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Friday, 30 June 2017

12 members of High Town drugs gang jailed 40 years

Twelve members of a High Town drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 40 years.

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Nothing to rave about...

Bedfordshire police is warning of an increased likelihood of raves this weekend.

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Jailed after drugs found in crashed car

A man who crashed a stolen car into a house in Luton has been sentenced to more than six years in jail, after it was found to have Class A drugs in it.

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Search is on for LLA’s next official charity partner

London Luton Airport (LLA) is inviting submissions from local charities to become its official charity partner.

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Plied with free drinks on Magaluf stag do because revellers thought Norman from Luton was Morgan Freeman!

A Luton man was inundated with requests for selfies and offers of free drinks when he was mistaken for legendary Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman while on a stag weekend in Magaluf.

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A ball to raise money for Sienna’s Footsteps

The family of a schoolgirl who needs an operation to help her walk are organising a ball to raise money for the procedure.

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Fears for victims after derelict cottages blaze in Luton

Firefighters had to search for possible victims of a derelict house blaze in Luton after reports that youths had been in the area.

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Luton man Javan Hunter jailed for crashing drug filled stolen car into house

A man who crashed a stolen car into a house in Luton has been sentenced to more than six years in jail, after it was found to have Class A drugs in it.

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Man dropped up to £8k worth of heroin and crack cocaine after being pulled over by police

A man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs offences, after he dropped a number of packages containing large quantities of heroin and crack cocaine.

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Kensworth family fun day in aid of Cancer Research UK

A Kensworth family fun day for Cancer Research UK is encouraging the Bedfordshire community to unite against the disease and enjoy a day of cars, a bouncy castle and food stalls.

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Three Uni of Beds students scoop awards!

Three University of Bedfordshire students bagged awards at the recent Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Regional Awards.

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Hospital costs fears

Fat cat health bosses are being paid ‘eye watering’ salaries in order to CUT services to patients in Bedfordshire, experts have claimed.

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Luton lady’s botched eyebrow job featured on Channel 5 documentary

A Luton woman has appeared in a Channel 5 documentary, after a botched eyebrow treatment at American Nails left her looking “like a monster”.

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Advice after fifth floor fire in Luton high rise

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued fire safety advice to residents of a high- rise block in Dorset Court, Luton following a fire at a flat on the fifth floor flat on Tuesday evening.

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‘Give up’ - Luton urges C&R to drop opposition to development plans

“Give up’ was the strong message from residents, politicians and Luton Town in a unifying call against the owners of The Mall who are opposing the football club’s redevelopment plans.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Award winning engineer at Luton Leonardo helps helicopter rescue crews

A talented employee at a Luton aerospace company has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 women in engineering under 35’.

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Luton band Rylands Heath have new song ‘Rollercoaster’ played on ITV This Morning

A Luton band were delighted to discover that their new song was played by ITV This Morning.

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Waterstones success for Luton author of Did The Right Sperm Win?

A Luton author is celebrating her book of inspiring stories being sold by popular UK retailer, Waterstones.

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Footgolf at Luton’s Tea Green Club to help Brain Tumour Research

A Luton charity footgolf and fun day is kicking off in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

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Luton’s TOKKO Youth Space present modern Macbeth!

An exciting new production of Macbeth is coming to Luton as a cast from TOKKO Youth Space perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies.

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Warning after kitchen fires

A woman and a paramedic needed hospital treatment after a kitchen fire in Luton on Monday.

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Recycling firm aiming to go on for infinity

Luton based waste management company Cawleys has launched a new range of office recycling consoles, made from recycled content collected from customers, known as its ‘Infinity’ programme.

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Former Luton FC man charged over Hillsborough

A former secretary of Luton Town FC has been charged over health and safety issues over the Hillsborough disaster.

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Silver Street closed after man falls from Luton car park

Silver Street is currently closed after a man fell from a car park this morning.

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Into the blue - pioneering astronout training centre to come to RAF Henlow

The world’s biggest 50m deep pool and an astronaut training centre is to be developed at the soon to be closed RAF Henlow site.

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Independence service is a real lifesaver

A dad-of-three who considered suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease says a new service which helps terminally ill adults live well for longer has saved his life.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Have you seen missing James?

A 15-year-old boy is missing from Kensworth.

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Tributes to preacher

Family pays tribute to Dorothy Chapman, a well-known and respected Methodist preacher from Luton, who passed away peacefully on June 9, aged 96.

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Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Bedfordshire issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Bedfordshire and the surrounding region.

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Staff rally for Grenfell Tower victims

Luton Borough Council staff have joined other local groups wishing to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Outstanding Age Concern volunteers are ‘just like a substitute family’

There was warm praise for Age Concern Luton when Bedfordshire’s Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis visited the charity’s King Street premises last Monday.

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£2million boost for Luton’s art scene

Luton’s arts scene is celebrating after a giant cash injection.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Two jailed for killing of Henry Huggins

Two men have been jailed for a total of 32 years for causing the death of Luton man Henry Huggins.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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Man dies after allegedly setting self on fire in Houghton Regis

A man has died after allegedly setting himself on fire near a public park in Houghton Regis yesterday.

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‘Angry’ driver stopped twice in one night

An ‘angry’ Audi driver was pulled over twice on the same evening by traffic cops who clocked him doing 130mph.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

Spain is the holiday destination where you are most likely to fall ill or have your passport or money stolen, according to new research.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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Luton bankers cycle coast to coast for charities

Santander employees from Luton took part in a fundraising bike ride which saw them cycle across the UK from the North Sea to the Bristol Channel. The event, part of the bank’s “We Are Santander” fortnight, set out to raise money for Santander’s charity partners; Age UK and Barnardo’s.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

TOMY recall children’s toy over injury fears

Children’s toy manufacturer TOMY Europe has recalled a popular product over safety fears.

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Half of us don’t know our neighbours’ names, says poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Anger as Luton fans confront The Mall owner over Power Court

Luton Town Football Club and its fans made a show of unity against The Mall owner Capital & Regional on Friday evening – vowing to go ahead with the proposed stadium at Power Court.

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Mary and Sheila are honoured for being ‘good neighbours’

Two inspirational women from Linslade who have made a difference in their local community for the last four decades have been recognised with a national honour.

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Luton’s Hibbert Street residents send wishes to boy injured in fail to stop collision

Kind-hearted residents of Hibbert Street are sending well wishes to the young boy who was was injured in a fail to stop collision, as police confirm he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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Biggleswade man jailed for threats and controlling behaviour to partner

A Biggleswade man has become the first person in Bedfordshire to be convicted of exercising coercive and controlling behaviour, following an investigation by the force’s Emerald team.

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Dunstable man who died in M1 collision named as Luke Wheeler

The man who died in a collision on the M1 on Wednesday (June 21) has been named.

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Dunstable’s splash park is open for business

Bennett’s Splash and the Splashside CafĂ© is OPEN

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UPDATE: Appeal after boy injured in fail to stop collision in Luton

After a child was injured in a fail to stop collision in Luton, police are appealing for witnesses.

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Why have our cars suddenly been covered in dust?

People across the country will have woken up this morning to find their cars covered in a mysterious red dust.

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Social worker fined for illegal blue badge use

A woman who fraudulently used a Blue Badge to park in a disabled bay has been sentenced in court.

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Charity commission slams Luton school trustees

Trustees of an independent school in Luton are responsible for mismanagement and misconduct says the charity regulator.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

BREAKING: Child critically injured in Luton hit-and-run

A child has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run collision in Luton.

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Sun shines for family fun day

Hundreds of people enjoyed a family fun day at Little Bramingham Farm care home in Marsh Farm on Saturday, to mark Care Home Open Day.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

‘It’s incredible!’ says Luton lady after losing 12 stone at Weight Watchers

A Luton woman has turned her life around after losing an incredible 12 stone in two years.

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‘You’re harming baby birds’ argue Luton residents upset by pollarding

Upset Stockingstone Road residents are concerned for wildlife after creatures’ homes were “destroyed”.

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Appeal after man killed on M1 while running across motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision on the M1 today while running across the motorway.

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Motorists advised of road closures on Dunstable Road

Motorists are advised that highway improvement works will be carried out on Dunstable Road for eight weeks from Monday, July 3.

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Breaking news - Motorists warned over M1 closure

Motorists on the M1 are being warned of serious delays after a man was killed on the carriageway at Luton this morning.

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Collision causes M1 closure

The M1 is currently closed in both directions at junction 11 while emergency services deal with an incident.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Mark’s parkruns to help Keech

A running coach from Stopsley Striders has completed 47 Greater London parkruns in a year to raise money for Keech Hospice Care.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Jerome gets ready for the jamboree

A devoted Luton Scout leader has been chosen to lead a trip to a jamboree in the Appalachian mountains of America.

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Capital & Regional confirm Ken Ford will attend Hatters fans’ meeting this week

Capital and Regional executive Ken Ford will come face-to-face with supporters of Luton Town’s new stadium plan later this week.

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Brute jailed for savage attack on girlfriend

A brute who imprisoned his girlfriend in Luton before launching a horrific attack has been jailed for four years.

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Indoor karting opens

TeamSport Karting was officially opened in Dunstable on Monday, June 12, by the town’s Deputy Mayor councillor John Kane and the Mayor of Houghton Regis, councillor Joanna Hillyard.

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Thousands raised for charity at family fun day

A family fun day in Lewsey Farm raised over £6,000 for charity.

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WATCH: First baby sea lion born at Woburn Safari Park in 12 years

A baby Californian sea lion pup has been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire to first-time mum, Kira and dad, Max.

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Cheeky bum-baring craze takes off online due to scorching summer

A cheeky craze has taken off with the soaring temperatures - of people baring their BUMS across the country.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Healthy bid to fight diabetes

More than 13,000 Luton people with Type 2 diabetes will benefit from the world’s first diabetes prevention programme (NDPP) which will be rolled out in the town this month.

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Sex, marriage and car maintenance among subjects dads hate discussing with sons

Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON’T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.

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Minute’s silence for Grenfell flats victims

Luton Borough Council Leader Cllr Hazel Simmons has sent the thoughts and prayers of everyone in Luton to the people of Finsbury Park this morning, following a suspected terrorism incident in which one person died and left eight others in hospital.

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Hero Luton train driver in line for top award

An off duty Luton train driver who helped the driver and passengers of a train after it hit a person, is in line for a top award.

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Luton conman stole OAPs’ inheritances

A Luton man who defrauded two people out of their inheritances has been jailed.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Scam ticket website sells non-existent tickets

Gig-goers have been left empty handed after a website sold non-existent tickets to Robbie Williams concerts and UK festivals.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

TV media player Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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WATCH: Decanter which keeps open wine fresh for weeks smashes kickstarter target

A decanter which promises to keep open wine fresh for nearly TWO WEEKS has reached three times its fundraising target on Kickstarter.

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The Beacon Project completion in sight

A trustee of Sundon Park Baptist Church has announced that the completion of The Beacon Project is in sight.

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Breaking news: Former Beds police chief Alf Hitchcock dies after short illness

A former Chief Constable of Bedfordshire died on Friday morning (June 16) following a short illness.

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Do you have that special quality?

Do you want to make a difference in your community, and can you spare 16 hours a month?

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NATIONAL BREAKING: Armed police hold man at gunpoint outside Parliament

Parliament has been put on lockdown this morning after armed police detained a man at gunpoint.

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Luton voted nation’s least favourite airport, Newcastle tops poll

Holidaymakers should avoid Luton Airport this summer, according to a poll of UK travellers.

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Next urgently recalls children’s sandals over choking fears

High street retailer Next have urgently recalled a pair of sandals due to concerns they could present a choking hazard to children.

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DJ plans to get on his bike for three charities

A fasting DJ is cycling 1500 km for Keech Hospice Care.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

‘Legendary’ police dog who worked for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire dog unit dies aged 15

A spaniel who served with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire dog unit for more than ten years has died following a short illness.

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Teenager remanded after attacking woman in Luton Mall

A Luton teenager has been remanded into custody this week after a woman was assaulted in a shop in Luton on Sunday (11 June).

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Luton man remanded after woman and child assaulted

Bedfordshire Police’s Emerald team has remanded a man into custody this week after a woman and her young child were seriously assaulted.

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Record breaking triple-jumper talks to pupils

Record breaking triple-jumper Nathan Fox visited Stopsley Community Primary School last week to talk with pupils about his daily life as an athlete and show them his gold medal that he won at the British Championships last year.

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Luton Council reassures tenants after Kensington blaze

Luton Council has been quick to reassure tenants in its high rise flats after the devastating fire in Kensington on Wednesday.

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Two Luton men guilty of killing Henry Huggins

Two men have today (Thursday) been found guilty of causing the death of a man from Luton, after they attacked him outside his house in August 2013.

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Care Home to host 
a family fun day

Little Bramingham Farm care home is hosting a family fun day on Saturday to mark Care Home Open Day.

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‘Mum needs her dialysis treatment but the private ambulance is always late!’ claims upset Luton son

A frustrated Luton residentclaims a new ambulance service is “consistently late” when picking up his frail mother.

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Talented Luton teacher heads to Vancouver for Toastmasters public speaking final!

A talented Icknield High School teacher will be competing in an international public speaking contest held in Canada.

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Punk Story relives ‘the thrill ride of music’ in vibrant 70s Luton

A Luton writer has penned a new novel based on his experiences as a young journalist in the town’s Punk scene.

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‘Help find my stolen Yamaha!’ says Luton Butely Road resident

A Butely Road, Luton resident has been left upset after his beloved motorbike was stolen.

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Nominate your child for hip hop and poetry at Luton Town Football Club

Luton primary schools have been asked to nominate children for an innovative hip hop and spoken word poetry project.

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Luton Penrose Roots to Recovery therapy garden opened by Sheriff

A therapeutic garden designed to help vulnerable Luton residents is celebrating its official opening today with the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire.

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Police remember brave PC Henry who was killed in Luton

A minute’s silence was held by Bedfordshire Police to remember a brave PC who was killed while on duty in Luton.

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easyJet’s new ‘quiet’ NEO flys into airport!

There was excitement at London Luton Airport, as easyJet’s very first LEAP-1A powered A320neo “quieter aircraft” flew in to land.

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Victims attacked with baseball bats in violent Dunstable robbery

A violent Dunstable robbery which saw victims attacked with baseball bats has been described by police as “vicious” and “unprovoked”.

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Biggleswade carer from Luton is guilty of neglect

A former Biggleswade carer has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, after being found guilty of the neglect of a vulnerable adult.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Appeal after youths damage vehicle from Luton footbridge by throwing stones

After a vehicle was damaged under a Luton footbridge during an “unprovoked incident” police are appealing for information.

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Councillors go on to Facebook

Luton Council wants to develop new ways for residents to communicate with their local Councillors and, following a public consultation, will be introducing new Ward-specific Facebook Pages from this month.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Have your say on Bartlett Square proposals

A public exhibition will take place on Tuesday, June 27, at Venue 360 in Luton, to provide more details about proposals to create a new £100 million employment site at Bartlett Square.

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VIDEO: This is Luton – having a fantastic time!

The ‘This is Luton’ Festival, a free cultural awareness and family event hosted by Luton in Harmony took place on Saturday afternoon in Wardown Park.

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WATCH: Luton’s Young Drummer praised by chart singers

A seven-year-old drummer from Luton wants to create her own ‘master group’ in three years after videos of her playing went viral.

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Massive homes plans for Luton north and east

Central Bedfordshire Council’s long anticipated Local Plan is good news for Dunstable, but could see massive expansion north and east of Luton.

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Shots fired in Luton

Police were called just after 5pm on Thursday to reports of shots being fired in St Ethelbert Avenue, Luton.

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Three charged after police find gun

Three men have been charged after officers recovered a firearm from a vehicle in Hawkfields, Luton, on Friday, June 9.

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Police crack down on sex trade in Luton

A property being used as a brothel in Luton has been given a three month closure notice after an investigation by Bedfordshire Police.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Do you have the most valuable £2 coin in your pocket?

New Scarcity Index identifies most valuable £2 coins.

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A staggering 8 out of 10 motorists have suffered from road rage in the last year

A shocking eight out of 10 British motorists say they have fallen victim to road rage in the past year.

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Wine prices at record high - thanks to Brexit

Wine prices have reached an all-time high since the Brexit vote - and further rises are expected to follow, according to industry experts.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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Record-breaking ‘blowtorch summer’ on the way says Met Office

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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Average person still in touch with five school friends and a third still close to their first best pal

The average Brit is still in touch with five friends from their school days - and over a third remain close to their very first best pal.

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Carers are rated in the top 10 - again

Home Instead Senior Care, which provides care to older people so they can continue living in their own homes across Luton and Central Bedfordshire, has just been announced as one of the top 10 most recommended home care companies in the homecare.co.uk ‘Top 10 Awards 2017’.

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Ella predicts the future with prize winning story

A 10-year-old from Bramingham Park has been named a regional winner in the National Young Writers’ Award.

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Masons step in to help NOAH

A local charity that provides vital services to exceptionally vulnerable people in one of the most deprived areas of the country has been given support by Bedfordshire Freemasons.

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Friday, 9 June 2017

LUTON ATTACK FOOTAGE: Man left in coma after assault outside White House pub

After a man in was left in a coma following an assault in Luton, Bedfordshire Police have issued a video urging the public to come forward with information.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour storm to victory in Luton

A Tory campaign to win seats in Luton was crushed last night after Labour stormed to a landslide victory.

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Fundraisers to boost L&D charities

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital charitable fund is organising two events this summer to raise money for the hospital wards and departments.

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Hundreds raised at five-a-side for The Josh Carrick Foundation

Ten teams took part in a five-a-side tournament at Venue 360 in Luton on Saturday, to raise money for The Josh Carrick Foundation.

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Tory MP Nadine Dorries triumphs in Mid Beds

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries won the seat in Mid Bedfordshire with 38,936 votes.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Hundreds cheer volunteers’ achievements at Grove Theatre awards ceremony

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers.

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Safety advice as people conned by beggar

Bedfordshire Police are issuing important safety advice following reports of people being conned by a beggar.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Luton man sentenced to seven years after police find heroin, a loaded handgun, and cannabis with a street value of between £7.5 and £15k

A man from Luton has been sentenced to seven years in prison for drugs and firearms offences, after police found heroin, a loaded handgun, and cannabis with a street value of between £7.5 and £15k.

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Ghanaian cooking spices up Luton

A Ghanaian cooking night hosted by an acclaimed Luton chef who works for Jean-Christophe Novelli was a roaring success, as guests learned to cook exciting new flavours.

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ITV Anglia star Becky Jago thanks uni’s ‘Clearing’ process for kickstarting career

An ITV newsreader has credited the University of Bedfordshire’s ‘Clearing’ process for kickstarting her career.

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Luton teacher banned for unauthorised wrestling lessons

A Luton teacher who arranged private maths and wrestling sessions for muslim pupils has been banned from the country’s classrooms.

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Tempers rise over Power Court scheme

Luton Town’s key supporter groups have accused Capital & Regional – owners of The Mall shopping centre – of being “arrogant, out-of touch with the local community, and misleading”.

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Elderly Dunstable widow distracted as purse stolen in Asda car park

An upset son wants to warn Luton and Dunstable shoppers after his widowed mother was distracted in a car park and her purse stolen.

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Luton Sixth Form College staff send handmade hearts to Manchester

Thousands of handmade hearts have been handed out in Manchester, including some from Luton Sixth Form College staff, to show support and love following the Manchester Arena terror attack a fortnight ago.

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Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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Number of armed police officers in Bedfordshire to increase by a half

The number of firearms officers available to provide armed capacity and capability across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire has increased by 50 per cent.

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Herbie returns two years after fire at Fancott

The Fancott Arms welcomed back Herbie to the pub’s miniature railway on Saturday, May 27.

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Man was stabbed as he worked in his garage

A religious fanatic who claimed to be a descendant of Jesus and Mohammed fatally stabbed his neighbour, an inquest heard today.

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Man threatens to set his dog on couple in Luton

Police are investigating after a couple were threatened by a man as they were walking along St Peters Road in Luton, on Sunday, May 28.

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Hate crime spate over weekend

Police are investigating after a Luton man was assaulted by a group of thugs who called him a terrorist.

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Necklace stolen from around man’s neck

Police are investigating after a gold necklace, worth around £700, was stolen from around a man’s neck in Luton on Monday, May 29.

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Teenagers charged after armed gang fight in Bushmead

Two teenagers have been arrested after a vicious fight in Luton in which a sword was allegedly wielded.

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Police appeal after man stabbed in hand in Luton

Police are appealing fow witnesses after a man was stabbed in the hand in Luton on Saturday night.

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Popular tumble dryers recalled due to fire risk

A popular white goods manufacturer is warning customers that thousands of its tumble dryers could pose a fire risk.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Average toddler bedtime routine takes an hour and a half

The bedtime routine is something every parent struggles with at some point - you are not alone.

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Warning over sale of razor sharp fidget spinners

Evil web vendors are cashing in on the biggest craze of 2017 by selling metal fidget spinners - with razor-sharp edges.

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One in three men admit they are punching above their weight

One in three men reckon they are ‘punching above their weight’ in a relationship - compared to just one in five women.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Six jailed for total of 60 years after Luton kidnap

Six men have been jailed for more than 60 years after a man was kidnapped from a street in Luton last summer.

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Airport chaplaincy looks forward to another 30 years of offering help

The chaplaincy at London Luton Airport (LLA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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Mud no obstacle for fundraising friends

Friends of a man with MS have tackled a muddy obstacle course to help him.

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Bedfordshire police stations to feature in new series of 24 Hours in Police Custody

Policing in Bedfordshire will once again return to the spotlight as the new series of 24 Hours in Police Custody begins on Monday.

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Luton family escapes house blaze

A smoke alarm enabled a family to quickly and safely evacuate their home when it alerted them to a fire in their property.

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Police relief after Luton Carnival goes ‘without incident’

The chief constable of Bedfordshire Police has described last week’s Luton Carnival as a “wonderful event” in spite of the challenges it posed.

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Phantom set to haunt Sharnbrook Mill Theatre

Sharnbrook’s Mill Theatre is set to be transformed into the Paris Opera House when it hosts Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera in November.

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Shock as ‘stroppy’ Luton teenager diagnosed with brain tumour

A Luton teenager visited doctors 30 times over a two year period before finally being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Changes to Arriva bus services in Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis

Arriva has announced changes to its bus services in Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis from 18 June 2017.

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Luton contestants wanted for Ninja Warrior UK

Producers behind the prime time Saturday night TV show Ninja Warrior UK are looking for Luton contestants to take part.

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Luton’s ‘Warrior Empress’ battles to No.1!

Luton-based musician Askala Selassie is celebrating after her music video ‘Warrior Empress’ reached number one in the Jamaican music video charts.

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Homeless charity NOAH gifted £45K by Freemasons

Luton homeless charity NOAH has been given a £45,000 donation by Bedfordshire Freemasons.

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Police capture ‘dangerous’ prisoner from Luton

Police have captured escaped prisoner Michal Kisiel yesterday evening.

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