Family issues fresh appeal to find killer

The family of a father-of-three who was shot dead in Luton has issued a fresh appeal for information on the first anniversary of his death.

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Appeal to find killer one year after fatal shooting

Paul Foster, who was shot dead in Luton exactly one year ago. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Exactly a year after a father-of-three was shot dead in Luton, police are set to issue a fresh appeal to help find his killer.

Paul Foster, 46, was a victim of one of several gun-related crimes in the town last year.

Police believe people in the area know who shot him but are too afraid to come forward.

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Luton vicar working to help integrate Roma people

A Luton vicar is working to integrate Roma people into the community by welcoming them into his church.

The Reverend Martin Burrell wants to build bridges between the Roma and other local people.

As part of this he teaches them English, and has even learnt the Romani language himself. Our reporter

Olivia Paterson's been talking to him about his work. Click below to watch her report

Did you see a robbery in Luton?

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for information from the public after a 27 year old man was robbed on Tuesday, April 1.

The incident happened in an alley that runs at the side of the football ground towards Ivy Road in Luton at approximately 10.45pm.

Two men were standing at the top of the alley and approached the victim before punching and kicking him. They then threatened to stab him before searching through the victim’s pockets and taking a Samsung mobile and tobacco.

The victim managed to get to his feet and flee the scene along Ivy Road.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Bosson, in confidence, on 01582 394441, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Luton: Parents call for more defibrillators after son collapses in PE lesson

The parents of a 16-year-old boy who almost died after collapsing during a PE lesson are calling for defibrillators to be made more readily available in public areas.

Rahul Patel from Luton was saved thanks to the quick thinking of two first aiders.

The defibrillator they used had only recently been installed.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

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Luton vicar holds special services to help integrate Roma people into the community

The Reverend Martin Burrell.
The Reverend Martin Burrell. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Luton vicar is working to integrate Roma people into the community by holding special services at his church.

The Reverend Martin Burrell wants to build bridges between the different communities and other local people.

To do this he teaches them English, and has even learnt the Romani language.

"When they arrive in the country they generally have little or no English and little literacy or no literacy," The Reverend Martin Burrell told ITV News Anglia.

"So, there's a huge job for a number of us to try to help them integrate."

EasyJet set for Luton expansion

EasyJet secures 10-year deal with Luton Airport. Credit: PA Images

Low-cost airline easyJet has secured a new 10-year deal with Luton Airport which could see it double in size at the site from four to nine million passengers a year.

It said the expansion would also see 2,500 jobs created at the airport and in the surrounding region.

But chief executive Carolyn McCall said the pace of the growth was dependent on improvements to the site being approved, adding that Luton could make a "real and immediate" contribution to the need for more airport capacity.

Easyjet has 15 aircraft based at the site, its second largest base in the London area, and employs 1,600 staff locally. It says it plans to grow capacity by 20% over the next year.

The airline says it will do this by adding new business and leisure routes and increasing frequencies from some of its existing 39 routes.

The announcement comes a week after easyJet revealed it was set for a smaller-than-expected loss over the winter, after it benefited from improved revenue trends and benign weather.

Man questioned over firearm offences in Luton

Police in Luton have arrested a 27 year old man in connection with firearms offences.

It's part of a wider investigation into gun crime in Luton. The man was arrested in Seaford Close

The man has been taken to Luton Police Station where he is being questioned in connection two firearms which were found in December 2013.

Parking ticket issued for nine second wait

It's not often that someone receives a parking ticket for taking too long at a roundabout but that's exactly what happened to a woman at Luton Airport recently.

Yes, Katy Lee was heading to a meeting when she momentarily lost her bearings while trying to find the short-term car park. A few days later, and an £80 fine had dropped through her letterbox.

Click below to watch Russell Hookey's report.

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