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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Leighton's juniors

Teen Brandon leads Leighton’s charge for junior honours

A Leighton Buzzard-based teenage golfer has captained his Bedfordshire County Schools team to victory for a coveted inter-county trophy.

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Gareth meets Woburn and Wavendon FC

Woburn and Wavendon FC meet Gareth Southgate!

This summer, Woburn and Wavendon Football Club were able to put their most pressing questions to England manager, Gareth Southgate, during an exclusive meeting.

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Paul Atkinson (left) and Jamie Stone (right) with club Vice Captain Jeremy Taylor and their trophies.

Champion Atkinson misses out on the double by a single stroke

Reigning Leighton Buzzard golf club champion Paul Atkinson retained his title on sun-blessed Sunday, but missed out on completing a “double double” by a single shot.

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Meadows shines but Beds miss out

Meadows shines but Beds miss out

One of Linslade’s top bowlers Andrew Meadows has been selected for the Bedfordshire County top Middleton Cup team.

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Poor start puts paid to Smith’s medal chances

Poor start puts paid to Smith’s medal chances

Charlie Smith recovered from a poor start to finish a fine seventh in the Kayak Sprint World Championship for Juniors and Under 23 in Romania.

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Trophy time for Leighton’s new champion golfers

Trophy time for Leighton’s new champion golfers

Two new golfing champions have been crowned at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club and two more will have their names inscribed on the honours boards by the time the club championships climax this weekend.

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Jocelyn Ulyett

Ulyett vows to use heartbreak of World Championship defeat

Missing out on a maiden World Championship final by one hundredth of a second can be a bitter pill to swallow but Jocelyn Ulyett was determined to take it in her stride, instead using the heartbreak as a learning experience for future competitions.

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LBRCC

Six years and counting for Leighton’s road racers

Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club have come a long way in the last six years.

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Harlequins

Bethany takes the National crown for Harlequins

Bethany Smith was crowned national champion at the NDP National Tumbling Finals in Telford.

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Sue Preston and Shane Bentley with Leighton club President Keith Cox

Bentley and Preston record their best rounds at Leighton

Two Leighton Buzzard golfers shot their “best ever rounds” to each win a major trophy competition within the space of three days.

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Leightons Rhys Richards winning team.

Senior service swing their way to win

Dad’s Army golfers at Leighton Buzzard’s Plantation Road club been shooting their way to victory at home and “abroad”.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Jockey Lois-Ann and her horse Chandlers Cross. Photo by Neale Blackburn Photography 2017.

World’s oldest horse race is the challenge

Lois-Ann and her horse Chandlers Cross. Photo by Neale Blackburn Photography 2017

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David Banwell with his trophy and County President David Hawkins.

Banwell races away to the double

Former mini-car driving champion David Banwell has raced to two successive championship victories in his first year as a golfing “senior”.

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Harlequins

Magnificent seven Harlequins claim county championships

Harlequins celebrated winning seven county championships in Luton last weekend in the County Floor and Vault competition at Salso Gymnastics.

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Daniel Scott wearing the colours of Leighton Buzzard Triathlon Club.

Leighton’s Labour candidate Daniel Scott triumphs at Iron Man triathlon!

Labour’s determined candidate who stood at the June 8 General Election has completed a tough triathlon to push his personal fitness.

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Charlie Smith

Silver for Smith books his spot to the World Championships

Charlie Smith was agonisingly pipped into second place at the line to come away with a silver medal from the ECA Canoe Marathon European Championship.

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Anger as Luton fans confront The Mall owner over Power Court

Anger as Luton fans confront The Mall owner over Power Court

Luton Town Football Club and its fans made a show of unity against The Mall owner Capital & Regional on Friday evening – vowing to go ahead with the proposed stadium at Power Court.

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Winner Alison Williams (centre) with Ladies Captain Avril Simpson (left) and Vice Captain Patti Marriott.

Wish comes true for Alison as she wins on Captain’s Day

Long-held aspirations of golfing grandmother Alison Williams have finally come true – just weeks after switching clubs and joining Leighton Buzzard to improve her playing handicap.

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