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Proud moment for 95-year-old mum and bride

Saturday was a special day for Valerie Clarke as her 95-year-old mother proudly walked her down the aisle to her husband -to-be.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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Luton Lib Dem candidate suspended for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Luton South has left the Party following allegations of anti-semitic posts on social media.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Mechanic wants to thank paramedic who saved his life after M1 crash

A mechanic who suffered horrific injuries in a car crash is hoping to track down the paramedic who saved his life by dragging him from a burning vehicle.

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Elephants at Whipsnade Zoo with their keeper

Whipsnade Adventure Trail for young readers

It’s the 35th anniversary of legendary author Rod Campbell’s famous book Dear Zoo and Macmillan Children’s Books are teaming up with Whipsnade to provide a new experience for the whole family to enjoy.

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CHUMS was one of several charities to benefit from a  �16,381 donation from the Co-op

Big boost for CHUM’s workshops

CHUMS was one of seven good causes to benefit from a £16,381 funding boost from the Co-Op’s membership scheme, launched last September.
A charity spokesperson said: “CHUMS provides mental health and emotional wellbeing services to more than 3,000 children and young people in Luton and Bedfordshire every year.

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Lee Memphis King - Europe's most successful Elvis Presley - is appearing at Dunstable's Grove Theatre on May 5

Elvis is back - after stolen suit incident

Last time award-winning Elvis impersonator Lee Memphis King appeared at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre, he accidentally left one of his bespoke jumpsuits in the loading bay from where it was stolen, writes Bev Creagh.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Bedfordshire

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as TV channel E4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Bedfordshire to appear on the show.

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One of the stunning creations from a previous Lilley Flower Festival

Blooming lovely weekend in Lilley

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Volunteers at CaddingtonCare organise a variety of outings for the elderly and disabled, including canal trips on specially adapted boats

The briefcase that doubles as an office for CaddingtonCare

CaddingtonCare had fairly modest beginnings back in 2009 but it’s blossomed into a vital community service with more than 80 volunteers.

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Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Fashion and flair - in spite of fractures

Looking good and feeling great – in spite of a changing body shape due to osteoporosis – will be the focus at a Fashion, Flair and Fractures event being organised by the National Osteoporosis Society’s Luton & Dunstable Support Group on Wednesday, May 3.

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Luton officer cadet James McGeoghan who has graduated from Sandhurst

Luton officer cadet graduates from Sandhurst

Officer cadet James McGeoghan, 23, has joined the ranks of the British Army’s next generation of leaders, after passing out in a prestigious graduation ceremony at the renowned military academy, in front of the prime minister.

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Little learners from Luton's King's House School visited Australia House to quiz the High Commissioner

King’s House School pupils meet Australian High Commissioner

Little learners from Luton’s King’s House School visited Australia House to intervew High Commissioner Alexander Downer, whose role is equivalent to that of ambassador.

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Luton child of courage Shamiam Arif with American businessman Steve Rosen who has made a substantial donation to her appeal fund

American businessman makes generous donation to Shamiam Arif Appeal Fund

An American businessman who read about Luton child of courage Shamiam Arif online was so inspired by her story and sunny smile that he has made a substantial donation to her appeal fund.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Dunstable after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Dunstable after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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Gang found guilty of kidnapping and torturing man in Luton

Six men have been convicted of kidnapping a man off the streets of Luton last year, “terrorising and torturing” him for over 30 hours.

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No-one is safe from cyber criminals warns leading security expert

No-one is safe from cyber criminals warns leading security expert

No one is immune from cyber crime, a leading internet security expert has warned, following revelations that one in five UK businesses fell victim to online attacks last year.

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Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research.

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