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Luton Borough Council’s budget blown by over £8m

Luton Borough Council has projected it will have overspent £8.23m on its budget by the end of this financial year.

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NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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Complaint launched against Bedfordshire PCC

Complaint launched against Bedfordshire PCC

Luton Council of Mosques has launched a complaint against Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway after she shared details of on-going sexual offence investigations during a televised hearing.

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Independent Luton school criticised for poor hygiene

Independent Luton school criticised for poor hygiene

An independent Islamic school in Luton has received further criticism from Ofsted following its latest inspection – with claims of poor hygiene beside poor teaching.

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Anger after teachers’ union ‘abandoned’ strike in Luton

Anger after teachers’ union ‘abandoned’ strike in Luton

Teachers in Luton have expressed anger after their union abandoned a planned strike and left their rep to be suspended.

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Bedfordshire PCC’s public spat with news website

Bedfordshire PCC’s public spat with news website

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway attracted unwanted attention after making accusations against a news website that turned out to be wrong.

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IN FULL: Hurdles to cross for Luton’s planned expansion of airport

IN FULL: Hurdles to cross for Luton’s planned expansion of airport

Bold plans to more than double Luton Airport’s capacity could be the linchpin to Luton’s prosperity – but not without overcoming significant hurdles.

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UPDATE: Luton bodybuilder Jenev Varghese jailed 12 years for abusing girl

UPDATE: Luton bodybuilder Jenev Varghese jailed 12 years for abusing girl

A championship bodybuilder from Luton who abused a four-year-old girl has been jailed for 12 years.

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London Luton Airport

Opposition to Luton Airport expansion from Herts County Council

Hertfordshire County Council has registered its opposition to neighbouring Luton’s plan to expand its airport.

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Luton Police Station

Woman trapped in Luton Police Station after officers forget about her

A woman was locked inside Luton Police Station for two hours after officers forgot about her and went home.

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Britain First leader banned from Luton re-tweeted by Donald Trump

Britain First leader banned from Luton re-tweeted by Donald Trump

A far right leader banned from Luton has spoken of her delight after being re-tweeted by Donald Trump.

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Shocking details emerge of six child abuse investigations in Bedfordshire

Shocking details emerge of six child abuse investigations in Bedfordshire

Beds Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway has revealed there are six child sex exploitation investigations in Bedfordshire that are “ferociously absorbing” police resources.

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Luton brother and sister jailed over £38k fraud scandal

Luton brother and sister jailed over £38k fraud scandal

A cheating brother and sister duo from Luton have been jailed after scamming five people out of £38,000.

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Luton school sponsors boxing awards

Luton school sponsors boxing awards

A school in Luton has celebrated Anthony Joshua’s win of Boxer of the Year award.

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Sharon Fade death now being treated as ‘non-suspicious’ by police

Sharon Fade death now being treated as ‘non-suspicious’ by police

The death of a woman found lying in undergrowth in Houghton Regis is now being treated as ‘non-suspicious’ by police.

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Fundraising to help elderly Luton women attacked by gang

Fundraising to help elderly Luton women attacked by gang

Kind-hearted Lutonians have set up a fundraising page to help the two elderly women attacked by a gang during an “appalling” robbery.

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MP Kelvin Hopkins

UPDATE: Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins’ suspension

News that Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins was suspended by the Labour Party over allegations of bad behaviour was greeted with shock in his constituency.

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Two teenage boys stabbed in Hockwell Ring

Two teenage boys stabbed in Hockwell Ring

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a double stabbing in Hockwell Ring yesterday which left one boy with life-threatening injuries.

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Luton pervert jailed eight years for child abuse

Luton pervert jailed eight years for child abuse

A Luton man has been jailed for eight years after sexually abusing a young girl and possessing extreme child pornography.

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Cash boost of over £900,000 for Luton arts group

Cash boost of over £900,000 for Luton arts group

There was excitement as one of Luton’s leading arts groups received a cash boost of over £900,000 from the Arts Council today.

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