Tilsworth care home celebrates its first 100-year-old, Rona

A kind Tilsworth centenarian celebrated the news that she was the first person in her care home to reach 100!


Wetherspoons bans England flags from its pubs during World Cup but will allow fans to wear football shirts after outcry

Popular pub chain Wetherspoons has banned staff from flying the St George Cross during the World Cup.

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The location for Caffe Nero on Waterborne Walk. Photo by Jane Russell

Owners of Waterborne Walk confirm Caffè Nero will open in Leighton Buzzard

The owners of Waterborne Walk have confirmed that Caffè Nero will still be opening in Leighton Buzzard, but a date has not yet been set.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest close to perfection after retaining five star status

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has retained its Five Star status from VisitEngland, following the recent annual assessment.

England take on Russia in Marseille at Euro 2016

World Cup banning orders for 16 Bedfordshire football fans

Sixteen people from Bedfordshire have been banned from attending the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off today.

St George's Lower School dads' football match

St George’s dads and Leighton Town FC development team help raise money for playground equipment

St George’s Lower School held a fun day and football match to raise money for some much-needed playground equipment.

Pictured: (l-r) Nicky Campbell with reunited half sisters Cathie and Ann, and Davina McCall. Credit: ITV

Leighton Buzzard’s Ann and sister Cathie share story in ITV’s Long Lost Family: What Happened Next?

A Leighton Buzzard businesswoman is appearing in ITV’s Long Lost Family: What Happened Next? as the show brings audiences up to date after she shared an emotional reunion with her big sister.


Honouring Luton’s glamorous Gemma with ‘Pretty Muddy’ run for breast cancer

Friends and family of a strong Luton woman who battled cancer with “pink lippy” and charity t-shirts are taking on a mud challenge in her memory.

Courtesy of Stargazer Photography.

Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable Truck Convoy is coming tomorrow! Are you ready?

A spectacular truck convoy is coming through Leighton Buzzard to support military charities, and its organisers are hoping people will line the streets and visit its showground in support.

L-R: Rachel Holmes ( manager), Chris Halsey, Tracie Bellis , Vivienne Rodgers and Lisa Charter (manager)

Breast Cancer Care’s flagship store celebrates ‘huge success’ and first anniversary in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard’s Breast Cancer Care was delighted to celebrate its first anniversary, complete with cake and pink party bags.

The mums ready to go!

Heath and Reach mums over the moon with support for breast cancer charity

A spirited team of Heath and Reach mums proudly donned pink stetsons and cowgirl bras to march round London and help beat breast cancer.

Alex (left) and Oli (right)

Leighton lads’ three charity challenge spices up with curry night

Two kind-hearted Leighton lads are on a mission to raise money for not one, but three charities, their challenges kicking off with a hot and spicy curry night.

Houghton Hall Park

Houghton Hall Park scoops regional award

Central Bedfordshire Council’s visitor centre at Houghton Hall Park in Houghton Regis has won a regional award at the 2018 Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Central Building Excellence Awards.

The view overlooking the town of Sidmouth from Salcombe Hill with the magnificent Belmont and Victoria hotels in the centre of the picture looking out across Lyme Bay.

Travel: Victorian splendour in Sidmouth, a classic west country seaside resort

"We're beginning to see a lot more people holidaying here," said Tim Beauchamp, the friendly general manager responsible for two of Sidmouth's most prestigious hotels.

Michelle Shulman will be making the wedding cake for Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

Leighton Buzzard cake company ‘delighted’ to be making the wedding cake for Love Island couple

The owner of a Leighton Buzzard cake company is ‘delighted’ to be making the wedding cake for a Love Island couple.

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Leighton-Linslade’s Buzzer Buses is saved

Residents of Leighton-Linslade are rejoicing, as it is revealed that the town’s beloved Buzzer Buses has been saved!

Gin and Jazz festival

Black Lion’s Gin and Jazz festival a treat for Leighton Buzzard

A scrumptious Leighton Buzzard gin festival will give you plenty of Dutch Courage during the hot weather, as The Black Lion has an array of flavours, tonics and garnishes for curious customers to try.

Wally Randall. Credit: Jane Russell.

Wally honoured to open Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable Truck Convoy

Leighton Buzzard’s famous poppy seller has been given the honour of opening the Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard Truck Convoy.

Richard and Wilma

‘Delivery driver for Amazon stole my dog’

A dog owner is sending out a stern warning to others, after his young pet schnauzer, Wilma, was stolen by an Amazon delivery driver.

Ben Clarke - Carl Russell - Russell Bennett

Leighton Buzzard Drama Group ‘over the moon’ with NODA win

The Leighton Buzzard Drama Group (LBDG) is thrilled to have been given a prestigious NODA award.

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