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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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Jess Stretton MBE at the launch of 'Yes I Can'. Credit: Jane Russell.

BBC nomination for Paralympic archer and Leighton-Linslade ‘Yes I Can’ disability sports supporter

The Paralympic supporter of Leighton-Linslade’s ‘Yes I Can’ disability sports campaign has been nominated for a top award.

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Jutsna with her daughter, Hana Khan and nephew, Ibrahim.

Winter fun in Wonderland for Luton community and Whipperley Infant Academy!

A Luton school organised a special festive outing to London’s Winter Wonderland for parents and children to enjoy.

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Paul and Sue dance the Foxtrot.

Leighton Buzzard ballroom dancers are top 10 in UK!

A Leighton Buzzard brother and sister blitzed their rivals on the ballroom floor, as they ranked 6th and 7th in a national dance competition.

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Tim on Liza's wedding day.

Tribute to Leighton Buzzard carpenter Tim with gift to lifeboats

The family of a respected Leighton Buzzard carpenter who had a passion for fishing are remembering his life with a special donation to the RNLI.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Naturalist Russell Hedley explains how recognise edible fungi

Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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Father Christmas at the railway

Santa WILL be steaming into Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway on Sunday for Christmas fun!

LBO readers may have seen a Tweet on behalf of the Narrow Gauge Railway crying out for volunteers to help with Father Christmas’s visit to Leighton Buzzard on Sunday (December 10), but we can confirm that everything’s Ho, HO’K.

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Above: The crossing. 94 per cent of Puffin crossing users found them easy to use (Transport for London 2015).

Green man call for ‘unsafe’ Linslade crossing

A concerned resident is calling for a Linslade road crossing to be made “safer”, as he asks “where is the big, green man?”

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Josh and director Charlotte Ingham

Eaton Bray teen wins BAFTA as his CBBC story encourages youngsters to speak out about mental health

A Cedars Upper School pupil has been awarded a BAFTA for his dedicated work with CBBC to raise awareness about mental health.

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The RAC have released how much each council has earnt through parking fines

Leighton Buzzard residents can find out how much profit Central Beds Council made from parking fees...

The RAC has stated that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Leighton Buzzard Observer can reveal the figures for Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

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(L-R) Dan Neil, of Dorvics Cycles, and PCSO Rachel Carne.

This Saturday: Get your bike security marked for free as Dorvics Leighton Buzzard crack down on theft

A Leighton Buzzard bicycle shop is on a mission to crack down on theft, as it teams up with Bedfordshire Police to help customers keep their possessions safe.

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Santa and his sleigh at Christmas Eve carols in Leighton Buzzard.  Credit: Jane Russell.

Where can you see Santa’s touring sleigh in Leighton Buzzard?

Ho ho ho! The countdown to Christmas is well underway, and we hope the boys and girls of LBO land are on their best behaviour as Father Christmas and his elves tour the town.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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At the top of Snowdon!

Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers raise £17,000 for charity after mighty mountain challenge

Adventurous young farmers from Leighton Buzzard raised an incredible £17,000 for charity after tackling three of the highest mountains in the UK.

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SMIDS Oakman owner Peter Borg-Neal with HR Director Jill Scatchard

Another major gong for popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns

Just over two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.

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Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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Santa and his sleigh at Christmas Eve carols in Leighton Buzzard.  Credit: Jane Russell.

Ho ho ho! Christmas Santa float is coming to Leighton Buzzard

The magic of the North Pole is coming to Leighton Buzzard, as Santa’s sleigh has dusted off its snow, and is set to take to the streets this winter.

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You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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