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Meet the creative Hodgetts from Cheddington

Former LBO Village News correspondent Deborah Hodgetts has written an anthology of romantic poetry which was in itself a labour of love, six years in the making.

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A flipping wonderful time . . .

It may have been freezing cold with a light rain beginning to fall as Heath and Reach WI’s 30th pancake festival got under way.

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Leighton mum and chartered physiotherapist Jo Dyson wants to help new mothers lose their 'mummy tummies'

Helping new Leighton Buzzard mums lose their ‘mummy tummies’

Leighton mother-of-two Jo Dyson, 35, wants to use her knowledge and expertise as a chartered physiotherapist to help post-natal mums lose their ‘mummy tummies.’

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It's "digging a big Linslade hole!" said the school's Twitter page

Staff and pupils coped with electrical faults in “true Linslade style!”

Linslade School had to close yesterday afternoon, after old cabling could “take no more”.

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Footsteps Nursery, Leighton Buzzard... Photo:Google

‘Noisy’ nursery allowed to open longer and use garden more

A Leighton Buzzard nursery under fire for its “noisy children” has been granted permission to extend its opening hours and use its garden more.

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BREAKING NEWS: Second scheme for Leighton Buzzard retail park is also approved

BREAKING NEWS: Second scheme for Leighton Buzzard retail park is also approved

A second scheme to bring a retail park to Leighton Buzzard has been approved by Central Beds Council.

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Leighton Road Surgery closed today after death of GP

Leighton Road Surgery closed today after death of GP

Leighton Buzzard GPs have paid tribute to a partner from Leighton Road Surgery today following the news of his death.

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Claymore retail park for Leighton Buzzard

BREAKING NEWS: Claymore retail park for Leighton Buzzard approved

Councillors have supported the first application for a Leighton Buzzard retail park at today’s development control committee meeting of Central Beds Council.

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Toddington Fire Station

Toddington Fire Station is recruiting on-call female firefighters

Toddington Fire Station is hoping to increase the county’s current complement of 20 female firefighters by offering women more flexible hours.

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Crackdown on phone and drive

Crackdown on phone and drive

Less than a year after a Dunstable mum and three children were killed by a lorry driver on his mobile tough new rules have been introduced to crackdown on people driving while on their phone.

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Education

Most pupils get first choice school

Almost all pupils transferring to secondary and upper schools across Central Bedfordshire in September have been granted their first preference.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision on Sunday (February 26)

Eight people injured after collision on A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass

UPDATE: Road reopens after eight people injured in collision on A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass

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Linslade golfer Gavin Samuels convicted of rape

Linslade golfer Gavin Samuels convicted of rape

A professional golfer from Linslade has been found guilty of sexually abusing three young girls.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Pets at Home recalls food after cats ‘collapse’

Pets at Home recalls food after cats ‘collapse’

Pets at Home is recalling four of its food products after a number of cats were taken ill.

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Education news

Linslade School closed due to electrical problems

Linslade School, Mentmore Road, closed its doors at 12.30pm today due to electrical problems.

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TV show Naked Attraction is casting

Singletons from Bedfordshire wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love? If you’ve exhausted every other dating option apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

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The firework box that was lit and thrown into the garden

Family fear over fireworks yobs

A distressed mother wants to warn Leighton residents after a gang of thoughtless teenagers threw a lit firework box into her back garden.

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Footsteps Nursery, Leighton Buzzard... Photo:Google

Hundreds sign petition of support for nursery with ‘noisy’ children

More than 400 people have signed an online petition in just a few days supporting a Leighton Buzzard nursery under fire for its “noisy children”.

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999 call over armed burglary in Leighton ‘ignored’ by police

A Leighton Buzzard man who desperately called 999 as his colleague was being threatened with a metal bar, claims police ignored his call.

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