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Child in critical condition after Luton hit and run

A CHILD has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a hit and run crash in Luton this afternoon. At approximately 2.50pm this afternoon (Thursday, June 22) emergency services attended reports of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Hibbert Street.

The child has ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Luton Town boss Nathan Jones pleased Dan Potts deal is done

Nathan Jones has expressed how thrilled he is at Dan Potts deciding to commit himself to Luton.

Although the Hatters boss was confident the left-back would accept a new offer, he was pleased Potts had signed a one-year deal with the option of a further year.

Jones said he wanted ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Bedfordshire fire service say they will be inspecting high-rises in aftermath of Grenfell fire

IN the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster last week, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) have announced they will be inspecting high-rises across the county.

Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the fire in Kensington, West London, which left 79 people dead or ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
'Ambition made me desperate to stay' says Dan Potts after signing new Luton Town deal

Dan Potts put pen to paper in a new deal with Luton before declaring his wish to help the club win automatic promotion next season.

The 23-year-old left-back has signed a new one-year contract with the Hatters with an option for the 2018/19 campaign.

He said he was delighted to ...

yesterday 17:11 open_in_new
Luton cocaine trafficker Arjan Pasha fails to convince judges to set him free

A DRUG trafficker caught trying to import £8million worth of cocaine into the UK has failed to convince top judges to set him free.

Arjan Pasha, 41, of Olympic Close, Luton, was caged for 18 years at Canterbury Crown Court on December 14 2015.

Pasha was stopped at the border ...

yesterday 17:11 open_in_new
New homeless service estimates it will work with 700 people in next two years

ROUGH sleepers in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes are being offered help in getting their lives back on track thanks to a partnership between local councils.

As part of their commitment to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping, Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Bedford pub The Ship has a fresh new look after renovations - with an extended selection of ales

A PUB has had a lick of fresh paint and is back open to the public with an extended selection of ales.

The Ship in St Cuthbert's Street, onwed by Greene King, has undergone a complete makeover, introducing a lighter colour scheme with white tiled walls, signature pieces of furniture and ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Gallagher Estates given green light for Clophill Lakes development - despite local 'trust issues'

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a nature reserve and 50 homes on quarry land have been given the green light – but only after the developers promised the wildlife land would be transferred to public ownership.

Disgruntled residents had fought original plans from developers Gallagher ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
CCTV released after men tried to force their way into Luton home

POLICE have released CCTV images following an attempted burglary in Elvington Gardens, Luton, At around 10pm on Friday, June 2, a woman knocked on the door of a property in the street.

When the occupant answered, two men tried to force their way in.

Fortunately they were ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Boyfriend and girlfriend caught on camera dumping plastic fencing fined for fly-tipping

A COUPLE has been fined £300 each after admitting fly-tipping in Beech Road, Dunstable.

The boyfriend and girlfriend were caught on camera dumping a length of plastic fencing at 9am on Sunday, May 5.

This week they were issued with £300 fixed-penalty notices by Central Bedfordshire ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Burnley cash already banked by Luton to ease annual losses

Luton Town have already banked their latest cash injection from Andre Gray's sell-on to ease the burden on their shareholders.

Three years on from selling Gray to Brentford, and two years on from his subsequent move to Burnley, Luton are still receiving regular top ups – with extra ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
New deals for Luton Town duo expected imminently

Manager Nathan Jones expects to have Dan Potts and Craig King tied down on new deals by the weekend – and perhaps even as soon as today.

Left-back Potts and back up keeper King are both out of contract this summer and have both been offered new deals, which the Luton boss is ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian killed on the M1 near Dunstable yesterday

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being struck by a Range Rover on the M1 yesterday.

At approximately 11.30am the man is believed to have run up the exit slip road on the M1 southbound at junction 11 and onto the motorway.

He then ran across the lanes before ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian killed on the M1 near Dunstable yesterday

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being struck by a Range Rover on the M1 yesterday.

At approximately 11.30am the man is believed to have run up the exit slip road on the M1 southbound at junction 11 and onto the motorway.

He then ran across the lanes before ...

yesterday 09:19 open_in_new
Residents’ fears over Marston Vale village plans

Worried residents are preparing to go into battle against draft plans for up to four new villages in Mid Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council approved its draft Local Plan for consultation this week, which calls for around 20-30000 new homes to be built by 2035.

Within the plans ...

yesterday 02:56 open_in_new
Luton have already planned for any departures as vultures circle

Luton Town already have contingencies already in place if the likes of Cameron McGeehan or Pelly Ruddock-Mpanzu are snapped up this summer.

Attacking midfielder McGeehan is rumoured to be on his way to Barnsley, while Mpanzu has reportedly been catching the eye of QPR and Nottingham ...

2017-06-21 21:47 open_in_new
Luton defender on verge of Euros squad following third England call up

Luton Town's James Justin has taken a step closer to the European U19 Championships after being called up for a third training camp.

The Hatters right back will hook up with the young Lions again from tomorrow until Saturday, at St George's Park National Football Centre in ...

2017-06-21 20:35 open_in_new
Luton boss on his remaining transfer window targets

Luton Town are still in the market for a second permanent keeper – and will then look to complete their summer business with a striker, right-back and attacking midfielder.

Manager Nathan Jones said last month he wanted two new keepers, but after the club signed Marek Stech last ...

2017-06-21 19:29 open_in_new
Lidlington level crossing stuck in upright position - with police warning drivers not to cross

A LEVEL crossing barrier is stuck in the upright position - and police are warning motorists not to cross when the lights are flashing.

The barrier for the level crossing at Marston Road in Lidlington is stuck in the 'up' position - a frequently problem with this site.

In January, ...

2017-06-21 19:29 open_in_new
Car clocker jailed after making £190k in fraudulent business

A CAR clocker has been handed a 32 month jail sentence - the highest custodial penalty handed down in a prosecution brought by Luton Trading Standards to date.

Francis Quinn, 46, of Coles Close in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, was sentenced for being the mastermind behind a ...

2017-06-21 18:19 open_in_new
Bedfordshire Police boss remembers 'super smile' of former Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock in tribute

THE Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police has paid tribute to former Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock, saying he had a 'super smile' and performed the job with 'elegance and supreme grace'.

Alf, 58, died on Friday morning (June 16) following a short illness.

He was Chief Constable ...

2017-06-21 18:19 open_in_new