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Argos creates more than 10,000 Christmas jobs

High street retailer Argos is to recruit more than 10,000 seasonal staff to work in its stores over the busy Christmas period.

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The Power Court site

Council clarifies confusion over consultation deadline for Hatters’ plans

Luton Borough Council has clarified the deadline for public comments on Luton Town’s planning applications for Power Court and Newlands Park.

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Quorn product recalled from supermarkets over presence of egg

Meat-free food specialist Quorn is recalling batches of two of its products from Sainsbury’s stores over a labelling error.

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50 years since Hattie Jacques opened Houghton Regis shopping centre

50 years since Hattie Jacques opened Houghton Regis shopping centre

Fun was flowing on Saturday as Houghton Regis marked the 50th anniversary of Bedford Square shopping centre.

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Next on White Lion Retail Park

100 new jobs at retail park

National retail giants Next opened their brand new store at Dunstable’s White Lion Retail Park yesterday (Tuesday).

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Architect Manuel Nogueira (left) and Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet with  LTFC's plans for Power Court

Independent report backs Hatters schemes beyond Gary Sweet’s ‘wildest dreams’

An independent report into Luton Town’s plans to develop Power Court and Newlands Park has concluded that the schemes could jointly generate around £255m annually to Luton’s economy from 2020.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

There was bad news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel rose slightly, with unleaded petrol now at 111.4 pence per litre. This is 0.1p per litre more than the previous week.

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B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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Endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston can help to sway shoppers buying decisions. Credit: Shutterstock

Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Whatsapp is changing

Soon you won’t be able to pretend you’ve missed WhatsApp messages from annoying friends

An update being tested for popular messaging app WhatsApp could mean you’ll never be able to pretend you’ve missed a message again.

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Spider. Credit: Shutterstock

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys R Us.

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...

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Elliot Renton

‘Don’t fret at Brexit’ says airport finance chief

“Don’t panic about Brexit” was the message Luton Airport’s chief financial officer gave at a business event held this month.

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Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Tech giant Apple has sought to reassure users that the latest operating system update is safe after some iPhone owners reported it had rendered their handsets useless.

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5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

A new plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been introduced into UK circulation by the Bank of England.

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Tango at home at Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire. Credit SWNS

Britain’s oldest tiger, star of Esso TV ads, dies aged 22

Britain’s oldest tiger, who featured in the iconic Esso fuel adverts, has passed away at the age of 22.

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Charles and William Eid (centre) of Dunstable-based Signature Flatbreads receive the 2016 Bakery Manufacturer of the Year award from Matt Dawson (second right)

The company that’s risen all the way to the top

What started off as a small family business in Ghana has now become an international success story.

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