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Fears of traffic jams calmed after flooding A505 water main fixed

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

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Presents are being donated by members of the public to Household Estate Agents who will be giving them to patients at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

There is still time to give a gift this Christmas

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

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Carl Mitchell comes from a creative family - his mum is fashion designer Jean Patterson

‘Luton has talent’ says music producer

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

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Hannah volunteering for Home Leone

Volunteering to help the people of Sierra Leone

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

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

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

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

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Lighting up Luton for Christmas

Lighting up Luton

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

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Trading Standards find record amount of illegal tobacco

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

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A banana and bacon trifle part of Heston Blumenthal from Waitrose range. NNL-160112-141526001

Heston Blumenthal launches banana and bacon Christmas trifle

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

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Martin Hunt Hair Design in Stospley is celebrating 30 years in the business

Stopsley hairdresser celebrates 30 years at the top

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

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Volunteers from Ukie Toones and Vauxhall prepare an allotment for YAWN Life (young aduls with needs)

Ukie TooNes impromptu concert for Vauxhall volunteers

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

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

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

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

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Winifred with Alicia (middle) and carers Sanha and Zahra

Former hat factory worker celebrates 102nd birthday

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

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Author Kate Nicholas

Meet captivating author Kate at Luton Christian Book Shop

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

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

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

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Millions of Brits don't know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

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

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

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

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St John's Hospice in Bedfordshire: one of the services that sales from Sue Ryder shops help fund

Black Friday shoppers can help charity

Sue Ryder is hoping Black Friday shoppers will help donate to their hospice centres.

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