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M1 closures as second bridge demolished

The first bridge being demolished Credit: Highways England

The demolition of a second bridge over the M1 will start tonight as part of a scheme Highways England say will boost Bedfordshire’s economy.

To allow crews to work the M1 is scheduled to be closed from 8pm (September 24) until 2pm tomorrow.

The first was brought down two weeks ago and took almost 17 hours.


Pendleton to open new £2.5m sports hub in Bedfordshire

a new state-of-the-art multi-sports complex, comprising: four indoor courts; two team changing rooms; a fitness suite; car park; office space and spectator toilets. Credit: PA

Olympic Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton will return to her school in Bedfordshire today to open a new £2.5m sports hub.

The newly named "Pendleton Centre" will be opened at the Etonbury Academy in Arlesey this afternoon.

The new state-of-the-art multi-sports complex will include four indoor courts, two team changing rooms and a fitness suite.

EasyJet pilots are 'too tired to fly'

EasyJet pilots want to take industrial action. Credit: PA.

Pilots for Luton-based airline EasyJet say they are getting too tired to fly because of their unforgiving rosters.

They have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over concerns about staff fatigue.

EasyJet, which flies out of Luton and Stansted airports, is in talks with union bosses to find a resolution and insists no strike action is currently planned.

Matthew Hudson reports.

Sixteen detained after lorry found with immigrants on M1

16 people have been detained after migrants were found in a lorry. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Sixteen people have been detained after police received reports of immigrants in a lorry travelling on the M1 near Luton.

The vehicle was stopped on the motorway on Thursday afternoon.

Bedfordshire Police said: "We were called at approximately 2.55pm by Hertfordshire Constabulary after receiving reports of immigrants in a lorry heading towards Bedfordshire on the M1 northbound.

"A number of officers attended and detained 16 people after the lorry was stopped just before junction 11.

"The ambulance service is in attendance and will be taking some people to hospital as a precaution before they are taken to custody."

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