Alan Titchmarsh opens new gardening exhibition at Woburn Abbey

Famous gardener Alan Titchmarsh MBE visited Woburn Abbey on Wednesday to launch a new exhibition marking the bicentenary of the first landscape gardener Humphry Repton.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven’t realised the regulations have shifted.

Electronic signs planned for Leighton Buzzard

Giant signs will help Leighton Buzzard public get the message

New giant electronic signs are coming to Leighton Buzzard so that residents and visitors get the message about the latest goings-on in town.


Jobs at risk at Carpetright as retailer eyes store closures

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60 million.

The Black Horse in Thame

Review: French brasserie meets British pub classics in Thame

The Black Horse in Thame is a bit like entering Dr Who’s tardis. You enter what appears to be a fairly ordinary 16th century pub then wander into a gloriously sunny garden room before moving into the original coach house, which has been given a new lease of life, transformed into an impressive dining room with striking metal chandeliers strung between original beams and with real linen napkins on the tables. This sets the scene for an extremely pleasing dining experience, for the food served here is simply divine.

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Buzzard Scooter Club outside Ollie Vees on the Easter Egg Toy Run 2017

Buzzard Scooter Club Easter Egg Toy Run

Buzzard Scooter Club will be making their annual Easter Egg Toy Run to Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Saturday, March 24.


Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.


Snap away for Leighton Buzzard pupil’s charity photo competition

A Leighton Buzzard teenager is running a photo competition in order to help a charity for disadvantaged Bedfordshire youngsters.

Kirstie Allsopp

Win tickets to see Kirstie Allsopp and co at popular Handmade Fair this summer

The Handmade Fair presented by Kirstie Allsopp is set to pitch up in Wiltshire for the very first time this summer giving craft enthusiasts in the south the chance to experience the ultimate creative day out.

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Thames Valley Police recovered these tools from two trailers in Edlesborough

Thames Valley Police recover shipping containers full of tools in Edlesborough

Thames Valley Police recovered two shipping containers containing tools and similar items in Edlesborough at the beginning of February.

Lisa Pantling is a professional declutterer

Lisa wants to help you declutter during Spring Clearing Week

A Professional Declutterer from Leighton Buzzard is offering tips on how to declutter your home, as part of Spring Clearing Week.


Public urged to speak out about suspicious activity to help prevent terrorist attacks

People across Bedfordshire are being asked to be speak out about suspicious activity in order to help prevent terrorist attacks, like the ones the country experienced in 2017.

Accident appeal

Man bailed as police seek information on collision between car and pedestrian in Leighton Buzzard

An investigation is taking place following a collision between a car and a male pedestrian in Leighton Buzzard town centre.

The gamers from 2016

Test of endurance for Leighton Buzzard gamers will help charities

It’s game on as a work colleagues make a marathon effort to raise money for two worthy causes later this week.

The slide at Rushmere Park       Photo: Greensand Trust

Public support helps persuade Greensand Trust to reopen Valley Slide at Rushmere Country Park

Overwhelming public support has led the Greensand Trust to announce the popular Valley Slide at Rushmere Country Park will re-open this Saturday (March 24).

MBTC Cyber Hub award

Beds Police Cyber Hub wins award for its work in safeguarding children

Bedfordshire Police’s Cyber Hub has received an international award for its ‘exceptional hard work to investigate and proactively target the highest harm offenders’.

Cilla The Musical

Starring role as Cilla at Aylesbury for Bucks born entertainer

Cilla The Musical, a heart-warming musical adaptation of the ITV mini series, is coming to Aylesbury next month (April).

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Strangers on a Train

Review - Strangers from a Train at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

It seems like the perfect murder. Two men, two different murders. No motive, the perfect way for both our leads to get away with a heinous crime.

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Members of Leighton Buzzard Pubwatch

Leighton Buzzard ‘Pubwatch’ to tackle drugs and anti-social behaviour

Pubs in Leighton Buzzard are teaming up with Bedfordshire Police in a crackdown on drugs and anti-social behaviour.

Graeme McDonald, centre, with fellow taxi drivers

Rank bad decision to move taxis, say furious Leighton Buzzard drivers

Taxi drivers in Leighton Buzzard are fuming that local councillors are pulling rank on them by making them move their base to a new location.

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