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Drivers in Bedfordshire are being warned of delays as work begins on a £30 million scheme to improve access to and from the M1.
The project, designed to reduce congestion at junctions 10 and 10a for Luton, will see overnight closures on the main road linking the motorway and Luton Airport.
Details are as follows:
4th to 9th March 2014: Spur Road and New Airport Way – closed eastbound from the M1 to Capability Green. 8pm – 4am
10th to 12th March 2014: Spur Road and New Airport Way – closed westbound from Capability Green to the M1. 8pm – 4am
During those closures traffic will be re-routed via junction 11, passing through Luton town centre. From the 4th of March and for the duration of the 18-month project, there will also be narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit.
Road improvements are often funded by the Department for Transport. In this case though it is the Department for Business, because of the predicted benefits for the local economy.
As part of the deal, the local council must ensure 900 new jobs in the local area. If the target is missed, the council will have to repay the Government some of that money.
"It is a massive project but it will open up all the opportunities for Luton in terms of the economy, jobs the airport and obviously access right across this part of England”.
Colin Chick, Luton Borough Council_
Luton Borough Council is asking drivers to be patient when they close two junctions of the M1 near Luton next month, as part of a £30 million scheme to cut congestion.
The main road from the M1 to the airport, through junctions 10 and 10a, will close between 4 and 9 March.
Work's already started on the project, which should be completed by next summer.
Police in Luton want to trace the driver of a lime green Corsa, after a man was attacked.
The 54-year-old victim, who was driving a red Rover 600, says he was cut up by the Corsa's driver on the M1's northbound carriageway. Both drivers pulled off at J11, and stopped at the traffic lights.
Both men are thought to have then got out of their cars and become involved in an argument. The Corsa's driver is believed to have hit the other man over the head with an un-known object. The Rover's driver suffered a fractured skull.
Police are seeking witnesses to the attack, which took place at about 3.30pm on Wednesday (12 February).
PC Olyver Tomlinson from Bedfordshire Police said: "The offender is described as a black man, between 30 and 40 years old, with four gold teeth. [He] wore a high visibility jacket and trousers."
Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact PC Tomlinson at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394158, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A 20-year-old Luton man has been jailed for five years after he admitted possessing a handgun at Luton Crown Court today (Monday 10 Feb ).
Mali James, of Wedgewood Road, in Luton, pleaded guilty to three offences including possession of a firearm without a certificate.
Today’s conviction follows his arrest in October 2013 by Bedfordshire Police as part of a wider investigation into gun crime codenamed Operation Boson.
Assistant Chief Constable Nigel Trippett said: “Today’s result is testament to Bedfordshire Police’s commitment to reducing gun related crime.
"Since Operation Boson was set up to target those involved in gun crime 110 people have been arrested and 19 firearms have been recovered."
Detectives in Luton are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary on Thursday 6 February.
The incident happened at a property in Dunstable Road at approximately 7.30pm when five men forced their way in to the back of the home and threatened the occupants.
The men searched the house before taking an assortment of gold jewellery and small electrical items including an iPod and Sony camera.
They then doused the home with bleach and disinfectant before fleeing the scene.
Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Comb at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394359, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A police community support officer was caught late at night shinning the beam from a laser pen at a police helicopter as it hovered 800ft above his Luton home, a court has heard.
As the beam hit the aircraft, dazzling the crew, the pilot was forced to take evasive action.
When colleagues of the crew on the ground eventually traced the source of the beam, they found PCSO James McIvor still outside his home, Luton Crown Court heard.
He claimed he was using the laser pen to attract the attention of his elderly cat.
McIvor, 53, was convicted of acting in a negligent manner to endanger the safety of an aircraft. This week he was given a two-year community order and told he must carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.
He also now faces a disciplinary hearing in front of his bosses at British Transport Police.
Luton has been named as one of the country's most inactive areas as a report warns a "pandemic" of inactivity is leading to early deaths.
In the 15 local authority areas where the problem is at its worse, not-for-profit health group Ukactive said there was an average of 342 premature deaths per 100,000 people each year, compared with 242 in those places where people exercised the most.
Its study found 35.88% of people in Luton were considered inactive - the fourth highest in the country.
Cambridgeshire has some of the most active residents in the UK with 22.76% taking regular exercise.
David Stalker, chief executive officer of Ukactive, said inactivity was "a distinct risk to public health".
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the attempted murder and rape of a 14-year-old girl in Luton.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of attacking the girl in Lewsey Park in Luton on Sunday night.
She is in a critical condition in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, with serious head injuries.The boy will appear before Luton Youth Court later today.
English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon from Luton has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud.
The 31-year-old, who has been known as Tommy Robinson, had previously admitted two counts of the offence at a hearing in November.
In an apparent comment on the sentencing at St Albans Crown Court, the controversial far-right figure took to Twitter to say "This is a complete stitch-up".
He also posted a picture of a meal of meat, mashed potatoes and chips, with the message "one last feed", and then "see u all in 18 months".
Robinson was accused of conspiring with others to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation from the Abbey and Halifax banks.
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