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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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How close should you get to your work colleagues?

How close should you get to your work colleagues?

Some people spend years in an office without ever really getting to know their colleagues; others dart out the door and down to the pub together as soon as it comes to clocking off time on a Friday.

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Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Luton Carnival 2017

Party in the park for Luton Carnival

Thousands of revellers basked in the sun today as Luton Carnival set up camp in Wardown Park.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tekken 7 looks superb and is out on June 3

Console Corner: New Tekken is coming next month and it looks Unreal

Tekken is synonymous with the advent of 64 bit gaming in the 90s and is held dear by fight game fans the world over.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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Hatters Ladies finish with defeat to Norwich

Hatters Ladies finish with defeat to Norwich

Luton Town Ladies slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Norwich City Ladies in their final FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One natch of the season on Sunday.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Hatters to face Iron in pre-season

Hatters to face Iron in pre-season

Luton Town have announced they will play League One Scunthorpe United in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 29.

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Luton Carnival

‘We want to reassure public ahead of Luton Carnival’

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Police has spoken out to offer reassurance ahead of Sunday’s Luton Carnival event.

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‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

‘Backtrack’ on promise of eight constables for Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire Police is coming under fire after apparently backtracking on plans for eight constables to be based in Leighton Buzzard.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Dunstable town centre manager Clare Brett on the town’s shop front competition

To recognise those businesses whose shop fronts contribute positively to the town centre environment and to encourage others to think about kerb appeal, the Dunstable Joint Committee is inviting businesses to take part in the second year of the Dunstable Shop Front Accreditation Scheme.

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Off the beaten track cycling in the Algarve

Travel: Get on your bike with Chapters

The annual Bike Awareness Week, taking place this year from 10th to 18th June, is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK. As well as encouraging ‘every day cycling for everyone’, it demonstrates the fitness and environmental benefits of this increasingly popular hobby.

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Top chef Gino dAcampo at a cookery class.

Travel: Salty cows, ginning cats and a speckled hen

Following the success of last month’s Taste of Cheshire Awards, Cheshire Country Holidays has launched a brand-new package called Cheshire Foodies which is inspired by the gastronomical history of the region.

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Cup joy for youngsters at Super Sunday

A host of Luton-based sides lifted silverware at the M&S Water Services Chiltern Youth League Super Sunday Cup Finals recently.

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