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FARMING MATTERS: Sheep farmers’ anxiety over dogs

Agricultural shows and events this summer will be a perfect opportunity for the National Sheep Association to remind members of the public about the importance of keeping dogs on leads when they are near to sheep.

Leighton Buzzard Mencap

Can you help Leighton Buzzard Mencap create its history timeline?

Leighton Buzzard Mencap is sending a special call out to former club members, as the charity hopes to create a timeline in honour of its 50th anniversary.

Accident victim Darren Wood

Family pay tribute to Milton Keynes motorcyclist who died in A5 accident near Hockliffe

The family of a motorcyclist who died in an accident on the A5 near Hockliffe last Friday (June 15) say it is hard to imagine life without him.

PCC Kathryn Holloway

Commissioner hits back following MP’s comments about rising crime in ‘poorly policed’ Leighton Buzzard

“You won’t find me trying to hide behind (crime) figures.”

Damage to the bridge on the B488 between Horton and Ivinghoe

The Canal and River Trust say historic bridge on the B488 will be closed until early July

The Canal and River Trust is asking drivers to slow down when driving over an historic bride on the B488 between Horton and Ivinghoe.

Bedford Prison

Beds Police and HMP Prison launch crackdown on smuggling of drugs and phones into jail

A new partnership has been launched between Beds Police and HMP Bedford to clamp down on the smuggling of drugs, phones and other illegal items into the prison.

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CCTV images released after burglary at Stanbridgeford Sewerage Treatment near A505

Bedfordshire Police has released images of a man they would like to speak to about a burglary at Stanbridgeford Sewerage Treatment Works.

Parsons Close Recreation Ground, Leighton Buzzard

Soaring visitor numbers to flagship Leighton Buzzard park gives food for thought over refreshment offer

An operator for a refreshment kiosk at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground is to be sought to satisfy the demands of the growing number of visitors to the flagship Leighton Buzzard park.


‘Unnerving’: burglar spent hour and half in Heath and Reach pub as landlord’s family slept upstairs

A pub landlord in Heath and Reach has offered a £1,000 reward after a disturbing burglary which saw the culprit loiter for over an hour while the landlord’s young family slept upstairs.

Christopher Aston

‘My Uncle’s van tools were stolen on the same day my Dad died’: heartfelt appeal from Leighton Buzzard woman

A determined daughter is appealing for Leighton-Linslade’s help, as on the same day that her beloved father died, yobs stole tools from her grieving uncle’s van.

Do you recognise this woman?

Mystery of unknown woman found dead and severely decomposed

Mystery surrounds the identity of a woman whose body was found severely decomposed.

Andrew Selous MP

MP tells Beds Police to restore 24/7 policing to ‘poorly served’ Leighton Buzzard as crime rises by two thirds since 2012 changes

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous says crime in Leighton Buzzard has increased by two thirds since October 2012 and is demanding that Beds Police restore cover to the levels before community policing hubs were introduced.

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Investigation into ‘toxic gas’ incident at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre in Linslade

An investigation is ongoing at Linslade’s Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre after a suspected chemical incident last year which is said to have resulted in two staff members being hospitalised.

Leighton Road Surgery.

Wasted appointments lead to controversial new system in Leighton Buzzard surgery

A new appointment system at Leighton Road Surgery in Leighton Buzzard has caused outrage, with frustration centering on the triaging of patients before they get to see a GP.

Rona. Credit: Jane Russell

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!

Rangers Amateur Boxing Club

Amateur Boxing Club in Leighton Buzzard needs the public’s help to continue

The coach of an Amateur Boxing Club in Leighton Buzzard is appealing for the public’s help in keeping the club running.

Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

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.

Police accident

Motorcyclist dies in crash on A5 near Hockliffe

A motorcyclist died at the scene after a collision on the A5 near Hockliffe close to the junction with Eastern Way.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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