Shipu Ahmed was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year old woman in 2007 after he had picked them up in his black cab.Read the full story ›
A variety of events are being held across the region over the bank holiday.Read the full story ›
The Conservatives have held onto their overall majority despite losing seats.
It was a good night for the Lib Dems who gained three seats to take their total to eight.
The Tories have held power in Welwyn since 2002. They currently have a majority of 2 over the other parties.
The Conservatives have held their majority in St Albans City and District Council but the Liberal Democrats will be pleased with the night they've had.
The Tories lost a seat while the Lib Dems gained two.
Four men who planned to distribute £400,000 worth of cocaine in Bedfordshire have been jailed for almost 35 years.Read the full story ›
A Luton takeaway owner who stashed more than a million pounds worth of cocaine at his shop has admitted possession with intent to supply.
Shaheriz Khan, 37, from Sherwood Road in Luton, was arrested in October when leaving the Peri Peri Grill on Midland Road, which he owned.
A total of 15kg of cocaine was recovered from the shop, with 13kg stashed in a holdall in the kitchen and more hidden in a brown takeaway bag.
The drugs have been valued at £1.5 million.
He was arrested by officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit and appeared at Luton Crown Court today (May 2) where he pleaded guilty. Khan will be sentenced on May 18.
“Drugs have a devastating impact on our communities and as a result of this investigation we have taken a significant quantity of Class A drugs from reaching our streets.
“We will continue to work hard to disrupt those who seek to do harm by pedalling illegal and dangerous substances, and ensure they a brought before the courts so justice can be done.”
Heavy rain will march eastwards across the East today, accompanied with some strong windsRead the full story ›
April 2018 in the Anglia region saw record-breaking temperatures but also plenty of rain and a distinct lack of sunshine.Read the full story ›
Two men were seriously injured after they were stabbed in Luton last night (April 30).
Police were called to reports of a disturbance and a large gathering of people in the Onslow Road, Vincent Road and Finsbury Road area of the town just after 9pm.
The men are in a stable condition.