Flames took hold of a portable building at the back of a warehouse in Heath and Reach yesterday evening.
A self-confessed dog lover from Heath and Reach has got her paws on her dream pet boutique in Woburn.
Four-legged fundraisers will be helping to fetch in a bumper fundraising total at a charity event on the Ashridge Estate next month.
Bedfordshire’s aviation history is to be commemorated with the unveiling of two memorials at the sites of former wartime bases, Woburn Park and Podington, the latter now the drag racing strip known as Santa Pod.
A mother who opted to have both of her breasts removed after battling cancer says she is determined to stop her daughter suffering too.
Hill Farm and Orchard in Slapton is hosting a sponsored Dog Trek in aid of Dogs for the Disabled on Sunday, June 9.
Parents of a baby boy born at 11 minutes past 11 on the morning of 11/11/11 say they want his special presence to live on by helping other critically ill children.
A mature university student who has set her mind on investigating women’s experiences during menopause says she is determined to give Leighton people local support.
A young mother and loyal supporter of the NSPCC is determined to help raise half a million pounds for the children’s charity.
Leighton-Linslade welcomed a new Mayor at the town council’s annual meeting last night.
Gambolling in a Hertfordshire back garden is a sight to make anyone sit up and take notice – a grey squirrel may be a regular visitor, a black squirrel is rarer, but the reader who captured this brief snatch of film has never seen both at the same time.8 comments
A teenager has been left shaken after he was attacked with a hammer and robbed by masked men as he rode his bike through an alleyway in Leighton.
The election of a new Town Mayor will take place this evening at the annual meeting of Leighton-Linslade Town Council.
Beds Police crime commissioner Olly Martins is putting up Colette Paul, currently Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police, as the county’s new Chief Constable.3 comments
Organisers of the annual Friends of Ashridge plant sale in the shadow of the landmark monument on the National Trust estate are relieved that a mighty hailstorm the night before the big event and rain at the end of the day didn’t put a dampener on their fundraising efforts.1 comment
Budding entrepreneurs in town are being given a helping hand in launching their own businesses.
A holistic therapy centre is hosting a special event to raise money for children’s charity.
Nine out of 10 business owners would set out on their own again despite the difficulties of running their own firms.
A village pub has involved schools in a project to spark their imagination and to wider their knowledge of growing vegetables and healthy eating.
Beds Police crime commissioner Olly Martins is putting up Colette Paul, currently Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police, as the county’s new Chief Constable.7 comments
A Leighton man has been charged with five burglaries in Harpenden and has confessed to committing a further 40 across the county.
It’s not quite full steam ahead just yet, but the wheels are in motion for the go-ahead of future plans to improve access at Leighton train station.
Three wild boar piglets are being hand reared by zoo keepers - with the help of a cuddly toy sheep.
The decision to charge Leighton-Linslade Town Council to use land for its annual canal festival has been defended by Central Beds Council.
An event to inspire people to help change the face of local government has been described as an ‘experiment’ to be learnt from.
A women’s group and a family business are encouraging people to sign a petition to ensure the Prime Minister doesn’t “turn back time on women’s equality”.
A dedicated PCSO who has been in the police service for 25 years has hung up her hat after waving goodbye to her Leighton colleagues.
The Wing area police station has a new cop at its helm following the transfer of Inspector Emma Garside. The new rural neighbourhood inspector is James Davies who has been working for Thames Valley Police for the last 15 years.
A sensational six Leighton Buzzard firms have been shortlisted for glory in the Federation of Small Businesses’ Bedfordshire awards.
Nuisance vehicles which are “a blight on residents’ lives” are being targeted in a police crackdown ahead of summer.8 comments
A house that went up in flames after a nearby van was set alight in Leighton has pushed police to call on the public for information.
The children and staff at St George’s Lower in Leighton were treated to a visit from Dean Lewington, captain of the MK Dons.
National regeneration and housing company Keepmoat has given primary school pupils a lesson in remaining safe near building sites while work is carried out to their school.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people how many councillors they think should represent Aylesbury Vale District Council in the future.
More than 70 cautions for sex offences have been given out by Beds Police in the past five years.5 comments
If you thought the relative peace of Aylesbury Vale was an unlikely setting for a series of grisly murders, then think again.
A Linslade doctors’ surgery is to open a new branch in the town in a bid to ease overcrowding in its established base.
Engineers, manufacturers and scientists are the new rock and roll, as well as being saviours of the economy.
Although playful Lola would be the perfect addition to many families, she was born deaf and has been without a permanent home for three years.
The bands Ukie Toones and Chasm were on hand to play at the Oxfam shop in Leighton on Saturday, May 4 when the total raised at this year’s Oxjam music festival was announced.
Beds Police bosses have denied they are ignoring crimes after criticism over offences being “screened out”.3 comments
Battered, bruised, frozen and caked in sludge, I emerged triumphantly from the grizzly 12-mile gauntlet that was Tough Mudder, writes Richard Redman.
Concerned villagers have united to fight the positioning of wind turbines near Drayton Parslow.
The bizarre annual tradition of upending a child in Leighton Buzzard was observed again at the weekend.
A vaccination ‘catch-up’ programme is being introduced in the Dunstable area after recorded cases of measles this year.
A taxi driver was threatened by three masked men in an armed robbery while on his way to pick up passengers in Leighton yesterday.
The Untouchables bowled over the competition at the Mayor’s Trophy competition at Lewsey Community Centre.
A man who got himself trapped in a Leighton river on bank holiday Monday had to be rescued by fire crews after getting his friend to call for help.
It was fun and laughter at Leighton’s May Fayre yesterday as people turned out in their thousands to enjoy the town’s annual event.
A dog show and craft fair will be held in Eaton Bray on Sunday, May 12, in aid of Appledown Rescue and Rehoming Kennels. The event runs from 11am-4pm at Appledown, in Harling Road.
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Weather for Leighton Buzzard
Thursday 23 May 2013
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