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M1 roadworks lifted for the hols

Roadworks on the M1 around Luton are among 300 miles of works being lifted to help people travelling this May bank holiday.

Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday, according to the Highways Agency.

And before they set off, ...

yesterday 19:55 open_in_new
Wigan still interested but Jones has 'unfinished business' at Luton

Wigan Athletic are still interested in making Nathan Jones their new manager – but the Hatters boss has reaffirmed his commitment to Luton Town.

Jones has always been high on the Latics' list to replace Graham Barrow in the DW Stadium hot seat, and was at one point the bookies' ...

yesterday 17:37 open_in_new
Former Bournemouth and Millwall striker and Crystal Palace midfielder transfer-listed by Luton

Jonathan Smith, Josh McQuoid and Jake Gray have been named as the three players Luton Town are transfer-listing.

We revealed earlier today that, having released five players, Hatters boss Nathan Jones would follow that with three transfer-listings.

Those three are midfielders Gray ...

yesterday 17:37 open_in_new
FIRST FEMALE STATUE: Which historical women do you think will inspire Bedford?

FROM John Bunyan to Trevor Huddlestone and Glenn Miller, many of the men associated with Bedford have been honoured with statues.

However, the absence of the women who made the town great among its stone figures is noteable.

That is all about to change though.

Rachael Rogan, ...

yesterday 17:37 open_in_new
Teenage girl hit by car outside Bedford Academy

A YOUNG girl has been injured after being struck by a car at a zebra crossing outside a school.

The girl, believed to be in her teens, was hit just before 5pm today on Mile Road outside Bedford Academy.

Police officers are currently at the scene and the girl is being treated for ...

yesterday 17:37 open_in_new
Green space and community spirit praised in Bedfordshire's best town for commuters

BEDFORD has a lot going for it.

Good restaurants, independent shops and plenty of green space.

But one of its best qualities, according to new research by Vivo Property Buyers, is the ability to escape to London - and quickly.

The county town has been rated the Best in ...

yesterday 16:31 open_in_new
Teen caught riding through Flitwick on moped with thousands of pounds worth of cannabis

A TEENAGER found with wraps of herbal cannabis on him after a short chase through the streets of Flitwick has been handed an eight month custodial sentence today.

Billy Watson, 18, had deal sizes bags of the drug on him and the haul had a street value of between £3,500 and £5,600, ...

yesterday 16:31 open_in_new
Would Oxford United midfielder be a good signing for Luton Town?

Wantaway Oxford United midfielder Liam Sercombe has emerged as a potential summer transfer target for Luton Town.

The former Exeter City man, who came through the ranks at the League Two play-off finalists and spent 15 years with them, has spent the last two seasons with Oxford.

He ...

yesterday 15:25 open_in_new
Bedfordshire Police to 'step up' officer presence as terror threat raised to critical

RESIDENTS are being urged not be alarmed by an increased police presence at key locations including Luton Airport and this weekend's Luton Carnival.

Bedfordshire Police and the Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit (ECTIU) are issuing information and advice to the public ...

yesterday 15:25 open_in_new
Luton boss targets six new signings - but no trialists

Nathan Jones' summer shopping list will consist of four outfield players and two goalkeepers – but he doesn't anticipate any will be trialists.

The Luton Town boss is already well under way in his rebuilding plans having released five players, which will be followed by three more ...

yesterday 14:19 open_in_new
Bedfordshire GP shares advice for staying healthy during Ramadan

THE Muslim community are being urged to take care of their health ahead of the longest Ramadan in over three decades.

A Bedfordshire GP is calling on the Muslim community to think about what they eat during the holy month of Ramadan - which involves fasting for 29 or 30 days, during ...

yesterday 14:19 open_in_new
CCTV released after four teens robbed of phones and iPads in Dunstable

A GROUP of teens had an assortment of tech items stolen from them in Dunstable - sparking a police appeal

On Saturday, May 13, between 9.15pm and 9.25pm, four teenagers were walking near the Bus Link, running parallel to High Street North in Dunstable when they were approached by another ...

yesterday 14:19 open_in_new
West Brom beaten but stalemates prove costly - Luton Town review part three

The month started with a trip to Cheltenham, and despite Danny Hylton giving Luton the lead on his return from suspension, the game ended in one of four draws out of six for the Hatters in October. Hylton said after the game, in light of his recent red card, he may struggle with the new dissent ...

yesterday 13:13 open_in_new
Three more players to leave Luton this week

Luton Town will say goodbye to three more players in the coming days as manager Nathan Jones continues his summer clear out.

Jones has already released five players – letting go Stephen O'Donnell, Danny Green, Craig Mackail-Smith, Zane Banton and Liam Gooch at the weekend.

He ...

yesterday 13:13 open_in_new
Biggleswade man jailed for more than five years after being caught with two kilos of cocaine

A MAN from Biggleswade was jailed for 5 years 9 months yesterday (May 23) after being caught with two kilos of cocaine in a van.

Gavin Radford, 36, had agreed to transport the drugs to pay off his debts, Luton Crown Court heard.

Prosecution John Carmichael said he was stopped by ...

yesterday 13:13 open_in_new
Emergency services join forces for Luton carnival with officers of the future

KIDS are working closely with the emergency services across the county to make and decorate an impressive display as part of a 'walking float' at Luton Carnival this weekend.

Officers from both the fire and police have visited Hillborough Junior School in Luton to hold workshops to create ...

yesterday 12:07 open_in_new
Investigation continues one month after Whipperley Ring shooting

POLICE are renewing their appeal for information one month on from the shooting of a man outside a home in Whipperley Ring Road, Luton.

Police are particularly keen to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the Whipperley Ring area on Monday, April 24 at around 3.30pm. It is ...

yesterday 12:07 open_in_new
Luton Town striker misses out on PFA fans' award

Luton Town striker Danny Hylton has missed out on being named PFA Fans' League Two Player of the Season award.

Hylton finished third in the poll, which was conducted yesterday and the results announced this morning, behind Plymouth's Graham Carey and winner Enda Stevens, of ...

yesterday 11:01 open_in_new
Luton drunk jailed for breaking victims arm - after being accused of stealing a mobile phone

A DRUNK who broke the arm and cheekbone of man who accused him of stealing his phone has been locked up for 16 months.

Adam Westwood, 29, had been drinking in the early hours of the morning at the victim's home in Dordans Court.

Prosecutor Kevin West said Westwood, who was not known ...

yesterday 11:01 open_in_new
Gates to be installed on Luton alleyway after anti-social behaviour complaints

A LUTON alleyway is set to be gated off after ongoing complaints about anti-social behaviour from residents there.

Mussons Path in Luton will have gates fitted and access restricted tomorrow (May 25) after Luton Borough Council made the alleyway subject to a Public Spaces Protection ...

yesterday 09:55 open_in_new
'Love for all, Hatred for none': Luton's message of solidarity at Manchester attack vigil

PEOPLE from Luton came together last night in a show of support for the Manchester community after the horrific terrorist attack there on Monday night.

Dozens of people attended a vigil, organised by Luton Borough Council. Luton Council of Faiths and the Sunni and Luton Council of Mosques, ...

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