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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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16 years since THAT England-Germany game

16 years since THAT England-Germany game

Today marks 16 years since England beat Germany 5-1 in THAT World Cup qualifying game.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Luton after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Luton after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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The Lancer before & after... Photos: LBDHAS + David Miller.

Bizarre and dark history of town’s pubs

Starting next Monday (October 24) and continuing throughout the half term week, 12 of the Leighton Buzzard’s public houses will be opening their doors for this year’s Living History event.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Winfred Attwell at Cresta Ballroom in Alma Street, Luton, in 1957 eEAYo6JhyPXugIzPvQ-8

YESTERYEAR: When Winifred visited Luton’s Cresta Ballroom

PHOTO 1: Luton News readers may have in their collections recordings by pianist Winifred Attwell, pictured here backstage before she performed at the Cresta Ballroom in Alma Street, Luton, in 1957.

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Scouts and Army cadets outside Dunstable Town Hall on Armistice Day 1919

Bar owner is banking on bright future for historic building

Today the town hall has vanished, replaced by what is now the Santander Bank, but the remaining buildings in our picture are substantially the same.

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YESTERYEAR: Queuing for two hours for ARP surplus goods

PHOTO 1: It’s often said that queuing is a great British tradition and this Luton crowd, particularly the ladies in the foreground, seemed happy enough.

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The Beatles at The Odeon, September 6, 1963

Please Please Me with memories of The Beatles in Luton

Do you remember when the Beatles played in Luton, not once, not twice, but three times!

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Rita at home with royal memories

LUTON CUB MISTRESS RITA MET THE QUEEN AT THE 1957 SCOUT JAMBOREE

More than3,000 UK Scouts have just returned from a life-changing jamboree in Japan. But back home in Luton an 82-year old mother has fond memories of her own experiences 60 years ago at the Golden Jubilee jamboree in Sutton Coldfield in 1957.

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Wardown Park, August 1962

Wardown Park in the summer of 1962

Luton’s Wardown Park is always full of families when the warmer weather arrives.

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St Mary's Church view, Luton

View from church tower shows Luton in 1966

There two photos were taken from St Mary’s Church tower in Luton back in September 1966.

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July 1926, Tennyson Road Primary School

July 1926: Tennyson Road Primary marks Luton Jubilee

This week Tennyson Road Primary School in Luton is celebrating its centenary.

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Gene Pitney at the Ritz, Luton, in 1966

Yesteryear: From Tulsa to Luton, Gene Pitney at the Ritz

According to one of his many hits, American singer Gene Pitney was only Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa.

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Bennett's Rec, Dunstable

Dunstable recreation ground created in Mr Bennett’s memory

When Benjamin Bennett died his widow wanted something to be established in Dunstable in his memory.

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Bell Commercial Hotel, George Street, Luton.

Yesteryear: George Street, Luton, hotel with a ring about it

Luton town centre had two establishments named The Bell, both in George Street.

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Your Dunstable Gazette is 150 and the oldest business still serving the town

Your Dunstable Gazette is 150 and the oldest business still serving the town

The Dunstable Gazette reached a major milestone in its history this year, when the paper celebrated its 150th birthday.

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