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Saturday, 31 December 2016

RSPCA release hilarious pictures of the year’s weirdest animal rescues

The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a TRAFFIC CONE stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a VACUUM CLEANER.

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Batch of pork sausages ‘could cause food poisoning’ warns Food Standards Agency

Pork sausages and stuffing balls acquired by butchers from Asda and Marks and Spencer could cause food poisoning, health watchdogs have warned.

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Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it’s fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.

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Friday, 30 December 2016

VIDEO: Why your New Year’s Eve countdown will be longer than normal

This New Year’s Eve countdown will be longer than normal - but just by a second.

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Bedfordshire people awarded in New Year Honours

A former pupil of Luton Grammar School has been made a Companion of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List.

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Luton Sixth Form College celebrates its annual awards

Achievement and success at Luton Sixth Form College over the last academic year was celebrated at a special event.

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Towns are top of the hot spots

Luton was the top-performing town across the UK for house price growth over the last year, according to a national bank - with Dunstable also in the top 10.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Named and shamed: the latest Christmas drink drivers

More than 50 people have been arrested so far as part of Bedfordshire Police’s crackdown on drink and drug drivers this December.

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Man dies on Christmas Eve following Luton collision

A man has died following a collision on the A6 in Luton which happened earlier on in December.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Big donation for Home-Start Central Bedfordshire

There was a wonderful festive surprise for families and volunteers attending the Home-Start Central Bedfordshire Christmas party.

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Scouts light tallest birthday candle in Bedfordshire

The highest candle in Bedfordshire – the Dunstable Downs Beacon – was lit by Dunstable District Cub Scouts and volunteers to celebrate their centenary.

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Houghton Regis mum on why she donated her cord blood

When expectant mum Samantha Blank from Houghton Regis was approached about blood cord donation – blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord – she thought she’d be ineligible because she had gestational diabetes.

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What happened to friendly Luton cafe, Chez Creole?

Curious Luton residents are wondering what happened to a friendly cafe that has ‘mysteriously’ closed.

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Cops spread festive cheer

Police team have been spreading Christmas joy to children’s hospital wards.

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Rough sleepers rescued in Luton blaze

Four rough sleepers were rescued from a burning building by firefighters yesterday (Tuesday).

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Drugs raid on Luton indoor market

A substantial amount of a psychoactive substance known as ‘Spice’ was seized by the Operation Sentinel team in Luton town centre on Thursday.

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Average woman changes clothes size 31 times in their lifetime

The average woman will change dress size 31 times during the course of her adult life, according to new research.

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Woman hurt in airport fall

A woman was seriously hurt after falling twelve feet onto tarmac at Luton Airport on Christmas Eve.

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Steam engines take to the road

The annual Christmas road run for steam engines and classic vehicles takes place tomorrow (Thursday).

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Tribute to man killed on Christmas Eve

The family of a Luton man killed on Christmas Eve have paid tribute to him.

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Seventh-Day Adventist pastor says there is ‘hope’

The new Seventh Day Adventist pastor has discovered the joys of local community life, making special visits to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

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Vandals target Smiley Sam in egg attack

Luton’s famous Smiley Sam has survived a callous egg attack which deprived sick Keech Hospice patients of vital donations.

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Swinton’s raffle is community spirit at its best

A Luton insurance company with community spirit has raised over £1,500 for charity.

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Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunlight boosts health by energising immune system

Now the days are getting longer again it’s encouraging to know sunlight boosts our health by energising the immune system, according to new research.

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‘Lazy’ internet users losing millions by not switching broadband

Millions of lazy Brits are losing a fortune on broadband bills - because they can’t be bothered to switch providers, a new report reveals.

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Drivers back blanket ban on mobiles

Two-thirds of motorists think the Government should introduce technology to disabled mobile phones in cars, according to new research.

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Woman badly hurt after 10ft fall at airport

Emergency services were called to Luton Airport on Christmas Eve after a woman was badly hurt after falling 10-12ft outside the terminal.

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Sunday, 25 December 2016

REVEALED: Top 10 baby products new parents DON’T need, and the ones they do

It’s highly likely you’ll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

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David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

Men named David and women named Susan are the kindest people in Britain, according to new study.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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BREAKING NEWS: Queen to miss Christmas Day Sandringham church service

The Queen will not attend today’s Christmas Day church service at Sandringham because of illness, it has been confirmed this morning.

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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Men twice as likely as women to quit job because of bullying

Men are twice as likely as women to quit their job because of bullying at work, according to new research.

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Cost of living - fuel prices creep upwards

The cost of fuel rose last week, with unleaded petrol now 115.0 pence per litre. This is 0.8 pence per litre more than the previous week.

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How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Mary will spend Christmas Day helping the homeless and lonely

A Luton Scout Leader with a record 18,000 good turns to her credit plans to add another on Christmas Day when she will host a party for the town’s homeless and lonely.

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Hunt for raiders after Luton newsagent attacked

A newsagent suffered head injuries after being threatened at gunpoint in his shop today.

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Police rescue three women in Luton brothel raid

Bedfordshire Police’s Op Sentinel has successfully secured a closure notice on a property in Hedley Rise, Luton.

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Would you pay more for your local fire service?

The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority (BFRA) is asking local people if they feel they should increase their share of the Council Tax by £1.81 (for a Band D property) for 2017/18.

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Road to be closed for gas mains works

High Town Road in Luton is to be closed in the new year for essential gas mains work.

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Jailed for damaging airport toilet

A Luton man has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after causing £2,300 of damage to a disabled toilet at London Luton Airport.

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Be aware of the dangers of sepsis

A Luton mum whose child almost died from sepsis has joined the campaign to highlight the dangers of not spotting the disease in time.

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

A showcase of Luton’s talent to inspire young people

Directional CIC organised a showcase of Luton’s talent to inspire the next generation.

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Greengrocers closes its doors after 30 years

The owners of Round Green Fruiterers will close their doors for the last time on Christmas Eve to enjoy their retirement.

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Feeling unwell? New video provides medical help for Bedfordshire patients

Hospitals, especially A&E departments, can be busier than ever in the winter.

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VIDEO: How to create a Santa flight path straight to YOUR home

Air traffic controllers are preparing for the world’s most important flight of the year.

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Possible stocking filler recalled from Aldi over choke hazard

A batch of stocking filler-sized toys has been recalled by budget retailer Aldi.

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Household Estate Agents make a Christmas delivery to the hospital

Staff from Household Estate agents have delivered presents to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital so patients will have a gift to open on Christmas Day.

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Donner and Blitzen! - hamsters dumped on Luton street

A family of hamsters, rescued from a Luton street, have been named after Santa’s reindeers.

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Woman arrested in Luton pleads guilty of preventing lawful burial of a small child

A woman who hid the body of a baby boy who was last seen more than a decade ago has pleaded guilty to preventing his lawful burial.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Griffens Den students challenged to design a car

Students at Lealands High School showcased their entrepreneurial skills during an enterprise project called ‘Griffins Den’.

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Lost property is sorted to help the homeless

Unclaimed lost property found by Thameslink staff will be helping a Luton charity keep the homeless warm.

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Pupils brush up on their dental education

Children from William Austin Junior School learnt about how they can maintain a healthy mouth in a lesson hosted by mydentist Luton.

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Police officer is jailed for affair with rape victim

A serving police officer was yesterday sentenced to 22 months in prison at Southwark Crown Court after she had previously admitted having an inappropriate relationship with a victim of crime.

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‘I brought him back from the dead TWICE’

Hatters fan Mat Davis has spoken to this website about the dramatic moment he used his first aid skills to bring a heart attack victim back from the dead TWICE.

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Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016


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‘There’s still no disabled lifts to all platforms at Luton train station!’

Luton’s train station has been criticised for its ‘dangerous lack of disabled facilities’.

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Medical Staffing wins top award

Medical Staffing is celebrating after being named as Staffing Agency of the year at the General Practice Awards for the third year in succession.

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Things can only get brighter after tomorrow: Five facts about the winter solstice

The winter solstice takes place tomorrow (Wednesday December 21) - the shortest day in the northern hemisphere.

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Appeal after teen stabbed in caddington

A teenager was stabbed yesterday in an incident at around 4.55pm in The Crescent, Caddington.

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Luton mastermind of cash for crash gang among 19 jailed

An organised gang of 19 men and women, including five men from Luton, who carried out ‘Crash for Cash’ insurance fraud, have all been convicted at court.

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Heart attack victim speaks with ‘humble’ Hatters fan who saved his life

The man who collapsed in a pub ahead of the Hatters’ game with Blackpool spoke yesterday with the quick-thinking Luton Town fan who saved his life.

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Man attacked by a group in Luton

Police are investigating after a man was robbed and assaulted in Luton in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Festive support for Foodbank

Luton Irish Forum is upping its support for the Foodbank this year with a pledge to donate more than £500 of edible items to the charity this Christmas.

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Young Dunstable football team learning life skills as well as tactics

A Dunstable under 9s football team is learning valuable life lessons as well as the game’s tactics, rules and regulations.

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Hatters fan celebrates his centenary

Great grandfather-of-five Arthur ‘Jim’ Fuller celebrated his centenary in style at Luton Hoo.

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Dancing in the arrivals hall at Luton Airport

It’s not often you see passengers dancing in the arrivals hall at Luton Airport. But when oldies rock choir Rock of Ages struck up their unique blend of rock ‘n’ roll, festive favourites and guitar playing, they were bopping beside their suitcases and singing along.

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Morrisons to give away ‘wonky’ carrots for families to feed reindeer

Morrisons supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in an effort to support the Christmas tradition of leaving out refreshments for Father Christmas and his trusty reindeers on Christmas Eve, as research shows that the UK spends £13m feedings Santa and his reindeer each year.

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Luton Town fan helps save life of man who collapsed in pub

A Luton Town fan has been credited with helping to save the life of a man who collapsed in a pub ahead of the Hatters’ match with Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

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Brave PD Finn is back on the beat

A police dog who underwent life-saving surgery when he was stabbed in the line of duty is poised to return to work.

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It’s snow joke! Has anyone seen a stolen penguin?

The hunt is on after a penguin and a snowman were stolen from a garden in Caddington.

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Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

The health benefits of playing Pokemon GO wear off after just six weeks as players get bored, a new study has revealed.

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Doubling someone’s salary has “minimal impact” on happiness

Doubling someone’s salary has a minimal effect on their overall happiness and in fact having a partner is far more beneficial to their overall wellbeing, research suggests.

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Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Post Office vows minimal disruption for public this Christmas

The Post Office is confident it will be Christmas as usual as strikes called for the 19th and 20th December will be met with robust contingency plans to minimise any festive disruption.

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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Shoppers to spend £20.6 billion on Christmas food and groceries

UK shoppers are set to spend a bumper £20.6 billion on food and groceries this Christmas, according to figures released this week.

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Average person spends two years of their life with a hangover

Brits will spend two years of their lives feeling hungover - and rely on a fry-up, a lie-in and a hair of the dog to get them through it, a study has found.

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How to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The winter vomiting bug also know as norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Fined £165 for begging in Luton street

A 36 years old man has been fined a total of £165 - for begging.

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Students work with Luton Council on drug-driving prevention campaign

The University of Bedfordshire’s community radio station, Radio LaB, teamed up with Luton Council and Smart Safe to support a drug-driving prevention campaign.

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Luton man killed in Redbourn car collision

A Luton man has died following a collision on the A1583 Redbourn Road between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

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Two hurt in road collision

Two women were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Luton on Tuesday.

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Stock up now on your medication

As Christmas approaches, there are lots of things to think about and medication needs can often get forgotten, but NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is reminding patients to be prepared and stock-up now.

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Man serious after Luton car crash

A man was seriously injured in the early hours of this morning after his car came off a road in Luton.

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Let’s be clear on recycling

Bin collection crews in Luton have been handing out clear recycling sacks to residents so they can recycle even more over the festive period.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Britain First’s Paul Golding jailed for breaching Beds police injunction

Former Britain First leader Paul Golding has been jailed for eight weeks after he admitted breaching a High Court injunction by encouraging others to enter a Cardiff mosque.

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Getting in the festive spirit with a Christmas Gala Dinner

Lewsey Residents Association got the community in the festive spirit with a Christmas Gala Dinner on Sunday.

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GBBO winner abused for being a Muslim

The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has said she was racially abused by a fellow passenger while travelling on a train.

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John Lewis recalls baby toy over choke hazard

Retailer John Lewis has announced it is recalling one of its own-brand toys over fears it could pose a choke hazard to young children.

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Luton school celebrates 125 years of teaching

From the days of chalk and slate to today’s cutting edge technology, a school in Luton is celebrating its 125 years of teaching children.

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Referee knocked unconscious during Luton football match

A football match in Luton turned foul on Sunday as a referee was brutally attacked while writing a red card.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Luton drug dealer jailed two and a half years

A drug dealer was sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment at Luton Crown Court last week.

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Airport gets new ePassport gates

London Luton Airport (LLA) has a special Christmas present for holidaymakers, as airport travel looks to become easier.

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Kindles for St Matthew’s Primary School

St Matthew’s Primary School, Luton, received special presents from Dunstable’s Amazon fulfilment centre.

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Uni of Beds and Smart Safe slam drug driving



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Mike’s brand new career in Leighton as a travelling barrista

Leighton dad Mike Eaton’s day starts with his first satisfied customer.

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Get your presents wrapped at The Mall to help the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Shoppers can get their gifts wrapped at The Mall this Christmas while supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

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Families in fight to save Dewsbury flats’ communal gardens

Residents of Dewsbury Road flats are up in arms over a council planning application to build new houses on their beloved communal garden.

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Suited and booked the Souster way in Woburn

Their name means ‘to sew’ in old English and they’ve been tailoring for the great and the good – including Eric Morecambe, Eamonn Holmes and Michael Buble – for 100 years between them.

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Unemployment rate at lowest level in over a decade figures out today show

The labour market has finished a record breaking year with unemployment down by over 100,000 people and the rate running at 4.8%.

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Smartphones as bad for teens’ health as TV

Tablets and smartphones are as bad for the health of a teenager as TV, new research found.

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House is ransacked by burglars

Police investigating a burglary in Luton have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.

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REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner?

While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Muhammad on a mission to stop food waste with The Helping Hunger Foundation

A kind-hearted Luton father caught the attention of BBC cameras, as he launched his mission to help people struggling to feed their families.

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Thameslink and Great Northern choose Keech

Thameslink and Great Northern staff have chosen Keech Hospice Care as their new corporate charity.

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Accolade for top Luton trainer Sultan

Luton businessman Sultan Mahmood, 46, was voted Trainer of the Year 2016 at the recent Association of

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CCTV issued after fight in McDonald’s

Police have issued CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a fight in McDonald’s in Luton on Monday, December 5.

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Carol concerts from Luton’s little learners

It’s that special time of year when proud parents and grandparents settle down to be entertained by their offsprings’ school choirs.

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Luton families offered help and support with new plans for special education needs

Luton families are being encouraged to take up the offer of free help and support to make sense of the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans that have replaced the Statements of Special Education Needs (SEN).

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Give blood in December

If you’re a blood donor - or thinking about becoming one - please give blood this December.

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Bedfordshire Police clamp down on vehicle crime

Bedfordshire Police has launched a week long operation, Op Mya, to clamp down on vehicle crime in the county.

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Luton burns survivor Shamiam meets Dunstable panto stars

Luton child of courage Shamiam Arif and her family had a fun night out at Aladdin last week when they were VIP guests at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre, writes Bev Creagh.

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Luton lad Mason is whisked to Lapland by the charity When You Wish Upon a Star

Snow ball fights, sleigh rides and a meeting with Santa earlier this month have created magical memories for little Luton lad Mason Gibbs.

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Retiring after 21 years at The Mall

The owners of Arndale Newsagency in The Mall are retiring after 21 years of serving the town’s shoppers.

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Pay up or stay in jail crook told

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been ordered to pay back more than £156,000 he stole through a tax fraud, or face a further five years in prison.

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Widow slams hospital care after inquest

A widow has hit out at the treatment her Luton born husband received at Bedford Hospital before his death.

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Post Office workers to stage five days of strikes during Christmas week

Post Office workers are to stage five days of strikes next week in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures.

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Luton Beavers learn the true meaning of Christmas



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We’re breaking the stigma of mental health

A revolutionary piece of artwork has been created to illustrate that everyone is different.

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Luton company supports Forces’ veterans

Artwork created by ex-servicemen and women was on display at Luton company Leonardo which provides security equipment for Britain’s armed forces.

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Bank customers warned over fake letters scam

Customers of Lloyds bank are being warned of a new, sophisticated fraud that involves the sending of fake letters.

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This Aladdin is sheer genie-us . . . oh yes it is!

OK, I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for panto. I love all the hissing and booing, handsome heroes, venemous villains, usually risque dames and the magical world of festive farce.

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Bedfordshire Police execute first warrant under new Psychoactive Substances Act

Two men have been arrested in Luton after Bedfordshire Police executed its first warrant under the new Psychoactive Substances Act.

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One in five people would rather cuddle pooch than partner

One in five people would rather cuddle up to their pooch than their partner, a new survey has revealed.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Optimism may make you live longer says new study

Always look on the bright side of life – it could be the secret to longevity.

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Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Supermarket recalls balti following allergy fears

A leading supermarket has recalled one of its ready meal range owing to allergy concerns.

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Broadband “essential” to everyday life

Nine in ten people now believe that a broadband connection is essential to their day-to-day life, ranking its importance alongside the likes of housing and food.

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VOTE: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

What is your favourite Christmas song of all time?

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Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas film of all time

Which festive film tops the chart for you?

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Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Charity Squash Night with World no. 2 Player at Lewsey Sports Park

Lewsey Sports Park will be hosting a charity night in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) on Monday, December 19.

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Beware the risks of festive spirits

Ahead of what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year, Bedfordshire Police is urging people to follow their advice to ensure they don’t face spending Christmas behind bars.

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Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

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Bedfordshire triage team help tackle mental health issues

Bedfordshire’s multi-agency Mental Health Street Triage has been commended at the annual NHS Business Awards.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Man arrested for attempted murder over Luton shooting

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting in Luton.

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Outrage as Luton train station revamp pushed back to 2020s

T Luton train station has been delayed by the government until the 2020s, it was revealed this week.

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Pat on the back for police

Bedfordshire Police has been rated ‘Good’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime in the latest inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Man hurt in collision with bus

A man needed hospital treatment this afternoon after a collision between a car and a bus on Bluebellwood Close in Luton.

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Woman serious after White House pub attack

A woman suffered serious head injuries after an attack in the smoking area of the White House in Luton.

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Your vote could help Luton friends and bloggers JWAGS

They’re a quartet of Luton friends who’ve been blogging about love, life and everything in between for just over a year.

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A gem of an idea to help Luton Foodbank

Luton jewllery designer Sally Brady has come up with a gem of an idea.

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Fears of traffic jams calmed after flooding A505 water main fixed

Fears of traffic jams and flooding have been calmed, after Affinity Water worked through the night to fix the the damaged water main on the A505.

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Lea-surely walks along Luton’s River Lea

If all the festivities are already begining to get to you, why not enjoy a Lea-surely walk along the River Lea?

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There is still time to give a gift this Christmas

Household Estate Agents is delighted with the amount of presents it has received for patients at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

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‘Luton has talent’ says music producer

A Luton music producer hopes to inspire local talent after international success with his new EP.

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New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austin worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Dunstable mum’s anger after ‘misleading’ alphabites can’t spell son’s name

An angry mum has complained to Tesco because her bag of ‘alphabet’ potato shapes did not contain the correct letters to spell her son’s name.

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Volunteering to help the people of Sierra Leone

A 17-year-old student has recently returned from a ‘surreal’ adventure volunteering for a charity in Sierra Leone.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Are you related to Great War hero who died in action?

A curious lady is looking to find relatives of her great uncle, and believes Luton families may be descendants of the World War One hero.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Teenager stabbed by masked mob in Luton

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed by masked thugs in Luton yesterday after they demanded he hand over his mobile phone.

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Lighting up Luton

Hundreds of people headed to Luton last Saturday for an afternoon of festive fun as the town’s Christmas lights were switched on.

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Police release images after Luton robbery

Police have issued images of two men they would like to speak to following the robbery of a Luton travel agents.

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Academy plans to expand its pupil numbers

A consultation will be launched next month about plans to expand Arnold Academy.

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‘Significant’ obstacle to Hatters’ Power Court stadium plan just days from being overcome

Luton Town has revealed that it is on the verge of removing a “significant” obstacle to developing a football stadium at Power Court.

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Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

HEALTH experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Mall Luton owners share their vision for town centre and Power Court regeneration

The owners of the Mall Luton have told the Local Plan inspector that the town centre can achieve £4.3billion of economic growth over 20 years – but say the Hatters’ new football stadium should stay on the designated site near M1 Junction 10.

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Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket giant issues recall on their Butcher’s selection garlic and herb thin cut beef sizzle steak.

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£200k theft of electrical equipment from Toddington Services Station

Police are in investigating after electrical equipment worth £200,000 was stolen from a vehicle at the MOTO Services at Toddington on the M1.

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Trading Standards find record amount of illegal tobacco

Officers from Luton Borough Council’s Trading Standards service along with police support from Operation Sentinel uncovered a major store of illegal tobacco products in Luton.

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Campaign to fund world’s first David Bowie statue falling short with 24 hours to go

A crowdfunding campaign to help build the world’s first David Bowie Statue is £16,000 short with just 24 hours to go.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Heston Blumenthal launches banana and bacon Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Man stabbed outside Luton train station

A man was stabbed outside Luton train station yesterday evening.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Beds man arrested over attempted murder of police officer

Police investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in London have arrested a man in Bedfordshire.

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Rejected Peter wanted to bring back Luton Town’s plastic pitch!

Ever tried to blag yourself a job despite lacking the necessary qualifications for the role?

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Shock as Luton named one of UK’s homelessness blackspots

Shocking statistics reveal that Luton has over twice the number of people living on the streets than any other town in the East of England, according to homeless charity Shelter.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Mum’s terror as one of world’s deadliest snake drops in through ceiling hole

A mum-of-two was terrified after she spotted one of the world’s deadliest snakes slithering out of a hole in her ceiling.

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Shock as masked gang attack teenage girl in Luton

A teenage girl was knocked to the ground in Luton by four masked thugs who tried to rob her.

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Stopsley hairdresser celebrates 30 years at the top

Stopsley hairdressers Martin and Crissie Hunt offered lucky customers cake, prosecco, Buck’s Fizz and 1980s music to help them celebrate three decades in the business.

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Have your say on NHS merger

Health services in Bedfordshire are in line for their biggest shake-up in generations and the public are being asked to speak out.

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Man shot in the street in Luton

A man was left seriously injured after being shot in the street in Luton on Saturday afternoon.

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Willow Project helps sibling sexual abuse survivors

A survivor of sibling sexual abuse is determined to help those who are suffering in silence.

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‘Sexting’ blackmail on the rise, says Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police is issuing advice on ‘sexting’ with strangers after numerous reports of people being blackmailed.

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Woburn Lower School choir aims for Christmas chart topper

A catchy song recorded by a small village school choir could be winging its way to the top of the Christmas charts, if country singer Lucie Diamond has anything to do with it.

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Pilot street art scheme invite

Luton teenagers are being invited to take part in a unique pilot project to show youth culture in a positive light.

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Ukie TooNes impromptu concert for Vauxhall volunteers

It was all hands on deck when ukelele band Ukie TooNes donned their gardening gear to help Vauxhall volunteers clear an allotment and garden area for Luton community interest company YAWN Life (Young Adults With Needs).

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Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

The average British person will spend more than three years of their life updating social media, a new study has found.

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REVEALED: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Grieving husband’s plea for return of lost phone

A grieving husband from Luton has issued a desperate plea for the return of a missing phone full of memories of his late wife.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Former hat factory worker celebrates 102nd birthday

A hard-working Lutonian is celebrating her 102nd birthday after dedicating her life to her town and family.

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Luton Mosques say government Prevent plan ‘causes fear’

Luton Council of Mosques has written to Luton Borough Council’s chief executive Trevor Holden opposing the government’s ‘Prevent’ anti-terrorism strategy.

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Invitation to tour Parliament

The history of the Houses of Parliament will seem so much more vivid to a dozen young members of Someries Infant School parliament after they were invited to tour the iconic edifice and meet a number of Lords and Baronesses.

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Meet captivating author Kate at Luton Christian Book Shop

Her book has been described as ‘a beautifully written, haunting memoir . . . so much more than an autobiograhy.’

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Amazon recalls adapters over electric shock fears

Online retailer Amazon is recalling a range of power adapters for its Kindle Fire e-reader range, following the discovery that some items may carry a risk of electrical shock.

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Raising funds for brain tumour research is Hatters’ goal

Luton Town FC is like family and when former team mate Paddy McCourt’s wife Laura was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, the club stepped in to support Brain Tumour Research for the 2016-17 season.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Post Office managers’ strike set to disrupt overseas Christmas mail and parcels

Hundreds of Post Office managers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pensions.

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Advice on your festive waste

Households in Central Bedfordshire should have received information about the temporary changes to household waste collections during Christmas week.

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Hunt for attackers after man stabbed in Luton street

A man has received life changing injuries after being stabbed in a Luton street.

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Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Aldi recalls popular food dish over allergy fears

ALDI is recalling one of its popular curry dishes because it contains milk, which is not declared within the ingredients list.

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Nice women earn less says new report

Women who behave like men earn more than those who are nice, according to new research.

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

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REVEALED: The best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Air ambulance flys to the rescue after man falls from ladder

An air ambulance flew to the rescue after receiving reports of a man falling from a ladder.

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Luton child sex fiend Jake Prescott jailed for nearly 20 years

A “manipulative” child groomer who preyed upon vulnerable youngsters in Luton has been jailed for nearly 20 years.

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