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“Holy cr*p, people are stupid:” Walking Dead actor blasts minister who got Primark to ban “racist” t-shirt

An actor whose catchphrase is at the centre of a “racist” t-shirt row has blasted the Methodist minister who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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Firm fined for worker’s injury

Firm fined for worker’s injury

An accident investigation by Luton Borough Council has resulted in a company being fined more than £13,000 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Crime
Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

Central Bedfordshire confirms council tax rise of 4.5%

The council tax budget for Central Bedfordshire was approved last night (Thursday).

Business
Is Luton the worst traffic town in the UK?

Is Luton the worst traffic town in the UK?

Luton could be the worst town for traffic congestion in the UK, according to grim new statistics.

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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Bedfordshire residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

Residents across Bedfordshire are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE.

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‘Decent’ budget will protect our services, says Luton Borough Council

‘Decent’ budget will protect our services, says Luton Borough Council

Councillors voted in favour of an annual budget with a 4.95% Council Tax increase on Monday.

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The Range: Luton store front

The Range opens new store in Madford Retail Park

The hotly anticipated opening of The Range in Luton took place on Friday, as customers queued outside in a bid to win special prizes.

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Anthony Faulkner

Can New Yorker Dan discover the secrets of the afterlife?

A former Luton businessman has penned his first novella to reveal “the ultimate secret of the Universe!”

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The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale.

Petition launched to return “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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New bank brings jobs to town

New bank brings jobs to town

Metro Bank is set to bring the banking revolution to Luton this summer, creating 25 new jobs.

Business
The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

Business
London Luton Airport

Wizz Air base brings job opportunities, and new flights to Israel, Kosovo and Georgia

Job opportunities are arriving this summer, as low cost airline Wizz Air brings its ambitious plans to Luton.

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An artist's impression of the Central Terminal exterior

£200 million London Luton Airport link is on the right track

Plans for a state-of-the-art £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) system linking London Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway have been submitted.

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Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Call for talks over Vauxhall takeover bid

Union Unite is calling for urgent talks with General Motors after it was revealed the PSA Group, owners of French car brands Peugeot and Citroen, is in talks to take over the GM European brands.

Business
Thames Tideway Tunnel

‘Why do Luton’s water bills pay for London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel?’

Confused Luton Thames Water customers are wondering why their bills are paying for projects in London.

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Overnight road closures in Luton

Drivers are advised that due to roadworks there will be road closures on Dunstable Road and Leagrave Road next month.

Transport
Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia has announced it will re-launch the world’s most loved mobile phone - the Nokia 3310!

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CCTV image

CCTV released after Crawley Liqour Mart robbed and staff member is threatened with knife

Police have released two CCTV images after Crawley Liqour Mart was robbed on Tuesday, February 7.

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Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus. Photo by Jo Cross.

Event aims to help guide businesses

Business leaders are invited to a free meeting about how to guide their businesses through Brexit at the University of Bedfordshire.

The event, Post-referendum: where do we stand?, is at the Postgraduate Centre at the Luton campus on Thursday, March 2, from 7.45-9.45am.

It has been organised by the University’s Business School, in conjunction with Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The event aims to ensure businesses understand the latest and expected future developments as the UK’s departure from the EU is negotiated.

Professor Stephen Hyde from the University’s Business School, said: “The outlook for businesses as we go through the Brexit process is uncertain to say the least.

“Our series of events for business executives is designed to keep them up to date with relevant developments and to give opportunities to put specific questions to a panel of experts and advisors.

“This should enable them to plan and act with greater confidence going forward.”

Speakers will include the University’s Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell, the University’s Head of Law and Finance Dr Socrates Karidis, Claire Dickinson from Ernst & Young and Mark Pelopida from Machins Solicitors.

To book a place, visit: chamber-business.com/events/brexit-briefing.

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