Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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Dominic Kirwan

Five of the best things to do in and around Luton in the next seven days

From Irish charm to madcap adventures, there's plenty going on...

Slate Islands are among the acts performing at Utter! Lutonia

An Utterly great night of music and poetry in Luton

Music, spoken-word poetry and artistic expression will be celebrated when Utter! Lutonia returns to the Hat Factory on Thursday, June 1.

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Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research.

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Kenneth Tindall

Interview: Casanova choreographer talks about ballet ahead of Milton Keynes date

We chat to Kenneth Tindall who has put together the Northern Ballet's production of Casanova coming to Milton Keynes Theatre next week

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The production blends classical dancing with a touch of pantomime

A ballet dance with Cinderella in Dunstable

Vienna Festival Ballet presents the classic tale of Cinderella in Dunstable this month.

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Pasha Kovalev won the Strictly title in 2014

Strictly star Pasha to dance the night away in Dunstable

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Pasha Kovalev brings his new show to Dunstable this month.

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Photo by Connie Fore

Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter.

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Rhythm Junkeys

Street dance group appeals for the public’s help

A dance group who have qualified to represent Britain in the World and European Street Dance Championships are appealing for the public’s help to get them to the finals.

Luton Festival of Dance arrives

Luton Festival of Dance arrives

The 42nd Luton Festival of Dance is fast upon us, with the competition taking place every weekend in March.

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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MBLH Peter Farmer Credit: Royal Opera House

Peter Farmer brought the theatre to life

A distinguished theatre designer who hailed from Luton has died. He worked for some of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies.

Ryan Wilcox on BBC Three Counties Radio

Night Wolf: travelling the world for musical dreams!

A talented Luton music producer is making a name for the town as he takes his music across the globe with his new EP launch.

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes coming to Milton Keynes Theatre

Beloved fairy tale dances onto Milton Keynes stage

A beloved fairy tale and award winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

David Bowie

Unique insight into touring with Bowie

A UK exhibition tour of many stunning, never seen before, photographs of David Bowie has been extended to include a visit to Milton Keynes next spring.

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More women are opting for trainers over heels

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

How Mark Titchners planned artwork will look

Street parties to launch Luton art project

Parties in the street will herald the beginning of a new contemporary visual art project for Luton next week.

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A photograph by Richard Bloom, one of the images on show

Escape into a world of beautiful images at Stockwood

Striking images of plants, habitats and landscapes are going on show at Stockwood Discovery Centre from Saturday (September 24).

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