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Prizes and toilet seats dished out as Leighton celebrate another season

Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club swapped their paddles for trophies on Saturday at their annual awards night.

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Leighton struggle against ONs
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Coach Mowbray demands more after Buzzards are thumped by ONs

Leighton Buzzard’s dismal away form continued on Saturday with a crushing 43-7 defeat at the hands of Old Northamptonians.

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More medals for the collection of the young Harlequins

A young group of Harlequins gymnasts picked up more medals for their collections at the Recreational and Advanced Competition in near-by Luton.

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Charlie Smith

Canoe star Smith is shocked by his award nomination

This year has already proven to be medal-laden for Charlie Smith but 2017 could be about to get even better for the Leighton Buzzard canoeist after he was shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award.

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Stableford winner Sylvia Coward with outgoing Ladies Captain Avril  Simpson.

Christmas comes early for top birdie hitters at Leighton club

Leighton golfers have been shooting flocks of birdies in club competitions in a bid to pot a plump turkey in time for Christmas.

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Euan Irwin
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Leighton beat bottom side Market Rasen to climb table

Leighton Buzzard moved up to eighth in Midlands 1 East after cruising to victory over bottom club Market Rasen & Louth.

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Leighton Buzzard U12s

Young Buzzards miss out on chance to play at Twickenham

Youngsters from Leighton Buzzard RFC played a part in creating history as they participated in this weekend’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, hosted by Northampton Saints.

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Thalia, Caitlin, Morgan and Imogen

Madison’s brilliance on the bars brings a bronze

Harlequins cannot stop picking up medals at the moment as they landed yet another in the regionals in Ipswich.

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Gill Ladd pictured (middle centre) with other volunteer helpers and Leightons growing squad of young female golfers.

Last day in office for two of Leighton’s golfing stalwarts

Two Leighton golfing stalwarts “retire” today, Tuesday, one having helped scores of young females to take up and develop their skills in the sport and the other having banked over £17,000 raised during her year in office and which will shortly be presented to local charities.
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Ben Beaumont dives over for Leighton.
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Buzzards get back to winning ways over Welly

Leighton Buzzard picked up a much-needed victory over Wellingborough to get their Midlands 2 East (South) campaign back on track on Saturday.

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Five-star Leighton remain in the title hunt

Leighton Buzzard thrashed Banbury 3rds 5-1 to remain second in MBBO Division 3 on Saturday.

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Harlequins

More medals for the impressive Harlequins

Harlequins capped an excellent month of competition with yet more medals, this time at the Regional 4 Piece Final in Ipswich.

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Sam Messenger, Andrew Jenkins, Josh Banwell, County President David Hawkins, team captain Paul Ellam, Adrian Stephenson and Dan Latimer.

Leighton hold their nerve to win sudden-death county title

A five-man squad of Leighton Buzzard golfers won a dramatic sudden-death extra-time play-off to claim a coveted Bedfordshire title marked by a champagne celebration.

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Kettering vs Leighton
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More misery for Leighton as they are hammered by Kettering

Leighton Buzzard were well beaten once again, this time by high-flying Kettering as their torrid season continued with a 48-0 defeat.

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Victorious Colts sparkle under Friday night lights

It was the first experience of floodlit rugby for Leighton Buzzard Colts but it only spurred them on as they beat Olney 22-10 on Friday night.

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Hockey

Leighton hold on to their lead to move into second

Leighton Buzzard 2nds bounced back from a disappointing draw last weekend with a fine 2-1 victory over Gerrards Cross.

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Bedfordshire Schools golf champions (centre)  Andres Valentine, Edward Stephenson and Brandon Waddington pictured with County Golf President David Hawkins and Leighton Ladies Captain Avril Simpson (left) and schools golf organisor David Sweetnam and  Under 18 champion Georgia Staroscik.

Students teach the rest of the field in Bedfordshire Champs

A trio of teenage golfers from Leighton Buzzard’s Vandyke Upper school have been crowned Bedfordshire champions, securing a passport to represent the county in the British Schools national team championships next summer.

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Reece Harris-Smith
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Buzzards soar with second half blitz

Leighton Buzzard bounced back from five consecutive defeats with a comprehensive 39-5 thumping of Huntingdon on Saturday.

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Formula Silverstone single seater

Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

If the man in your life loves cars and wants to drive a fast one, then there is no better place than Silverstone near Towcester.

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Brandon Waddington and dad Jason

Rivals face shoot-out to decide the fate of Beds knock-out Cup

Leighton Buzzard golfers are facing a Sunday shoot-out with rivals to win the final of a Bedfordshire competition the club has lost on three occasions in the past nine years.

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