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A robber who left his glasses at the scene of the crime has been jailed for seven years.Read the full story ›
A former Bedfordshire Police officer has been jailed after admitting trying to blackmail a man for using a prostitute in Luton.Read the full story ›
Ryanair passengers whose flights have been cancelled may be entitled to compensation.Read the full story ›
Ryanair have released the full list of flights cancelled by the airline over the the next six weeks because of a pilot shortage.Read the full story ›
Stansted airport in Essex is to be targeted by Ryanair for cancelled flights because it is their busiest hub airport with other alternative flights and destinations.
The company has been heavily criticised for cancelling 50 flights a day across its European network until the end of October.
In a press conference, Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary apologised to passengers for the uncertainly caused by the airline.
He said two routes of the 41 operated by the airline through Stansted would be affected in the next six weeks although the company has not yet revealed which they are.
Ryanair said overall the cancellations will affect less than 2% of all customers over the next 6 weeks and the majority of these passengers will be offered alternative flights on the same or next day.
The company says passengers who don't take alternative flights will receive a full refund and compensation.
Mr O'Leary said it expected compensation claims would cost the company nearly £18 million and there would be more than £4 million in lost revenue.
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Detectives in Luton have released CCTV images of a man who raided a casino in the town.
The lone raider entered the Genting Casino on Skimpot Road at 5am on Thursday 17 August.
He produced what's thought to be a handgun and forced staff to hand over cash. He left the casino and headed off in the direction of Craddock Road.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A Bedford man has been jailed for 15 years after a brutal knife attack which left four people with life-changing injuries in December 2016.
Nisar Ahmed, 32, of Hurst Grove, violently assaulted a group of people in the early hours of 11 December 2016, inflicting large slash wounds to their faces, hands and bodies.
He was found guilty of two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, one count of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of a knife.
“I’m pleased Ahmed has been handed a lengthy sentence and will face a substantial time behind bars for his nasty and vicious actions.
"Violence will not be tolerated in Bedfordshire and we are committed to taking dangerous people off our streets.
“Ahmed’s actions have had devastating consequences to the lives’ of others. "Carrying knives has serious consequences and I hope this sentence acts as a warning to others.”