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Luton flights diverted to Stansted and Birmingham

The following Luton flights have been diverted to Stansted:

  • EZY 2264 from Barcelona
  • EZY 3567
  • TOM 343 from Dalaman
  • TOM5119 from Las Palma
  • TOM5133 from Funchal
  • W61009 from Katowice
  • EZY 072 from Glasgow
  • RYR 3473 from Rzeszow
  • EZY 2403 Malaga

The following flights have been diverted to Birmingham:

  • EZY154 from Inverness
  • FR2307 from Bratislava

Speculation that faulty x-ray machine could be to blame for Luton airport security alert

Luton airport closed: Passengers advised to contact their airlines

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Luton airport evacuated after reports of a suspect package

Luton airport closed by security alert: Terminal evacuated

Luton airport has been closed by a security alert. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive

Luton airport in Bedfordshire has been evacuated following a security alert, disrupting air travel for thousands of passengers.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed travellers massed outside the terminal at Luton airport.

A spokeswoman for the airport said: "London Luton Airport has evacuated the terminal building after a suspicious item was found in the security search area.

"The decision has been taken with the police to ensure the safety and security of passengers and staff. Further updates regarding the security and operations at the airport will be provided as soon as possible."

New research reveals significant pay gap between Luton and Cambridge

Luton town centre. Credit: PA

A new report has revealed a significant gap in what people are earning in Luton and Cambridge.

The research from the Centre for Cities says that there's been a rise in low-pay positions in Luton over the last decade, while the opposite's true in Cambridge.

It's being blamed on a decline in mid-level jobs such as admin, which experts say could make it harder for people to progress into better paid roles.

"The towns and cities that have been most affected by globalisation and technological change have seen quite significant falls in those intermediate level jobs.

They've seen shifts towards low pay, rather than high-pay occupations and that's the case in Luton."

– Naomi Clayton, Senior analyst, Centre for Cities
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