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15-year-old girl missing from Bedfordshire

15-year-old Natalie Yourell Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 15-year-old girl from Luton.

Natalie Yourell was last seen on Wednesday (20 July) wearing blue jeans with a white top and a black jacket with a fur collar.

She is described as being of Italian and Brazilian heritage, 5’7”, of slim build with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen Natalie is asked to call police on 101 quoting the reference 142 of 20 July.

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easyJet costs increase by £40 million since Brexit, CEO claims

easyJet say they've lost millions of pounds since Brexit. Credit: PA

Luton-based easyJet say its costs have increased by £40 million since last month's EU referendum result.

The pound has lost 10% of its value against the dollar since the vote while the company's shares have dropped by 6%.

The low-cost airline claims revenue has fallen, and recent events in Nice and Turkey have also knocked consumer confidence.

They have also been forced to offer cheaper farers this summer in a bid to get more people to fly.

The economic and operating environment has been difficult in the third quarter due to a number of factors including air traffic control strikes and other industrial action, runway closures at London Gatwick and severe weather.

These factors combined with industry capacity growth in short haul continue to have an impact on industry yields at a peak time of year.

More recently currency volatility as a result of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU as well as the recent events in Turkey and Nice continue to impact consumer confidence.

– Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief Executive

Luton: Police produce film aimed at preventing Syria travel

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Counter-terrorism police have produced a short film to try and discourage people from travelling to Syria.

It highlights the devastation caused to families left behind if their loved ones are lured away by extremist groups.

The six minute film - called 'Left Behind' - was shown around the country including at a youth centre in Luton.

Husband 'confessed to killing Natalia Doherty', inquest hears

Natalia Doherty. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A husband confessed to murdering his ex-wife shortly before he killed himself, an inquest has heard.

Natalia Doherty was last seen in 2003 and her remains were found in a garden in Luton last December.

The inquest in Ampthill heard that Gerald Doherty admitted strangling the mother-of-three in April of that year. He later took his own life.

Two men have been charged with preventing a lawful burial, obstructing a coroner in the execution of his duty and perverting the course of justice.

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Man jailed for attempted murder of Luton shopkeeper

Tomasz Jaworski Credit: Bedfordshire police

A man's been jailed for 12 years for trying to kill a Luton shopkeeper, in the same place her husband was murdered seven years ago.

Jaworski inflicted the brutal attack last December. Credit: Bedfordshire police

Nirupa Patel, 56, was slashed in the face with a shard of glass during a sustained attack by Tomasz Jaworski on Christmas Eve in Moon's Newsagents in Park Street, Luton.

Mrs Patel's husband Jashbai, was stabbed to death at Moon's newsagents, in Luton in 2009.

Jaworski, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Mrs Patel and two counts of causing actual bodily harm.

This was an abhorrent attack by an extremely dangerous individual and I’m pleased that he will be locked away for a long time.

The woman endured a sustained, violent attack, which will leave more than just physical scars, but I hope that today’s sentence can allow her some comfort.

During the attack, Jaworski slashed the woman with a shard of glass, beat her over the head as well as grabbing her around the neck, attempting to strangle her, and kicking and punching her.

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Evans

Teenage boy seriously injured in Luton stabbing

A teenage boy's been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was stabbed in Luton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage boy's been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was stabbed in Luton.

It happened at around 2.30 on Monday afternoon in the Hedgerow area of the town. No one's been arrested and police are still investigating what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

easyJet: 'We have no plans to move away from Luton'

easyJet say they are not leaving Luton. Credit: PA

easyJet have moved to reassure staff that jobs won't be lost as a result of plans to potentially move their legal headquarters away from the UK.

The airline have confirmed they're looking into moving their legal home from Luton to a European city due to the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Despite that move, they say that they have "no plans" to leave Luton as their main HQ.

easyJet is lobbying the UK government and the EU to ensure the continuation of a fully liberal and deregulated aviation market within the UK and Europe. This would mean that easyJet and all European airlines can continue to operate as they do today.

As part of easyJet’s contingency planning before the referendum we had informal discussions with a number of European aviation regulators about the establishment of an AOC (air operator certificate) in an European country to enable easyJet to fly across Europe as we do today.

easyJet has now started a formal process to acquire an AOC.

Until the outcome of the UK/EU negotiations are clearer easyJet does not need to make any other structural or operational changes.

We have no plans to move from Luton – our home for 20 years.

– easyJet statement

Reports: easyJet opens talks about moving its HQ away from the UK

easyJet are reportedly in talks about moving away from the UK. Credit: PA

Luton-based airline easyJet has reportedly opened talks with EU governments about moving its HQ away from the UK.

It comes a day after the firm pledged that the headquarters would stay in Luton and that jobs with the company were safe.

Speaking to ITV News Anglia yesterday, Commercial Manager Neil Slaven said that the company is committed to staying in the UK.

"easyJet was born in Luton 20 years ago and we've been very successful operating from Luton over that time," he said.

"We continue to be successful in Luton, and we're absolutely there to stay."

However, Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has apparently suggested in private meetings this week that a move away from Britain is "almost inevitable" as a result of the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote.

ITV News Anglia has contacted easyJet asking for a statement but has so far received no response.

The company currently employs around 1,000 people at its Bedfordshire base.

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