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Train station’s donation to Luton Foodbank is just the ticket!

A caring passenger host at Luton Train Station held a fundraising drive to support the Foodbank’s fight to feed vulnerable families.

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Luton Retail Park. Photo from Google Street View

Forty new jobs at Starbucks

Forty new jobs have been created in Luton with the opening of a new Starbucks Drive Thru at Gipsy Lane Retail Park today (Thursday).

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The smashed window

Heartbreak for Toddington florist burgled on Valentine’s Day

A Toddington florist was left heartbroken after her shop was broken into on Valentine’s Day, and she arrived to find her lovingly crafted bouquets and hampers stolen.

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Steve Loczy from Dunstable appeared on Take Me Out..... ITV PICTURES

Take Me Out girls reject Steve – but it turns out he wasn’t from Luton!

A love-seeking Romeo says his confidence has been massively boosted by appearing on an ITV1 dating show, despite being rejected by the 30 girls he could have paired up with.

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The masterplan for HRN1 is to be unveiled tomorrow

The masterplan for HRN1 is to be unveiled tomorrow

Public exhibitions for a massive development in Houghton Regis are being held this week.

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Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners taking development fight to the council over plans for more than 40,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups opposed to plans by Central Bedfordshire Council for massive development across the borough are taking their fight to borough headquarters today.

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Power Court stadium model

Luton Council in danger of being stadium ‘bad guys’ over Hatters delays, warns Trust chairman

The chairman of Luton Town Supporters’ Trust has warned Luton Council is in danger of labelled “the bad guys” due to ongoing delays in getting a planning decision on the club’s new stadium and Newlands Park development.

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Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

Popular Flitwick restaurant was closed after cockroaches found in kitchen area

A popular restaurant was closed by health inspectors for a week after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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Tarli with Woburn's Head Elephant Keeper Darren Fellowes. Photo:Bridget Davey Photography

First elephant born at Woburn Safari Park beats the odds to survive Ebola-like virus

A three-year-old Asian elephant at Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to recover from an aggressive disease which is fatal in 80% of recorded cases.

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30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

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Luton Borough Council

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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The Route 70 is being withdrawn from Tilsworth. Photo: Google

Arriva under fire as buses to Tilsworth axed

Arriva has come under fire from residents of Tilsworth after the announcement that it is pulling the village’s only bus service.

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Thameslink. Credit: Peter Alvey

Longer Thameslink carriages for Luton commuters

Hardworking commuters at Luton rail station welcomed the start of longer Thameslink carriages travelling to and from London.

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Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton has concerns over Central Bedfordshire’s ‘unsound’ housing plans

Luton Borough Council has specific objections about its neighbour’s massive development plans.

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Luton Leonardo has snow problem with 10K run for armed forces!

Polar bear and dancing penguin costumes spurred on a team of Leonardo’s Luton employees to complete a 10K run in aid of the the UK’s Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST).

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Foxley Kingham staff fundraising for Keech

Celebrating 50 years by helping charities

A business in Luton is celebrating 50 years with a challenge to raise £50,000 for charities this year.

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Smyths Toys store will open at the former Next unit at Chaul End Retail Park

Smyths Toys is coming to Luton in April

Smyths Toys has announced it will be opening a new store in Luton in April.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Proposed three-weekly black bin collection and £40 garden waste charge will be subject to a ‘genuine consultation’ vow councillors

Councillors have voted unanimously to press ahead with a consultation on possible changes to bin collections in Central Bedfordshire, including the option of moving to a three-weekly collection and charging for garden waste.

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Black bins could become a three-weekly collection

Three-weekly black bin collections and £40 garden waste charge for Central Bedfordshire?

Fortnightly general waste collections could be binned in favour of a three-weekly service as Central Beds Council looks at more ways to make savings.

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