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Pedestrian hit by taxi 'fighting for his life', say Bedfordshire Police

A pedestrian was hit by a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A pedestrian is fighting for his life after being hit by a taxi in Bedfordshire.

Police were called to High Street North in Dunstable in the early hours of this morning (Sunday May 20) to reports of a crash.

A man had been hit by the car close to the junction with Church Street at around 3.55am. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"This is clearly a serious incident which has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

"We are working hard to establish the circumstances around the collision, and would ask that anyone in the area at the time who may have information to help our investigation gets in touch."

– Sgt Paul Stanbridge, Bedfordshire Police



Nurses from East Anglia invited to Royal Wedding

Nurses Lucy Andrews and Vicky Amiss-Smith has been invited to the Royal Wedding. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two nurses from Cambridge and Bedford have been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

Lucy Andrews and Vicky Amiss-Smith will be donning their best frocks and heading to watch the ceremony in a special area of Windsor Castle.

They're part of an invited group of people who work for charities that are important to the royal couple.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Country lane confrontation over fly-tipping captured on camera

Duncan Tomblin confronts two men he suspects were fly-tipping while a colleague films it on a mobile phone.

A country lane confrontation over fly-tipping in Bedfordshire has been captured on video on a mobile phone.

A group of tree surgeons were on their way home from work when they saw two men in a van close to a huge pile of dumped rubbish on the Dunstable Downs.

They approached the men who they suspected were fly-tipping and called the police. Callum Chase and Duncan Tomblin suspected the men were dumping furniture.

The incident is now under investigation by Central Bedfordshire Council's legal team which will conduct interviews and gather evidence ahead of any potential prosecutions.

  • Click to watch a report on the incident by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Some Luton airport Bank Holiday strike action called off

Although some industrial action at Luton airport has been called out other strikes are still on. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Workers employed by Luton Airport have postponed planned industrial action over the bank holiday weekend to consider a revised pay offer.

The firefighters and security staff were due to take action from Friday 25 May.

Strike action by baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation at the airport on Saturday 26 May is still set to go ahead, although the workers are also considering a revised offer.

Unite's members employed by Clece Care Service Ltd are still taking action from 5am on Monday 28 May until 5am on May 30. They provide assistance at the airport to passengers with reduced mobility.

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