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Dunstable fans to raise money for troubled Kettering Town FC

Dunstable Town Football Club will raise money to help save Kettering Town FC

Dunstable Town Football Club will fundraise for troubled Kettering Town when they face each other this evening.

KTFC yesterday announced a winding-up order had been granted by the High Court.

It relates to a £58,000 debt owed to Rushden and Diamonds - the company left over when Rushden and Diamonds FC was dissolved in 2011.

It was unclear whether tonight's match at Creasey Park Stadium would go ahead but Dunstable Town have this morning announced the game is still on.

The club will donate £1 to Kettering Town from ticket sales for every full-paying adult who attends. It's encouraging fans to turn out tonight and help boost the fundraising total.


Gold stolen from two Asian families

Bedfordshire Police are investigating two incidents of older people being assaulted by offenders stealing gold jewellery from Asian families.

The first happened on the afternoon of 2 August at Seamons Close, Dunstable.

A 72-year-old woman answered the door to a man who asked for Chris.

She said he must have the wrong house and he left.

She went upstairs and when she came back down the man was in the kitchen.

Two others were also in the house, both in balaclava type masks.

They demanded gold and threatened her with a knife.

Several items of jewellery were taken.

Meanwhile, the woman was tied up in her bedroom.

Two hours later, a 77-year-old man in Luton, answered the door to a man who asked if he needed any gardening doing.

Two others entered by the back door and demanded gold from him, threatening him with a screwdriver and hitting him with a stick.

Dunstable sex attack

A 29-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted in Dunstable.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday morning as she made her way home following a night out when she became aware of a man following her, according to Bedfordshire Police.

As she reached Bullpond Lane at its junction with Hawthorne Close he grabbed her and pushed her against a wall.

The victim shouted for help and screamed as the man repeatedly tried to touch her inappropriately over her clothing.

After a short time the man ran from the scene.

The man is described as black, 5ft 5in tall, with a chunky build, short dark hair and wore black trousers, black top, and black trainers.


One lane is closed on the M1 southbound at Luton while emergency services deal with a major collision on the northbound carriageway.

The accident happened between J12 (Flitwick) and J11 (Dunstable Road). It has been reported that 8 vehicles were involved, one of which overturned.

Teenagers aim to be gliding top guns

A group of teenagers have taken to the skies over Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

They've been awarded scholarships to learn how to fly gliders. They are all pupils at the Skinners Academy in Hackney.

The scheme is designed to help them realise their potential, by doing something not normally available to them.

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