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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Average Brit will see in the new year with over £2,000 debt

As we enter a new year, data from MoneySuperMarket reveals that the average Brit will have over two thousand pounds (£2,172) of debt hanging over their heads.

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Would an office dog make your workplace better? 1.7 million businesses are OK with it

Do our four-legged friends leave workers feline so much better?

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Friday, 29 December 2017

New Year honour for Dunstable woman

A former Queensbury Upper School pupil has been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

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MBE for Luton council leader

Luton Council Leader Hazel Simmons has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

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Luton Job Centre pays out on sex discrimination case

A Luton Job Centre employee who complained about her employer’s behaviour following two miscarriages has been awarded more than £24,000 for sex discrimination.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Light of peace travels across world to Luton

Just in time for Christmas, a Luton church has played host to the Bethlehem Peace Light on its annual pilgrimage to millions of homes around the world.

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Magical land of Narnia comes to life in Dunstable school

A Dunstable school transformed their library into a magical wonderland, as children could step into the world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

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Maths duo’s mission to make numbers fun with new book ‘10 Seconds to Child Genius’

Two passionate authors - one an OAP and one a young teen - are determined to show a generation of Luton families the wonder of mathematics.

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Lhouette’s urban pop art strikes a pose in Luton town

An urban pop artist whose creative hub is near Barton Hills nature reserve has launched a bold new collection in time for Christmas.

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Hunt for men after Luton shootout

Officers are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in Luton on Friday following an altercation between the occupants of two cars.

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Argos recall chair due to safety fears

Argos has recalled a range of chairs, which could unexpectedly break when sat upon.

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Revealed: Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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Monday, 25 December 2017

6 million of us won’t be able to use up our holidays by the end of the year

More than six million full time workers are losing out on days off that they failed to take this year.

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VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Schoolboy fronts advertising campaign

A schoolboy from Luton is the face of Zebra Mortgage Centre’s advertising campaign. Ten-year-old Zane Radford, who is the son of the company’s managing director, Ryan Radford, first featured on the advertising billboards in September 2016. The first one went up on Telford Way with Zane in his Luton Nations Community FC shirt, the club he plays for. The footballer also plays for Luton Town Academy, in the latest advert he is dressed as Father Christmas.

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

What you can do if you spot the signs of domestic abuse this Christmas

While most of us celebrate the Christmas season with festivities and merriment, for victims of domestic abuse the Christmas period is one of the hardest times of year to access support, a leading domestic abuse charity has revealed.

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Shoppers warned of ATM crime during last minute Christmas shopping

For those preparing to do last minute Christmas shopping today, shoppers are being urged to stay alert when taking out cash at ATMs.

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Police arrests of suspected thieves

Bedfordshire Police has made 17 arrests across the county over the last week, during a week-long operation aimed at tacking burglary and robbery ahead of Christmas.

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Man seriously hurt in lorry collision

A man has been seriously injured following a collision between a car and a lorry Ain Toddington early on Thursday morning.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

SERV Herts and Beds needs Bloodrunners

A bloodrunners charity is looking for volunteers to join the charity and help them serve the NHS.

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After open heart surgery seven times brave Luton tot wants to spend first Christmas at home

A brave Luton girl who has had open heart surgery seven times and can’t speak, is daring to hope Santa will grant her wish of being well enough to have her first ever Christmas at home.

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UPDATE: Car crashed into house on Luton’s Crawley Green Road

A car crashed into a house on Crawley Green Road, which saw an ambulance called to the scene and the road closed off for over three hours.

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

MasterChef star grew up in Luton

The only female finalist in BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals went back to her roots as she made a special visit to Luton last week.

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Luton family left ‘distressed’ after jewellery stolen in burglary

A Luton family has been left ‘distressed’ after jewellery that was passed down for generations was stolen during a burglary.

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Man stabbed and then shots fired at McDonalds in Marsh Road, Luton

Bedfordshire Police has launched an investigation after a man was stabbed and shots were fired Luton last night (Tuesday).

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Council tax to be used to foot policing bill

A plea by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner for more Government money for policing in the county has been ignored.

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Special festive delivery to hospital

Children at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital received a special delivery from HBB Bikers RC on Sunday morning.

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Aiming to improve safety in Luton town centre

Safety and security in Luton town centre has been given a boost thanks to Luton Business Improvement District.

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Nisa Local brings Santa to Lewsey Farm

Staff from Nisa Local in Lewsey Farm dressed up as Santa and his elves to organise a party for school children in the area.

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No more East Midlands peak-time trains from Luton to London

Major changes to rail services are on the horizon - but could they harm Luton business?

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Benjamin brings home gold for Dunstable judo club

A Leagrave boy is celebrating a gold medal win at the British Judo Council’s Closed Nationals held in Kettering on November 19.

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‘Luton’s homeless can come for a free meal at Fusion restaurant’

A kind-hearted Luton restaurant is inviting the homeless to come and receive free meals, so no-one goes hungry this Christmas season.

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Woman left waiting nearly two hours on Luton street for ambulance

Two kind Luton samaritans helped an elderly lady who had taken a nasty fall, as they were left waiting almost two hours for an ambulance.

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Snow ‘piled on to’ child’s grave at Luton cemetery

A Luton woman claims she was left upset as a huge mound of snow was “piled on to” a child’s grave and she had to deal with an “argumentative” cemetery manager.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Brave Finnley inspires Luton kindergarten to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK

Kind-hearted staff and tots at a Luton nursery went on a mission to raise money for children with cancer, after one of their own members was diagnosed with a rare condition.

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Car crashes into house on Luton’s Crawley Green Road

A car has crashed into a house on Crawley Green Road, as the street remains closed.

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TV show seeks skilled Luton drivers

Casting agents from Twenty Twenty TV are looking for Luton contestants to take part in a “fast”, globe-trotting driving competition.

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Shoppers give extra at Tesco to help others

Tesco Extra is encouraging their customers to buy something extra this year to put in their trolley at the front of the store. The supermarket, on Skimpot Road, in Dunstable, will be giving the trolley to the homeless on Christmas eve.

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Supporting Feline Cat Rescue

A business owner is making a reverse advent calendar to support Feline Cat Rescue in Luton.

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Three Luton men charged after police crack down on drugs

Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team, dedicated to tackling gun and gang criminality, has secured a number of charges after executing four warrants in Luton last week.

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‘Gay’ jibe sees former Luton Town player’s wife jailed for three years

The wife of former Luton Town footballer Luke Wilkinson was sentenced to three years in jail today for glassing a man.

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No serious injuries in two car collision in Luton

Police and emergency services were at the scene of a collision between two cars in Luton last night (Monday).

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Businesses in Lewsey Farm organise a Christmas dinner for Residential Care Home

Two businesses in Lewsey Farm worked together to organise a Christmas dinner for the residents of Applegrove Residential Care Home on Saturday.

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Armed police set to patrol railways across the country

Armed officers on trains across the UK may become a more common sight, following an announcement by British Transport Police.

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Use the three ‘P’s to check your drink

Central Bedfordshire Council is on the hunt for premises selling illicit alcohol this party season.

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Making it easier to report Hate Crime

Barnfield College has become the first educational establishment in Bedfordshire to become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre.

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Monday, 18 December 2017

VIDEO: What it takes to turn Woburn Forest Center Parcs into a Winter Wonderland for Christmas

Staff at Wobrun Forest Center Parcs have been busy transforming the resort into a beautiful Winter Wonderland which will see the on-site Santa welcome an astonishing 13,000 expectant kids over the festive period.

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Experts issue warning over Chritsmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Stay away unless you are an emergency pleads L&D Hospital

Keep A&E for emergencies only – this is the stark message from Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) this week, as the inclement weather puts extra pressures on NHS acute services in the Luton area.

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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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REVEALED: This year’s must-have Christmas gift for kids

A must-have toy this Christmas is flying off the shelves faster than they can make it, after thousands of children asked Santa to bring them a bizarre gift.

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B&Q issue urgent recall for ‘fire risk’ remote control plugs

B&Q have issued an urgent recall for a batch of remote control on/off plug adapters which could pose a potential fire risk.

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PE scheme is flying high

A joint initiative between easyJet and Luton Town Football Club has reached thousands of children.

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Achievements of children in care celebrated

A ceremony celebrating the achievements of children and young people in council care was held recently.

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Tree-mendous effort by children

Green fingered pupils from Wigmore School in Luton donned their wellies and helped plant more than 100 trees.

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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How to avoid credit card fraud this Christmas

It’s an unfortunate fact that, for most of us, a Merry Christmas will involve a bit of expense.

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REVEALED: How to get money off Amazon purchases before the Boxing Day sales

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

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Live Well Luton changed Colin’s life

A man from Luton has praised Live Well Luton for helping him to change his life.

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Luton’s Keech Hospice Care Santa Run is on Sunday!

Luton is raring to go racing as the Keech Hospice Care Santa Run has been rescheduled for Sunday (Dec 17), after being cancelled on Dec 10 due to poor weather.

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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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Paedophile Ben Storey jailed for abusing girl in Luton

A paedophile has been jailed for eight and a half years after sexually abusing a little girl in Luton.

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Nothing negative about these donors - blood centre needs your help now

People with two valuable blood groups are being urged to donate at Luton Donor Centre now.

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REVEALED: What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.

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IN FULL: Hurdles to cross for Luton’s planned expansion of airport

Bold plans to more than double Luton Airport’s capacity could be the linchpin to Luton’s prosperity – but not without overcoming significant hurdles.

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Fly tipper has van seized after dumping rubbish in Dunstable

A fly tipper has been fined and may have his vehicle crushed after being caught in the act of dumping rubbish.

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Appeal for CCTV after shots fired at Dunstable home

Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving reports that two shots were fired in Mountview Avenue, Dunstable, on Wednesday night.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Luton transplant survivor heads to World Games proving the power of saving lives

A Luton businessman who battled kidney failure is on a mission to encourage organ donation as he competes in the World Transplant Winter Games 2018.

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Luton ‘Aquamen’ take on charity challenge!

A kind-hearted group of lads had a splashing good time when they took on the challenge of trying aqua aerobics in Luton for charity.

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Winter fun in Wonderland for Luton community and Whipperley Infant Academy!

A Luton school organised a special festive outing to London’s Winter Wonderland for parents and children to enjoy.

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Super storytelling thrives in Dunstable as Lancot Online Library launched

Imaginative Dunstable school pupils created their very own digital library books, which were celebrated during a special showcase at the town’s Grove Theatre.

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The project that aims to give hope to others

A community project in Luton wants to offer hope this Christmas.

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Luton boy injured by laser pen

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was injured when he had a laser pen shone at him.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

ADVERT: New series of Shop Well For Less commissioned after success

RDF West has been commissioned to make a third 4x60’ series of Shop Well For Less? for BBC One following the success of the last series. 

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Luton bodybuilder Jenev Varghese jailed 12 years for abusing girl

A championship bodybuilder from Luton who abused a four-year-old girl has been jailed for 12 years.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

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Opposition to Luton Airport expansion from Herts County Council

Hertfordshire County Council has registered its opposition to neighbouring Luton’s plan to expand its airport.

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Police are advising drivers to be aware of driving the morning after a night of drinking

Police are warning drivers to be aware of driving the morning after a night of drinking as they may still be over the drink drive limit.

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Man pleads guilty to racially aggravated harassment

A 46-year-old man from Luton has been given a community order, after pleading guilty to racially aggravated harassment with fear of violence.

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Luton family fined nearly £10,000 over illegal residence

A family from Luton have incurred costs totalling nearly £10,000 after being found guilty of planning offences dating back four years ago.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Shave it off for foodbank

Two Police Community Support Officers shaved their heads to raise money for the Luton Foodbank.

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‘Ambitious’ plans to grow Luton Airport over 30 years

An “ambitious” vision to grow London Luton Airport over 30 years has been revealed by owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) as part of Luton Council’s £1.5bn investment programme.

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Police are reminding people to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity

Police are reminding people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, as they continue to promote the Action Counters Terrorism campaign in the lead up to Christmas.

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School closures after snow fall

Schools across Bedfordshire are closed this morning because of the snow.

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police are warning people to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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Aldi recalls food product because it could contain small pieces of hard plastic

Aldi has recalled one of its food products owing to worries that it may be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic.

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M&S slammed over “irresponsible” plastic apple packaging

Marks & Spencer has been slammed by shoppers and scientists for selling apples in a plastic TUBE - so they can fit in car cup holders.

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Winter Wonderland fun for Rainbows

Three hundred Rainbows and 120 leaders from across Bedfordshire attended the Rainbow Winter Wonderland event held at Denbigh School in Luton on Sunday, December 3.

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Scouts save the world from toxic threat

More than 140 Luton Scouts and their leaders survived a series of devilish Bear Grylls challenges at Milton Bryan camp site.

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Council says thanks to caring foster parents

Luton Council paid tribute to fosters carers who have dedicated many years of their lives to help children in need at an awards ceremony recently.

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Sum feat by young mathematicians

The regional finals of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards took place at Explore Learning Bramingham Park, where children from across Luton battled it out in a series of mathematical problems for a place at the grand final.

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Maintaining our top activity in the face of acute financial challenges

What is free, widely available and helps make a difference to people, families and communities?

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

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Poundland launches Toblerone-style treat with 20 per cent more chocolate after court battle

Poundland has finally launched its £1 ‘Twin Peaks’ Toblerone-style chocolate bar this week after a lengthy legal wrangle over its shape and packaging.

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Letterbox shooters, who targeted the wrong man, jailed for a total of 100 years

Four men, including a man from Barton le Clay, who conspired to murder a man by shooting him with a sawn-off shotgun through a letterbox have been sentenced to a combined total of 100 years’ in prison.

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Pupils protest at Chalk Hills Academy in Luton

Parents say children have been suspended from Chalk Hills Academy after protesting against the treatment of a teacher.

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Luton chemist’s £1.5k penalty after illegal practice

A Luton chemist who carried on working after he was suspended by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) has been fined over £1,500.

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Luton Borough Council’s £1m parking profit is revealed...

The RAC has revealed that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Herald & Post can reveal the figures for Luton and Dunstable areas.

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Pioneering BBC project secures four local democracy reporters for Luton News and sister titles in region

The Luton News and its sister titles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will be taking on four local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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Santa’s visit to Luton for some festive fun

Shoppers were treated to a special Christmas visit from Santa, Mrs Claus and some walkabout entertainers in the town centre for some festive fun on Saturday. Luton Business Improvement District (BID) organised the visit and families enjoyed seeing Santa while shopping for Christmas.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Pervert jailed after travelling to Luton to meet child for sex

A registered sex offender from Birmingham has been jailed for four years after travelling to Luton with the intention of meeting a child to sexually abuse them.

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Two Luton men charged with assault

Two Luton men were charged with assault yesterday following separate investigations by Bedfordshire Police.

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Woman trapped in Luton Police Station after officers forget about her

A woman was locked inside Luton Police Station for two hours after officers forgot about her and went home.

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Class B Drug, firearm and ammunition found in Luton’s in Morris Close

Two men have been charged following a warrant in Luton yesterday (Tuesday).

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Teen who supports others wins YOPEY

A teenager from Luton was one of the big winners at the recent YOPEY awards.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

‘Police left me home alone with burglars’

A woman was left alone in her home for nearly an hour after reporting that burglars were downstairs in her property, because the police were dealing with another incident.

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Have your say on flood plans

Residents are being invited to find out more about planned Houghton Regis Flood Alleviation Scheme next week.

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Luton burglars get their comeuppance

A man described as a ‘one man crime wave’ has been sentenced to six years in prison after committing more than 200 burglaries.

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Armed robbers target Barton Rovers FC a second time

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at Barton Rovers Football Club on Sunday.

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Ho, ho, ho - Ron plans to carry on as Santa

An 82-year-old Luton man who claims to be the UK’s longest-serving Father Christmas has said he has no plans to retire despite racking up 53 years in the job.

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Firefighters plea: stay safe over Christmas after spate of fires

Firefighters from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service had a busy weekend in the lead up to Christmas dealing with two serious house fires and several other incidents that could have been more dangerous.

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Luton gang throws bleach into woman’s face

Police are appealing for information after a woman had a substance thrown over her in Luton last week.

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Next recall children’s coats over choking fears

Next have recalled a pair of children’s coats following the discovery that they could present a choking hazard.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Jumping for joy, and for charity

Children jumped for joy and raised money for charity at a school event.

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Darren runs his way to happiness

A man who was tired of being overweight and unfit now loves running.

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‘Priceless’ care, counselling and support for families and friends

A tragic loss has lead a young widower to speak out in support of a Chichester hospice.

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Morrison’s recalls chicken pies - because the filling contains fish and mustard

Supermarket giant Morrison’s has pulled its chicken and mushroom pies off its shelves - because some are actually fish pies.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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Study says we are sentimental and still prefer cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

High value jewellery stolen during Luton burglary

Bedfordshire Police has released images of jewellery taken during a burglary on Calverton Road, Luton on 23 November.

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High Town man and woman charged with people trafficking

A man and woman in Luton are among a group of seven charged with human trafficking offences after a string of raids across four counties.

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Two fined over blue badge use

Two people have been fined after being caught out during an exercise on the potential misuse of disability blue badges.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Man threatens post officer worker with meat cleaver in Hockwell Ring robbery

A post office worker was threatened with a meat cleaver during a robbery in Hockwell Ring this week.

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World Cup draw: England’s groups throughout the years

The draw for the 2018 World Cup takes place today, at 3pm GMT.

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40 weapons handed in during Bedforshire firearms amnesty

Almost 40 weapons were handed in during a Beds Police firearms surrender campaign.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Meet Santa and his elves at The Mall

Luton BID is inviting people to meet Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves at The Mall on Saturday.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to one Bedfordshire MP.

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Luton woman attacked in attempted robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured in an attempted robbery on Monday morning (27 November) in Moor Path, Luton.

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Gunshots fired in Luton carjacking

A driver dropped to the ground in terror after armed robbers fired four shots while stealing his car in Luton.

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Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom meets fans at Luton’s new Marhaba Restaurant

The wife of world champion boxer Amir Khan was welcomed to Luton on Friday to attend a ‘meet and greet’ at a new restaurant and sheesha lounge.

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Luton Foodbank launch advent calendar appeal to help families in poverty

Luton Foodbank has launched its ‘Christmas Appeal’ as the charity asks kind residents to help adults and children in poverty and crisis.

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Registered sex offender jailed after travelling to Luton with intention to abuse child

A registered sex offender from Birmingham has been jailed for four years after travelling to Luton with the intention of meeting a child to sexually abuse them.

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Luton man charged with Chapel Street robberies, and possessing sharp article offences

A man from Luton was charged yesterday (Wednesday) with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing a knife blade or sharp article in a public place.

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Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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How quickly do Bedfordshire Police helicopters respond to incidents?

Questions have been raised after a watchdog highlighted concerns over the speed of response by police helicopters.

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Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

England is set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet across the country but how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Luton singer ‘Miss Fiona Rae’ helps Caribbean night for children’s charities

A kind-hearted Luton singer is hoping Bedfordshire residents will help support a Christmas Caribbean night for children’s charities.

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‘Children keep walking in dog mess on Luton streets!’

A concerned Luton mother is fed up with amount of dog mess left on the pavements, after witnessing children and toddlers treading in it.

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House prices in Central Beds, Luton and Bucks rise higher than national average

House prices in Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire have risen higher than the national average in the past year.

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Britain First leader Jayda Fransen re-tweeted by Donald Trump

A Britain First leader banned from Luton has spoken of her delight after being re-tweeted by Donald Trump.

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When do the Christmas school holidays start in the Luton area?

The Christmas school holidays in Luton will soon be upon us and here is a reminder of important diary dates for your children, which every parent needs to jot down.

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Legoland treat for Luton burns victim Shamiam

Luton teenage burns survivor Shamiam Arif was among VIP guests when she joined the Children’s Burns Club charity Winter Family Fun Day at Legoland recently.

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Peppa Pig and PJ Masks join Christmas parade in Luton

Christmas arrived in Luton on Thursday as children’s favourite TV characters Peppa Pig and PJ Masks joined The Mall’s Big Christmas Parade and Party.

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Harlington school choir records festive song for CHUMS

There’s a very special connection between Harlington Lower School and CHUMS, the mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people.

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Bedford Hospital may get £40m deficit written off in merger

Hospital bosses could have a £40million debt written off under plans to merge Bedford and Luton.

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Fury over FA ‘ringer’ row

The chairman of Luton & South Beds District League was left distraught after being suspended for saying he may have played football as a ‘ringer’... 42 YEARS AGO!

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Expansion of The Vale main chapel delayed

The Vale main chapel in Luton which closed in May as part of a major transformation may not open until the new year after a delay with the construction.

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Community radio station marks 20 years

Students and staff from the University of Bedfordshire’s community radio station, Radio LaB, have been celebrating the station’s 20th birthday at the Luton campus.

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Speak up about domestic abuse

Bedfordshire Police is calling for the public to speak out over concerns of domestic abuse, as they support the international 16 Days of Action campaign.

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Luton lights up for Christmas

Hundreds of people took to the streets outside the Town Hall in Luton on Saturday to watch the Christmas lights switch-on.

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A teenager who died in a crash in Streatley has been named

A teenager who died in a road traffic collision in Streatley last week has been named by police.

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Police investigate possible ‘road rage’ incident in Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was damaged with what is believed to be an air weapon in Luton on Friday, November 17.

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VIDEO: Landmark footage of hi-tech thieves serves as warning to owners of keyless entry cars

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.

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Missing Hunaina from Luton has been found

A teenager who was reported missing from Luton has been found safe and well.

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Woman hurt after collision with motorcycle near busway in Luton

Police are investigating after a woman sustained serious injuries after she was involved in a hit and run in Luton on Saturday morning.

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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Are you guilty of sending inappropriate emails?

A staggering 92.6 per cent of Brits think there are certain things you should never do over a work email, with the sending of inappropriate content, kisses and not addressing people correctly, taking the lead.

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VIDEO: Heavy police presence at UK’s Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

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Helen crusies to Leader award

A woman from Luton has scooped an award in the inaugural Everywoman in Travel Awards.

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Play time just got better at two schools

Pupils at two Luton schools have more reasons to enjoy playtime thanks to a donation from an estate agency.

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Scouts win top awards

More than 100 Luton Scouts have gained a ton of top awards during a special presentation by County Commissioner, Bob Calver, at Redbourne School in Ampthill.

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Praise for Active Luton

Sports and leisure trust Active Luton has been recognised for its work in helping people to take small steps to better health.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Smacking makes children more badly behaved

Smacking your child makes them behave more badly, a new study has warned.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Two Luton men arrested in connection to drug offences following warrant in Inkerman Street

Two Luton men were arrested in connection to drug offences following a warrant in Inkerman Street.

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Have you seen missing Kane Duffy from Luton?

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 13-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen for several days.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Have you seen missing Luton girl Hunaina?

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing 14-year-old girl from Luton.

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Luton hero Billy awarded for saving three lives with organ donation

A young Luton man who saved lives through the gift of organ donation has been posthumously honoured at a moving awards ceremony.

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Luton customer ‘upset’ after cash goes missing but no CCTV available from ATM camera

A Luton woman claims she has been left “upset” after her money went missing from a post office ATM, but there was no CCTV available for police to investigate.

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Luton’s Eva shares 100th birthday with royal wedding anniversary

A Luton woman celebrated her 100th birthday – and she was delighted to share her special day with Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary.

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Safety reminder for parents after Luton man pleads guilty to online grooming

Police are raising awareness of the importance of online safety after a Luton man pleaded guilty to several online child sex offences.

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Luton student jailed over terrorism threats

A 22-year-old Luton man has been jailed for six years after planning to fight with Daesh in Syria.

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Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Haverhill festive weekend has plenty for all of the family

The sights and sounds of Christmas will fill Haverhill town centre on Friday, December 1 and Saturday 2nd when the Family Christmas Weekend takes place.

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Luton men in 90s “left shaken” after burglaries

Two elderly men in their 90s were “left shaken” after they were victims of burglaries yesterday evening (Tuesday) in Luton.

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Give a Gift this Christmas

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is appealing for people to get involved with their latest campaigns.

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Ex-Luton Town striker Ricky Miller to strand trial over police assault claims

Ex-Luton Town striker Ricky Miller will stand trial over allegations he assaulted a police officer.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Luton firm help bring suicidal Dave back from the brink

An ex-builder driven to the brink of suicide by depression, drugs and binge-drinking is now travelling the world helping others suffering from mental health problems.

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Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.

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Heroic Luton couple commended after saving woman from rapist

A couple who went to the aid of a sex attack victim in a Luton park are to receive a commendation and £500 reward from Bedfordshire’s High Sheriff for their bravery.

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Bedfordshire Police probationary officer dismissed for discreditable conduct

A probationary police officer for Bedfordshire Police has been dismissed after acting unprofessionally while off-duty.

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Two held in money laundering probe

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and seven others safeguarded following a series of warrants targeting suspected human trafficking and modern day slavery across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Recognised for promoting 
NHS diversity

A Luton couple have received a prestigious NHS award at the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) staff awards.

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VIDEO: Disgruntled customer filmed paying for £25 Domino’s pizza in 2p coins

This is the bizarre moment a disgruntled customer paid £25 for a Domino’s pizza meal - using just 2p coins.

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Man dies in collision between a car and a tractor in Streatley

Police are investigating after a man died in a collision between a car and a tractor in Streatley yesterday.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Appeal after car is stolen from Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen from Rutland Close in Luton on Thursday, November 16.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Aldi and Lidl recall snacks over allergy fears

Hugely popular discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have issued recalls for snacks over allergy fears.

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WATCH: Banned Royal Mail TV ad ‘too scary’ to be aired

A Royal Mail ad intended to raise awareness of the threat of identity theft has been banned for being too scary.

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Check your loose change - you could have a 50p worth hundreds in your pocket

Check your pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch now, folks.

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High Sheriff enjoys tea and a chat with residents

Vinod Tailor, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, joined tenants aged 55 and over of local housing association Luton Community Housing (LCH) for afternoon tea. The afternoon was held at LCH’s sheltered housing scheme, which provides homes for more than 25 residents, to represent national Community Impact Week, an opportunity to showcase the great work being done in communities. 
The event gave residents the opportunity to discuss local issues with the High Sheriff, including topics such as parking in Luton, police numbers on the streets of Bedfordshire and current affairs, both local and national.

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Council to recruit more school crossing patrol officers

Luton Council is looking for people to become school crossing patrol officers (SCPOs).

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Choir’s performance moves audience to tears

A choir made up of people living with dementia and their carers brought tears to the eyes of delegates at a major conference in Luton.

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Top environmental award for Luton manufacturer

AJC EasyCabin, the Luton-based manufacturer of sustainable welfare units and temporary accommodation products, is celebrating winning a top honour in the 2017 Green Apple Awards.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Revealed: Top 50 bugbears of motorists from lane hoggers to tail-gaters

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Two arrests after uproar in Leighton Buzzard street

Two young men were arrested after causing an uproar in a Leighton Buzzard street on Wednesday.

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