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Quality Mark is sporty success for Luton’s Wigmore Primary

A Luton school is delighted to announce that is has been awarded a Distinction Quality Mark for its Physical Education and Sport.

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Come ‘Sing The Beatles’ with Luton choir!

A Luton choir is launching its new term by taking a trip down Penny Lane, as it invites residents to sing music by 60s icons, The Beatles.

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Class of '83.

Reunion for Luton Halyard class of ‘83!

Former Luton classmates reunited for a special disco, sharing fond memories of their time as ‘Halyard class of 83’.

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Volunteers dress up as characters from Mary Poppins for the VIP tea

Relay for Life Luton makes cancer survivors proud

Cancer Research UK Relay for Life Luton has raised a staggering £32,000 (and counting) to help beat the disease.

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Vikesh Kotecha and his mum, Nita. Credit: Sandra Vijandi

Luton mum and son ‘saving the world one smoothie at a time!’

A Luton mother and son have joined forces to create an organic, smoothie delivery service, turning their home into a fruity business hub!

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Student hosts charity quiz night

A Harlington Upper School student is hosting a quiz night at Toddington Village Hall to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

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One residents photograph of the mess on Stopsley Common.

‘I’m incensed! Luton Borough Council is a hyprocrite!’

Luton Borough Council has been slammed by residents for not clearing up mess allegedly left by travellers – and “not providing a portable toilet or skip in the first place!”

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From left: High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Vinod Tailor, and Hub manager Anthony Isles.

CGL relaunch week for Luton’s ResoLUTiONs!

National health and social care charity Change, Grow, Live (CGL) held a relaunch event on September 5 for its Luton drug and alcohol treatment service.

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Theme for VIP survivors tea 2014:  Alice in Wonderland. This year the theme is Mary Poppins

10 years of fundraising at Relay for Life Luton this weekend!

Stockwood Park Athletics Centre will be full of colour, costumes and fun, as the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Relay for Life Luton celebrates 10 years of fundraising.

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Merger for Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals announced

A proposed merger of Luton & Dunstable and Bedford Hospitals was formally announced today.

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BREAKING: Bedford Hospital to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable

Bedford Hospital is set to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable, it will be officially announced tomorrow.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Jake and his mum, Sarah

Jake’s Houghton Regis disco on defibrillator mission

A determined Houghton Regis mum is holding a special disco to raise money for a school defibrillator, after her young son died from a cardiac arrest.

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Staff from the Paediatric Team at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital raised money for the hospital by doing a skydive

Skydive raises thousands for paediatric unit

Thirteen members of staff from Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Paediatric Unit jumped 12,000ft from a plane to raise thousands for the children’s ward.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Shamiam’s a TV star up north

Shamiam’s a TV star up north

Courageous Luton burns survivor Shamiam Arif celebrated her 15th birthday in Scotland with an appearance on the main ITV Border news.

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Saleha Khanom, Catherine Aganoglu (vice chair) and Jolel visiting NHS paramedics

Luton’s Our Minds Matter break suicide stigma at football ‘Mental Health Community Cup’

A Luton mental health football tournament for men over 30 is aiming to kick away the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.

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