Standing ovation from European Parliament on his final day for long serving East of England MEP Richard Howitt

The East of England’s Euro MP Richard Howitt received a standing ovation from all sides of the European Parliament chamber on his last day in the European Parliament, where he has served for 22 years.

Labour ban for ‘hurt’ ex-councillor Jim

Labour ban for ‘hurt’ ex-councillor Jim

A former councillor suspended by the Labour Party after 53 years as a member claims it was part of a conspiracy to purge pro-Corbyn voters.

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Family wants Luton Borough Council help them find a home

A mother of two, who has been in temporary accommodation for 18 months, wants Luton Borough Council to do more to help her.

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Boundary changes

Luton North to join Houghton in proposed boundary changes

A new constituency of Luton North and Houghton has been put forward in the Boundary Commission review of constituencies across England which was published today.

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Richard Howitt

Bedfordshire MEP quits for new role

Long-serving Beds Euro MP Richard Howitt has announced he is leaving the European Parliament later this year, to become head of a leading global organisation dedicated to linking companies with society, the environment and the wider economy.

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Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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William Austin pupils visited Parliament

William Austin pupils take a trip to Parliament

William Austin pupils were invited to visit the Houses of Parliament and the opening of a new building at the Tate Modern art gallery.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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Andrew Selous MP

Andrew Selous steps down as Prisons Minister

South West Beds MP Andrew Selous has been asked to step down from his role as Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation as new Prime Minister Theresa May continues her Government reshuffle.

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New Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Sarah Standing

Theresa May and the other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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Richard Howitt

Beds Euro MP condemns terrorist attack in France

A message of sympathy to French nationals living locally and a warning to the whole community against any attempt to scapegoat different sections of the community, has been issued by the Bedfordshire Euro MP in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in France.

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Death threats against Labour challenger Eagle mean Luton venue is moved

A Luton event involving Labour leadership challenger Angela Eagle has been moved to a new venue after the hotel where it was due to be held received threats, the MP’s office has said.

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Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament are on lockdown this afternoon, Thursday as police investigate a suspicious white powder.

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You are all valued says council chief

You are all valued says council chief

Luton’s council leader has sought to reassure people in the town following the vote for leaving the European Union last week.

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Brexit impact on house values

Brexit will have a dramatic effect on the value of your house, say experts

Annual house price growth will rapidly slow down across major cities in the UK as the EU referendum impacts on the property market, a report has predicted.

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Labour wins by-election for Luton Borough Council seat

Labour has held one of its seats on Luton Borough Council, after winning a by-election last night.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson rules himself out of the Tory party leadership contest

Boris Johnson today sensationally ruled himself out of the race to become the next Prime Minister.

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Nadine Dorries: Boris is the man to lead the Tories

Nadine Dorries: Boris is the man to lead the Tories

Two of the most famous celebrity MPs are on the same side in the Conservative election race, after Nadine Dorries threw her support behind Boris Johnson.

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Mr Hopkins has been Luton North MP since 1997

Kelvin Hopkins ‘very surprised’ to get shadow cabinet callup

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins has admitted that he was ‘very surprised’ to get the chance to join Labour’s new look shadow cabinet.

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How will Brexit impact on your summer holidays?

How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

Since Britain voted to leave the EU last week, questions have been asked as to what the decision actually means for us.

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