Councillors in Bedfordshire have decided to press ahead with the closure of three middle schools in the county.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 18 year old man was assaulted with a knife in a Dunstable car park in the early hours of Saturday morning. (May 3rd)
The assault took place around 2am after the victim left the Crown in High Street North and was in the car park at the back of the pub.
He was approached from behind by another man who pulled a Stanley Knife from his pocket.
The offender tried to slash the victim across his chest but the teenager managed to defend himself with his hands and arms but sustained extensive bleeding.
Detectives are in the process of checking local CCTV but are keen to speak with members
of the public who were in the area and may have seen the assault taking place.
The offender is described as being an Asian man, in his late 20s, around 6ft 2ins tall and of skinny build.
This was an extremely violent attack in which a young man, who was enjoying a night out with friends, sustained some very nasty injuries. I would urge anyone who was in the area in the early hours of Saturday morning and may have witnessed the incident to get in contact with Bedfordshire Police.”
Parents will have their say on the future of three Dunstable middle schools this evening.
Plans have been put forward by Central Bedfordshire Council to close Ashton VA, Brewers Hill and Streetfield Middle Schools because of falling pupil numbers.
The plans will be discussed by councillors this evening and parents have been invited to the meeting.
A teenage girl fought off a man who grabbed her and tried to drag her along a road in Dunstable.
Bedfordshire Police have contacted local schools to warn them following the attack which happened last Wednesday, March 12, between 8.20am and 8.30am.
The 13-year-old girl was walking along Union Street on her way to school.
A man approached her, grabbed her and tried to drag her back up the road. She struggled with him and managed to break free before running away and getting help.
The man is described as being tanned, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build, clean shaven, and with chubby cheeks.
He was wearing a black woollen hat with a bobble, blue jeans, black hooded top, blue fluffy gloves and white trainers.
A mother from Dunstable is charting her daughter's progress online as she battles cancer.
5-year-old Zofeya Dorgu has a brain tumour and is undergoing aggressive radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Her parents say they started the blog to keep friends and family involved but it's turned into an emotional record of one of the hardest battles a family has to face.
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Two women were sexually assaulted within 15 minutes of each other in Dunstable yesterday evening.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the attacks which happened at around 5.15pm close to Apollo Close and 5.25pm at Priory Gardens on Sunday.
The first victim was walking along the alleyway which links Sundown Avenue and Apollo Close when a man grabbed her shoulder and tried to kiss her while pushing her against a fence.
The 28-year-old bit his tongue as hard as she could but the man then tried to put his hand down her trousers.
She ran away after the fence collapsed and they fell to the floor.
The second victim, aged 55, was walking through Priory Gardens when a man tried to hug and kiss her. He walked off towards High Street North.
The offender in both attacks is described as being a white man of Mediterranean appearance, aged in his mid-20s to late 30s, and between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 8ins tall.
He had dark hair, dark eyes, a strong accent and was wearing a long black coat which came to his knees, dark trousers or jeans and black shoes.
The first passengers have been trying out the new Luton to Dunstable guided busway this morning.
The route was officially opened yesterday by transport minister Norman Baker.
Today the buses have welcomed their first passengers.
The Luton and Dunstable Busway will take its first passengers today.
The £91 million project, opened by Transport Minister, Norman Baker, will allow passengers to travel between the two town centres in 15 minutes.
It's been 20 years in the planning but today Luton's guided busway finally had its official opening.Read the full story ›
Transport minister Norman Baker has officially opened the new Luton to Dunstable busway this morning.
He has now been taken on a tour of the route. The Busway opens to the public tomorrow.