A hilarious nightmare is promised in local theatre production

TADS Teens return with their first two-act play since Alice the Panto in 2015, with their take on The Comedy of Terrible Errors by Dan Zolidis.   A local community theatre's production of The Comedy of Errors goes completely off the rails - not enough actors of the performance, a shaky set, a frantic stage manager and babies as you've never seen them before, combine to transform Shakespeare's 28th-most loved play according to Buzzfeed into a hilarious nightmare.  With references to famous films, audience participation and puppets, this production has got us laughing at every rehearsal. This amateur production is produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS ( ).   Please note that the production contains references of an adult nature in terms of language and content. Fri 8th July - Sat 9th July 2022, TADS Theatre Group , Conger Lane, Toddington, LU5 6BT   ///waxes.proofread.lushly Book Tickets here Find more local events for this area.

Linmere housebuilder donates defibrillator to local primary school

• Bellway Senior Sales Manager, Lindsey Davenport with Head Teacher of Thornhill Primary school, Bernice Waite, and the head boy are girl of the school Zohair and Eva. A primary school which is expanding as part of the new Linmere neighbourhood taking shape on the edge of Houghton Regis has been gifted a defibrillator by a housebuilder involved in the project. Bellway Northern Home Counties, which is building 153 homes at Bellway at Linmere – its first phase of development within the wider Linmere scheme – donated the life-saving device after reaching out to neighbouring Thornhill Primary School. The defibrillator, which cost just over £1,350 to purchase, has been installed at the school’s main entrance and is now ready to be used in the event of a pupil, staff member or visitor suffering a cardiac arrest. The school, which caters for children aged from two to 11 years old, currently has around 200 pupils on roll. Capacity will increase to 500 once its new premises, located just 100 me

Peel St Car Park – Experimental Order to be made Permanent

Image Traffic Management - Tuesday, 24th May 2022 at 10:00am - Central Bedfordshire Council Webcasting An experimental order for Off-Street Parking at Peel Street Houghton Regis, was discussed on Tuesday at a traffic management meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council.  An off-street parking order was brought in by CBC to restrict parking to 2 hours as construction traffic at All Saints View was using the car park denying local people the opportunity to park. The car park ideally serves visitors to the Peel Street surgery and to Bedford Square, but it is not a car park owned by Central Bedfordshire Council. Reading from the report to the hearing it seemed as though the temporary parking arrangements there would be withdrawn resulting in a free-for-all once again at the car park. Remarks in the report stated:  Limiting the parking in this car park provides a challenge to satisfy all needs. Those that previously used the car park under previous restrictions are prevented u

No Waiting at Any Time to be Applied to parts of Tithe Farm

Houghton Regis, Tithe Farm Road, Angels Lane and Beech Tree Way- No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions Traffic Management - Tuesday, 24th May 2022 at 10:00am - Central Bedfordshire Council Webcasting Cllr Susan Goodchild attended the hearing. She was mindful that some children and parents who attended the nearby faith school travelled some distance, and that residents' driveways were being blocked. Cllr Dalgarno's decided to go ahead with what was proposed:

Burglar with close links to Houghton Regis is sought by Police

Bedfordshire Police has released an image of a man wanted for recall to prison and in connection with a burglary. Officers are looking to locate Connor Moriarty , 26, who is from Luton but has close links to Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis and Northamptonshire. Detective Inspector Alison Whitworth said, “We are asking anyone who has seen Connor Moriarty or knows of his whereabouts to let us know. “We are asking that you do not approach him but instead contact us immediately with any information.” Anyone with information can call police on 101 or it report online quoting reference 40/10482/22.

Make Bunting for the Jubliee!

Houghton Regis Library needs your help to make some fabulous Jubilee bunting.  Drop into the library to help with this Jubilee decoration or pick one up to decorate at home. Houghton Regis library is found off Bedford Square shopping centre next to the church. Explore the Houghton Regis Map .