Published: 17:07 Fri 01 Aug 2014

A LUTON teenage girl has been left with a mental age of 8 after her former boyfriend knocked her unconscious in a frenzied attack before he raped her.

Published: 16:42 Fri 01 Aug 2014

THE week might have seen blazing sunshine and flip flop-worthy temperatures, but things are set to get a little more unsettled as the weekend swings round.

Published: 14:01 Fri 01 Aug 2014

Firemen called to a blaze at a house in Plaiters Way, Houghton Regis discovered the fire had been started by a cannabis factory using illegally abstracted electricity, a court as heard.

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Published: 12:04 Fri 01 Aug 2014

FIRE crews in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire are set to strike again during August after their union confirmed a further eight day period of industrial action.

Published: 16:43 Fri 01 Aug 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who pleaded guilty to the rape and causing grievous bodily harm of a 14-year-old girl in Lewsey Park has been given a discretionary life sentence, with a minimum term of seven years,

Published: 15:43 Fri 01 Aug 2014
Luton Crown Court

A GUNMAN said to have been part of a plot to murder a Luton accountant as he drove to work told a jury today (August 1) the plan was only to injure the man.

Published: 12:40 Fri 01 Aug 2014
East of England Ambulance Service

AMBULANCE bosses were 'dismayed and disappointed' by the decision to appoint a part-time chief executive to the region’s ambulance service, according to a leaked letter.

Published: 11:34 Fri 01 Aug 2014
Police and ambulance at the scene of the crash in Bedford Road

THE ambulance service in our region is still not hitting targets of responding to the most serious calls within eight minutes.

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Luton Town one of six League Two clubs awarded a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Luton Town have been awarded a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

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Published: 09:56 Thu 31 Jul 2014

We take a look at some of the stories doing the rounds in the world of football today.

Published: 11:26 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Goals from Mark Cullen and the returning Luke Guttridge saw Luton come from behind to take a 2-2 draw against Colchester yesterday.

Published: 19:00 Mon 28 Jul 2014

A picture of what appears to be the new Luton Town kit for the upcoming season has appeared on the Football League's official website.

Published: 11:43 Mon 28 Jul 2014

Gareth Owen captured the action as Luton saw off Belgian outfit Royal Antwerp in a friendly at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Published: 16:05 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Luton Town Football Club have said their new kit will be unveiled next Wednesday.

Published: 09:00 Wed 30 Jul 2014

Luton Town carried on their good preseason form with a very credible draw against League One Colchester United last night.

Published: 19:00 Mon 28 Jul 2014

Luton Town manager John Still will be looking to give 90 minute run outs to his team in their games against League One opposition this week.

Published: 11:29 Mon 28 Jul 2014

We take a look at some of the football stories doing the rounds today.

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