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£24 million pound project to improve transport in Luton formally opened

£24 million pound project to improve transport in Luton formally opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A £24 million pound project to improve transport in Luton was formally opened this morning. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on the now complete inner ring road.

The work, which aims to improve access for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, should reduce congestion in the town centre.

It was made possible with nearly £16 million pounds of funding from central Government.


Do you recognise this man wanted in connection with fuel thefts in Luton?

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of a man that they would like to speak with following a number of fuel thefts at petrol stations around Luton.

There have been six fuel thefts involving the Silver Vauxhall Astra – which uses stolen number plates – across Luton since February with hundreds of pounds worth of fuel being stolen.

If you recognise the individual or have any information relating to this incident, contact the Crime Service Team, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

Luton Vauxhall set for another jobs boost

 The new Vauxhall Vivaro.
The new Vauxhall Vivaro. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Vauxhall is set to create another 250 jobs at its plant in Bedfordshire.

It's the latest boost for the Luton base, brought about by the manufacture of the Vivaro van.

Luton won the contract to build the van in 2011, securing a £185million investment for the town.

Read more: Vauxhall launch new van


Baby given contaminated feed at Addenbrooke's Hospital has died

A baby given contaminated feed at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has died. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has confirmed that a baby given a suspected contaminated nutrition drip has died.

It's the third baby to die after 23 became ill after the incident was first reported.

A spokesman for the Cambridge University Hospital Trust said: "We can confirm that a baby has died after receiving contaminated nutritional fluid (TPN). Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them during this very difficult and emotional time."

Two other babies who were ill are stable and reported to be doing well. The hospital says it's confident that no other newborns have contracted the bug, bacillus cereus.

The spokesman added: "“A consultant neonatologist has spoken to all of the families on the unit. The babies on the unit have been closely monitored for any signs of infection since we withdraw the contaminated feed."

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