-opening.

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Independence service is a real lifesaver

Independence service is a real lifesaver

A dad-of-three who considered suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease says a new service which helps terminally ill adults live well for longer has saved his life.

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James Hurrell

Have you seen missing James?

A 15-year-old boy is missing from Kensworth.

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Grass fire near the Stoke Hammond Bypass

Firefighters tackle grass fire near Stoke Hammond bypass

A driver caught footage on his dash cam of a grass fire near the Stoke Hammond bypass on Monday evening.

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Warning for heavy rain. Photo: Paul Franks

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Bedfordshire issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Bedfordshire and the surrounding region.

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UPDATED: Greene King apologises for ‘isolated’ Baked Alaska allergy incident at Linslade pub

Central Beds Council has slammed Greene King after an 11-year-old boy suffered an anaphylactic shock in one of its pubs after eating a dessert containing egg.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Kate Coates

Milton Keynes mum who lost son to a brain tumour seeks support for daughter’s fundraising

A Newton Longville mum, who lost her only son just five days after his 29th birthday to a brain tumour, is asking people to donate to her daughter’s fundraising page after she recently took on a daredevil challenge to raise funds for research into the disease.

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Brewery fined £24k after family’s Baked Alaska horror at Linslade pub

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court heard.

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Leighton Buzzard shop burglars are jailed

Two men responsible for a string of shop burglaries in Leighton Buzzard town centre have been jailed.

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Leighton Buzzard Railway  (Wizardly Imagery)

Paddington Bear is coming to Leighton Buzzard Railway!

It is time to pack a lunchbox full of marmalade sandwiches, as families can ride on The Leighton Buzzard Railway to meet Paddington Bear.

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The splash park

Leighton’s splash park is back in action

Leighton Buzzard’s splash park is back in action having been out of bounds for five days last week.

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Leighton Buzzard Market Supporters (LBMS) with their petition calling for the town council to rethink plans to put all stalls on one side of the High Street

Petition to fight Leighton market move as urgent talks are called for by campaign group

Campaigners fighting a decision to place all Leighton Buzzard’s market stalls on one side of the High Steet will be out in force again tomorrow (Tuesday) aiming to add names to the 1,143 signature-strong petition opposing the move.

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Storm Trooper outside the Retro Centre

The Retro Centre celebrates its first anniversary

The Retro Centre celebrated its first anniversary this month with the return of a stormtrooper.

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One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

An ‘angry’ Audi driver was pulled over twice on the same evening by traffic cops who clocked him doing 130mph.

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Product warning

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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