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Changes to Luton bus services during EDL march

Arriva has announced changes to some of its bus services in Luton as a result of the EDL march and counter protests taking place today.

Arriva bus Credit: PA Images

All services that would normally stop at Church Street will be dropping off and picking up passengers at the Luton Station Interchange including 31 and 38.

Any services that serve the Galaxy or Silver Street will also serve their stops.

The only exception is the Farley Hill services, 1 and 4, which will terminate and start at Chapel Street.

We will have staff on hand to assist passengers and drivers and as soon as the area is clear, normal stops will be served.

Updates will be on social media if anything changes, facebook /arrivashires or twitter @arrivashires

– Linsey Frostick, Arriva

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Council leader appeals for calm ahead of EDL march

Ahead of an English Defence League march through Luton on Saturday, the leader of the Borough Council has appealed for calm.

EDL march in Peterborough Credit: PA Images

Hundreds of supporters of the far right group are expected to take part. The groups 'We are Luton' and 'Unite Against Fascism' will stage a counter protest.

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Tyre company believe 'rolling fireball' van was due to electrical fault

The van on fire on Luton Road in Dunstable. Credit: Dave Porter

A tyre company whose van caught fire and rolled down a street in Bedfordshire have said they believe it was due to an electrical fault.

Eye witnesses watched as the company vehicle slowly travelled down Luton Road, ending up in a driveway, where the fire spread to a second vehicle.

We would like to apologise for any distress caused to residents of Luton Road, Dunstable and for any traffic disturbances. We are looking to rectify any damage caused to the residents’ garden and pathway and will be sending a representative to assess any damage so that it may be restored to its original state.

– etyres
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