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Luton Lib Dem candidate suspended for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Luton South has left the Party following allegations of anti-semitic posts on social media.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praises LTFC’s living wage

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praises LTFC’s living wage

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Luton Town Football Club this morning as he announced his party’s plans for a £10 hourly minimum wage.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Luton sends its condolences to Westminster victims

Luton has opened a book of condolence today for the victims of yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster, available to sign in the Town Hall reception and online at www.luton.gov.uk. The flag above the Town Hall is flying at half-mast.

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‘Mistakes like this will encourage people to dump rubbish!’

A frustrated Luton man had a wasted trip to Progress Way tip and recycling centre after the council sent him a pamphlet with old opening times.

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Huge funding boost will help tackle homelessness in Luton

Huge funding boost will help tackle homelessness in Luton

Luton has received a boost to reduce homeless and rough sleeping in the area.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Central Beds Council’s deputy leader steps down

Maurice Jones will today (10 March) stand down as a Member of Central Bedfordshire Council, having tendered his resignation earlier in the month.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Luton Council plans 4.95% tax hike

Luton residents are facing a 4.95% council tax hike, a 1% increase on last year.

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Peaceful anti-Trump march to US Embassy

Peaceful Luton protesters are marching to the US Embassy in response Donald Trump’s controversial 90-day immigration ban.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Robin takes on new role at Luton Council

Robin takes on new role at Luton Council

Luton has a new deputy chief executive.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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