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Busiest May ever for Luton Airport

Luton Airport has had its busiest-ever May.

The Bedfordshire terminal handled more than one million passengers last month, a 15.7% rise on the May 2014 figure.

Luton Airport Credit: PA Images

It is the first time Luton Airport has passed the million-a-month milestone before the start of the busy summer period.

Airlines Thomson and easyJet have just launched new routes from Luton while Hungarian low-fare carrier Wizz Air is opening up three new routes this month.

Luton is embarking on a £100 million redevelopment and investment programme that will see annual passenger numbers climb from 12 million to 18 million passengers by 2026.

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Peterborough residents 'most at risk of eviction'

People in Peterborough are most at risk of losing their home in our region, according to housing charity Shelter.

Almost 800 people a week across the East of England face losing their home. Credit: PA Images

As many as one in 61 homes in the city are under threat of eviction or repossession.

Shelter suggests other 'hotspots' include: Luton (one in 70), Harlow (one in 78) and Stevenage (one in 92).

In total almost 800 people a week across the East of England face losing their home.

Luton is officially the poorest area in East

Luton's "poor record" means many are on low incomes. Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Luton is officially the poorest area in the East of England according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. They show that the average expendable income in the town is a little over 13 thousand pounds - which is the ninth lowest amount in the UK

The county with the most money to spend in our region though is Hertfordshire - where the average is almost 22 thousand pouds.

Flight forced to perform u-turn over cabin crew illness

An easyJet plane has been forced to return to Luton Airport. Credit: PA

An easyJet plane has been forced to return to Luton Airport after several cabin crew members reported feeling unwell.

The EZY 2083 flight was destined for Tel Aviv in Israel but had to perform a u-turn.

The airline said that the crew are currently being assessed as a "precautionary measure".

They also said that the flight will now leave tomorrow.

"easyJet can confirm that flight EZY 2083 from Luton to Tel Aviv today has returned to Luton as a precautionary measure due to cabin crew members feeling unwell.

The crew are currently being assessed by medical staff as a precautionary measure. The flight will be delayed overnight and passengers will be provided with overnight accommodation and meals.

The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is our highest priority. We would apologise for any inconvenience experienced by the delay."

– easyJet

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Plane returns to Luton Airport after multiple people report feeling unwell

An easyJet flight destined for Tel Aviv in Israel has had to return to Luton Airport after several people reported feeling unwell on the plane.

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Can you help trace missing teen Thomas?

Thomas Woodbridge missing since 11 April.

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing teenager from Luton.

Thomas Woodbridge, aged 15, is under Social Services’ care and has been reported missing since 11 April.

Police are continuing their efforts to ensure he is safe and well, but are now appealing for the public’s help in locating him.

There has been a recent sighting of Thomas in the Luton area and it is believed he may be making contact with people known to him.

Officers would urge anyone who has seen Thomas, or knows of his whereabouts, to come forward and speak to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or text information to 07786 200011.

Preparations underway for Luton Carnival

Preparations underway

Preparations are underway for this year's Luton Carnival on Sunday.

The parade will leave Wardown Park at 1:30pm and wind through the town centre before finishing back at the park.

Luton Carnival Credit: ITV News Anglia

There will be a mix of food, music, dance and costumes. Thousands are expected to attend the event.

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