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Luton MP questions President Trump's visit to Britain over the locking up of children in cages

The Luton South Labour MP Gavin Shuker has questioned the Prime Minister over Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

The Labour MP for Luton South, Gavin Shuker, has questioned the Prime Minister over President Donald Trump's forthcoming visit to Britain.

Asking about the 2,000 children of immigrants locked up in cages in the United States, Mr Shuker asked Theresa May: "What does this man have to do to have the invitation she had extended revoked?"

Mrs May replied that the way the children were being treated was wrong but it was right to able to sit down and discuss issues with the President.

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Luton schools to spearhead research on effect of air pollution on children's health

Children from Luton and London are taking part in the study to effects of air pollution.

Young people in Luton are taking part in a ground-breaking study which aims to show whether there is a link between air pollution and the health of children.

The £2.5 million research project involving 3,000 primary schoolchildren in Luton and London will also investigate what can be done to prevent damage to growing lungs.

Luton has significant traffic congestion with areas of poor air quality.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Judge calls for points to be taken off kitchen knives to reduce violent crime

A judge has calls for the sharp points to be taken off kitchen knives to reduce violent crime

A Luton Crown Court judge is calling for the points of kitchen knives to be ground down to help prevent fatal stabbings.

Judge Nic Madge believes modifying the blades would significantly reduce the number of deaths and life-threatening injuries caused by knives.

There were more than 39,500 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in 2017, a 22% increase compared with the previous year.

Judge Madge thinks his idea would go some way towards reducing the numbers.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Man arrested on suspicion of murder following Luton stab attack

Waryam Hussain, 20, from Luton, was stabbed in Bishopscote Road on Sunday 6 May. Credit: Beds Police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a young man was stabbed to death in Luton.

Waryam Hussain, 20, from Luton, was stabbed in Bishopscote Road on Sunday 6 May.

Emergency services attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit and detectives have today (Tuesday) arrested a 20-year-old man, also from Luton, on suspicion of murder.

Our investigation into the death of Mr Hussain is ongoing, and we continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. “We would still like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or the lead up to it, and would urge them to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Phil Moss of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit
Police were called to Bishopscote Road in Luton on Sunday May 6th Credit: ITV Anglia

Please contact police on 101, quoting Operation Penybont, or via the Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Some Luton airport Bank Holiday strike action called off

Although some industrial action at Luton airport has been called out other strikes are still on. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Workers employed by Luton Airport have postponed planned industrial action over the bank holiday weekend to consider a revised pay offer.

The firefighters and security staff were due to take action from Friday 25 May.

Strike action by baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation at the airport on Saturday 26 May is still set to go ahead, although the workers are also considering a revised offer.

Unite's members employed by Clece Care Service Ltd are still taking action from 5am on Monday 28 May until 5am on May 30. They provide assistance at the airport to passengers with reduced mobility.

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