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Significant transformation of Woburn Abbey will mean 18-month closure to visitors

Woburn Abbey is scheduled to be closed to visitors for about 18 months from September 2019 as it undergoes the biggest refurbishment since it first opened to the public in 1955.

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West Street car park, Leighton Buzzard, is not normally this empty!

More parking for Leighton Buzzard by 2020-21?

The possibility of providing more off-street parking in Leighton Buzzard and Biggleswade by 2020-21 has been highlighted by Central Beds Council.

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Chamberlain's Barn development

‘Cash generated by Leighton Buzzard house building, should fund new leisure centre’

‘Leighton Buzzard needs its own leisure centre’. That’s the message to Central Beds Council from one of its councillors who is concerned that money generated from housebuilding in the town is being spent in other parts of the district.

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The work by the parking bay outside the almshouses in North Street

Anger won’t be kept at bay following loss of parking provision in Leighton Buzzard

The start of work to remove parking spaces from outside the historic almshouses in North Street, Leighton Buzzard has prompted a backlash.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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‘Important’ water main replacement by Cheddington station will close road for a month

‘Important’ water main replacement by Cheddington station will close road for a month

Station Road in Cheddington will be closed for a month with work by Anglian Water to replace a 1km section of water main now under way.

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The fly-tipped waste in Bryants Lane

Tradesman fined after unknown contractor dumps waste in Heath & Reach

A tradesman whose waste ended up being dumped in Heath and Reach has been fined £780, after being taken to court by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

Luton lettings agent expelled for ‘rogue behaviour’

A sales and lettings agent in Luton has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for ten years after the Ombudsman supported a complaint relating to non-payment of rent received on 31 properties.

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Leighton Buzzard market

Frozen locks ruin Saturday trade at Leighton Buzzard market

Saturday trade was ruined for many Leighton Buzzard market stallholders after the locks were frozen at the storage units containing their gazebos.

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The H&M hoodie that has caused controversey

H&M apologise after backlash over ‘racist’ children’s clothing advert

Clothing brand H&M has apologised for any offence after featuring a black child model in a hoodie bearing the quote “Coolest monkey in the jungle”.

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The Cranky Weasel will revert to The Top Bell

After just weeks as the Cranky Weasel, Leighton Buzzard pub will be the Top Bell again!

‘Just how many times can one pub change its name?’ This will surely be the question on everyone’s lips, as the LBO can reveal that the recently opened Cranky Weasel will be reverting back to The Top Bell.

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Product warning

Dimplex product recalled due to fire risk

A portable Dimplex product have been recalled due to a risk that they catch fire.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Space rockets, mothers-in-law and twenty Bob The Builder costumes were among the unlikely items left behind by customers at Travelodges last year, the budget hotel chain has revealed.

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The signs of work success

‘Being able to work from home and watching sports day’ 40 signs you are doing well at work

Being able to work from home, no-one batting an eyelid when you take an afternoon off to watch your kids sports day - and having a beer with colleagues after work, have emerged among a list of signs you’ve ‘made it’ in your career.

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Is this ALREADY the most irritating phrase heard in Leighton Buzzard workplaces in 2018?

Is this ALREADY the most irritating phrase heard in Leighton Buzzard workplaces in 2018?

Coming back to work after Christmas is always difficult but the annoying office phrases certainly don’t help matters.

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Traffic in Leighton Buzzard

Study looks for solutions to Leighton Buzzard traffic troubles

A major traffic study in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade is scheduled to begin within the next year – which aims to provide solutions for some of the town’s traffic woes.

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Average Brit will see in the new year with over £2,000 debt

Average Brit will see in the new year with over £2,000 debt

As we enter a new year, data from MoneySuperMarket reveals that the average Brit will have over two thousand pounds (£2,172) of debt hanging over their heads.

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