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Exhibition highlights positive side of Luton

An exhibition to show the positive side of Luton premiered at Luton Central Library on Sunday.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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‘We want to reassure public ahead of Luton Carnival’

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Police has spoken out to offer reassurance ahead of Sunday’s Luton Carnival event.

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‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire Police is coming under fire after apparently backtracking on plans for eight constables to be based in Leighton Buzzard.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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Winning enterprise teams, from left, Valentin Vlasceanu, Bushra Amir, Eilyaz Noor, Zac Hedingham, Fleur OBrien, Ali Raza, Zaiyaan Ashraff, Mehraan Ali, Halimah Hussain, Yuehan Liu

Pop-up shops at academy raise more than £1,700 for children’s charity

Business students at The Stockwood Park Academy joined forces with a local children’s charity to support youngsters in need of help.

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Music teacher’s latest album to be released through Universal Music

A music teacher from Luton is hoping her latest album will hit the big time with a release through Universal Music.

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20-month old Amur tiger cub Milashki enjoys a blood iced lolly

Ice lollies help tigers keep their cool

Animals at Woburn Safari Park have been treated to ice lollies, to help them keep their cool during this week’s mini-heatwave.

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CCTV after armed robbery at Luton hotels

CCTV after armed robbery at Luton hotels

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with two armed robberies at hotels in Luton.

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A previous Luton Carnival parade

‘Extra vigilance’ at Luton Carnival

Police presence will be bolstered at Luton Carnival on Sunday after the UK terrorism threat was raised to ‘Critical’.

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High Town path fenced off after drug and prostitution woes

High Town path fenced off after drug and prostitution woes

A path notorious for its drug and prostitution problems was gated off by Luton Borough Council today.

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New age for the jewel in Dunstable’s crown

Dunstable’s most iconic building looks set for a major improvement as part of the town’s continuing regeneration.

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Take care fasting during long Ramadan month

Take care fasting during long Ramadan month

A Luton GP is calling on the Muslim community to take care of their health and to think about what they eat during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Thugs kick man in head outside Luton Wetherspoon pub

Thugs kick man in head outside Luton Wetherspoon pub

Police have released CCTV images after a man suffered life-threatening injuries from a savage attack in Luton.

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Four teens robbed in Dunstable as expensive phones and iPad taken

After four teenagers were robbed in Dunstable, police investigating the robbery have released CCTV images of a group of people they believe may be able to help with their enquiries.

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An image taken moments after the attack. Inset: Ariana Grande.

Ariana Grande “offers to pay for victims’ funerals” after Manchester Arena attack

Popstar, Ariana Grande, has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of those who died as a result of a terror attack in Manchester on Monday.

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VIDEO: Visitors steam along to Stockwood fair

The fine weather encouraged the public to steam along to a popular annual Luton event at the weekend.

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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

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