CREAGH/CARR REVIEW: Shirley Valentine

You get two for the price of one with the Creagh/Carr Review - the opinions of seasoned hackette Bev Creagh and flamboyant newshound Stewart Carr. Here’s what they thought of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday, April 1.

Theatre and Comedy
Jodie Prenger in Shirley Valentine

Review: Brilliant Jodie brings Shirley to life at Milton Keynes

I was a little apprehensive when the casting of Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine was first announced as I felt the part so brilliantly played by Pauline Collins in the 1989 film could hardly be bettered… but that was until now!

Theatre and Comedy
Action from AFC Dunstable's defeat to Arlesey Town

AFC Dunstable hit by late Arlesey winner

Southern League Division One Central: AFC Dunstable 1 Arlesey Town 2

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Plenty of plaudits for Dees in defeat to promotion-chasers

Dunstablians went down to a 52-10 defeat at Midlands Three East South promotion-chasers Long Buckby on Saturday.

Rugby Union
Lewsey allotments have been transformed, thanks to the hard work and dedication of a group of volunteers from Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire

A makeover for Lewsey allotments

New pathways and a new compost bin are just two of the improvements to Lewsey allotments, thanks to a team of nine unemployed volunteers.

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Pieces of eight for Rovers as they thump Rams

Southern League Division One Central: Barton Rovers 8 Petersfield Town 0

Gala dinner raises £5,000 for Luton charity Stepping Stones which helps women in crisis

Gala dinner raises £5,000 for Luton charity Stepping Stones which helps women in crisis

A gala dinner has raised more than £5,000 for Luton charity Stepping Stones which helps women in Bedfordshire through crisis situations.

Keech Glow Walk March 2017

Generous donation brightens Keech Hospice Care inaugural Glow Walk

A generous £500 donation provided Keech Hospice Care with much-needed funding to brighten its inaugural Glow Walk.

Luton Sixth  Form  and Harlow Colleges are joining forces in a Home Office-funded project No Love for Hate. Part of the camapign is this poster for the play Us and Them, written by former Luton Sixth  Former Teresa Burns

Luton Sixth Form College in No Love for Hate project

Community cohesion and far-right extremism are two of the issues being explored by Luton Sixth Form College and Harlow College as part of a Home Office-funded project.

News 1
Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

Offbeat 4
Priory Church, Dunstable

Dunstable witch to feature in fantasy film

A new fantasy feature film, Trapped Magic: The Broken Blade, is to be shot in Dunstable.

Luton couple Ross and Rachel Finlay who are running the London Marathon to raise money and awareness about bowel cancer

Luton couple run marathon to beat bowel cancer

Luton insurance claims technician Rachel Finlay, 34, can’t wait to cross the finishing line at this year’s London Marathon.


Nine charged with drug dealing in High Town

A total of nine people have been charged with drugs offences after a series of police raids carried out in the High Town area of Luton last Thursday morning.

Town striker Danny Hylton

Vassell: We can't just rely on Danny Hylton

Luton striker Isaac Vassell knows his side must prove they can cope without star striker Danny Hylton in the future.

Hatters 4
First for sports news

Green share the spoils in six-goal thriller

SSML Premier Division: Sun Sports 3 Crawley Green 3

Hatters striker Danny Hylton

Hatters striker up for Player of the Season award

Luton Town striker Danny Hylton is in the running for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season award.

Hatters 1
Keech Hospice Care's first Glow Walk raised �35,000

Glow Walk makes its mark as a huge success

Luton’s first ever Glow Walk was a brilliant success, according to Keech Hospice Care spokesman Mark Relf.

Luton Town loan striker James Verney in action for Dunstable. Pic: Chris White.

Esso snatches late away win for Dunstable

Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division: King’s Lynn Town 0 Dunstable Town 1

Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Business 2
Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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