Family business distressed after £25K digger stolen from Leighton Buzzard

Thieves used a haulage firm’s excavator to cut out an escape route as they broke into the company’s premises and drove off with a £25,000 digger from Leighton Buzzard.

Mo Yasin

Hospital merger: Politicians react

Bedfordshire’s politicians have given their thoughts about the delays to the merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals.

Blue Reef Aquarium''AQUARIUM ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY' 'Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium is celebrating the May Bank Holiday weekend with its Hollywood Star Fish event.'Visitors will be able to meet the real life stars of big screen films such as Finding Nemo, Finding Dory Shark Tale and Tarka The Otter.'General Manager, Jenna Macfarlane, explained: 'This is our take on meeting the real life celebrities of popular children's films.''Most children will know lots about the animated film characters but very little about the animals they are based on.''This is our way to educate our visitors about the different species that feature on the big screen such as clownfish, regal tangs, jellyfish and many more.''Visitors will be able to take a film stars tour, be shown the animals homes and learn different facts along the way.'The Hollywood Star Fish event will run from Saturday, April 29th until Monday, May 1st and the aquarium will be closing at 6pm with last admission at 5pm.'From the hidden world

It’s a right kettle of fish!

A popular fishing competition has been cancelled – because of a lack of fish.

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Central England Co-op has today announced that it is putting in place an age limit for sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels.

Leighton Buzzard

Signs are good for Leighton Buzzard’s economy

Economic signs look promising for Leighton Buzzard with plenty of interest from companies looking to invest in the town.

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

The smashed window

Heartbreak for Toddington florist burgled on Valentine’s Day

A Toddington florist was left heartbroken after her shop was broken into on Valentine’s Day, and she arrived to find her lovingly crafted bouquets and hampers stolen.

Tea party (L-R) : Marc Darton (director), Caroline Payne, Hazel Darton (director) Julian Clare and Becca Whitehead.

Wrigglies one year anniversary party is talk of town!

A Leighton Buzzard pet shop is celebrating triple success, as the store marked its first birthday, received a special nomination, and welcomed international visitors.

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

Power Court stadium model

Luton Council in danger of being stadium ‘bad guys’ over Hatters delays, warns Trust chairman

The chairman of Luton Town Supporters’ Trust has warned Luton Council is in danger of labelled “the bad guys” due to ongoing delays in getting a planning decision on the club’s new stadium and Newlands Park development.

Buzzer Buses says it has not won the contract.  CBC did not comment.

Leighton Buzzard says bye bye to Buzzer Buses

It looks to be the end of the road for Leighton Buzzard’s beloved Buzzer Buses, as the service waits to confirm its closing date.

Cllr Clive Palmer at Central Beds Council offices with the petition

Hundreds support battle to stop development of Linslade green belt site

Hundreds of residents have demonstrated the strength of feeling against plans to designate a Green Belt site in Linslade for possible housing development.

Oxjam, Leighton Buzzard

Oxjam festival in Leighton Buzzard will go ahead despite Oxfam sex scandal

Leighton Buzzard’s Oxjam music festival is to go ahead as planned despite the sex scandal Oxfam finds itself embroiled in.

Full planning permission for the new homes was granted last Thursday (February 15)

Slapton company fined for illegally using hydrants on four occasions

A Slapton business has been successfully prosecuted for illegal hydrant use.

Sunzone Tanning were joined by the Leighton Buzzard Mayor at their second anniversary celebrations

Town Mayor joins Sunzone Tanning to mark second anniversary

Sunzone Tanning recently celebrated their second anniversary with over 100 guests, including town mayor, councillor Syed Rahman.

Tarli with Woburn's Head Elephant Keeper Darren Fellowes. Photo:Bridget Davey Photography

First elephant born at Woburn Safari Park beats the odds to survive Ebola-like virus

A three-year-old Asian elephant at Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to recover from an aggressive disease which is fatal in 80% of recorded cases.

ET library. Red Dwarf TV show

30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

The Route 70 is being withdrawn from Tilsworth. Photo: Google

Arriva under fire as buses to Tilsworth axed

Arriva has come under fire from residents of Tilsworth after the announcement that it is pulling the village’s only bus service.

The A4146 near Soulbury.  Photo: Google

£4.5m plan to repair crumbling A4146 bypass

A £4.5 million investment has been provisionally earmarked for resurfacing the crumbling A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass this 

Cllr James Jamieson is taken for a ride

Housing developers could pay for holes in Leighton Buzzard’s cycle network to be plugged

Developers could be asked to plug the holes in Leighton Buzzard’s cycling network as a planning condition when housing is approved.

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