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Appeal after attempted armed robbery in Luton

Do you know who these two men are? Credit: Bedfordshire police

Bedfordshire police want to identify two men after an attempted armed robbery in Luton.

The men went into the Ladbrokes betting shop in Dominic Square on Tuesday night (6th Feb) and demanded money from staff.

It happened at about 8pm. The two men who had their faces covered, ran up to the counter demanding money.

A member of staff raised the alarm and they left empty handed.


Third teenager charged after Luton Mall stabbings

The Mall Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third teenager has been charged after two teenagers were stabbed in The Mall in Luton on 21st January 2018.

A 17-year old boy from Bedford was arrested in London. He has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, violent disorder and two counts of wounding with intent. He's been remanded into custody.

Two 17-year old boys who were taken to hospital for treatment were charged with violent disorder and have been bailed pending further court appearances.


EasyJet's CEO cuts pay to match female predecessor

easyJet's CEO has cut his salary Credit: EasyJet

The new Chief Executive of Luton-based easyJet has cut his salary in the name of gender equality.

Johan Lundgren's starting salary was £740,000, but he asked for it to be reduced to £706,000. This is to match what former CEO Carolyn McCall was paid, she left the company last year to take the top job at ITV.

The budget airline boss said it was to demonstrate his commitment to equal pay and opportunity at easyJet.

The company has a gender pay gap of 51.7%, but Mr Lundgren said it is because pilots are highly paid and there is an industry-wide shortage of female pilots. Ninety four per cent of easyJet's pilots are men

Labour steps up its investigations into Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins

Labour's national disciplinary body the NCC will rule on the future of Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins. The decision was announced this afternoon

The 76-year-old was suspended by Labour after a party activist claimed he sexually harassed her by hugging her inappropriately and sending her suggestive texts.

In a short statement Mr Hopkins said

This issue needs to be dealt with by due process and I'm happy to go to the NCC to clear my name. I shall be making a full statement when the inquiry is complete and I am not saying anything further

– Kelvin Hopkins MP
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