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Luton Borough Council’s £1m parking profit is revealed...

The RAC has revealed that English councils made a record £819 million from their parking operations in the last financial year, as the Herald & Post can reveal the figures for Luton and Dunstable areas.

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Pioneering BBC project secures four local democracy reporters for Luton News and sister titles in region

The Luton News and its sister titles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will be taking on four local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Bedfordshire MPs have their say

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should be cancelled because of his “vile hatred”, according to half the county’s MPs.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton MP faces further allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins, who was suspended from the Labour party over sexual harassment claims last week, is facing fresh allegations from a fellow MP about inappropriate behaviour towards her over more than two decades.

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IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

IN FULL: Kelvin Hopkins’ issues statement over allegations

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins has issued a 12-point rebuttal to allegations of inappropriate conduct made by an activist. Here, we publish in full the statement from Mr Hopkins in response to the claims by Ava Etemadzadeh (hereafter ‘Ava’)

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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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Breaking News: Labour group suspends Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins

Breaking News: Labour group suspends Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins

The Labour Party has suspended veteran Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins tonight (Thursday), according to the BBC.

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Time to vote for the Best of Luton

Time to vote for the Best of Luton

It’s that time again, when you help us to celebrate the town’s unsung heroes.

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The proposed stadium

‘Size and complexity’ of Hatters stadium plans means wait goes on

The “complexity” of Luton Town’s plans for a new football stadium means fans are no nearer knowing when the planning applications will go before councillors for a decision.

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Could Dunstable Downs have its own parish council?

Survey wants your views on your parish

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to have a say on how local communities are represented by parish or town councils.

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Opposition to constituency boundary changes which put Houghton Regis into Luton

Bedfordshire’s MPs could find themselves with new wards as the consultation into boundary changes opens today.

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Invitation

Invitation

The popular political debate programme Question Time, is coming to Dunstable.

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BREAKING: Bedford Hospital to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable

Bedford Hospital is set to be taken over by Luton & Dunstable, it will be officially announced tomorrow.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Council joins pilot to cut election costs

Council joins pilot to cut election costs

Luton Borough Council has been selected by the Government as one of the 21 local authorities to run a canvass pilot aimed at reducing the costs involved in making sure its electoral register is kept up to date.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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