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FARMING MATTERS: Rural broadband needs to be priority

The National Farmers Union has said the government must ensure that every farming business can access next generation superfast broadband and complete mobile technology across the farm.

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Op Sceptre

Leighton Buzzard shop failed police’s knife sales test

A Leighton Buzzard shop was one of three businesses caught out during a Beds Police operation testing knife sales policies yesterday (Thursday).

Crime
The truck convoy

Truck convoy will come through Leighton Buzzard this year

A magnificent truck convoy will be passing through Leighton Buzzard, as it marks 100 years since World War One, with special guests including Lee Rigby’s family and amputee and former paratrooper, Ben Parkinson MBE.

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Fire News

65-foot Dutch barge on fire in Stoke Hammond

A 65-foot Dutch barge is ablaze in Stoke Hammond, as officers and three pumps are still at the scene.

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The Kingswood Nursery at Tilsworth... Photo: Google

Travellers’ site growth plan leads to protest

Villagers are signalling their opposition to a partly retrospective planning application for a travellers’ site.

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Crime

Duo break into van in Leighton Buzzard

A van was broken into by two men on Wednesday, February 14 in Turnham Drive, Leighton Buzzard.

Crime
Tarli with Woburns 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.

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Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

Farmer’s shock as family land is included in Central Bedfordshire Council’s ‘call for sites’

A farmer was shocked to find his fields have been included as possible development land in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

Environment
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.

Arts
Health

NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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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.

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Share why you love the NHS

Share why you love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

Health
Michael and Joan

Couple understand what it takes to be happily married

A couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday have thanked the NHS for all their work.

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Last year's pancake race in Heath and Reach. Photo by Jane Russell

Cancelled - wet weather puts a damper on Heath and Reach Village Pancake Race

Heath and Reach’s village pancake race has been cancelled because of wet weather.

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Oxjam

Grab your tickets for launch night of Oxjam festival in Leighton Buzzard

This year’s annual Oxjam Leighton Buzzard music festival kicks off with a launch concert at Brooklands Club, Garden Leys, on Friday, March 2.

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Silver car occupants could hold key information about serious crash in Edlesborough

Silver car occupants could hold key information about serious crash in Edlesborough

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for a specific witness to come forward following a serious injury collision in Leighton Road, Edlesborough.

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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 
summer.

Transport
Beds PCC Kathryn Holloway

Don’t miss deadline to apply for grant funding awarded by Police Crime Commissioner

Organisations which run projects preventing offending, protecting communities and supporting victims of crime are being urged to submit their application for the PCC’s Grant Fund.

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Man charged for possession of knife in Leighton Buzzard

Man charged for possession of knife in Leighton Buzzard

A man has been charged with possession of a knife in Leighton Buzzard.

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Police

Man arrested after sting in Leighton Buzzard

A man was arrested in Leighton Buzzard after a sting carried out by self-professed paedophile hunters.

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