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Friday, 18 May 2018

A5 closed after schoolbus and lorry collide

The A5 is currently closed following a collision between a lorry and a schoolbus on the A5 southbound, just outside of Dunstable.

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BREAKING: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle for Royal Wedding tomorrow

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Beds Police ‘300 officers short’ of number needed to cut crime

Bedfordshire Police are about 300 officers short of the number needed to help cut crime in the county, a public meeting heard last night (May 16).

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

‘Were Luton stabbings on same day linked?’

Detectives investigating the murder of Waryam Hussain are looking into whether his death was linked to another stabbing in Luton earlier the same day.

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Purple Flag status for Luton town centre

Luton town centre has been awarded Purple Flag status by judges from the Association of Town and City Management (ACTM).

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WATCH: Britain’s Got Talent ovation for Kensworth singing star Ronan

An opera singer who fell out of love with the profession five years ago, made a memorable comeback at the weekend when he received a standing ovation on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

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Police boss on shocking rise of Luton knife crime

In an exclusive interview with Luton News, Beds Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Jackie Sebire revealed her worries about the rise in violent gang crime in Luton.

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Artwork in memory of young Luton Town fan who died in his sleep raises £1,000 for charity

An oil painting produced in memory of a Luton Town supporter who tragically died in his sleep has been bought at a charity auction for £1,000 and generously donated to the young man’s father.

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Calls for Luton Council to clean up The Vale Cemetery

A woman who visited the rose garden at The Vale Cemetery in Luton was shocked at how untidy it was.

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Public meeting to discuss spike in Luton violence

The Assistant Chief Constable of Beds Police and the leader of Luton Borough Council will host a public meeting tonight to discuss the shocking rise of violence in our town.

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Harlington continues to be a ‘good’ school

Pupils and staff from Harlington Upper School are celebrating after the school was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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Operation Cosmic investigates after a cat’s body was found in Luton garden

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a cat in Luton - the fourth of its kind in the county in the past six months.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sections of busway open to Luton Hackney Carriages

Hackney Carriages licensed in Luton are now allowed to use unguided sections of the busway.

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MOT test changes: the strict new rules being introduced in the next week that could affect your car

The MOT test is to get a major overhaul and introduce new rules that could make it harder for cars to pass.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

It’s all change for towns and parishes

It could be musical chairs for the town and parish councillors in the Dunstable area.

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REVEALED: 43 famous people you probably didn’t know were from Luton and Dunstable

We Lutonians are a proud bunch so when someone from our merry band makes it big, we like to shout it out from the rooftops.

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

‘Change unfair charges’ pleads Luton nurse

A Luton-based nurse has called for action to axe fees paid by overseas nursing staff to allow them to use NHS services.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

WATCH: Stunned Woburn Safari Park keeper Charlie receives marriage proposal with the help of a cheeky cockatoo!

Love was literally in the air at Woburn Safari Park when an animal keeper received a marriage proposal with the help of a cheeky cockatoo!

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Anacreontes celebrate Luton hotel hat trick

An inspirational Luton businesswoman is helping her family make a name for themselves in the town’s hotel industry.

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A new journey for The Deritend Group Limited at Luton’s Sundon Park

A Luton engineering business with a rich history is celebrating its move to new premises.

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Loft fire in Luton Farley Hill flat block

Luton fire crews battled a late night blaze in a block of flats, as the flames ripped through its loft space.

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Luton MPs throw their support behind Save Our Town

Luton MPs Kelvin Hopkins and Gavin Shuker have thrown their support behind the Save Our Town campaign.

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Luton Council leader ‘horrified’ at spate of stabbings in town

The leader of Luton Borough Council has told press she is “horrified” at the number of stabbings on Luton’s streets – one of which claimed a young man’s life on Sunday.

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Burglary in Luton’s Wordsworth Road

Police are determined to catch offenders after a burglary in Luton’s Wordsworth Road.

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Rubbish bag caused Luton flats blaze

A fire in a bag left in a rubbish bag caused a blaze at a block of flats in Luton last night.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Suggestion to fine Central Bedfordshire residents who have a ‘blatant disregard for recycling’

A system of penalties should be available to punish Central Bedfordshire residents who can’t be bothered with recycling, it has been claimed.

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CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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Luton company aims to raise £50,000 for local charities this year

Foxley Kingham is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary by setting a target of raising £50,000 for local charities.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Luton headteachers lead coaching revolution

A headteacher from Luton is recommending a new book that has been released about coaching in schools.

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Man charged over Dumfries Street stabbing

A 21-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon following a stabbing in Dumfries Street, Luton, on Sunday.

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Family pay tribute to murdered Luton man Waryam Hussain

Tributes have been paid to a young man who died following a stabbing in Luton on Sunday.

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Luton’s Save Our Town campaigners put the pressure on at Capital & Regional’s AGM

Luton and Walthamstow joined forces this morning to protest outside Capital & Regional’s annual shareholder meeting in London.

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Breaking news: Roads in High Town in Luton closed after car collision fractures gas pipe

Houses in High Town in Luton are being evacuated after a car hit a house and fractured a gas main,

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Campaign launched in Luton to help people spot the signs of adult sexual exploitation

The Luton Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of adult sexual exploitation and needs the public’s support to help keep vulnerable adults in Luton safe.

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Mystery Shopper Awards Scheme for Luton town centre shops

Luton Business Improvement District (BID) is funding a Mystery Shopper Awards scheme for shops to promote those that are delivering outstanding customer service.

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PICTURES: Van crashes into The Sportsman pub Luton leaving ‘massive’ damage

Shocking pictures reveal the damage caused to Luton pub The Sportsman after a van smashed into its wall yesterday morning (May 8).

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Jailed for sexual abuse of a teenager

A man from Luton has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to child sexual abuse dating back more than ten years.

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Bedfordshire knife crime up 86% since 2014

Questions are being asked whether Beds Police can handle the growing rate of stabbings in Luton after one young man died and another was injured in separate incidents on Sunday.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Luton ‘Karate Kid’ Jordan follows in father’s footsteps

Luton’s very own ‘Karate Kid’ who took the world title in 2016 is embroiled in a gruelling training schedule ahead of this week’s European Championships.

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Van crashes into Luton pub leaving one person injured

A van has crashed into a Luton pub following an altercation, allegedly leaving “massive damage” to the front of the building.

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13 ways you could be breaking the law without knowing

Nuisance neighbours are usually associated with loud parties and overflowing rubbish bins. But even if you think you’re a law-abiding citizen, you could be breaking the law when it comes to the people next door.

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VIDEO: Inspirational deaf Bedford teenager shines like a star in singing competition to become YouTube sensation

A teenager who is severely deaf is set to become a singing sensation on YouTube.

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Bedfordshire Police now recruiting police officers and detectives

Applications have opened in a Bedfordshire police search for new recruits.

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Luton schoolgirl cuts off 11 inches of her hair to donate to charity

A schoolgirl from Luton has cut off 11 inches of her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust and raise money for Alopecia UK.

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Monday, 7 May 2018

Campaign is launched to #saveourtown

A campaign has been launched to support plans by Luton Town to build a new ground in Power Court and a mixed use scheme at Newlands Park.

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Man seriously injured in another Luton stabbing

A man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the leg during a confrontation in a Luton street.

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Luton franchisee in running for national award

Ravneet Bermi, owner of Puddle Ducks West Hertfordshire and Luton is a finalist in the NatWest’s Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Award.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Murder investigation launched in Luton after 20-year-old dies after being stabbed

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in Luton this afternoon (Sunday).

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CBeebies star joins Luton children for baking session

Schoolchildren in Luton enjoyed a visit by a special guest.

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Luton man is driving ahead with his life

Two years ago Dean Smith was homeless on the streets of Luton and Bedford, sleeping in doorways for shelter. Now the 39-year-old is celebrating passing his driving test first time following support from homelessness charity Emmaus Village Carlton.

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Friday, 4 May 2018

Luton singer Miss Fiona Rae to launch new song ‘Attention’ live on radio

A hard-working Luton singer is delighted to be launching her new R&B soul single.

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Taxi driver convicted of rapes in Totternhoe and Luton

A taxi driver from Luton has been convicted of rape after DNA evidence linked him to two unsolved cases from 2007.

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Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Luton in December last year.

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Assaults in Bedford Prison have doubled in 5 years

Assaults in Bedford Prison have doubled in five years, with prison reform campaigners declaring the situation a ‘national emergency’.

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Luton pervert Jacob Freckleton jaled for exploiting children online

A 28-year-old “dangerous paedophile” from Luton has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to a string of online child sex offences.

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Hundreds raised at The Mall for Luton, Dunstable and District Guide Dogs

Volunteers of the Luton, Dunstable and District Guide Dogs team have thanked customers and management of The Mall Luton after the charity raised £1,100 during a collection on Saturday, April 7.

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Supporters groups urge Luton to 'make a statement' to Capital & Regional

Luton Town Supporters’ Trust and Loyal Luton Supporters Club have urged the town to 'make a statement' to Mall owners Capital & Regional this weekend.

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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Coming together to fight hatred

Delegates from Luton attended Europe’s largest Jewish/Muslim conference last week as hundreds of women from across the country vowed to come together and fight hatred.

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Loss of peak time train services to Bedford sparks new row

Crunch talks about cuts to rail services ended in disappointment on Monday, with the government’s response branded “not good enough”.

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Jailed drugs gang hid gold bar worth £30K in container of black eyed peas for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Bedfordshire

Four men have been jailed for a total of almost 35 years after for conspiracy to supply around £400,000 worth of cocaine in Bedfordshire.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Proposal for garden waste charge in Central Bedfordshire set to be abandoned, with three-weekly black bins likely to be postponed for now

The idea of charging residents in Central Bedfordshire for garden waste looks set to be abandoned, with the introduction of three-weekly black bin collections also ditched, at least in the short term.

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Disabled Luton girl gifted new independence with Cashino’s powered wheelchair

A nine-year-old Luton girl who has cerebral palsy has gained new independence and mobility after she was gifted a specialised wheelchair.

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Luton student’s film premieres in Leicester Square show

A Luton university graduate and his fellow team-mates have struck gold, as their debut film received its world premiere in Leicester Square.

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£1.5m of cocaine hidden in Luton chicken shop

The owner of a fast food shop in Luton has been found guilty of possessing more than a million pounds worth of cocaine with the intent to supply.

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Luton woman who enticed her sister to her death loses appeal to cut jail sentence

A killer from Luton who stabbed her sister 68 times in a ‘horrendous and brutal’ attack has failed to convince top judges she was too harshly punished.

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VIDEO: Pupils celebrate Hatters promotion

Staff and children from Hillborough Junior School have enjoyed this football season almost as much as Luton Town FC. As Hatters fans they were honoured to be invited to sing at the club’s family days and watch the team beat Stevenage 7-1.

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Passengers told to check train timetable

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is advising passengers to plan ahead for the biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history.

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VIDEO: Luton Tigers launch inspiring video about defying stereotypes in football

Luton Tigers have launched an inspiring video of a young Muslim female footballer defying stereotypes about sportswomen and Muslims.

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Warning from police about illegally driving through puddles as woman, 95, dies after being hit by ‘wave’ from passing traffic

Police are warning people reminding motorists that it can be illegal to drive through puddles after a woman died having been knocked over by a ‘huge wave’ caused by passing cars.

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Two teens stabbed in latest gang attack in Luton

Two teenagers were stabbed injured in the latest outbreak of gang violence in Luton on Monday night.

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Luton teenager exploited vulnerable man

A drug dealer from Luton threatened a vulnerable man with a knife in an attempt to sell drugs from his home in St Neots.

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Volunteering in Tanzania to tackle poverty

A student from Luton is raising money to support a project that tackles poverty in Tanzania, where she will be volunteering for ten weeks.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

RBS to close in Luton town centre

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will be closing 162 branches across England and Wales.

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Charity family fun day

A mum is organising a family fun day on Saturday, May 5, to raise money for Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Maternity Bereavement Suite.

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Hatters supporters’ groups attack Capital & Regional over ‘laughable, misleading and threatening’ statement

Luton Town FC’s two main supporters’ groups have issued a fierce attack on Capital & Regional in response to the Mall owner’s latest statement about the planning timetable for the proposed Power Court and Newlands Park developments.

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Fundraisers help Luton and Dunstable University Hospital to raise money for new scanner

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) has thanked fundraisers for their work in raising money to help buy a new ultrasound scanning machine for the hospital’s Breast Unit.

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Police appeal after two teens stabbed in Leagrave

Police are appealing for information after two teenagers were stabbed last night.

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Tourist robbed in Luton

A tourist’s visit to the UK was “marred” after he was robbed by a gang in Luton last week.

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Capital & Regional says ‘call in’ for Luton Town applications would cause ‘many months’ of delays

Capital and Regional has today welcomed the setting of a date for the committee meeting that will determine Luton Town’s applications for Power Court and Newlands Park.

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‘We must save our town’ says Luton Town Supporters’ Trust chairman as he predicts C&R delaying tactics

Luton Town Supporters’ Trust chairman has predicted Capital & Regional will use any delaying tactics they can to stall Hatters’ progress with Power Court and Newlands Park.

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Luton’s tower blocks to get a caretaker

Long-suffering tenants in council-owned tower blocks in Luton are set to benefit from a new form of caretaker service.

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Driving aspiration in Luton

Luton Council is preparing to launch a pilot project which aims to arm people with what they need to improve their jobs and career prospects.

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Two men stabbed as violence breaks out in Leagrave

Two men are being treated for serious injuries after they were stabbed in Leagrave yesterday evening.

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Monday, 30 April 2018

Stop & Search powers down 31% across Beds

Bedfordshire Police stopped and searched 31% fewer suspects last year, marking a significant move away from the policy despite a national focus on knife and drug crimes.

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Army Cadets march into Luton

Army Cadets were out in Luton to show young people the benefits of membership.

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Theobald Sewing Machines is moving out of Luton after nearly 70 years

Theobald Sewing Machines Limited is moving out of Luton after nearly 70 years of business in Wellington Street.

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Police appeal for witnesses after suspected arson in Luton

Police are investigating a suspected arson in Connaught Road, Luton, in the early of this morning (Monday, April 30).

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Hatters had hoped for an earlier date for planning meeting

Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet has accepted Luton Council’s planning team is working “flat out” on the club’s planning applications, despite expressing his disappointment that the schemes couldn’t have been dealt with sooner.

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Jobs bonanza at care home

Uo to 100 new jobs will be creaed when a luxury care home opens in Dunstable this year.

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Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

A gull had a lucky escape after he was spotted struggling to fly because a plastic shopping bag had tangled tightly around his foot.

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Fab Four fans get chance to star in historic Beatles tribute show coming to Bedford

Did you see The Beatles when they rocked Bedford back in the 1960s? Then you could play a starring role in a sensational show coming to Bedford Corn Exchange.

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Civic reception on May 6 in honour of Luton Town’s promotion

Luton Town’s promotion to League One is being celebrated with a civic reception in St George’s Square on Sunday, May 6.

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Council reveals date for vote on Hatters planning applications

Luton Towns fan will have to wait until late August to finally find out if councillors will vote to support the Hatters’ planning applications.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Luton firm’s fundraisers climb new heights

Graduates from Luton-based FirstPort Property Services, the UK’s largest residential property manager, climbed Mount Snowdon last month, raising more than £2,700 for homelessness charity Emmaus UK.

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Luton Rotary Clubs feel the pressure!

For the 15th consecutive year, the four Luton Rotary Clubs and Barton Rotary Club combined to set up and man a facility for shoppers at The Mall Luton to have their blood pressure checked free of charge.

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‘Luton’s adult hospice is Dr Wink White’s legacy’

The founder of the adult hospice at Luton’s Keech Hospice Care has died peacefully at the age of 90 surrounded by his family.

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Setting fire to regrets in Luton

People are being given the chance to set fire to their regrets with the help of an artist.

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CBeebies Sid coming to Luton for Children’s Activities Week

A fun-loving CBeebies presenter is visiting Luton for Children’s Activities Week UK (April 30 - May 4), helping youngsters become healthy.

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Bedfordshire Police appeal to trace wanted man

Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a man sought in connection with a collision which left a police officer with serious leg injuries on Tuesday.

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BREAKING: Royal baby to be named Louis Arthur Charles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally announced the name of their new prince.

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Luton stuntwoman Hannah jumps to film success!

A Luton stuntwoman is making a name for herself in the Big Apple, as she hopes to inspire the next generation.

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Luton animal rescuer has Hedgehog Haven in garage

A kind-hearted Luton woman has set up a hedgehog rescue centre in her garage for all creatures small and spiky!

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Barnfield College appoint new Interim Principal and CEO

Barnfield College has appointed Martin Sim as the new Interim Principal and CEO. The news comes after the former Principal, Tim Eyton-Jones, is understood to have left his position at the college after three years, just a month after it was placed in administered status.

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Johnny Vegas joins Luton Town promotion party

Hatters fans had a double celebration on their hands when an unexpected celebrity guest joined their promotion party antics on the train.

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St George’s Day celebration in Luton

Thousands of people headed to Luton town centre on Saturday for a St George’s Day celebration.

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Council still aiming to announce meeting date for Hatters’ plans before April ends

An announcement over the date for the meeting to determine Luton Town’s planning applications could still be made in the next few days.

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The Child Oncology Walk

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is looking for people to support The Child Oncology Walk in May.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Man jailed for trying to meet a teenage girl in Luton

A man has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to trying to meet a teenage girl in Luton after grooming her online.

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Council to invest £3m on road maintenance in 2018/19

Luton council is investing around £3 million in 2018/19 on road maintenance, with most of the money going towards a programme of resurfacing, which will take place from July to November.

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Children’s TV stars to spring into action at Bedfordshire’s Woburn Safari Park

The stars of the hit children’s TV series Peppa Pig and PJ Masks are planning a special fun-filled weekend (28-29th April) at Woburn Safari Park.

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Monday, 23 April 2018

WATCH: Can it really be 30 years since Luton Town’s greatest triumph

Luton Town have been celebrating promotion this week, but 30 years ago today supporters were also partying after the club’s dramatic Littlewoods Cup final victory over Arsenal.

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Gang jailed for burglaries in Leighton Buzzard and Houghton Regis

Four men were jailed last week over a string of burglaries and driving offences carried out in Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard.

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Luton shopkeeper fights off armed robbers by throwing chilli powder at them

A shopkeeper in Luton threw chilli powder at armed robbers on Saturday night as they attempted to rob his shop.

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BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.

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Preliminary results show public resistance to three-weekly black bins and garden waste charge in Central Bedfordshire

The public has expressed strong reservations about the possibility of Central Beds Council introducing three-weekly black bin collections or a £40 annual garden waste charge.

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Police close two properties in Farley Hill

Bedfordshire Police Community Team successfully obtained a three month closure order for two properties in Ruthin Close, Farley Hill, on Friday, April 20.

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Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving

We have been spoilt with sunshine for the last few days and the sunglasses have been out in force.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Luton school welcomes footballers to open new pitch

Staff and pupils at Beech Hill Community Primary School were delighted to be joined by two Luton Town footballers for the official opening of their brand new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).

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Brick Kingdom is a hit at The Mall Luton

Families had fun following the tale of the Battle for Brick Kingdom at The Mall Luton.

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Mr Luton in bid to be crowned Mr British Isles

The current Mr Luton, Nathan Esson, has been selected to appear in the final of a national modelling competition.

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Missing Luton girl Charlie Oakley has been found

A girl who was reported missing from Luton yesterday (Thursday) has been found.

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Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

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Flytippers get heavy fines

Two Luton residents have been given fines and costs totalling over £2,500 after being found guilty of fly tipping offences on 6 February 2018.

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Luton woman charged with shoplifting from three Co-op stores

A 51-year-old woman has been charged with 12 counts of theft from a shop, following separate incidents in Luton between October last year and January this year.

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Significant increase in arsons across Bedfordshire last year

Fire services in Bedfordshire saw a significant increase in the number of arson attacks on homes last year, figures from the Home Office show.

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Jewellery and wristwatches stolen during Houghton Regis back door break-in

Jewellery and wristwatches were stolen from a resident in Houghton Regis after a back door break-in.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Geneva to inspire Luton on ITV’s Little Big Shots!

A talented eight-year-old drummer from Luton will be making a special TV appearance on ITV’s Little Big Shots with host and comedienne, Dawn French.

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PJ Shoes Pete says heartfelt thanks to Luton

The owner of a much loved Luton shoe shop is hanging up his boots to begin a well-deserved retirement.

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Kind Luton lad’s Keech colours raise over £417

A caring Luton pupil from Putteridge High School coloured and shaved his head for Keech Hospice Care in memory of a close family friend.

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Four fantastic friends on marathon mission to help Luton Foodbank, Shelter and Hospice UK

A group of Luton charity heroes will be joining thousands of others at the start line for the London Marathon.

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Have you seen missing Luton teen Charlie Oakley?

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find missing teenager Charlie Oakley.

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‘Contamination victims must speak out’ says Luton woman whose blood was tainted

A Luton woman whose blood was tainted during the 1980s contamination scandal is encouraging other victims to seek justice during the government’s inquiry.

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First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day.

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Health bodies in Milton Keynes Bedford, and Luton to ‘merge’

NHS bosses have plans to ‘merge’ the health system across Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes – and politicians fear it is already a done deal.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Boxercise class raises hundreds for charity

A Martial Arts Games and Fitness Academy, ACS MAGFA, raised over £300 for Ovarian Cancer Action at a boxercise class on Saturday.

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Six Biggleswade people caught out in romance fraud

Bedfordshire Police is warning people about the dangers of romance fraud, following several recent cases in Biggleswade.

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Financial fears for Barnfield College

Barnfield College has beenplaced into administered status after serious concerns about its financial management.

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Bedford and Luton hospitals merger likely to be delayed until April 2019

Plans to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals are likely to be delayed until April 2019 at the earliest.

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New drivers could be banned from driving with car full of friends in ‘boy racer’ crackdown

New drivers could soon face tough new driving restrictions after passing their tests under new laws being considered by the Government.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Hatters to meet C&R today as Trust chairman warns Mall owners not to ‘pick a fight with the wrong people’

Capital & Regional have been warned not to “pick a fight with the wrong people” on the eve of the Mall owner’s meeting with Luton Town Football Club.

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Marathon effort to raise money for Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Four people will be taking on the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) Charitable Fund.

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Fancott Miniature Railway needs volunteers

Fancott Miniature Railway needs volunteers to help run the railway, or the UK’s ‘last miniature railway at a pub’ will have to close.

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Police investigate knife point robbery in Luton

Police are investigating a knife point robbery in Luton on Sunday afternoon.

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Dancers can book an audition now for Phoenix Starr Dance College in Luton

Dancers can book an audition now for a place at Luton’s first hip hop dance college, opening in September.

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Work begins on £225m link to Luton Airport terminal

Today marks the start of work on the £225m Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) system linking Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway railway station.

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Five people from Bedfordshire on invite list for wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Five lucky people from Beds have been chosen to be part of next month’s royal wedding.

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Luton Council want residents’ views in parking consultation

Luton Council is asking Sundon Park and Biscott residents for their views about obstructive parking on footways and verges.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Teenager charged with attempted murder following Luton stabbing

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in St Saviour’s Crescent, Luton, on Thursday, March 29.

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Promoting healthy eating

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) have introduced a number of changes to promote healthy eating for patients and staff.

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Investigations into ‘violent incident’ in Hockwell Ring are ongoing

Officers from the Luton Community Team carried out high visibility patrols in Hockwell Ring yesterday after a ‘violent incident’ on Saturday afternoon.

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Police detain five illegal immigrants in Toddington

Bedfordshire Police have detained five people after a number of illegal immigrants were seen leaving a lorry in Toddington this afternoon (Monday).

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Men injured in early morning burglary

The men were injured after burglars forced their way into their property on Castle Street in Luton early on Friday morning.

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Teens jailed for ‘brutal’ knife attack on boy at Luton train station

Six teenagers have been sentenced for their part in the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy at Luton station on Valentine’s Day last year.

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Police investigate after two men were injured during burglary in Luton

Police are investigating after two men were hurt during a burglary in Luton on Friday morning.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Seminar on hate speech hosted at university’s Luton campus

Hate speech and how to tackle it will be addressed at a special seminar at the University of Bedfordshire’s Luton campus on Thursday, April 26, from 9.30am-2pm.

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Luton pharmacy offers state-of-the-art GP service

A state-of-the-art GP service is now available in Biscot Pharmacy on Biscot Road.

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Airline travellers warned to leave extra time after resurfacing work will close Airport Way

Resurfacing works will start on the roundabout of Airport Way, Kimpton Road and Vauxhall Way next week, following deterioration of the carriageway as a result of an especially cold winter and several months of poor conditions.

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Pregnant woman and her brother assaulted in Luton

A pregnant woman and her brother were assaulted in Luton town centre on Wednesday (April 4) and Bedfordshire Police is now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

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Help for pets caught in fires

Firefighters in Dunstable will now be able to treat animals caught in fires using pet specific breathing apparatus, thanks to Pets at Home and the not for profit organisation Smokey Paws.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Once Upon A Time, Luton-born actor Chris Gauthier set off on an adventure of a lifetime

Television shows such as Once Upon A Time, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Smallville and A Town Called Eureka are incredibly popular and have achieved cult status.

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When do parents in Luton find out about primary school places?

Applications are falling but 60,000 pupils’ parents won’t get their first school choices, says The Good Schools Guide.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Boxercise class to raise money for cancer charity

A Martial Arts Games and Fitness Academy, ACS MAGFA, is hosting a boxercise class to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action.

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UPDATE: Bus driver critically injured after Luton head-on collision

A bus driver was left in a critical condition after a head-on smash with another bus in Luton yesterday.

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Luton’s Shaun needs your votes for CBBC singing contest!

A determined Luton teenager is hoping to reach the finals of a major CBBC talent contest - and you have 24 hours to help!

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Blues album to raise money for charity

A businessman from Harlington has launched a Blues album to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Man guilty of historic child abuse

A man has been found guilty of two counts of child sexual abuse dating back ten years after a trial at Luton Crown Court.

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Life-size LEGO brick characters at The Mall

LEGO fans are in for a treat this week if they visit The Mall in Luton as the shopping centre has shipped in hundreds and thousands of LEGO bricks and made magical life-size LEGO brick characters.

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VIDEO: People trapped in Luton bus collision

Two people are trapped after two buses collided in the centre of Luton around 4pm today.

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Man cleared of murder in Paul Pradier case

A driver whose car mounted a kerb in a Dunstable street and killed a father was today cleared of murder.

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Dunstable teacher ready for marathon to raise money for Sense

A teaching assistant from St Martin’s School in Luton is preparing to run the London marathon next weekend to raise money for Sense.

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Family’s anguish over manhole death

A Luton Town football fan died after plunging head first down a five-feet deep hole dug by water firm workers which did not have barriers properly surrounding it, an inquest has heard.

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Suspicious Luton Town supporters’ groups say C&R has lost the trust of community over stadium saga

Luton Town’s two supporters’ groups have today launched a fierce attack on Capital and Regional in response to the Mall owner’s “breathtaking” U-turn on a Hatters stadium at Power Court.

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Police investigate attempted robbery in Lewsey Farm

Police are investigating after an attempted robbery in Luton on Friday afternoon.

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Two men jailed for airport pickpocketing offences

Two men from Romania have been jailed after pleading guilty to multiple pickpocketing offences at Luton and Heathrow airports.

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Three men jailed for total of 25 years after a violent attack in Luton

Three men from Luton have been sentenced to a total of 25 years after they violently attacked two men in the town centre.

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UPDATE: Three other men arrested over Luton shooting

Police have arrested three further men in Luton over a shooting in Portland Road last week which left two victims injured.

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Police investigate assault in Chinese takeaway in Barton-Le-Clay

Bedfordshire Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of an investigation into an assault in a Chinese takeaway in Barton-Le-Clay.

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How to tell if your Facebook data has been shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook are set to alert 87 million users that their data has been shared with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Luton parents’ reviews make nursery one of the best

Seabrook Day Nursery in Luton has scooped a major award after parents’ reviews put it in the top 20 in a regional league table for the best UK early years providers.

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Luton Scouts get unique chance to earn police badge

In a UK first, Bedfordshire Police has teamed up with Luton Scouts to create an iconic crime prevention Scout badge.

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Luton rugby players walk for cancer charity

Keith Butten and 80 friends associated with Luton Rugby Club completed a seven mile walk from The Chequers pub at Streatley to Luton Rugby Club to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, and awareness of the disease.

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Friday, 6 April 2018

UPDATE: Luton shooting ‘not a hate crime’ as two men arrested

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Luton yesterday evening.

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Dunstable man jailed for drug smuggling on Caribbean cruise

A convicted drug dealer who used a three week Caribbean cruise as a cover to bring cocaine worth more than £200,000 into the UK has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

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Update - two men shot in Luton street

Two men have been taken to hospital after being shot in Luton, police said.

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Police cracking down on nuisance bikers

Bedfordshire Police seized four off-road motorbikes during three days of action over the Easter Weekend.

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Luton vegans harness power of chalk to stop animal cruelty

Peaceful vegan activists took colourful chalks to the streets of Luton in order to draw messages about animal welfare.

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Top musicians and Drumin2 make lessons for lower income Luton families

A popular drum teacher recommended by the likes of Steve White is pioneering a new project to help lower income Dunstable families.

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Hats galore in Harlington for Brain Tumour Research

A kind-hearted Harlington woman who lost both her husband and sister to cancer helped raise over £1,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

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Breaking news - Appeal after two men shot in Luton street

Two men have been taken to hospital after being shot in Luton, police said.

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Pioneering facial surgery carried out at L&D Hospital

Pioneering Maxillofacial surgery – thought to be the first of its kind to be performed in the UK and US – was undertaken at Luton and Dunstable Hospital last month.

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Volunteer for store collection

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is looking for volunteers for its store collection at Sainsbury’s in Bramingham on Thursday, April 12.

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Luton marathon man’s mission for CLIC Sargent in memory of father

A determined Luton man is going to run his fourth London Marathon after being inspired to help cancer charities by his daughter and late father.

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Easter egg hunt thanks to donation

Pupils from Southfield Primary School enjoyed an Easter egg hunt before the holidays, thanks to a donation from Nisa Local.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Dunstable man plans family trip to Oz after winning £2m with Sky Vegas

A man from Dunstable who won £2 million on a Sky Vegas slot game is planning to take his family to Australia first class with the winnings.

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Hatters Way crash victim identified as 22-year-old man

A young man who tragically died in a collision on Hatters Way in Luton last month has been named by police.

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Police aim to educate about knife crime

Bedfordshire Police will be working with schools in Luton to try and reduce knife crime.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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A chocolate treat for Hatters fans

Members of the Bury Park community handed out Easter treats to Luton Town supporters before Monday’s match against Mansfield.

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Luton actor thrilled as film debut hits the silver screen

An up-and-coming young actor from Luton is on cloud nine as his first feature film hits the silver screen this week.

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Future of Luton Vauxhall plant secured by £170m investment

The future of Luton’s Vauxhall plant looks secure after owners Peugeot SA announced it will move production of its own Vauxhall Vivaro to the facility in 2019 – assuring the livelihoods of nearly 1,500 workers.

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Families flock to see all the fun of the farm

Families have flocked to Slindon to enjoy all the fun of the farm – and some very cute new arrivals.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

IN FULL: LTFC hits back at ‘large inaccuracies’ in C&R statement

Luton Town Football Club’s chief executive has issued a response to C&R’s £7m investment in The Mall.

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Market is streets ahead!

Luton’s St George’s Square came alive as it hosted the four-day International Street Market.

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C&R ‘fundamentally changed position’ on Power Court

Capital & Regional says it has “fundamentally changed its position” on Luton Town Football Club’s plans for Power Court while announcing its own £7m investment into The Mall.

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Former Luton News journalist remembers Winnie Mandela

As news spread around the world of the death of Winnie Mandela yesterday, former Luton News journalist Bev Creagh paused to reflect on her own encounter with the first lady of the anti-apartheid struggle.

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